Red-Tailed Hawk District

Serving southern Johnson County, Kansas between Interstate 35 and Highway 69, including the cities and towns of Olathe, Overland Park, Stanley, and Spring Hill.

Emphasis Programs: June/July 2015

This summer, we are starting a new approach to how the district supports units through the Committee and Commissioner Staffs.  These emphasis programs will change on a monthly basis as the Scouting calendar moves on.  You will see anywhere from two to five key topics each month with a brief summary of each and links to more detailed information to support your efforts!  Over the next two months, these programs will be the primary programs of emphasis from the Red-Tailed Hawk District to help your unit's program succeed:

  • Cub Scout School Night Preparation - Contact from your School Night Mentor and/or Unit Commissioner to keep on track with promotion of this important program throughout the summer as the unit level.  Council efforts will be implemented in movie theaters and Pandora radio to try some new promotional efforts in targeted school districts.
  • Fall Popcorn Sale Sign-up - If your unit is planning on selling popcorn, and hasn't already signed-up through Cortland, Elisa or through Roundtable or the council website, you can click the topic name to learn more about the 2015 sale and sign-up to sell popcorn this fall.


Roundtable is our monthly gathering for unit and district leaders. This is a great way to learn about upcoming events and activities, camping and training opportunities, program updates, new Scouting initiatives, and get ideas to make your Scouting program better.

Roundtables are typically held on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m. at Olathe Community of Christ Church, 15520 S Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66062.  Please note that a Roundtable date and/or location may be adjusted for holiday or seasonal reasons.

District Leadership Opportunities

The men and women who take the time to volunteer at the district level do that to help support units by running better programs; growing youth and adult participation in their Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews; and funding the activities we plan to keep young people excited about being in Scouting.  There are many different opportunities for you to share your talent with other Scouts and Scouters by volunteering at the district level.  For more about volunteering as a district leader, go to Red-Tailed Hawk District Leadership.

District leaders meet on a monthly basis.  Typically, these meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month (except July).  The Commissioner Meeting is held at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the Committee Meeting at 7:30 p.m.  These meetings are held at Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062.  Please note that district leadership meetings dates and/or locations may be adjusted for holiday or seasonal reasons.

Upcoming District Activities

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