District Service Area
The Shawnee Trails District serves the Shawnee Mission School District. The Shawnee Trails District and the Heart of America Council is dedicated to supporting the volunteer Scout leaders in the local Scout units as they provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to the youth of this area.
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2020 Recharter Time:
Recharter for 2020 is now online. Recharter packets were distributed at the November Roundtable. If you are need of your packet or have questions please contact Matt Thoman. You can find rechartering resources here.
2020 Merit Badge Forum:
The Shawnee Trails Merit Badge Forum will be back at Westridge Middle School in 2020. Westridge Middle School is located at 9300 Nieman Road, Overland Park, KS 66214. Forum dates for 2020 are Saturday February 1st and the 15th. The Forum will be both Saturday's from 8AM - 1PM. The cost for the event is $4/Scout through December 23, 2019 and then $5/Scout through January 6, 2020.
Sign-up is a two-part process this year. Units must submit their class registration electronically to John Lilak
. Payment must be completed by mailing or delivering a check and
the unit registration form to the council office this year. Individual registrations and walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration closes January 6, 2020.
Please direct questions to the John Lilak
, District Merit Badge Forum Chair or the Shawnee Trails District Executive, Matt Thoman
Detailed Information Packet
Electronic Registration Form
2020 Community Service Project:
We are pleased to be partnering with the Shawnee Mission School District for our 3rd Annual Backpack Drive for school supplies. This is a great opportunity for all Scouts to give back to those in our local school district. We have been asked to commit to 150 backpacks again this year, and just like last year, we are sure to exceed the expectation.
Now is a great time to help collect the needed supplies with the back-to-school sales going on in local stores. To help facilitate the needs of the district we have created a Sign Up Genius so you can sign up as a unit or for a personal contribution.
Sign Up for School Supply Drive Here!