Shawnee Trails District

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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What's New

2019 Popcorn Sign Ups Now Available:

Now is time to sign your unit up for the 2019 Popcorn sale! We are excited to continue our partnership with Pecatonica River Popcorn again in 2019. Pecatonica River Popcorn offers an unmatched product lineup and unparalleled customer service that is a perfect match for our units.
Sign up to sell today! Selling popcorn is a great way for your unit to earn money for activities all while teaching Scouts a valuable lesson of earning our own way.

Sign Up Your Unit Here!

The Popcorn Seller's Academy will be on August 10th this year at the Cerner Riverport Campus, 6711 NE Birmingham Rd, KCMO, 64117. This year's training will be from 9 - 11 AM. Training will be in a workshop format and cover:  The Art of the Sale; 2019 Product Lineup; Popcorn Prize Overview; Online Sale Best Practices; Commission Structure; Key Dates & More. Units will be able to pick up their sales forms, product samples, and receive their Pecatonica log-in information. Registration is free and online now!

Register for the Seller's Academy Here!

Find more info about Popcorn Here!

2019 School Night for Scouting Kick Off:

Thank you all that attending our District School Night Kick Off on the 30th. We hope that by providing the demo on the table rotations and other resources shared that night, that your Pack will be successful this fall! If you are needing extra School Night resources; fliers, yard signs, stickers, buddy cards, etc. please reach out to Matt Thoman at the office. Please give us at least 2 weeks before any Pack event to build and print your fliers. 

Here are the resources that were shared at our Kick Off:

2019 School Night for Scouting Table Rotation Job Descriptions

2019 School Night for Scouting Prep Handout

Pack Welcome Letter Template Without Graphics

Pack Welcome Letter Template With Graphics

Parent Talent Survey

2019 Camporee:

Registration is now live for the 2019 Camporee! We will be heading to Camp Naish to fend off invading zombies during the Zombie Apocalypse Camporee. The committee is in the process of planning a fun-filled weekend full of new and exciting things that we haven't seen at a Camporee. This is one not to miss! 
Information around program and schedules will be released at the September Roundtable, so stay tuned for more info!
Registration is now live. We ask that participants register as a unit only!

Register Your Unit Here for Camporee!

2019 Bobcat Academy:
The Bobcat Academy is a great way for your newest Cub Scouts to earn their Bobcat Rank in a short time. This fun and engaging opportunity will allow Cub's to earn their Bobcat Rank with their adult partner. The sessions are from 9 - 11 AM and once completed will culminate in an awesome ceremony for Scout and partner. There are four offerings this year; two will be at Shawnee United Methodist Church, 10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203 on September 7 & October 26; two will be at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212 on September 21 & October 5. The cost is $5/Scout and includes; Bobcat Rank patch, Parents Ribbon, Parents Pin, and Certificate. 
Scouts BSA Den Chiefs are encourage to volunteer and receive 3 hours of community service. For more information contact, Frank Mathews

Register for the Bobcat Academy Here!

2019 Meet the Troop Night:

On September 17th we will be holding our annual Meet the Troop Night at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207. This is a great way for your Webelos Scouts and any prospective new Scout and their parents to meet potential troop leaders, learning about what exciting things they have planned, and receive contact information for your Scouts BSA Adventure. There will be fun and engaging activities planned for all that evening from 6 - 8 PM. The cost is free, and the event is rain or shine. For more information contact, Paul Rieger.

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!


District Leadership

Title Name Phone Number
District Chairman Darin Shank 913.563.9378
District Commissioner R.J. Wilson 913.209.3936
District Director    
District Executive Matt Thoman 816.569.4918


District Director

Shawnee Trails District


Matt Thoman

District Executive

Shawnee Trails District

Upcoming District Events

10700 Johnson Dr., Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
Thursday, Sep 5 7:00PM
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Thursday, Sep 5 7:00PM
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Thursday, Sep 5 7:00PM
10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Mission KS 66203
Thursday, Sep 5 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)
10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203
Saturday, Sep 7 (9:00AM - 11:00AM)
10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203
Tuesday, Sep 10 (6:00PM - 9:00PM)
9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ks 66212
Thursday, Sep 12 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)
9300 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207
Tuesday, Sep 17 (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
10100 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
Thursday, Sep 19 (7:00PM - 9:00PM)
9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
Saturday, Sep 21 (9:00AM - 11:00AM)