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 Camporee:

Registration for Camporee is now closed. We will be heading to Camp Naish to fend off invading zombies during the Zombie Apocalypse Camporee. Activities include a day and night time midway for Scouts and their troops to show off their troop, Scout skills, cooking competition and more! This is one not to miss! 
As a reminder Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are considered Cub Scouts are are welcome as day visitors only as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Visitors are welcome to attend and visit with troops, have lunch and dinner, and attend the day and evening midways, but once the evening midway is closed Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are expected to return home. 

2019 Camporee Guide

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!


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 Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203
Saturday, Oct 26 (9:00AM - 11:00AM)
2305 E. South St., Harrisonvile MO
Tuesday, Nov 5 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)
Local 8 Union Hall 5950 Manchester Trafficway KCMO
Wednesday, Nov 6 (5:30PM - 6:30PM)
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Thursday, Nov 7 7:00PM
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Thursday, Nov 7 7:00PM
10700 Johnson Dr., Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
Thursday, Nov 7 7:00PM
Camp Naish (1100 Martinek Ln Kansas City, Ks)
Saturday, Nov 9 - Sunday, Nov 10 (All Day)
9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ks 66212
Thursday, Nov 14 7:00PM