Upcoming Activities in 2019
You can always see the latest info on the Shawnee Trails Facebook page.
Shawnee Trails Meet the Troop Night 2019
On September 17, 2019 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 their parents to meet potential troop leaders, learning about what exciting things they have planned, and receive contact information for your Scouts BSA Adventure. The event is free for all Webelos and potential Scouts and will run from 6 - 8PM that evening.
2019 Cub Scout Family Campout
Cub Scout Family Campouts are one-night events for Cub Scouts and their families. Families can pick any weekend to attend or even more than one! Multiple activities will be offered including; BB guns, archery, STEM activities, and more! Included in each overnight are meals, a patch, a campfire snack, and all program activities.
All Cub Scouts and their families are invited to attend and the cost is only $10 per person. The Shawnee Trails District will be hosting the September 27 - 28 Friday and Saturday event, so sign up and enjoy the fun with your local packs!
More Info & Registration Here!
2019 Webelos Adventure Weekend
On September 21-22 Webelo Scouts can learn what Scout Camp is all about and get a taste of the best summer camp program in the country. Earn a few requirements for Arrow of Light and have a whole lot of FUN in the process!
Scouts, leaders, and their parents will be introduced to the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. This event is limited to 300 participants and fills up quickly. It is limited to 1st & 2nd year Webelos and their leaders or parents. The event is $25/person and includes 3 meals and a Saturday morning snack, Saturday night cracker-barrel, all program activities, and a patch!
More Info & Registration Here!
2019 Fall STEM Rally
The STEM Rally is a Council event in which Scouts BSA, Webelos, and Venturers participate in learning more about STEM in Kansas City and how it can be applied inside and outside of the classroom! Get hands on experience with the latest STEM technologies and have fun while doing it!
The event will be on October 19 at Camp Naish. The cost per person is $25, and covers activities and materials for the event. No meals will be provided for the event, and unit camping is allowed with proper adult leadership.
More Info & Registration Here!
2019 Shawnee Trails Camporee
The 2019 Shawnee Trails Camporee will be October 18 - 20 at Camp Naish Cub World. The Zombie Apocalypse will be upon Scouts and participants this weekend. More information is coming soon about this event. If you, or anyone you know is interested in supporting Camporee, please contact Ron Spicer, Camporee Chair.
Register Your Troop Here!
2019 Camporee Guide
Community Service Hours
Community service is a key point of the Scouting program. Through community service, we promote better citizenship in our members. The BSA Journey to Excellence program helps units include that as part of a well-rounded unit program. For more information about community service, using the Journey to Excellence website to reflect your commitment to community service, and learn about community service opportunities, go to HOAC Community Service.
For easy instructions on how to enter your service hours, click here.
Shawnee Trails District Camping Information
See the Day Camp Page. 2019 Day Camp was a huge success and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!
Cub Scout Resident Camp
Boy Scout Resident Camp
- Bartle - A ten-day, nine-night camping experience in the summer for Boy Scouts. Summer Camp at Bartle features merit badges, outposts, and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say to name a few available programs! Bartle Summer Camp dates, registration, forms, and more can be found by clicking here!
- Naish - A seven-day, six-night camping experience in the summer for Boy Scouts. Summer Camp at Naish features merit badges, outposts, and the Order of the Arrow to name a few available programs! Naish Summer Camp dates, registration, forms, and more can be found by clicking here!
- Rotary - Rotary Camp offers long-term camp experience for Scouts with Special Needs. Campers must be registered in a Boy Scout Troop or Venturing Crew to attend Rotary. Rotary Camp dates, registration, forms, and more can be found by clicking here!
- STEM - A new area of camps for the Heart of America Council includes camps for Scouts of all ages and in all our programs. To find out more about STEM Camping and other STEM related events, including reserving the STEM trailer, check out our STEM page!
High Adventure Camps
- Philmont Scout Ranch - Hike the most storied high adventure base the Boy Scouts offers in New Mexico! Find out more here!
- Northern Tier - Step back in time and experience the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota and southern Ontario! Find out more here!
- Florida Sea Base - Sail and snorkel the Caribbean waters by planning a trip to the Florida Keys! Find out more here!
- The Summit - Zip line, whitewater, mountain bike, and more through the mountains of West Virginia! Find out more here!
Order of the Arrow
Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected adults. OA fulfills its mission by recognizing those that best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives with these additional opportunities, promoting camping as essential in every Scout's experience, further developing leaders in Scouting to use those skills in and out of Scouting, and build habits of cheerful service to others.
At the local level, Tamegonit Lodge, operates within the Heart of America Council to support Scouting throughout the council. The lodge is divided into Chapters, which match the geographic district boundaries. The Chapter is led by a youth Chapter Chief and advised by an adult Chapter Advisor. Our Chapter Advisor is Jeff Deane. To see how the Order of the Arrow Chapter can support your unit with OA Elections, program offerings, and other support please contact Jeff Deane.
The Tribe of Mic-O-Say serves as a leadership enhancement program of the Heart of America Council, designed to help the Heart of America Council fulfill its mission of preparing young people of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Mic-O-Say accomplishes its purposes by affording members ongoing opportunities for introspection on Scouting values as well as practical application of those ideals. The program is focused on Scouts who have shown leadership abilities through specific achievement and growth, and provides them with a distinctive lifelong direction. The program is energized by memorable customs and traditions.
Tribesman who have embraced the principles of Mic-O-Say will find their lives enriched by a vision raised to higher sights, see their performance increased beyond previous limitations, and will develop lifelong friendships. They will stand tall within their communities as examples of unselfish service and of willing leadership. Additional information about the Tribe of Mic-O-Say can be found here!
Summer Camp Staff
Each summer, all of the Heart of America Council Resident Camps offer staff positions, paid and volunteer, for youth and adults. Paid positions are available to individuals 15 years of age and older. The Heart of America Council offers a limited Counselor-in-Training program at Naish Scout Reservation for 14 year-old youth. There are volunteer Camp Commissioner positions and other volunteer roles available for adults throughout the summer camp season as well. To learn more about summer camp staff or to apply for summer camp staff, click here!