Shawnee Trails District Friends of Scouting

Scouting Changes Lives

Outside influences and life experiences contribute to the values and beliefs we carry with us throughout our lives. In society today, there are any opportunities for youth to make the wrong choices or follow a leader who will lead them astray. While Scouting can't remove the obstacles in life, it teaches young people to face challenges, manage risks and overcome barriers - to grow up strong, resilient and wise. Scouting has the power to change lives. Gives to what matters...Achievement. Leadership. Service.

The Friends of Scouting Campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the council's infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the more than 14,000 volunteers and 800 community organizations that partner with the Heart of America Council.   

Friends of Scouting Campaigns

Donating to the Shawnee Trails Friends of Scouting Campaign is easy as clicking the link below. You may designate how you would like the council to use your donation when donating to Friends of Scouting in the Heart of America Council. Your donations benefit over 26,000 youth in the greater Kansas City area, and stay local to benefit youth in the Scouting program. Scouting changes lives, help us deliver the Promise of Scouting today be donating below!


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Community Campaign

Individuals or businesses can donate a gift-in-kind, support Fall Cub Scout Recruitment as a T-Shirt Sponsor, or make a direct donation to the operating fund to support the Shawnee Trails Community Campaign. Any and all support is appreciated and makes a difference in changing lives of the youth we serve. 

  • Donate prior budgeted items for Day Camp Program. Contact Matt Thoman for needed items.

Patron Luncheon

This event is a luncheon at the Kansas City Convention Center held in March. A keynote speaker is present to speak and individuals or a company sponsors or hosts a table for the luncheon. All proceeds directly benefit the Scouting program in Shawnee Trails and the Heart of America Council. For more information on the Patron Luncheon click here.

For more information about any of the above campaigns, please contact: Matt Thoman



Vice-Chair of Finance

Shawnee Trails District