Roundtable

Roundtable is our monthly gathering for unit and district leaders. This is a great way to learn about upcoming events and activities, camping and training opportunities, program updates, new Scouting initiatives, and get ideas to make your Scouting program better.

During Roundtable, we will take a few minutes at the joint opening of the program to make announcements that are applicable to all of our unit leaders. Similarly, if there are program-specific announcements that need to be made we will conduct those in each breakout. Announcements are asked to be coordinated with R.J and his team, as our goal at Roundtable is to provide you with the program you want and need to improve your unit program. Interesting and useful program is the main purpose of Roundtable!

Roundtables are held the first Thursday of the month, except July. They start at 7:00PM and are located at Shawnee United Methodist Church, located at 10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203.

Journey to Excellence

Scouting's Journey to Excellence is the BSA's performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. Visit the National JTE website for more details and information. 

As part of the Journey to Excellence program, units are asked to enter their service projects and hours online. Anyone can enter service projects and multiple people within the unit can be authorized to enter service projects. If you need to enter service hours, you will need a Unit ID number to get started. If your unit has never entered service hours, of if someone needs to be added, that person will need to start with a Unit ID number. From there, that individual can set up their own person profile within the service hour website, without having to need the Unit ID in the future. Do you need to know your Unit ID number? Contact Matt Thoman

  • 2019 JTE forms can be found here
  • JTE Guidebooks can be found here.
  • JTE Tracking Workbooks can be found here.

Unit Marketing

There are many resources that exist for you to use within your unit that are available from the council and the BSA to help you promote your unit. Whether you are looking for recruitment resources, marketing materials, or collateral information about the BSA, many new resources exist that you can use to promote your program. 

Scouting Resources

Youth join Scouting for our outstanding program offerings. Having a well-planned, well-rounded, year-round program is key to membership retention and success! The BSA has many resources available online and in our local Scout Shop to assist you in developing, planning, and carrying out your program! A comprehensive list forms can be found in Scouting Forms.

Cub Scout Resources

Boy Scout Resources

Ideal Year of Scouting

Providing a year-round, quality Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Ideal Year of Scouting helps you develop an annual program plan, a budget to go along with that plan, and a fundraising plan to reach your program goals. The result is a well-managed, well-financed Scouting unit. For more information about the Ideal Year of Scouting, go to HOAC Ideal Year of Scouting.

Community Events

Throughout the year, community events will be offered to the members of Shawnee Trails District. We will do our best to keep a list of updated events and activities that are available for you to build into your unit programs here on our Activities and Camping page. In addition to these things that are available locally, there are businesses and organizations that offer Scout Day events or participation discounts to Scouts, you can find many of those council-wide offers here!

District Resources

District Activities like Cub Scout Family Campout, District Pinewood Derby, Camporee, and the District Dinner are opportunities for units to include these programs in their yearly plan to enhance and supplement their unit program and demonstrate how many more Scouts are out there that you may not realize!

District Advancement helps units understand the advancement program and processes to ensure that the youth in the program are learning the information and being properly recognized in a timely manner for their knowledge growth in Scouting!

District Camping efforts include executing Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts in the district, promoting the resident camping opportunities throughout the council such as Bear Camp, Webelos Camp, and Boy Scout Camp, and encouraging camping opportunities for all at High Adventure camps.
 
Commissioners are experienced Scouting volunteers who serve as friends to the unit to learn what they do well and what needs they have. Commissioners share that information so the district can better meet the needs of units, and help them be successful. Commissioners serve as a key communication and relationship link between the unit leaders and the district and council volunteers and staff. 
 
District Finance is tasked with raising the funds needed to be able to fund the program provided at the district and council level, whether through direct donations from families, fundraising events in the community, or product sales like popcorn. 
 
District Membership plans are executed in partnership with units to grow the Scouting program through new member recruitment in all programs, transitioning from one program to another (i.e. Webelos Transition), and starting new units throughout the district. 
 
District Training programs exist to make sure all adults are properly trained to be able to execute the Scouting program in a safe and fun way so the youth enjoy the program and stay with Scouting throughout their entire time as a youth. 
 
Professional Staff are individuals who work for the Boy Scouts of America to help implement and support the plans of the volunteers on a daily basis at the district and council level and ensure the resources are available for units to execute their program. 

 

Commissioner Service

Commissioner's Role

All the Commissioners are friends and resources to the units in our district. Commissioners are the first, and best resource a unit can use when looking for information, asking questions, or trying to solve problems. Keep in mind, your Commissioner may not know all the answers, but they will be able to point you in the right direction. 

Unit Commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth through the Journey to Excellence
  • Contacting units and capturing their strengths and needs in Commissioner Tools
  • Linking unit needs to district operating committee resources
  • Supporting timely charter renewal

 

Commissioner's Meetings

District Commissioners meet on the second Thursday of each month, except July. Meetings begin at 6:30PM at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212. This meeting is facilitated by our District Commissioner, R.J. Wilson and his staff. If you are interested in joining the Commissioner team, please contact R.J..

Check out the latest from our Commissioner Team at the Shawnee Trails Commissioner Blog.

Commissioner Assignments

To contact your Unit Commissioner please contact R.J..

Packs

Pack Number Chartered Organization Unit Commissioner
3050 Hope Lutheran Church and School Harry Moyer
3080 Trinity Lutheran Church Charles Ashby
3094 Overland Park Lutheran Church Sean Wilde
3098 St. Ann's Catholic Church James Guthrie
3127 Tuckness Productions Robert Wilson
3136 Sunflower Elementary PTA Joseph Ogilvie
3181 Holy Trinity Catholic Church Joseph Ogilvie
3184 Saint Pius X Catholic Church Harry Moyer
3193 Old Mission United Methodist Church Michael Weaver
3197 Leawood Presbyterian Chruch John Badgerow
3245 St. Paul's United Methodist Church Darren Whitcher
3246 St. Luke's Episcopal Church Scott Tener
3247 Merriam Christian Chruch James Guthrie
3248 St. Paul's United Methodist Church Daniel O'Keefe
3249 Broken Arrow Elementary PTA Scott Tener
3251 Church of the Holy Cross Robert Wilson
3252 Southridge Presbyterian Church James Guthrie
3253 St. Luke's Episcopal Church Marshall Hollingsworth
3254 Knox Presbyterian Church Robert Wilson
3258 Valley View United Methodist Church John Wiedenmann
3265 Holy Spirit Catholic Church Jeffrey Deane
3269 Rotary Club Shawnee Mission Carrie Setzkorn
3284 St. Joseph Catholic Church John Rohrer
3286 Nall Hills Homeowners Association Kenneth Herstowski
3291 Village Presbyterian Church James Guthrie
3294 St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Michael Weaver
3297 Optimists Shawnee Mission Robert Wilson
3298 Salem Lutheran Church James Nicholson
3348 Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church John Badgerow
3352 Shawnee United Methodist Church Jason Lamons
3375 Atonement Lutheran Church Jeffrey Hertzfield
3381 Leawood Presbyterian Church James Nicholson
3390 Asbury Methodist Church Robert Wilson
3392 Dwight Cowles American Legion Post 370 James Guthrie
3394 Good Shepherd Catholic Church David Sultz
3395 Cure of Ars Catholic School Robert Baranek
3399 Old Mission United Methodist Church Robert Wilson
3400 VFW Post 7397 Robert Wilson
3428 Lenexa United Methodist Church Keith Neuman
3488 Tomahawk Elementary PTA Kenneth Hertowski
3493 St. Mark's United Methodist Church Robert Baranek
3597 Leawood United Methodist Church Anne Borgmier
3777 Youth Leadership Alliance John Rohrer
3999 Community Covenant Church Robert Wilson

Troops

Troop Number Chartered Organization Unit Commissioner
91 Village Presbyterian Church James Guthrie
93 Shawnee United Methodist Church Jason Lamons
98 St. Ann's Catholic Church James Guthrie
123 Community Covenant Church Charles Ashby
136 Lenexa Friends of Scouting Joseph Ogilvie
181 Holy Trinity Catholic Church Joseph Ogilvie
185 Shawnee Presbyterian Church Joseph Ogilvie
186 Lenexa United Methodist Church Joseph Ogilvie
189 Countryside Christian Church Robert Wilson
192 Old Mission United Methodist Church Jeffrey Deane
194 St. Joseph Catholic Church Robert Wilson
199 St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Robert Wilson
246 St. Luke's Episcopal Church Jason Lamons
247 Merriam Christian Church James Guthrie
251 Church of the Holy Cross Robert Wilson
256 Valley View United Methodist Church Daniel O'Keefe
257 Atonement Lutheran Church Jeffrey Hertzfield
265 Holy Spirit Catholic Church Robert Wilson
282 Leawood United Methodist Men Lawson Rener
283 Overland Park Christian Church Robert Wilson
284 Christ Church Anglican Robert Baranek
295 Queen of the Holy Rosary Church Robert Wilson
299 Asbury Methodist Church Robert Wilson
354 Knox Presbyterian Church Robert Wilson
358 Hope Lutheran Church and School Robert Wilson
381 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Robert Wilson
387 Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church Louis Hudon
393 St. Mark's United Methodist Church Robert Wilson
394 Good Shepherd Catholic Church David Sultz
395 Cure of Ars Catholic School Robert Baranek
401 Salem Lutheran Church James Nicholson
428 St. Paul's United Methodist Church Joseph Ogilvie
522 Youth Leadership Alliance John Rohrer

 

Crews

Crew Number Chartered Organization Unit Commissioner
2282 Leawood United Methodist Men Robert Wilson
2286 Lenexa United Methodist Church Joseph Ogilvie
2354 Knox Presbyterian Church Robert Wilson
2415 Youth Leadership Alliance John Rohrer
2428 St. Pauls' United Methodist Church Joseph Ogilvie
2888 Tuckness Productions Robert Wilson

 

 

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R.J. Wilson

District Commissioner

Shawnee Trails District

https://www.hoac-bsa.org/shawnee-trails-unit-service