Each year the Heart of America Council conducts special events to showcase the positive impact of Scouting.
The SCOUTStrong Challenge is a 5k and10k race held at English Landing Park, in Parkville, MO. The race is run along the Missouri river in Downtown Parkville, MO. Come and enjoy the ambiance and the quaint little shops that Parkville has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on June 24th at English Landing Park. Click here to check out the Course Map.
The Hike A Mile in Their Shoes event helps support the Urban Scouting program that serves more than 6,300 young men and women in the urban core of Kansas City. Another highlight of the evening includes the awarding of two Eagle Scout scholarships to Eagles who have been served by our Urban Scouting program. For additional information on the event please contact Jeromy Rutledge, Director of Development at (816) 569-4965.
The Boy Scout Golf Classic was held held on Tuesday, May 23 at The National Golf Club II . More than $50,000 was raised. Funds raised by the tournament helped sponsor programs for more that 29,000 Scouts in the Heart of America Council. The event included afternoon golf followed by an awards dinner. If you would like more information on the Boy Scout Golf Classic, please contact Bob Hamlin, Senior Development Director, at (816) 569-4921.
The Council's Sporting Clays Classic will conduct its reception and auction on Friday, October 6th at The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in Overland Park, KS. The Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 7th on our Trust property near Camp Naish again this year. The year's event is chaired by Chris Jones of Jones Development Company. The event raises funds to support the Heart of America Council. If you would like more information on the Sporting Clays Classic and auction, please contact Jonathan Geiger, Development Director, at (816) 569-4979.
Our Eagle Scout Mother's Brunch is a mom-only fundraising event that will connect Scout moms from across the council. The inaugural event is set for Wednesday, November 15 at Polsinelli. All proceeds benefit the Heart of America Council's Scoutreach program. Scoutreach ensures that all young people have the opportunity to participate in Scouting in Kansas City’s urban and rural neighborhoods regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background. If you would like more information about the Eagle Scout Mother's Brunch, please contact Katie Survillo, Development Associate, at (816) 569-4947.
The George Meany Awards Dinner recognizes those Scouters and organizations from the AFL-CIO labor community. This year's dinner will be held on August 24, 2017 at the Argosy Casino Ballroom. The keynote speaker this year will be Eagle Scout Robbie Makinen, President & CEO of KCATA. Each year there are two George Meany Awards given to volunteer Scouters who have made a significant contribution to the youth in our community through the Scouting program. The committee also awards two Community/Labor Partner awards to organizations that have supported the Heart of America Council, usually over a course of many years. Recent recipients are: UAW Local 31, Sheet Metals Workers Apprenticeship program, General Motors, Greater Kansas City Construction and Building Trades Council, Electrical Corporation of America, Carpenter's District Council, and the Bank of Labor. The 2016 George Meany Award recipients were Leo Berroteran, IAM Lodge 776; and Kurtis Blocher, KC Fire Captain and member of IAFF Local 42.