Help John with his Eagle Project

Have you done your good turn today? If you are still in need of one for Sunday, October 16th, Come help John B. with his Eagle Project!

Location: Chinn Elementary

7100 N Chatham Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151, Work site is in the back of the school


Removing Sod, Planting mums and shrubs

Transportation provided from the scout garage to the work site at 12:30 P.M.

If any additional adults are available who can help drive please let me know


1-4 P.M.

What to bring?

Make sure to bring work gloves, water bottle, and shovel

Pizza will be provided!!!


Please contact John via email: or check out here for more info!

Scout Cyber Chip

If you were at the last meeting you would know of the new requirement for scouts to get, the Cyber Chip. The Cyber Chip is an award like the Totin Chip, and it is also needed for rank advancement. I have attached the presentation we saw last meeting about the cyber chip, as well as the Troop 118 cyber contract you and your parents need to sign.

Please bring both of these to the next meeting.



2016 Pioneer Trails Fall Camporee-Scoutish Highland Games

Do you like Caber Toss? OR maybe a Battle Hammer Toss? OR good-old-fashioned Log Dragging?

If you were unsure about what any of these were, or want to try these fun events, make sure to go on the 2016 Fall Camporee sponsored by Pioneer Trails! We will meet at the SPS Scout Garage at 4:30 on October 21st. We will return the 23rd. 

The cost is $10.00. That and the permission slip is due by MONDAY OCTOBER 3, 2016

The original email can be found here.

Contact Noreen Zahner with all questions


Troop Dues are Due!

Click here for the payments due for various activities this year in Troop 118.

Please make all payments on time!


Contact Mr. Huggins (816-916-3700)

or Dr. Safley (816-333-9536) with any questions


Sunday, October 2 @ 1 o’clock
300 w 67 terrace

Help construct 16 habitats for screech owls for Lakeside Nature Center

10-15 volunteers wanted (Lunch will be provided)

Please bring water bottle, safety glasses and gloves if you have them. We will be sanding wood and assembling the habitats.
PLEASE RSVP @ So we can have an accurate count

National Leadership Seminar (NLS)

Scouts and adult leaders,
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life.  
The OA Lodge is sponsoring this leadership training in Parkville, MO on October 14-16, 2016. It is open to any current dues-paying Arrowman. The total cost of this training is $180 but for the first three scouts to reply to me at, the cost is $0. The Lodge will pay $130 for any current youth member and the Troop has graciously pick up the remaining $50. Adult OA members, if you are interested in attending, this opportunity is also available to you. You will sleep inside the venue both Friday and Saturday night.
This is a really amazing opportunity for all OA members. Please let me know if you are interested and I will explain the next steps. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Joe Palausky

Chapter 9 OA Advisor

Merit Badge Makeup Class


Couldn’t complete your swimming or lifesaving merit badges at summer camp? You’re in luck! we’re hosting a merit badge makeup day on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Jewish Community Center (5801 W 115th St. Leawood, KS 66211).

Session begins at 1:00 pm and will be conducted by certified merit badge counselors. Admission is free, but please pre-register below.

Contact Tom Barnett with questions at

OA Campout IMPORTANT Reminder

Please make sure to be at the Scout garage no later than 4:30 this Friday to check-in. We have to pack quickly to arrive on-site for activities.  Please eat dinner before you arrive.  Wear a Class B T-shirt but pack your Class A (you will need it).

Pack lightly but appropriately for two nights.  I don’t expect rain but there is always a chance this time of year -bring raingear.  Meals are provided at the mess hall.  Water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray always good things to have.

Canoeing Campout

Are your ready to zip up your dry suit, fasten your helmet and paddle down the stream to align with that down stream V? You surf the wave out of the V, fly though the rapid as you avoid a boil and perform a perfect eddy turn to watch the next craft spin out and barrel roll in that boil! Well….the Niangua doesn’t have anything close to a Class IV Rapid, but the troop always has a great time camping and floating the river!

The troop will be traveling to the River Front Camp Ground early Friday evening, September 16. There may be a few scouts traveling down early Saturday. After breakfast we will take a bus up the Niangua river, float down to our campsite for lunch, and float farther down the river after lunch. Scott Shorter is planning work on the Fly Fishing Merit Badge for a few scouts in the afternoon. We will return to KC after breakfast on Sunday morning. I can’t say that no one has ever capsized on the Niangua, but this has always been a safe and fun event for the troop.

Patrols will need to bring food and be ready to prepare Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Saturday lunch should be able to be readied and eaten quickly with minimal or no cooking. This is a great campout to work on those 2nd class, 1st class or Cooking Merit Badge requirements. Adults, please contact Gus Heise to volunteer to bring and prepare a meal for the adult patrol.
Cost of the trip is $42 each person. You will soon find a permission slip on the web site.

Please fill out the permission slip and get to Bob Hyland no later than Monday September 5. That’s Labor Day, no troop meeting, so think ahead.

Download the permission slip here.

See you on the river.