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.

See you on the river.

Mark W Eagle Project

Saturday September 3rd at Lakeside Nature Center from 9 am to 4 pm

What to bring: Shovels, gloves, and other tools.

Pizza, drinks, and cookies will be provided.


It is very important that if you plan to go on the OA Campout, you MUST bring your permission slip to the meeting tomorrow (aug. 8th). I know that the camp out is not until the end of the month but this is a Council event and we must register before Friday 8/12.  If not registered, you cannot attend.

Permission slip can be found here

Cost: $25 non-Arrowmen/Arrowmen*
$35 Brotherhood Candidates*
$45 Ordeal Candidates