Basketball Blow Out

Basketball Blow Out! – Avila University Date December 10th – 11th, 2016

Activity Contact/Questions – Ben Gajewski, (816) 500-2994

Departure Date and Time – December 10th 2016, 3:00 pm at Scout Garage

Return Date and Time – December 11th 2016, estimated 8:30am at Scout Garage

Fee – $20 (includes ticket and food)

Permission slip – here


CPR and AED Training

St. Peters is hosting two CPR/AED training sessions for Faculty/Staff, Athletic Committee and Scout Leaders.  The sessions will be held Thursday, November 17 at St. Peters (exact location TBD).  If interested, please sign up for one of sessions below.
Date: 11/17/2016 (Thu.)
Location: St. Peters TBD
Sign up on sign up genius here

STEM Merit Badge Academy

Mark your Calendars – STEM Merit Badge Academy will take place February 18th, 2017

at Burns and McDonnell 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO.  Cost is $8.00 per person.

The merit badges available at the Academy are: 
Animation                             Engineering
Architecture                             Game Design
Chemistry                               Landscape Architecture
Citizenship in the Community       Nuclear Science
Citizenship in the Nation               Plant Science
Composite Materials                     Programming
Drafting                                         Surveying
Electricity                                      Sustainability
Adult leader Training will be offered for Parents or leaders who wish to further their knowledge and/or training while your scouts are attending their Merit Badge Courses.
To Sign Up:   Have your Scoutmaster or any other adult leader in your Troop pick up the forms at the December and January Roundtables.  Walk-in registrations will not be accepted at this event.
Thank you, 
Mr Safley

Orienteering Overnight!

We will be camping at the world famous “South 40” next weekend, Nov. 5th and 6th. This will be a great time to hang out with your friends and get even better at primitive camping. We will be working on the Orienteering Merit Badge so bring a compass if you already have one. Please e-mail Mr. Stanley at if you will be camping. All food will be provided, but you will be doing the cooking in Patrols. Meet at the scout garage at 8:30 on Sat. with your signed permission slip.

Permission slip can be found here

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