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AIS Adventures in Scouting
February-March Edition Now Available 

It's here! Check out the February-March issue of Adventures in Scouting. Our latest edition includes a sneak peek at the new Cub Scout program, the inside scoop on this year's Scout Day at the K and much more! 
Click here to view the current edition online.

Advance Tickets Now Available
Scout Day at the K - Sunday, April 19 - Kauffman Stadium 

Join 14,000 fellow Scouts for Scout Day at the K during the Royals' first weekend home series of 2015. Cheer on your AL champions as they take on the Oakland A's in a rematch of last year's Wild Card thriller.



Advance tickets are now available for only $8. But act fast, the cost per ticket will increase to $10 on March 14. Reserve your tickets early because this game will sell out!

Click here to purchase your advance tickets or for more information.
Eagle Reception Fast Approaching 
Eagle Scout Reception - Sunday, Feb. 22 - Municipal Music Hall

The 2014 Eagle Scout Class Reception is less than 2 weeks away! Will you be there? Join more than 1,500 area Eagle Scouts and Scout families on Sunday, February 22 at Municipal Music Hall and help continue a Kansas City Scouting tradition. 

All 2014 Eagle Scouts in attendance will receive this commemorative "Challenge Coin" and will be included in the official Eagle Scout class photo. The reception officially begins at 1:00 pm. 

There is no cost to attend, but all attendees must pre-register. Space is filling up fast so reserve your spot today!

Click here
for more information or to register.

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New Cub Scout Program Unveiled
New Program Launches June 1, 2015



A fun and exciting NEW Cub Scout program launches June 1, 2015. Are you ready? From improved activities to easier-to-understand advancement, Cub Scouting is about to get even better than before. But what exactly is changing? 

The changes were outlined in webcasts conducted earlier this year on January 17. Those webcasts were recorded and are now available for viewing.


Click here to check out the webcasts online or to learn more about what's changing in Cub Scouting. 

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Scott Boswell - Commerce Trust Company 

The Heart of America Council is proud to announce the selection of Scott Boswell as the 2015 Council President. Scott is President and CEO of The Commerce Trust Company's West Region. 

An Eagle Scout, Scott is an Honorary Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow. He most recently served the council as Vice President of Administration and Chairman of the inaugural Scouting 500. 

Click here to read more.


daycamp Cub Scout Camping 

Online Registration Now Available  

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Online reservations are now being accepted for all council Cub Scout camps.

Experience a medieval summer camp adventure at our "Knights in Training" Day Camp, make a splash at the Pirate Ship Water Park at Bear Camp, or take flight with model rockets at Webelos Camp.

More than 7,000 Cub Scouts choose a Heart of America Council summer camp each year. Sessions will reach capacity quickly. Be sure to register early and save BIG on your Scout's summer adventure.
Click here for more information and be on the lookout for our 2015 Summer Camp Adventure Guides!

2015 Summer Camp Preview - Heart of America Council, BSA
2015 Boy Scout Summer Camp Promo

Webelos STEM Weekend 
April 25-26 - Bartle Scout Reservation 

Webelos STEM Weekend is back at Bartle April 25-26. Participants will enjoy a specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) themed program along with traditional camp favorites like BB guns, archery, and slingshots.

Additional programming includes an introduction to the Boy Scout program at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation and a Saturday night campfire with a special presentation by the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

Click here for more information or to register.

Take the SCOUTStrong Challenge 
Saturday, May 16 - Kansas Speedway 

Challenge Are you up to the challenge? Find out on May 16 at the 3rd annual SCOUTStrong Challenge Half Marathon and 5K. This year's event is open to Scouts and runners of all ages and will begin and end on the track of the Kansas Speedway.

Click here for more information or to register.

Invest in their Future
2015 Investment in Character Campaign 

The 2015 Investment in Character campaign is officially underway. Investment in Character is the council's annual fundraising campaign that ensures Scouting is a viable option for all youth in our communities.

The Heart of America Council will invest $169 per youth member this year. Please consider giving at the Family Level of $169 and support one Scout's program for the year. New in 2015, be a friend of Scouting and receive the limited edition "FRIENDLY" council shoulder patch.

Contact your District Family Investment in Character Chairman to schedule your unit presentation or click here to donate now. 

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In the Heart of America Council  

A lesson in camping from the 'Chief' - Our Council Historian, Andy Dubill, looks at H. Roe Bartle's philosophy on camping in this month's edition of Scouting History in the Heart of America Council 

Click here to read Andy's article.