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Summer Camps in Session 
Campers Introduced to Exciting New Programs in 2014 
The 2014 summer camping season is officially underway and more than 13,000 youth from Boy Scout Camp to Day Camp will enjoy an outdoor adventure this year. In addition to fun in the sun, Scouts were introduced to a number of new programs that are taking summer camp to the next level. 
At the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Scouts are taking aim at the new Top Shot Chalkball while campers at Naish try their hand at new programs like golf and kayaking.
What's your favorite new summer program? Sound off and share your favorite summer camp photos with us on Facebook and Twitter. Or learn more about local camping programs at  
Summer Camp Survey 
Share Your Feedback

Those who attended a Heart of America Council summer camp in 2014 can also share their feedback through our new online survey.


Please take a few minutes to let us know how we did this summer. Your opinion is extremely valuable and will be used to shape the future of our camping operations.


Click here to complete the survey.

Hike to History 
Liberty Scout Earns Every Merit Badge


It was a hike one local Scout will never forget. Last week, Troop 374's Austin Van Black completed the requirements for his backpacking merit badge, the last in his quest for 140.


Click here to read the complete story from the Kansas City Star.


Get Ready to Recruit 
"Build an Adventure" Recruitment Campaign

The calendar says July, but is your pack ready to recruit? The annual School Night for Scouting recruitment drive begins next month and we're excited to introduce the new "Build an Adventure" recruitment campaign materials.   


The "Build an Adventure" campaign helps parents understand that Scouting makes the most of the little time they have to impact the lives of their children, while appealing to youth using fun, family, and friends.

Click here to check out the new "Build an Adventure" campaign materials on our updated Pack Recruitment Resources website. Printed resources will be available starting in August. Contact your district executive to order materials and for ways to make your 2014 School Night a success. 
2014 Popcorn Sale 
Sale begins September 12 


Is your unit signed up to sell popcorn this year? Selling popcorn is a great way to fund your Scouting program and more than 70% of the profits go to benefit local Scouting programs. This year's sale will feature great products and a number of new prizes and incentives.   


Click here to commit your unit to the 2014 sale or to view the sale schedule. 



Sporting KC Scout Night 
August 23 - Sporting Park


Less than 700 tickets to Sporting Kansas City Scout Night on August 23 are still available and we will SELL OUT soon! Tickets are only $20 (a $38 value) and include the official Scout Night patch. Arrive early and enjoy games and activities in our Scout Event Area.


Click here to purchase tickets.

SCOUTStrong Challenge
September 13 - Sporting Park & Kansas Speedway
Are you up to the challenge? Find out on September 13 at the 2nd annual SCOUTStrong Challenge Half Marathon and 5K. Both courses are open to any runner and start at Sporting Park and finish on the Kansas Speedway track.


Click here for more information or to register.

American Royal Parade 
September 27 - Downtown Kansas City, MO
Be part of the 89th annual American Royal Parade on September 27. All parade participants who pre-register by September 9 will receive the commemorative 2014 Scout parade patch. There is no cost to participate. 
Click here to register. 

Midway Ford
Webelos STEM Weekend 
September 6-7 - Bartle Scout Reservation 

Calling all Webelos Scouts. Here's your chance to experience the fun and excitement of the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. Webelos STEM Weekend is back and scheduled for September 6-7. All participants will enjoy a specialized STEM program and traditional camp favorites.


Click here for more information or to register.

Celebration Weekend 
Lodge Ready for 75th Anniversary 
Tamegonit Lodge is ready to celebrate a milestone. You're invited to our 75th anniversary celebration September 19-21. 
Plans are still in the works, but the weekend will feature an appearance by the National OA Chief, a special dedication of the new Whippoorwill Ceremony Ring, and much more. 
Click here for more information or to register.

historyScouting History
In the Heart of America Council  

In this month's edition of Scouting History, Council Historian, Andy Dubill, explains how a local publication helped drive attendance to summer camp in 1915.

Click here to read Andy's article.