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Recruitment Season Underway
School Nights Welcome Thousands of New Scouts 

The calendar says September and that means recruitment season is here. More than half of our School Nights are complete and more than 2,300 new Cub Scouts have joined the fun.

But recruitment doesn't stop when School Night ends. Packs should continue to hold recruitment events throughout the year to welcome new families.


Looking for more recruitment resources?
Click here to check out the new "Build an Adventure" recruitment materials on our Pack Recruitment Resources website. Our newly updated site includes everything from fliers to recruitment videos to email templates. 

Join Scouting T-Shirts
Order Yours Today

All new youth who join Scouting at a School Night now through October will receive the 2014 limited edition School Night for Scouting t-shirt for FREE. But current Scouts and adults can also order their very own t-shirt! *Orders Due October 3   


Click here to order additional shirts

Countdown to Popcorn 
2014 Sale Officially Starts September 12


It's almost here! The 2014 popcorn sale is only a week away. Is your Scouting unit ready to sell?


Click here to check out our all new popcorn resources website. Our new site includes everything from important dates to training videos.   

Silver Beaver Award Recipients
2014 Honorees to be recognized at Council Annual Banquet  

silver beaver

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local council may present to a volunteer. The Heart of America Council is proud to recognize the 2014 Silver Beaver Award recipients for their service to Scouting.


Click here for the complete list of honorees.


All honorees will be recognized at the Council Annual Banquet on Saturday, November 15.

Click here for more information or to register.


Worlds of Fun

SCOUTStrong Challenge
September 13 - Sporting Park & Kansas Speedway
Are you up to the challenge? Find out at the 2nd annual SCOUTStrong Challenge Half Marathon and 5K on September 13. There's still time to register for next week's event, but act fast! 

Both the Half Marathon and 5K courses are open to any runner and start at Sporting Park and finish on the track of the Kansas Speedway.

All runners will receive a unique custom medal and technical shirt as well as access to our post-race party with food, beverages and music.  


Click here for more information or to register.

American Royal Parade 
September 27 - Downtown Kansas City, MO
March in the 89th annual American Royal Parade on September 27. Pre-register by Tuesday, September 9 to receive the commemorative 2014 Scout parade patch. 
Click here for more information or to register. 

Scout Day at Kansas Speedway 
October 4 - Kansas Speedway


Experience the thrill of the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Scout Day at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, October 4.


Scout Day passes are only $20 (a value of up to $90) and include a race ticket, dedicated parking and access to your very own FanVision controller. 


Register today! Less than 500 Scout Day ticket packages are still available.


Click here to purchase tickets.


University of Scouting 
November 1 - Park University

Join us at University of Scouting this November and get the tools to LEAD and SUCCEED in Scouting. Courses include everything from introductory to doctorate level degrees.

New in 2014: Register for a specific track geared especially for new leaders. 

Click here to enroll now.

75th Anniversary Celebration 
September 19-21 - Naish Scout Reservation 
You're invited to celebrate Tamegonit Lodge's 75th anniversary on September 19-21 at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation. 
Along with a few surprises, Celebration 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.
Haunted Trails 
haunted trails
October 25 - Naish Scout Reservation 
Haunted Trails is back on October 25. All Cub Scouts are invited to travel the Haunted Trails of Cub World for this Halloween favorite. 

Space is limited and reservations are now being accepted. Click here for more information or to register.

Last Chance to Fill the Fridge 
Fill the fridge
Volunteer Hours Still Available 

All week long, Scouts have been helping 41-Action News, Harvesters and Price Chopper Fill the Fridge. The annual campaign helps feed hungry children in Kansas City.


We still have a few volunteer spots available tomorrow at the Price Chopper on 103rd St. & State Line in Kansas City, MO. All participants will receive the limited edition Fill the Fridge patch. Click here to register online.


Scouts can also earn the exclusive patch by donating to the campaign. Click here to learn how.

history Scouting History
In the Heart of America Council  

In this month's edition of Scouting History, Council Historian, Andy Dubill, chronicles the Kansas City contingent's journey to the 1937 National Jamboree.

Click here to read Andy's article.