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*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE**

Effective March 26, the Shawnee County Health Department has enacted a Safer at Home order effective until April 26, 2020.   While your Rolley Scout Service Center will be closed, most of our employees will be working from home.  You can still call, email or US Mail your needs and we will "Do our Best" to take care of them in a timely manner.  That includes your district executive, the Scout Shop, and your support staff.

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The Jayhawk Area Council has suspended all district and council activities and events now through Easter.  Committee Meetings and roundtables will continue as scheduled unless otherwise noted.  Alternate methods will be made available to participate remotely.  Please see articles below for more details.

Summer Camp sessions are expected to go on as scheduled at this time.  If this changes, full refunds will be given.

Today's Top Stories

Buffalo Meeting Updates Recently Added Content

The Buffalo District Commissioner meeting has been rescheduled for April 9th. The Buffalo Roundtable for April has been cancelled.

Rolley Scout Service Center and Reservation Closed to Visitors Recently Added Content

In consideration of the health and well-being of our Scouting families and staff, the Council Leadership Team has chosen to close the Rolley Scout Service Center and instructs all units to cease any face-to-face meetings until further notice. (details included)

Jayhawk Area Council to Suspend all District and Council Activities

In consideration for the safety of our Scouts and their families, the Jayhawk Area Council will suspend all district and council events and activities now through Easter. For more details, (read)

Merit Badge Counselors Call To Action! Recently Added Content

In times of crisis, Scouts find a way to adapt. We are seeking Merit Badge Counselors to help instruct the skills and knowledge for our Scouts virtually. We want to help bridge the gap during this difficult time by conducting Online Merit Badge Classes. Will you help?

BSA Authorizes Changes to Advancement Requirements Due to COVID-19 Recently Added Content

The Boy Scouts of America has made temporary changes to the advancement procedures related to the Eagle, Quartermaster and Summit Awards. These changes allow extensions for Scouts that may have their progress adversely affected due to COVID-19. Changes for other awards and general questions are also included.

Scout Day at the K and Top Sellers Zoo Party Postponed

Due to the recent announcements of the Topeka Zoo and Major League Baseball, we have postponed our two events for the top popcorn sellers.

Scouting at Home Recently Added Content

Scouting can happen in a number of ways and places. Here are some great ideas to keep your kids learning while out of school and away from others.

New Procedures for Refunds Enacted Recently Added Content

In light of current developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the follow adjustments are being made with respect handing refunds.

2020 Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship

The Spring Fellowship has been postponed until May 15-17. This is due to Governor Kelly's executive order restricting gatherings 50 or greater until after May 10. See article for event details.

Jayhawk Area Council Announces 2020 Distinguished Citizens - Event Postponed

The Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has announced they will honor Governor Laura Kelly as 2020 Distinguished Citizens and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as the 2020 Distinguished Corporate Citizen.

2020 Cub Scout Resident Camps

Save the date(s) for this summer’s Jayhawk Area Council’s “Cub Scout Resident Camps” and “Fun with Family Cub Scout Camps” at Falley Scout Reservation!

Is Your Unit Prepared for High Adventure?

Do you know what to do in an emergency out on the trail or at an activity? The Jayhawk Area Council offers several courses annually for you to gain the training and skills necessary to handle the challenges that come with accidents or illness.

Sign your Scout up for NYLT and Get up to $50 Off the Fee!

Once again, a group of dedicated volunteers have come together to cover up to $50 of the National Youth Leader Training fee for the first 20 registrants! Make sure you get signed up to attend.

2020 Cub District Day Camps

Like the name implies, Day Camps are conducted during the day. They are planned and operated by local volunteers in various locations around the council. Cub Scouts of all ages are welcome to attend. Choose the location and dates that work best for you.

An Important Message from the Jayhawk Area Council

You may have already heard that the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 18. Scout Executive Wayne Pancoast explains what it means for the Jayhawk Area Council.

Reserve your Campsite for 2020 Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Campsite Reservations are open now for Scouts BSA summer camp at Camp Jayhawk. Get your troop registered for your choice of week and campsite. New programs to be offered in 2020 along with a discount for all Arrow of Light crossovers and first-year Scouts.

Register Now to receive $100 off registration for 2020 Wood Badge Course!!!

Registration is now open for the Jayhawk Area Council's premier advanced adult volunteer training. Register now and you can attend for $100 off the registration price. Do not delay! See this article for conditions and details.

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