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Register Your Troop, Crew or Webelos Den for the Council Klondike! Recently Added Content

The Council Klondike is the premier winter campout of the Jayhawk Area Council. Test your skills in the cold weather with your patrol Klondike sled. An Extreme Course for older Scouts and a Webelos course complement the Boy Scout Courses. This is a must attend for your Troop or Webelos Den.

Learn the Outdoor Skills Needed to Get Boy Scouts to First Class

There will be a Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills held during the 2015 Klondike Derby at Melvern Lake. If you are taking this course, you do not need to sign up for Klondike. Participants can still camp with there units attending Klondike, though.

2015 Scout Night at the Roadrunners Offers Overnight Skating Clinic

For just $35 a Scout will stay at the Kansas Exporcentre with a full merit badge/belt loop workshop, and receive 1 Reserved Seating ticket for both Friday, January 2nd and Saturday, January 3rd Roadrunner games. This Overnight Skate Option includes meals, ice activities, and skate rental. What a deal! The traditional Scout Night is January 3, 2015. Those tickets are $11 per person.

Join the Legacy of Falley Scout Reservation

Would you like to be a part of the legacy that is Falley Scout Reservation? Are you looking for a way to recognize someone who earned their Eagle Scout, attended Wood Badge, or has done a lot for your unit? The Legacy Donor Plaza at Falley Scout Reservation may be the answer you are looking for.

Summer Camp Staff Applications Are Now Available

Looking for a great Summer job? Would you like to spend a summer at Falley Scout Reservation and get paid to do it? If yes, then take a look joining the greatest summer camp staff around!

BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout Leaders

The Shawnee District is hosting a BALOO training on Saturday February 28, 2015 at the Scout Office. It is open to any Cub Scout parent or leader, but a person should be a registered Scout leader in order to get credit for the training and for your unit to officially have someone trained in BALOO.

Nominate Someone for the Whitney M Young Service Award

The Whitney M Young Service Award recognizes outstanding service by an adult individual or by an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. The Jayhawk area Council is seeking nominations to be presented at the Council Recognition Dinner.

Washburn University Merit Badge University Registration is Available

The 2015 Washburn University Merit Badge Challenge will be held on Saturday, February 7th on the Washburn University Campus. The cost for Scouts is $15. There is an $8 additional charge for the Aviation Merit Badge and an additional charge of $3 for the Electronics Merit Badge. Adult leaders and parents cost $8 to attend the event to cover lunch.

Are You a True Outdoorsman?

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills will be held April 24 - April 25, 2015 at Falley Scout Reservation. All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters should plan to attend if they have not yet taken this course. The cost is $20. This training is open to all Scout leaders as well as Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts.

Every Boy Scout and Venturing Youth Leader Should take NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier youth leadership training course for Boy Scout and Venture youth leaders. It provides the skills that youth leaders need to be successful in their Scouting roles and in life. Through the Scouting method, skills such as as communicating, developing a team, applying leadership, and much more!

Sharpen Your Trainer's EDGE

Trainer’s EDGE will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the LDS Church located at 3611 SW Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS. The cost is $10 for participants to cover lunch. This course is open to Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, leaders, and trainers. Participants should wear their Scout uniform and bring their Scout handbooks.

Sunflower Service Hour Challenge

Jayhawk Area Council Scout Executive, Wayne Pancoast, took seven pies in the face, after the Jayhawk Area Council lost the 2013 Sunflower Service Hour Challenge to the Coronado Area Council.

Council Advancement Committee Seeks Silver Beaver Nominations

The Jayhawk Area Council is seeking nominations for the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest volunteer award a council can bestow. Recipients are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. (read more how you can nominate)

Nominations are Open for the Venturing Leadership Award

The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing youth and leaders who exemplify the Venturing Code and Venturing Oath.

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