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Additional Registration Assistance Made Available

The Jayhawk Area Council Executive Board addressed the recent increases to the BSA Annual Membership Dues at his regular board meeting. The executive board authorized three options to assist units and families with this change in fees.

2020 Klondike Unit Registration is Now Open!

Klondike Czar Dave Evans invites your unit to participate in the 2020 Council Klondike January 24-26 at Prairie Peoples Park on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation. So grab your sleds, polish up your cold weather Scout Skills, and get your patrols ready to compete in this premier winter event.

Nominating Committee Begins Selecting 2020-21 Slate of Officers

Council President Phil Elwood has appointed Executive Board Member Dr. Brenda Dietrich as the Jayhawk Area Council Nominating Committee Chair. Nominations to serve on the executive board can be submitted for consideration... (read more).

National BSA Fees Announced

The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America has announced changes to the membership fees effective January 1, 2020.

2020 FSR Staff Interviews - December 26 and 27, 2019. Reserve your slot NOW!

We are conducting interviews for the 2020 Falley Scout Reservation Summer Camp Staff on Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27, 2019 from 9:00 am until 3:00 each day.

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.

New Health Forms for 2020 Recently Added Content

The Boy Scouts of America has updated the Annual Health and Medical Records (Scout Physical) form. This article contains a link to the new form and instructions on what you need to do to make sure you and your Scouts have the correct forms for your activities.

Kansas Hunter Safety Courses to be Offered at Falley Scout Reservation

Learn how to hunt safely and fulfill a requirement for a Kansas hunting license.

Scout Night with the Topeka Pilots

Join the fun and learn about hockey with the Topeka Pilots

2020 Annual Recognition Dinner To Be Held February 8

Join us for an evening of fellowship, fun, and recognition at the 2020 Annual Council Recognition Dinner on February 8 on the Washburn University Campus.

New Training Available for District Committee Members

Now district committee members can take their training online just like unit leaders. Check out the new District Committee training at!

Attention Unit Leaders - Be Sure to Collect the CBC Forms from Your Unit Leaders

By now, most of you should have received an email from the Boy Scouts of America related to a change in the Criminal Background Check Process. The next question is, "What do I do with it?" This and other questions can be found in this article.

CBC Emails Going Out to All Registered Volunteers

The BSA is always enhancing its methods to ensure the youth we serve are safe. The newest change is to how we conduct Criminal Background Checks. All registered volunteers will receive an email from the Boy Scouts of America requiring acknowledgement of this change.

New Youth Safety Webpage Now Available

Do you or others have questions about our Youth Protection practices? Are you new to Scouting and are confused by some of the terminology used to explain what we do to protect youth? The New Youth Safety Page may be what you are looking for.

Eleven Become Chainsaw Safety Trained at Falley Scout Reservation

The Jayhawk Area Council Maintenance Team held its first Chainsaw Safety Training at Falley Scout Reservation on November 2. Eleven individuals were trained by Properties Committee member Adam Moser. A spring course will be announced later this year.

2021 National Jamboree Scoutmasters Needed

We are looking for awesome volunteers to apply for a life changing position (for you and approximately 32 youth.) Help our Scouts “Face the Challenge.” Apply to be Scoutmaster for the 2021 National Jamboree Contingent.

National Jamboree: It's More Than Just Camp

Picture tens of thousands of Scouts from across the nation all in one amazing location for 10 very special days. Side-by-side with friends and fellow Scouts, they hike, camp, climb, shoot, swim, dive, boat, rappel, attend massive arena shows and much more.

Reserve your Spot for the 2020 Philmont Council Contingent

Interested in going to Philmont but don't have a crew or worried about the cost? Check out the 2020 Philmont Contingent and scholarship opportunity thanks to the Bovay Philmont Fund.

KanCare Recipients Can Get Membership Dues Paid

Aetna is offering a great promotion for any participants of theirs in the KanCare program. Your national membership dues are covered 100%! For more details check out this article.

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