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2 Dear Scouting Parent, For more than 100 years, camping has been at the forefront of the Scouting program. It s an invaluable part of what we do. Whether it s roasting marshmallows over a campfire, facing your fears from the top of the climbing tower or even splashing in a pool on a hot summer day, the fun and adventure of summer camp stays with us for a lifetime. But the lessons learned in the outdoors do a lot more than just conjure up positive memories summer camp helps kids become better adults. A recent study by Harris Interactive found that summer camp not only provided a summer escape, but it also helped young people develop strong personal values and character, a positive sense of self-worth and usefulness, a desire to learn, and even social adeptness. The outdoor experience is one of the most important aspects of Scouting we can provide for our kids. Even Scouting s founder Baden-Powell once said, A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room. Help us continue the tradition of camping excellence in the Heart of America Council and let s make sure every boy gets to experience the magic and memories of Scouting s outdoor classroom. Yours in Scouting, Brent Worley Council Camping Chairman Aaron Guest Vice President - Program Kenn Miller Scout Executive 2

3 Table of Contents CubCraft Day Camp...4, 5 Bear Camp...6 Bear STEM Camp...7 Webelos Camp...8 Webelos STEM Camp...9 Bartle Boy Scout Camp...10 Naish Boy Scout Camp...11 Boy Scout/Venturing STEM Camp...12 Eagle Adventure Camp...13 High Adventure...14 Scouting Financial Assistance Available The outdoor experience is one of the most important aspects of Scouting and the Heart of America Council believes that every Scout should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. For those that need a little bit of help, financial assistance or Camperships are available to those who qualify. Visit ScoutCamping.org to apply. 3

4 CubCraft Day Camp Destination: 14 Locations Across Kansas & Missouri Who Can Attend: Cub Scouts 1st 5th Grade (includes Kindergarten graduates) Technology meets Scouting this summer at CubCraft - our game inspired Day Camp adventure. Explore a new world of fun at one of 14 camps conveniently located throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CubCraft Day Camps run 4-5 days from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and are open to all Cub Scouts in the 1st 5th grade, including Kindergarten graduates. Archery Science Sports Slingshots Arts & Crafts Obstacle Course Cost: $65 per Scout Includes t-shirt, patch and all program materials Payment On or Before After Paid at Camp Price $65 $75 $80 *New Scouts are always $65 Register now at hoac-bsa.org/cub-scout-day-camp *Please register as a pack 4

5 Atkins-Johnson Farm Naish South Camp Gladstone, MO Bonner Springs, KS Douglas County Johnson County Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Gardner, KS Lawrence, KS Confederate Park Higginsville, MO American Legion Farm Blue Springs, MO Jerry Smith Park Kansas City, MO Miami County Fairgrounds Paola, KS Artesian Park Clinton, MO Platte County Fairgrounds Tracy, MO VFW Post 1829 Kansas City, MO Shawnee Riverfront Park Shawnee, KS Camp Timberlake Stilwell, KS Camp Reeder Harrisonville, MO 2017 CubCraft Day Camp Sessions District Day Camp Dates Location Big Muddy June 5-8, 2017 Confederate Park Higginsville, MO Blue Elk July 10-14, 2017 American Legion Farm Blue Springs, MO Golden Eagle June 26-29, 2017 Atkins-Johnson Farm Gladstone, MO High Trail June 26-29, 2017 Jerry Smith Park Kansas City, MO Iron Horse June 26-30, 2017 Johnson County Fairgrounds Gardner, KS Kaw June 5-9, 2017 Naish South Camp Bonner Springs, KS Lone Bear June 5-9, 2017 Artesian Park Clinton, MO Northern Lights June 12-15, 2017 Pelathe Pioneer Trails Platte County Fairgrounds Tracy, MO May 30-June 2, Douglas County Fairgrounds 2017 Lawrence, KS June 12-15, 2017 Shawnee Trails June 12-16, 2017 VFW Post 1829 Kansas City, MO Shawnee Riverfront Park Shawnee, KS Soaring Eagle June 5-9, 2017 Camp Timberlake Stilwell, KS Spirit Trail June 26-30, 2017 Camp Reeder Harrisonville, MO Twin Rivers June 5-8, 2017 Miami County Fairgrounds Paola, KS 5

6 Who Can Attend: Bear Scouts (3rd Grade) A RT NC HE IL Naish Scout Reservation, Bonner Springs, KS THEO DO R Destination: H SCOUT R AIS ES E EN ON ATI RV Bear Camp OF A M ER IC A C OU Nestled in the hills of Bonner Springs, Bear Camp provides Cub Scouts their first chance to camp at a real Boy Scout Reservation. Bear Camp is for Cub Scouts in the 3rd grade and includes opportunities to complete Bear required and elective adventures. This 2-day, 1-night Scout-and-Buddy (parent or guardian) adventure is a can t miss experience at one of the highest rated summer camps in the country. Build a Toolbox Archery Pirate Ship Water Park Western Stockade and Tipi Village Climbing BB-guns Cost: $75 per Scout $55 per adult Includes all meals, t-shirt, patch and program supplies Bears Adults Den Chiefs On or Before $75 $55 $35 After $95 $75 $45 Register now at hoac-bsa.org/cub-scout-bear-camp *Please register as a pack 2017 Bear Camp Sessions 6 Session 1 June 4-5, 2017 Session 7 July 9-10, 2017 Session 2 June 9-10, 2017 Session 8 July 15-16, 2017 Session 3 June 11-12, 2017 Session 9 July 21-22, 2017 Session 4 June 16-17, 2017 Session 10 July 23-24, 2017 Session 5 June 18-19, 2017 Session 11 July 29-30, 2017 Session 6 June 25-26, 2017

7 IL THEO DO R A RT NC HE Destination: Naish Scout Reservation, Bonner Springs, KS Who Can Attend: Bear Scouts (3rd Grade) H SCOUT R AIS ES E EN ON ATI RV Bear STEM Camp OF A M ER IC A C OU Escape from the ordinary at this one of a kind summer camp. Bear STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp provides Scouts a high tech interactive outdoor experience at the Naish Scout Reservation. Complete your STEM/NOVA award requirements and make a splash with traditional camp favorites like swimming and archery. This 2-day, 1-night Scout-and-Buddy (parent or guardian) camp is open to all Bear Scouts in the 3rd grade. Laws of Motion Levers & Machines Wildlife & Ecosystems Geology Weather Watcher Pirate Ship Water Park Cost: $75 per Scout $55 per adult Includes all meals, t-shirt and program supplies Register now at STEMCamping.org 2017 Bear STEM Camp Sessions Session 1 June 23-24, 2017 Session 2 July 7-8,

8 IL THEO DO R A RT NC HE Destination: Naish Scout Reservation, Bonner Springs, KS Who Can Attend: Webelos Scouts (4th & 5th Grade) ON ATI RV Webelos Camp H SCOUT R AIS ES E EN OF A M ER IC A C Welcome to Webelos Camp an outdoor adventure that will put your new Webelos and Arrow of Light-bound Scouts on track for success. Scouts will spend 3-days and 2-nights in Boy Scout campsites and will get a true taste of what Scout camping is all about. Scouts will also have the opportunity to start several Webelos and Arrow of Light required and elective adventures. Fun and friendship is waiting at Camp Naish. Rocketry Archery Climbing and Rappelling First Responder Into the Wild Aquatics Cost: $155 per Scout $145 per Full Time Leader Includes all meals, patch and program supplies Webelos Full Time Leaders Den Chiefs On or Before $155 $145 $60 After $175 $165 $65 Register now at hoac-bsa.org/webelos-camp *Please register as a pack 2017 Webelos Camp Sessions 8 Session 1 June 20-22, 2017 Session 6 Canceled Session 2 June 25-27, 2017 Session 7 July 15-17, 2017 Session 3 June 28-30, 2017 Session 8 July 20-22, 2017 Session 4 July 6-8, 2017 Session 9 July 23-25, 2017 Session 5 July 9-11, 2017 Session 10 July 28-30, 2017 OU

9 Webelos STEM Camp Destination: Bartle Scout Reservation, Osceola, MO Who Can Attend: Webelos Scouts (4th & 5th Grade) Unlock your imagination at Webelos STEM Camp. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) themed camp isn t your typical camp. Webelos Scouts will participate in hands-on workshops exploring everything from robotics to engineering at the Bartle Scout Reservation. Webelos STEM Camp is a 2-day, 1-night camp open to all Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian. Robotics Laws of Motion Science Lab Weather Watcher Team Building Shooting Gallery Cost: $30 per Scout $30 per adult Includes all meals, patch and program supplies Register now at STEMCamping.org 2017 Webelos STEM Camp Sessions Spring Session April 29-30, 2017 Fall Session October 7-8,

10 Bartle Boy Scout Camp Destination: Bartle Scout Reservation, Osceola, MO Who Can Attend: Boy Scouts Recognized as one of the best Boy Scout camps in the country, the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation is the ultimate summer camp destination stretching across 3 camps and 4,200 acres. Experience the only 10-day Boy Scout camp in the country in the Ozark Hills on Truman Lake in Osceola, Missouri. Discover more than 40 different merit badges and a host of aquatics, climbing, shooting sports and outpost programs. The Bartle Scout Reservation is also the home of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a nationally renowned program that keeps older Scouts coming back to summer camp. Water Skiing Action Archery BMX Bike Course Top Shot Powderball Ice Climbing Tribe of Mic-O-Say Cost: $330 per Scout Includes all meals and select program supplies Scouts 1st 2 Leaders Additional Leaders Part Time Leaders On or Before $330 $225 $330 $50 per day After $355 $250 $355 $60 per day Register now at hoac-bsa.org/bartle *Please register as a troop 2017 Bartle Boy Scout Camp Sessions 10 Session 1 June 5-14, 2017 Session 4 July 7-16, 2017 Session 2 June 15-24, 2017 Session 5 July 17-26, 2017 Session 3 June 25-July 4, 2017 Session 6 July 27-August 5, 2017

11 Who Can Attend: Boy Scouts A RT NC HE IL Naish Scout Reservation, Bonner Springs, KS THEO DO R Destination: H SCOUT R AIS ES E EN ON ATI RV Naish Boy Scout Camp OF A M ER IC A C OU A top Midwestern summer camp destination year after year, the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation encompasses 900 acres of Scouting paradise in the rolling hills high above the Kaw River Valley. The Camp Naish Boy Scout summer program includes a 6-day adventure with a robust merit badge curriculum that includes 42 merit badges ranging in subjects from Movie Making to Welding. In addition to offering Order of the Arrow unit elections, Call-Outs, and Inductions, Camp Naish features extensive camp programs from sunup to past sundown. Rock Face Challenge ATV Outpost Canoeing & Kayaking Golf SCUBA Order of the Arrow Cost: $250 per Scout Includes all meals and select program supplies Scouts 1st 2 Leaders Additional Leaders Part Time Leaders On or Before $250 $150 $250 $50 per day After $275 $175 $275 $60 per day Register now at hoac-bsa.org/naish *Please register as a troop 2017 Naish Boy Scout Camp Sessions Session 1 June 4-10, 2017 Session 2 June 12-17, 2017 LDS 11-year-old Session June 23-24,

12 IL HE RT A Who Can Attend: Boy Scouts / Venturers/Explorers NC Naish Scout Reservation, Bonner Springs, KS H SCOUT R AIS ES E EN ON ATI RV Destination: THEO DO R Boy Scout/ Venturing STEM Camp OF A M ER IC A C OU Explore summer like never before at our 6-day Boy Scout/Venturing STEM Camp. This interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) themed camp is open to all registered Boy Scouts,Venturers and Explorers, and will give Scouts the chance to be creative and develop leadership and teamwork skills. Held at the Naish Scout Reservation, work alongside the experts from Kansas City s top tech companies on your way to SUPERNOVA status. Engineering Chess Career Workshop Science of GPS Team Competitions Aquatics Cost: $250 per Scout $250 per leader Includes all meals and program supplies Register now at STEMCamping.org 2017 Boy Scout/Venturing STEM Camp Summer Session 12 June 13-18, 2017

13 Eagle Adventure Camp Destination: Bartle Scout Reservation, Osceola, MO Who Can Attend: Boy Scouts Take flight at the Bartle Scout Reservation s newest camp. Eagle Adventure Camp is geared towards senior Scouts who are close to earning their Eagle Scout rank. Camp curriculum will focus on Eagle required merit badges and a handful of unique merit badges that are tough to earn anywhere else. Eagle Required Merit Badges Unique Merit Badges Aquatics Shooting Sports Team Building STEM Lab Cost: $245 per Scout $245 per leader Includes all meals and program supplies Register now at hoac-bsa.org/bartle 2017 Eagle Adventure Camp Summer Session July 30 August 5,

14 High Adventure No one offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, the BSA leaves lasting memories and fosters development in character and leadership. From the aquatic adventures of Florida Sea Base to the canoeing challenge of Northern Tier, from the backpacking expeditions at Philmont Scout Ranch to the adventure sports programs at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, these experiences will shape you and teach you about yourself. Destination: Florida Sea Base, Islamorada, FL Located in the beautiful Florida Keys, the Florida Sea Base offers unparalleled aquatic opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Destination: Northern Tier, Ely, MN Explore and canoe millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. Destination: Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM The Philmont Scout Ranch challenges Scouts with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness and includes backpacking treks and training opportunities. Destination: The Summit, Glen Jean, WV Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the BSA s newest High Adventure Base and serves as an adventure sports paradise for youth and adults. To learn more or to book your high adventure excursion visit scouting.org/scoutsource/highadventure.aspx 14

15 Scouting 500 August 25-27, 2017 Kansas Speedway Get ready to leave normal in the dust because we re back on the track in 2017! The Scouting 500 returns to Kansas Speedway August Experience the best of Kansas City Scouting and go full throttle with more than 130 activities over 3 days of high-octane excitement at this one of a kind weekend camping festival. From zip lines to go karts to patch trading We re taking over the entire Speedway for 1 epic event! The Scouting 500 is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and family members. Stay the weekend or just visit for the day for only $ You heard right you can stay the entire weekend for only $37.50!!! Cost includes 2 nights camping, access to all activities, 3 Saturday meals, commemorative water bottle and event patch. Monster Trucks Go Karts Robotics Shooting Sports Live Music Zoomobile Car Show Zip Lines SCUBA Private NASCAR Race Sports Clinics AND MUCH MORE! Register by June 1 and receive a FREE Scouting 500 Sling-Bag Text 500 to or visit Scouting500.org to register. SPONSORED BY 15

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