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Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp at Bartle was a great time. We had almost perfect weather at first followed by a storm that destroyed the Kentucky Troop’s pop up tent, then the heat came. We had an great turn out and a lot of merit badges were earned.

We also learned about the legend of Loose Bullet who took on Kentucky Tim. Just ask one of the scouts who was at camp to hear the story that lives on at Bartle.

Here are some photos from camp. If you have more photos please contact Scott Valler to upload them to the troop photo site.

 

2017 Orienteering Campout

The Orienteering Campout was a great campout! We met at Shawnee Mission Park and spent several hours doing an orienteering course and geocaching. Some of the patrols brought out there hammocks for sleeping.

Enjoy the pictures.

2017 March Campout – Patrol Campouts

March was our patrol campout month. Each patrol went on their own campouts with themes they chose. A few patrols worked on their cooking merit badges.

Enjoy the photos!

 

2017 Orienteering Campout

Our April campout will be orienteering themed and will be held at Shawnee Mission Park. This is a primitive camping site with a fire pit, parking, and bathrooms that are about a 5 minute walk.

We will be going through an orienteering course and exploring some of the nearby geocaches.

Where:  Campground 1 at Shawnee Mission Park
Date:  Saturday, April 8th, April 7th to Sunday, April 9th
Time:  Please arrive at the campgrounds at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday
Campsite:  38.987933, -94.811183 (use the gate at the north end of the dam)
Bathrooms:  38.985824, -94.805677 (across from Shelter #6) (more…)

2017 Patrol Campouts in March

Now is the time to start planning your March Patrol campouts.  Each patrol should plan and schedule their own campout.  You may have your campout anytime during the month of March.

This is your time to get creative and do some of the things that are of special interest to your patrol members and that may be easier to accomplish with a smaller group.  Have fun, do something unusual, and take pictures.

We want pictures and videos of your adventures.

2017 Trappers Rendezvous Campout

The first campout of 2017 will be to “Trappers Rendezvous” on January 13-15th.  The event has roughly 6500 scouters and centers around the boys trading items (swap meet) and many other activities.  Read the Trapper’s Herald Guide which provides a lot of information about the weekend.

This is the first trip for our Troop to Trappers.  This is an annual event held at Harvey County Park, near Hutchinson or Newton Kansas.  The address for the park office is 2731 West Park Rd. Burrton KS 67020 (this will get you close) GPS location: 38.08686 N 97.58301 W

Check out the Facebook page for the event also:  https://www.facebook.com/TrappersRendezvous

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2016 SAC Museum Campout

We are going to SAC Museum in Nebraska for a museum tour, astronomy merit badge program and over-night.  This is going to be a great program.  They have an impressive collection of Air Force aircraft and other really cool items.

Remember to bring a sleeping mat, the thicker the better, a sleeping bag and water bottle.

Bring money for lunch or a sack lunch.  The Troop will provide dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. (more…)

2017 Bump City Lock-in

Our annual lock-in at Bump City this year is in February.  This will be a great time for youth interested in joining Boy Scouts to get to know us and ask lots of questions.

When: Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 12
Where: Emerald City Gym, 9063 Bond, Overland Park, KS 66214
Arrival Time: 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The doors open at 9:00 p.m,. and we will start promptly at 9:30 p.m., so be on time!
Depart: 7:00 a.m. – everyone must be cleared out by 7:30 am on Sunday

Please invite a Webelo or a friend interested in joining Scouts!

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2016 Wilderness Survival Campout

The Wilderness Survival campout is coming up quickly.  We hope to see everyone out there for a great time.

We are firming up the location now and will provide more information as soon as we can.

When: Saturday, November 12 – Sunday, November 13
Where: TBD
Arrival Time: We will be departing from the Wornall campus as soon as we are done cleaning up from the Veteran’s breakfast.
Lat/Long: TBD
Depart:  Troop 459 will break camp on Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m.

2016 Family Feast

This weekend is our Family Feast campout.  Families are welcome and can camp the night if they like.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to feed 10-12.  The meat will be cooked by Mr. Forson.  We plan to eat around 5:00 p.m.  You may wish to bring camping chairs.

This is a Webelos friendly campout so, please invite any Webelos and other Scout age boys that you know.  Let us know of any guests that plan on attending so we can have enough food. (more…)

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