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Summer Camp Updates

The Summer Camp page has been updated with payment information, registration instructions, forms, dates, and lots more.  Please make sure you get registered and pay your deposit right away.

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:


2016 SPL Elections

We are looking for the next Senior Patrol Leader to lead the troop during the next 6 months through Bartle summer camp.

We will be holding the election at the scout meeting on December 19.

If a scout is interested, they must at least be of a Star rank and be prepared with answers to the following questions:

1. What is your name, rank, and how long have you been in the troop?
2. What makes you a good leader for Troop 459?
3. How will you increase interest in meetings and campouts?
4. What improvements will you make for the troop?
5. How will you help with rank advancements among scouts?
6. How will you increase turnout and recruit new scouters?


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 Merit Badge Forum

Signup for the 2017 Merit Badge Forum is now open.

The Merit Badge Forum is an event organized by the district each year to give scouts an opportunity to earn up to three merit badges of their choosing. Scouts can take anywhere from one to three classes, two of which can be Eagle required. It is structured in a classroom style, with scouts working under a merit badge counselor to perform as many of the requirements as possible in that setting. Classes are held on three Saturday mornings.

See attached FAQs for additional information.

When: January 28, February 11 and 25, 2017 (all on Saturdays) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m (note this year’s classes are morning sessions)
Where: Saint James Academy – 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa (note this is a new location this year)
Cost: $ 8.00 total per Scout (NOT per class)
How to Sign Up:  Fill out the attached form and return to David Harris with $8 payment (made out to troop 459).  Note that depending on interest and availability of counselors, not all of the classes may be offered.


You can get this to David:

  1. Give to him in person at 11/21/16 troop meeting.
  2. Email completed form to (payment can be mailed or given at a troop meeting)
  3. Print out and mail completed form with check to:

David Harris
14122 Cody Street
Overland Park, KS 66221

Registration and payment will handled all at once, at the troop level on December 3.  Please have your completed forms and payment to David Harris before December 1 so that we can make sure all of the paperwork is in correctly.

After the district schedules the classes, we will let you know your individual schedules.

Any questions – please contact: David Harris:

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!


2016 Summer Camp Draw

We drew third session in Fort Union.  The dates are now on the calendar and we will be getting more information up as soon as we have it.  We will be putting all new information up on the Summer Camp page.

Please start thinking about getting your annual physicals scheduled for mid-spring so you can bring them in late May.  The new physical forms will be on-line as soon as the Council makes them available.

When: Sunday, June 25 – Tuesday, July 4 (Session 3)
Where: Bartle Scout Reservation, 5525 NE Scout Camp Road, Osceola, MO 64776-9000

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 Veteran’s Breakfast

Our troop is hosting the annual Veteran’s breakfast at the Colonial location at 95th & Wornall as a fund-raiser. We need maximum participation from our Scouts as we’re expecting to serve 400 Vets.

Please were your Class A uniform.

We will leave from here to go to the Survival campout directly after the breakfast.

When: Saturday, November 12
Where: Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
Arrival Time: By 6:45 a.m. sharp
Unifrom: Class ‘A’ – look sharp

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