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DISTRICT 3

District 3:

Includes Atchison, Brown, and Doniphan Counties in Kansas and southern part of Buchanan County, south of State Rt 36. District Executive is Erik McGuire. District 3 has over 64 units and serves approximately 1,100 youth members. (A new name for our district will be decided on at a later date).                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Stories and Announcements

Pony Express Council District Renaming:

The Pony Express Council will offer adult volunteers, scouts, and scouters the chance to submit a request to rename our three districts.

Camp Farwesta to Host Spring Camporee: Top Gun- Scouting Style

Event is hosted by Troop 216 from District 1, and is open to Scouts from any district.

UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS/ACTIVITIES 

District Program Calendar

District 3 Program 2017.pdf                District 3 Program 2017-2018.pdf

13 Apr 17 6:15 pm  District 3 Cub/Boy Scout Roundtables & District Meeting, Wathena Community Bldg  303 E St Joseph Street (West of Dairy Barn off 36 Hwy)

23 Apr 17 Aviation MB/Airport Beautification Project/Aviation Explorer Post Open House, Amelia Earhart Airport, Atchison KS Amelia Airport Aviation Merit Badge Project.pdf and details about the event Amelia Earhart Day 2017 Details.pdf  Event moved from 22 April to Sunday, 23 April due to inclement weather scheduled for Saturday.

28-29 Apr 17  ALL Leader Training, Camp Geiger 

30 Apr 17  Scout Day at the K

5-6 May 17  Cub Scout Day Camp (Fri pm at Benedictine College in Atchison, Sat at 4H Fairgrounds in Troy KS)  

11 May 17 6:15 pm  District 3 Cub/Boy Scout Roundtables & District Meeting, Wathena Community Bldg  303 E St Joseph Street (West of Dairy Barn off 36 Hwy)

13 May 17 Annual Fishing Clinic, Atchison State Lake Fishing Clinic Flyer.pdf

19-21 May 17  Leave No Trace Trainers Course, Camp Geiger

DISTRICT EAGLES and AWARDS

New Kanza Awards and Eagles website.  Kanza District Awards & EaglesExternal Link

Eagle Scout Project Workbook Eagle Scout Project WorkbookExternal Link                                                                 

DISTRICT FORMS

BSA ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM... Here is an interactive form for your use...  ActivityConsentForm.pdf

New Guidelines for Tour Requests from BSA  Tour Requests FAQExternal Link

SERVICE HOURS REPORTING

Reporting Service Hours  Log Your Unit Service HoursExternal Link

All units must log in their service hours.  These hours are also used on the Journey to Excellence Scorecards each year. Service projects are a great way to help the community and also raise awareness of Scouting in your communities. It is very important that your unit is given the proper credit and recognition for it service projects it completes each year. There is a limitless number of project ideas your pack, troop, and crew can do each year. Contact your local community service organizations for ideas. Most have service projects they do each year and need your help! Here are just a few to consider for your yearly planning calendars.      Service Project Ideas.pdf                                                                                                                                        

SCOUTING LINKS

ELearning/Youth Protection Scouting ELearningExternal Link

Internet Rechartering RecharteringExternal Link

Journey to Excellence  JTEExternal Link

Service Hour Reporting Log Service HoursExternal Link

 VENTURING NEWS

PONY EXPRESS COUNCIL VENTURING OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (VOA)

PECVOA on FacebookExternal Link .  Check out our new site to see what your VOA is doing for Venturing in our area and learn about new and exciting Venturing opportunities.  Also check out our Pony Express Council Venturing Facebook page for information on upcoming activities and events for our council's Venturers. Pony Express Council VenturingExternal Link

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ADVENTURE QUEST 2017

The adventure you've been looking for awaits you!  Join us for Adventure Quest

July 30th– August 4th, 2017 at Camp Geiger, MO & Beaver Lake, AR  

Our Venturing 6-day co-ed adventure challenge is affordable and is packed with fun and adventure for all high school aged youth up to 21 years of age. You'll start your adventure meeting up at Camp Geiger near St. Joseph, MO then travel to beautiful Beaver Lake Arkansas for your high adventure activity.  This year's majors include Kayaking, Scuba, Photography, Backpacking, and Wilderness Survival.  Each major area is designed to help you develop a skill of your choice.  There are also several social activities you'll be able to enjoy with your friends.  For more information and to register click here:                Adventure Quest 2017

Check out our past pics of Adventure Quest at our Facebook Page  Adventure QuestExternal Link

 CAMP KANZA

Camp KANZA was officially established with a grand opening ceremony on October 24th  1981.  It contains approximately 29 acres of virgin forest land, has a shelter house, latrines, and plenty of camping space.  It is open for all area Scouters and Leaders.  The rules and procedures below outline the camp rules and procedures for reserving its use.

To reserve Camp Kanza please contact Doug Sexton at 913-426-0284 or email him.  

Camp Kanza History & Background.pdf

Camp Kanza Map & Layout.pdf

Camp Kanza Rules and Procedures.pdf

 Is there something you would like to see posted here or would like to submit an article?  If so contact your  District Executive, District Web Administrator or the Council Web Administrator.

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