Calling Troop 122 Eagles!

Calling all Troop 122 Eagles!
Join us to kick off 2016 and celebrate a special milestone:

“150+ Eagle Scouts for Troop 122”

Monday, January 11, 2016
7pm  – Regular Monday Meeting
Grace Covenant Church, OP Kansas


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Nates Eagle Scout Project

Hello Troop 122,

The first day of my Eagle Scout project is coming up this Saturday (December 5). We will be assembling and staining shelves to store shoes on (be sure to bring old clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting stain on).

The project will be conducted at 9:00 am at my house, at 13732 Bond St. Overland Park KS. If you plan on coming to help, please contact me at my email ( so that I can get an estimate on how many people are coming. I am planning for the project to be done by noon. And yes, there will be doughnuts in the morning and pizza for lunch. We could also use an extra cordless drill or two if you can bring one.

Thank you to everyone that plans on coming!


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Brendan’s eagle project Saturday November 14th!

Hello troop 122!

With the SAC camp out this weekend, we will be short on volunteers for the second phase of the Eagle Scout project this coming Saturday at 11:15 AM at Brendan’s house. (11514 s Rene st Olathe ks)

If you are available to help collect donations, please contact Brendan at his:

Thank you for all of the support up to this point and to the volunteers who helped last weekend!

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Summit Bechtel high adventure opportunity

Troop 122 is going to Summit Bechtel July 24-30 2016.

We need at least 3 adults and up to 9 scouts to sign up for the trip and need a deposit of $100 collected as a deposit within 30 days (Nov. 30)

Scouts must be 13 years old by September 1, 2016.

All kinds of activities to choose from – Mountain Biking, White water Rafting, zip lining and much more – we can customize our adventure

Based on the programs costs may vary from $750 to $950 for the facility plus travel costs

Please let me know if you want to sign up ASAP!


High Adventure Chair for Troop 122

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Brendan’s Upcoming Eagle Scout Project!

Hello Troop 122!
Do you have a taste for donuts or need service hours for rank advancement?
If you answered yes to one or both of these questions there is a great opportunity coming up on the Saturday of November 7th (9:15 A.M.) and again on the following Saturday, November 14th! (11:15 A.M.)
I am conducting a winter apparel drive for neighborhoods around Olathe, Kansas for my eagle scout project this fall season to help those in need in my home community. We will be collecting and donating winter clothes to Turnstyles Olathe near Olathe South High School. This project will benefit the community and keep every citizen in Olathe warm.
*Scouts will help drop off flyers and collect donations, but a total of five parent volunteers will be needed in order to transport them in between houses and neighborhoods.
If you would like to help, there are three ways that you can impact your community:
1.) Sign up for dates to volunteer your time and eat donuts!
2.) Donate your winter clothing to those in need!
Acceptable Items: Winter Coats, Jackets, Snow Pants, Boots, Hats, and Gloves.
3.) Recommend a local business or perish that would be willing to help out!
Sign up sheets will be at Troop 122 meetings on Monday Nights! I will also be there to field any questions that you may have.
Please contact me by email at or at an upcoming meeting if you are interested in this project.
Thank you and I hope to see you soon!
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Our Facebook friends group

Don’t forget to follow the “Friends of Troop 122” Facebook to get the most up to date information and updates at


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Troop 122 Trash Bag Sales?

Hello Troop 122

Several troop members have asked and we wanted to let you know:  Kristina Ferguson plans to organize a “trash bag sale” with our troop again in the spring (probably late February).   Here’s the catch: we’ve heard that Olathe School District is having students sell bags for a school fund raiser. Perhaps you can remind your friends and neighbors (and your best customers!) that you will be back in the Spring to sell trash and lawn bags to support your adventures with Scouting.   All profits from individual sales go back to the scout.

For more information, please contact Kristina Ferguson  (

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Photography opportunity for older scouts: “Photography Explorer Post by Hallmark”

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If you have an aspiring photographer who will be in 9th through 12th grade—they might want to look into the Photography Explorer Post sponsored by Hallmark.  Exploring is a co-ed opportunity for scouts (and non-scouts).  This particular opportunity is outlined below including an Open House meeting at Hallmark’s Union Hill Studio on Wednesday September 16.  See the details below, including the RSVP instructions.

Thank you to Troop 122’s Kristina Ferguson for sharing this opportunity with us!

Exploring is a career awareness program here in the Heart of America Council for young men and women in the ages of 14 through 20.  If you’d like to know more about Exploring opportunities here in our council—including law enforcement, construction, law, energy, advertising, engineering—simply point your browser to

Yours in Scouting,

Gregg Riess

Troop 122 Committee Chair



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Calling all photographers from Naish and Bartle!

If you took any pictures while you were were camping this summer, please upload them to the share below:,&authkey=!AH2Fnp6ubFcSUW4

You will see folders for both Naish and Bartle, please share your photos with us so that we can all enjoy them – and so we can put together a slide show for the September Court of Honor.  Please upload anything you have by 8/31.


Dave Keller

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New district name!

Hey!  Our district boundaries are shifting, and with that, our new district will have a new name.  No more Red-Tailed Hawk.  What our new name is may be up to you!  Submit your suggestions to Cortland Bolles ( by July 24.

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Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Needs Our Help!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weather this past holiday weekend.  Now that both summmer camps are behind us, it seems as if summer is on fast forward.

We have an opportunity this summer to help out our troop’s church home, Grace Covenant Presbyterian.  They have asked us to help make the playground area at the church safer for all the kiddos that use it.  We will be meeting at the church on the evening of Tuesday, July 21st from 6:30-8:00 PM (or just until the job is done) to “fluff” the mulch.

Please bring gloves, garden rakes, shovels, pitch forks, or any other lawn/garden equipment you think will make the job easier.

Please RSVP to

I hope to see you on July 21st!
Greg Kristoff

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Reminder: Joaquin’s Eagle Project this Saturday, June 27th!

Hey Troop-122!

Time: We will meet at my house (11555 Hemlock St. Overland Park, KS 66210) at 8:00AM & we should be done no later than 4:00PM.

RSVP: If you are an adult that’s willing to transport scouts to the work site, I would truly appreciate any assistance & also, scouts if you can attend PLEASE send me an email at

Recap:  We will be insulating a basement to improve the energy efficiency to a home. This will include insulation of the home’s rim joists for (CHWC) Community Housing of Wyandotte County.

NEW– Please wear older clothing, shoes, shirts with long sleeves & pants only.

Incentives: GREAT Community Service hours opportunity. Breakfast, lunch & cold beverages will be provided to the scouts & adults!

Rain or Shine, I hope to see you this weekend!

NEW– CORRECTION/UPDATE on work site — the home’s location is 4400 Leavenworth Road, KS 66104

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Joaquin Eagle Scout Project

Who: Joaquin J.

What: Eagle Scout Project

Location: 5729 Parrallel Kansas City KS 66104

When: 8:00AM to aprox. 4:00PM on Saturday June 27th!

Hello everyone!

My name is Joaquin; I am a Life Scout in Troop 122 and would really appreciate it if you all could come down and help with my Eagle Project. A brief rundown of my project is we will be insulating the basement of a home that was provided by the Community Housing of Wyandotte County. The mission statement of this nonprofit organization is to provide lower income families a home. These homes are made with a very basic design so extra, but extremely vital components such as insulation are typically disregarded during construction.

Everyone will meet at my house (11555 Hemlock St Overland Park, KS 66210) at approximately 8:00AM, and then we will organize transportation to the site of the project while enjoying a hardy breakfast of donuts and juice. We will all travel together via carpooling so please email me if you are an adult who is capable of providing transportation for the scouts. I expect that this project will not go much longer than 4:00PM. Please wear older clothing and gloves because the foam sealant we will be using is very onerous in removal from clothing and skin. Lunch will also be provided for the scouts and adults.

If you have any question or can RSVP please use the email below to contact me:


See you there scouts!

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May 23rd Eagle Project

Hello scouts of 122!

Don’t forget that Matt’s eagle project is taking place this Saturday, May 23rd! We will meet at the HappyBottoms warehouse in Lenexa, which is really just a 10 minute drive from the church. It’s located at 14820 W 107th St, Lenexa KS 66215. We will begin around 9:00 AM. Once again, we’re building rather large tables so if anyone has extra power drills please bring them as that will really make construction move much quicker.

There will be juice and donuts waiting for you upon arrival, and pizza for lunch!

We hope to see you there!

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New Camp Shirts!


Members of troop 122 have the opportunity to buy a camp shirt this year! Each camp has their own shirt with the name on it as well as the campsite we will be staying in. These shirts will be available to order for $28 by contacting Mr. Latimer at with your name, size, and camp by the May 18th court or honor.

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