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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2 April, 2015 08:33

Calendar Update

We will have a Troop meeting on Monday April 6th. We will be doing the 1st part of the physical fitness requirements for Tenderfoot. Scouts please bring Scoutbook and wear Class B or comfortable clothing.

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2015 Leadership Retreat


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We have an exciting announcement for our Troop!
Troop 122 is hosting our Leadership Retreat on Sunday, January 4 from Noon to 5pm.

This retreat is an opportunity for our Scouts to learn, grow and forge a strong future. This will benefit our Scouts and our troop!

We’re expecting attendance from current leaders such as Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol members, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders and others with positions of responsibility.

In addition to our current leaders, we suggest others to attend as well. We would expect to see our “upcoming leaders” attend as well. What’s an upcoming leader? Plan to join if you are a First Class or above & you desire to hold a leadership position in the next couple of years.

This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about basic leadership concepts that will help every boy as they mature into adulthood. Leadership training is valuable for all and is a critical skill employers seek as they interview, hire and promote. Our Scouts will learn from troop adults, a soldier in a leadership position, and others. We will have discussions and exercises as a team. Everyone will leave the retreat feeling energized and better equipped to handle their future with confidence.

1. Set the stage for leadership – why is leadership important for you and your troop?

2. Leadership basics and examples of various leadership styles

3. Outline the responsibilities, expectations, and best practices for leadership positions in the troop. Establish leadership elements of Troop Meetings, Campouts, Summer Camp and PLCs.

4. Game plan to improve leadership and set plans for ongoing leadership training for our troop.

Want more information? Contact Mr Tom Foster or any other troop leader.

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Eagle Project Nov. 6th and 7th

Please come help with Mitch Walden’s Eagle project this weekend!

We will meet on Saturday, December 6th at 8am at the Walden’s house (12831 W 117th St. Overland Park, KS) to build some raised flower beds in the garage.
We will meet again the next day, Sunday, December 7th at 1pm at God’s Garden, a community garden right next to Colonial Presbyterian Church (12501 W 137th St, OP, KS) to install the flower beds in the Garden. We will need shovels on Sunday so if you can come, please try to bring one.
Food will be provided both days.
I hope to see you all there!
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Eagle Project Sun. Nov. 16th


Come help Josh Riess with his eagle project on sunday november 16th at 2pm. We will be distributing fliers to homes in the community, asking for donations for mission southside. Meet at 13004 King St. OP, KS. Dress warm and make sure to bring water. See you there!

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16 October, 2014 20:24

Bartle Dates for 2015

June 24 – July 3, 2015

3rd Session, Camp Lone Star, Campsite Mohican

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14 September, 2014 16:04

Bashaw Farm Recap from Troop Historian Duncan C.

We started out at the church packing our stuff into the cars we were going to ride in. Then we left for camp at the Robinson Farm. Mr. Robinson and his family is nice enough to let us camp there every year. This is my second year going and can’t wait to go back. We were there in about 2 hours. Then we set every thing up including dining flies, tents and cook boxes and then went to sleep. The next day we cooked breakfast with the dutch oven. It had Sausage, eggs, milk and cheese and it was good. Then we started the activities which were either going to the Museum or Farm. I chose farm and I chose right. We rode little jeeps and got to go on the tractor. After that we went back to camp and had lunch which was a sandwich and some chips. Then we started doing the paintballs and other stuff. I loved the paintballs and I even knocked the cap off. Then we just hung out at the camp fire. At dinner we had some barbecue and it was awesome! Then we did some skits and they were funny.My favorite was the monk skit. Then we went to sleep. The next morning we packed and had some REALLY good breakfast. Like Sausage, Bacon And other good food. Then we put our things in our cars and left to go home.

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