Boy Scouts of America, Troop 425
It is the goal of Troop 425 for all Scouts to have the best possible scouting experience, while permitting each the opportunity to advance along the rank trail from Scout to Life and, if they are very successful, to the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouting experience at Troop 425 emphasizes a return to basic scout skills including backpacking and hiking rather than trailer or car camping, cooking over open fires when appropriate or light-weight backpack stoves rather than camp stoves, teamwork and leadership.
True adventure is experienced by good comrades who enter the "wilderness" with only their wits and what they can carry on their backs and then return having experienced the joys of nature, leaving no trace of their passage so that others may later share the same experience.
PROGRAM: Troop 425 has a 12-month camping program. Weekend campouts are scheduled from October through May. A 7-day scout camp is scheduled for June and the annual 10-day high adventure trip occurs in July, the troop reunion campout is planned for August and the father-son campout is set for September.Service projects include assisting the Overland Park Lions Club with posting the colors at various locations around Overland Park on national holidays and projects to assist the church, with new opportunities for service regularly presenting themselves. Merit badge classes are taught locally and are available through the Red-Tailed Hawk District and Heart of America Council.
Troop 425 and its scouts participate in both local honor camping societies, The Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Order of the Arrow.
Meetings:Troop 425 meets every Monday from 7:15 pm to 8:30pm at the house (aka Heritage House) just South of Heritage United Methodist Church, except the Monday following the monthly campout.
Meeting at Heritage House next to the Heritage United Methodist Church
12850 Quivira Rd. Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Telephone: (913) 897-6446