On Earth Day 2017 (Saturday, April 22), the Scouts of Troop 324 conducted the 1st Annual Earth Day Old-Paint-Recycling-And-Disposal Drive!!
The 1st-ever Troop 324 paint recycling drive was a success!
We handled more than 1000 old gallon and quart cans of paint and stain, and delivered them to the Johnson County Waste Recycling Facility. The recycling facility disposes of hazardous materials, and recycles by making usable paints and stains available for non-profits and charities. We made new friends, helped the environment, increased awareness of an important ecology issue, earned community service hours, and raised more than $1700 to support Scouts and the ideals of Scouting.
Thank you to everyone who participated. You are making a difference! Cool!
Troop 324 is a camping troop in Overland Park that produces Scouts and Eagles with a love for protecting and sustaining our Mother Earth.
to raise awareness of ecology
to encourage people to help protect the Earth
to teach how to properly dispose of hazardous waste
to raise some funds for Troop 324 Camp Scholarships and equipment
Lots of homeowners in Overland Park and Kansas City save old paint and oil-based stains long past their useful lives. These old materials are stored in garages and basements around KC, and the chance that a container or can might leak, rust, or otherwise allow these unused hazardous materials to contaminate our precious environment grows larger every year.
You can help!! Friendly Scouts from Troop 324 will collect latex or oil-based paints and stains, and inspect, catalog and sort the containers, and safely transport them to the Johnson County Waste Recycling Facility for disposal. Suggested donation is $2 per gallon, and $1 per quart, but we will transport all your containers. We appreciate every donation; all proceeds go to support Scouts and Scouting in Kansas City.
Earth Day = April 22, 2017
Anytime between 9AM and Noon
Nottingham Forest Pool
11940 Grant Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Meet at the Church on Friday at 5:00 pm. for departure.
Anticipate return to Church around 1:00 pm on Sunday.
Canoeing on the Niangua River
$40 per Scout and $35 per adult (cost includes camping and canoeing fees, plus four meals). Pay at registration.
Field uniform (Class A) during travel to and from the campsite.
Scout T-shirt with shorts or bathing suit,water shoes or tennis shoes, and hat (suggested) while canoeing.
Seasonal camping attire at all other times.
Seasonal camping equipment, including rain gear and appropriate clothing for cool evenings and nights.
Water shoes or tennis shoes suitable for wearing in the river required (no bare feet).
Extra shoes or boots for wearing in camp
Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses with strap (optional but recommended)
Ziploc bags (for keeping equipment dry while in the canoe), to be placed in backpack and secured to canoe with length of rope.
Large plastic bag for holding wet clothes and shoes after return to camp.
Coin-operated shower facilities available at campsite, so bring coins, towel, soap, and shampoo if interested in showering.
Also money to purchase Sunday lunch during return trip.
Bring sack dinner to eat while traveling to the campsite. Patrols will plan, purchase, and prepare Saturday breakfast and dinner, as well as Sunday breakfast. Adults will do likewise, separately from the patrols.
Troop will purchase all provision for Saturday lunch, to be eaten alongside the River.
Sunday lunch (fast food) to be purchased during return trip. So bring money for Sunday lunch if you want fast food on the trip back.
I-435 east to US-71.
US 71 south to MO-7.
MO-7 south to Clinton. At south edge of town (at intersection with MO-13), turn left to stay on MO-7 south, going approximately 28 miles to US-65.
US-65 south approximately 39 miles to US-64.
US-64 east approximately 17 miles to Riverfront Trail (on your right, just after Cat Hollow Trail on your right and Moonlight Lane on your left).
Follow the signs to Riverfront Campground. Approximate travel time is 4 hours (200 miles).
The Troop will assign Scouts and adults to canoes.
Only Scouts who have both swimming and lifesaving merit badges and are approved by the Scoutmaster may operate a canoe without an adult.
Whenever possible, adults will be assigned to canoes with their scout.
To contact your Scout in an emergency, try calling:
Scoutmaster Ken Bredehoeft at (816) 674-1437
or, Tom Ring at (816) 853-6701 (assumes coverage).
If no answer, call the campground at 1-888-67-FRONT and leave a message.
Registration for the 2017 Canoe Campout begins during the April 17th Court of Honor Troop Meeting and closes during the May 1 Troop meeting.