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Katy Trail Campout 2017

Let’s go ride bikes!

The Katy Trail is a converted railroad track, and America’s longest “rails-to-trail” project. The trail stretches for 237 miles across most of the state of Missouri. More than half of it follows Lewis and Clark’s path up the Missouri River. We’ll ride our bikes beneath towering river bluffs with bald eagles circling high overhead.

  • Plan and conduct a troop bicycle ride
  • Rank advancement
  • Have fun!!
  • Friday, November 10th, through Sunday, November 12th, 2017.
Departure & Return:
  • Meet at Church on Friday for departure at 05:30 PM.
  • Anticipate return to Church by early afternoon on Sunday.
  • Cold weather camping at Katy Roundhouse Campground in New Franklin, MO.  Bike ride along the Katy trail from Rocheport along the Missouri RIver.
  • On Saturday morning, we will drive from New Franklin to Rocheport, where we will pick up the rental bikes (Other bikes must be carried on vehicles).  We will bike 15 miles to Easley, where we will eat lunch (Provided by the Troop), and then bike back to Rocheport.  Older scouts may organize and conduct a longer trek with adequate adult supervision and alternative lunch arrangements.  Troop will also provide a post-ride snack in Rocheport.  After all bikers have returned to Rocheport, we will drive back to New Franklin and work with younger Scouts on rank advancement.
  • $35.00 Per Scout and $25.00 Per adult.
  • Bike rental is an additional $30 to $40, which includes a helmet.  Pay all fees at registration.
  • Although you may bring your own bike, you must make your own arrangements to transport it to and from New Franklin (and between New Franklin and Rocheport), and you must also bring your own helmet. The troop trailer will NOT be transporting bikes, and NO one (Scout or adult) will be allowed to ride without a helmet.
  • Field uniform (Class A) during travels to and from campsite.
  • Proper biking attire, including sneakers and a helmet, for biking.
  • Seasonal camping attire while at campsite.
  • Seasonal camping equipment, including biking gear-helmet, canteen, rain gear, hat, jacket as appropriate, etc.
  • Your Scout handbook to use in camp – (always!!)
  • Consider that the weather for this weekend could be significantly colder than expected.
  • This ride calls for a bicycle with gears to help you cover some miles. If you need to borrow a bicycle, please let your SPL know and we will try to make arrangements.
  • Either eat dinner before departing from the Church on Friday evening or bring a sack dinner to eat upon arrival in New Franklin.
  • Troop will provide lunch and post ride snack on Saturday.
  • Patrols will plan, purchase, and prepare Saturday breakfast and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
  • I-435 east and north to I-70.  Then east on I-70 to exit 101.  North on MO-5 to New Franklin.  Then left at car wash.  Campground is down the hill ¾ of a mile on the left.
Emergency Contact:
  • To contact your Scout in an emergency, call (Mr. Crabtree 913-522-5676)



Emerald City Gallery – 10/17

Well, that was a lot of fun!

Troop 324 and a good number of Webelo guests spent the night playing at Emerald City.

Thanks to the Webelos that joined us! We’ll see you soon!

Emerald City-October 2017

Friday, October 27th-28th

Emerald City Gymnastics

9063 Bond, Overland Park, KS (913) 438-4444


Itinerary: Friday Night-Saturday Morning

  • 9:00-9:30 p.m. Meet at Emerald City. Check-in with Troop
  • 9:30 p.m. Instructions from Emerald City staff. All activities will open, including wall climbing
  • 10:30 p.m. Troop providing pizza and soft drinks for all scouts and adults
  • 12:30-2:30 a.m. The wall closes but all other activities stay open and organized games begin (dodgeball, capture the flag, etc)
  • 2:30 a.m. Lights out and movie on
  • 7:30 a.m. Parents pickup scouts/guests at Emerald City


$30 per Scout, $22 per adult. No charge for Webelos/5th grade guests.

Uniform: No need to wear your Scout uniform. Wear whatever you plan to climb in. Shorts and t-shirts recommended. Wear sneakers for climbing.

Equipment Needed: All participants will sleep inside the gym. Bring a sleeping bag/pillow, sleeping attire, and toiletries. Adults staying over may also want to bring chairs.

Registration: RSVP to Heather Hayselden @

A signed waiver from Emerald City is required for all participants.

Meet Troop 324

As your Cub Scout career comes to a close and you consider which Boy Scout Troop to join, we want you to know that Troop 324 is looking for new Scouts, just like you.  Our Troop has about 30 friendly scouts who like to have fun.  Most of the scouts attend Oxford and California Trail Middle Schools and Blue Valley Northwest and Olathe East High Schools.  We go camping once a month during the school year, spend over a week each summer at the Bartle Boy Scout Reservation on Truman Lake, and go on a “high adventure” trip about every summer.  We’ve gone white water rafting in the Rocky Mountains, backpacking at Philmont, sailing in the Florida Keys and canoeing on the boundary waters of northern Minnesota.  We learn Scouting skills, cook our own food, and make lifelong friends as we explore the great outdoors.


Please join us for our meet our troop night, fall activities, cookout and campfire at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 14th from 3:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

We promise you’ll have a great time!  You’re more than

welcome to spend Saturday night camping with us if you’d like, provided that

one of your parents camps with you.


To let us know that you can come to our Meet our Troop event, or to drop us a line if you have any questions, please email our Recruitment Chair, Paul Crabtree at .  Hope to see you soon!

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