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Katy Trail Bike Campout – Mergen Farm @ Mergen Farm
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:00 am
Katy Trail Bike Campout - Mergen Farm @ Mergen Farm | Green Ridge | Missouri | United States

2014 Katy Trail Campout Flyer


Meet at Price Chopper 133rd and Mission, Friday, Sep 12th, at 6:00pm.  Load bikes on trailer (or bring it on personal bike rack).  We will depart Price Chopper promptly at 6:30pm (We will return home after we break camp Sunday morning).

If you plan to arrive late, leave early or leave during the campout, you MUST contact our Scoutmaster, Rob Day, by 10:00pm Thursday Sep 11th or you may not get credit for the campout.

You must bike or hike (see below) to receive credit for this campout.



ADULTS, Non-scout siblings & SPL Staff: $25.00

SCOUTS: $15 + patrol costs


Friday, Sep 12th

  • Eat Dinner en route
  • Arrive @ Mergen Farm before 8:30pm (Sunset:  7:28pm)
  • Setup Camp

Saturday, Sep 13th

  • Sunrise:  6:53am
  • 10am BIKE or HIKE on the beautiful KATY Trail.
    • Green Ridge, MO is 3 miles (6 miles round-trip) and
    • Windsor, MO is 11.5 miles (23 mile round-trip).
    • Camping MB requirement 9.b(3) – Take a bike trip of at least 15 miles or at least four hours.
  • Helmet required for all Riders!!!
  • Water Bottle for the Trail
  • Sack lunch or money for lunch in Green Ridge or Windsor (small back pack may be needed)
  • Return to campgrounds
  • Work on Rank Advancement
  • Fishing (bring fishing pole and bait)
  • Potential Water Activities if the weather forecast is above 80 degrees (bring swimsuit and towel)
  • Supper
  • Religious Service
  • Sunset:  7:27pm
  • Campfire (skit from each patrol)

Sunday, Sep 14th

  • Sunrise:  6:54am
  • Breakfast/Break Camp/Depart for home around 9:00am


Food/Cooking Format:

Friday Supper – en route

Saturday Breakfast

  • Patrols plan and prepare a Hot Breakfast
  • Adults & SPL Staff will cook & eat as the “Old Goat Patrol”

Saturday Lunch

  • Everyone bring a Sack Lunch. This needs to be carried on the trail, so a daypack might be a good idea. Carry water bottle.
  • There is a Casey’s General store in Green Ridge and in Windsor right off the trail, but the wait may be up to an hour for some items (like pizza).

Saturday Supper:

  • Patrols plan and prepare a Hot Supper and Dessert Competition
  • Adults, SPL Staff will cook & eat as the “Old Goat” Patrol.

Sunday Breakfast:

  • Patrols plan and prepare a Hot Breakfast
  • Adults, SPL Staff & Mustangs will cook & eat as the “Old Goat” Patrol.


Troop Policy:  NO Lighter Fluid, “Match-light”, or accelerant to be used.

Charcoal chimneys are provided by the Troop.

Equipment Needed:

  • Weather appropriate clothing, extra dry clothing to change into at night (Socks, sweats, t-shirts, gloves, etc.)
  • Sturdy Boots / Shoes & extra pair shoes.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Mess Kit (bowl, plate, insulated cup, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Rain Gear
  • Bike / Helmet / spare inner tube
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Sun Screen/Sun Glasses
  • Swimsuit & Towel (if weather is warm)
  • Compass
  • Patrol tents & tarps (check to make sure ALL parts are present)
  • Patrol Cook Boxes (cleaned & stocked)
  • Food for all meals / charcoal / stoves
  • Scout Handbook
  • Money for snacks at Casey’s General
  • (Consult your Scout Handbook for a complete list)

UNIFORM:  Scout T-Shirt, weather appropriate.

Patrols need to work together to make sure that patrol tents and cooking boxes are brought to camp by assigned patrol members.  If you have Patrol Equipment (tents, tarps, stoves, cooking equipment), make sure it makes it to this campout even if you aren’t attending.  Call your patrol leader, if he doesn’t call you by Wednesday, September 10th.  Patrol Quartermasters must speak to the Troop Quartermaster, Jeromy Rutledge;; if ANY additional equipment is needed (i.e. cooking grates, bricks, tent poles, tent pegs, tarps, tents) Paper goods, cup & knife/fork/spoon will not be provided.


Please sign-up at a regular Monday Troop meeting in September.  No shows and cancellations after Sept 11th will be charged the full amount.

Coordinating Patrol:

The coordinating patrol will be the Viking PatrolOne of the parents of a Viking Patrol Scout must drive the troop truck to and from the campout (Friday to Sunday).  The Troop Truck will be loaded by ALL TROOP QUARTERMASTERS and all Viking Patrol Members on Thursday, September 11th at 6:00PM.  The Troop Truck is located at the self-storage facility at 133rd and Holmes Road.  The Viking Patrol & All Quartermasters will unload the troop truck on Sunday morning following the campout.


If you have any questions please contact:

Scoutmaster Rob Day:

Campmaster Gilbert Trill:


Directions (84 miles, approx 1h30m):

From the Price Chopper go East on hwy 50 to Mo. Hwy 127 towards La Monte, Mo. La Monte is 8 miles east of Knob Noster. Turn Right (south) onto Hwy 127.  Travel approximately 10 miles until 127 forks to the right into Green Ridge. Do not go into Green Ridge, but stay left and continue on B Hwy. Travel approx.. 4 miles on Hwy B. Road will have sharp curve to the left and then when road starts to sharp curve to right, go straight onto CAMP BRANCH ROAD. Take Camp Branch Road up to 4 way intersection. Turn left onto Bagby Road. Go past Mergen farm on the left to the next gravel drive on the left.


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States


Session 1- 9/15/2014
Session 2 - 10/27/2014


Must be 1st Class Rank or Above

Philmont 2015 Planning Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Philmont 2015 Planning Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Philmont 2015 Planning Meeting

Troop Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Troop Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Troop Meeting – Class A’s – PSMS

Leawood City Council Flag Duty – Stick of Butter Patrol @ Leawood City Council
Sep 15 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Tamegonit Lodge 75th Anniversary Celebration Campout (Optional) @ Camp Naish
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 10:00 am
Tamegonit Lodge 75th Anniversary Celebration Campout (Optional) @ Camp Naish | Kansas City | Kansas | United States

Tamegonit Lodge 75th Anniversary Campout PDF Flyer

Tamegonit Lodge 75th Anniversary Campout

Where: Naish Scout Reservation
When: Friday, September 19th thru Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Meeting Time / Location:

Arrive at Naish Scout Reservation by 6:00pm on Friday night to set up camp. If you plan to arrive later or leave early, you MUST contact Matt Roening, by 8am on Friday, September 19th. email:

Real-Time Weather Link:

Come celebrate with a CARNIVAL of FUN! Experience an Arena Show featuring Wild West Performers complete with whip cracking tricks, magic, juggling extraordinaire and fire manipulation! Also on the playbill is the Lenexa Police Department introducing the trained dogs of their Canine Unit. Next you will have the opportunity to experience up close a view of the Raptors of the Dayshift; meet the Hawks that hunt the skies!

You won’t want to miss a visit to the Great House “Museum”. On exhibit will not only be the history of the Lodge, there will also be plenty of Scouting memorabilia and other history to view.

You will have the opportunity to carve out a piece of history by participating in the carving of a Totem Pole to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Celebration.

The shooting ranges will be open, Archery will be available and the climbing tower will be offered to those who wish to scale its heights!

And have we mentioned the food? Beginning with the opening night Extravaganza of music and food in the dining hall, the Carnival atmosphere will continue to the lunch event the next day.

The evening events will be a formal affair with a Banquet Celebration followed by the Vigil Call and the Dedication of Whippoorwill.

There will be games to play and exhibits to visit. Camp Naish will be an exciting celebration for all. And for the first time, non-Arrowmen will be allowed to camp for this weekend.

You will not want to miss your opportunity to experience this historical celebration and receive your unique 75th Anniversary Coup and Patch. See you there!

Just some of the things that have been confirmed for the Celebration:

  • OA National Chief, Nick Dannemiller, and OA Central Region Chief, Ricky Angeletti, will join us for the weekend!
  • Lodge Officer Elections will be held to elect the youth leadership for 2015, the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow program!
  • A dedication ceremony will be held for the renovated Whippoorwill Ceremony Ring; all Campers are invited to attend!
  • The Vigil Call will be made during the weekend!

NO late registrations, NO walk-ins, NO exceptions. All registrations are non-refundable.

What to take:

You will need weather appropriate clothing, extra dry clothing to change into at night, weather appropriate sleeping bag, ground mat, cup, and rain gear. Bring your Scout Handbook. As this is not a regularly scheduled campout, please make sure you or your tent partner bring a Troop tent and ground cloth.

NOTE TO Scouts and Adults

The Troop has a large stock of equipment we use on our campouts and other outings. We provide: tents, ground cloths (tarps), cooking equipment, water coolers, propane lanterns, tables, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies & shelters for all Scouts.

 Adults must bring their own equipment (tent, ground cover, water bottle, etc.).

 Troop 10 Chair PolicyDoes not apply to this campout.


Field dress uniform (Class A) is required for the Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening. Activity dress (Class B) is fine for all other activities. An example of Class B dress would be a Bartle or campout T-shirt and jeans.

Cooking and Meals:

  • Friday Supper:  Eat prior to arrival. Cracker Barrel at 8PM for all campers.
  • Saturday Breakfast:  Provided in Dining Hall
  • Saturday Lunch:  Provided in Dining Hall
  • Saturday Supper:Provided in Dining Hall
  • Sunday Breakfast:Provided – continental style breakfast

(Troop Policy: NO Lighter Fluid, “Match-light”, or accelerant to be used.  Charcoal chimneys are provided by the Troop)


  • Troop 10 Scouts:      $40.00 (Includes all meals)
  • Troop 10 Adults:       $40.00 (Includes all meals)


Commitment Date:

Troop 10 Scouts and Adults must sign up with the Troop (not online with OA) for this campout no later than September 11th.  All those who sign-up or commit to go will be charged the full fee of $40, even if they cancel (after September 11th) or don’t attend.  If you have to cancel, you can cancel at a meeting or by contacting Matt Roening, no later than September 11th. email:



Friday-September 19th

  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm – Check-in & Set-up (sunset: 7:23pm)
  • 8:00pm – Live D.J. Music Celebration in dining Hall – Cracker Barrel [for all Campers]

 Saturday, September 21st

  • 7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00amM – Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm – CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA……Midway Events, Open Shooting Sports / Climbing Tower / Field Games
  • 9:30am – 11:30am - Legacy Ceremony (21+) Other Ceremony Demos [Arrowmen]
  • 12:00pm – Lunch –Carnival Style
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm – CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA…….Midway Events continue
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm –Unit Campsite Activities for non-Arrowmen
  • 3:30pm – Lodge Business Meeting / Lodge Officer Elections [Arrowmen]
  • 5:4pmM – Chapter Elections [Arrowmen]
  • 6:45pm –Flag [All Campers]
  • 7:00pm – Banquet Dinner [All Campers] (Field / Class A Uniforms required)
  • 8:00pm – Vigil Call / Dedication / Celebration / Dancers [Arrowmen]
  • 8:00pm – Movie night for non-Arrowmen
  • 9:00pmM – Cracker Barrel [All Campers]

Sunday, September 22th

  • 7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:30am – Worship Service
  • 10:00am – Depart



If you have any questions please contact: 

Matt Roening,