Welcome to Nih ka ga hah District
Our district covers McDonald, Jasper, Newton, Lawrence and Barry counties in Missouri. We serve almost 1,500 youth in 80 Scouting groups that are lead by over 300 volunteer leaders. Our goal is to give every youth the opportunity to join Scouting and benefit from this program that is building character, developling leadership, and is values based.
This is a monthly leaders meeting filled with comradary, a training element, and information sharing. Any leader is invited and encouraged to attend on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They are held at Martin Luther School in Joplin (26th Street & Connecticut).
District Popcorn Kickoff will be held THIS SATURDAY starting at 9am. Location is Latter Day Saints Church in Granby (23030 Missouri 86, Granby, MO 64844). Lunch will be provided. All units should plan to send their kernel and any other leader that is interested in supporting their unit sale this year.
Hooked on Scouting Recruitment Campaign
Is your unit ready to recruit more kids into a quality program? If not, get planning becuase the coordinated recuitment in the district is scheduled for September 4, 2014. All new Cub Scouts will receive a free rod & reel and be invited to attend a free fishing beltloop event on September 27. Contact the council office to make sure you have your flyers ordered / boy talks scheduled / recruitment posters & yard signs / etc.
Crowder College Merit Badge University
On October 4, Boy Scouts will be converging on Crowder College to work on merit badge requirements. Below is the information and registration forms. Be sure to get your Scouts registered early to get the best chance at their requested classes.
~2014 Crowder MBU Cover Sheet
~2014 Crowder MBU Registration Form
~2014 Crowder MBU Pre-Requisites
~2014 Crowder MBU Leader Training
Franklin Technology Center Merit Badge University
On November 1, 2014 Franklin Technology Center in Joplin will be hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts. Early Bird registration deadline is October 16 which will save you $10 per Scout. There will be 7 badges offered with some having pre/post requisites.
~2014 Franklin Tech Cover & Pre-Requisites
~2014 Franklin Tech Registration Form
~2014 Franklin Tech MBU Leader Training
Missouri Southern State Merit Badge University
On November 8, 2014 MSSU School of Business Admin in Joplin will be hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts. Early Bird registration deadline is October 23 which will save you $10 per Scout. There will be 20 badges offered with some having pre/post requisites.
~2014 MSSU MBU Cover
~2014 MSSU MBU Pre-Requisites
~2014 MSSU MBU Registration Form
~2014 MSSU MBU Leader Training
Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor List
List updated August 2014 - click here