When you give to the Heart of America Council, you make a commitment to more than 29,000 Kansas City area youth.
Your gift will ensure that today’s Scouts become tomorrow’s leaders.



Why Give?

Your investment helps transform parents into Scout leaders, kids into Scouts, and troops into families. 100% of your gift will benefit our local community and help us serve more than 29,000 Scouts annually.

The Cost of Scouting

$9,668 per day to maintain and operate the H. Roe Bartle and Theodore Naish Scout Reservations

$437,000 in annual financial assistance to support Scouting families

$150,000 in Camp Staff College Scholarships each summer

$178,000 in accident and liability insurance per year

Instant Impact

The Heart of America Council will invest approximately $180 per Scout annually with 87% of all investments going towards program services. Here’s how many Scouts have already been impacted this year by donors like you.

Scouts Impacted

Donations Received

Support a Scout for one year for only $15 a month

Kansas City Scouting

By the Numbers

How We Invest In Youth

How We Are Funded

Scouting Works

For three years, a research team from Tufts University worked with the BSA to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. The differences were striking.

Scouts are significantly more likely than non-Scouts to embrace values like “helping others” and “doing the right thing”

The Results


The more time kids spend in Scouting, the better the outcomes in character development.


Scouts are more likely to embrace positive social values than non-Scouts.


Scouts who are engaged and spend more time in the program were more hopeful, helpful, obedient, cheerful, kind and trustworthy.

Recognition Items

Invest in Scouting and receive these recognition items as a thank you from us! 


Family Level Patch


Leadership Level Patch


Friends of Scouting Hat


Pacesetter Level Patch

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