Kaw District

District Service Area

The Kaw District serves the counties of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and northeast Johnson in Kansas and includes the school districts:  Easton; Ft. Leavenworth; Leavenworth; Lansing; Piper; Basehor-Linwood; Tonganoxie; Bonner Springs/Edwardsville; Kansas City Kansas; Turner; and Shawnee Mission. The Kaw District and the Heart of America Council is dedicated to supporting the volunteer Scout leaders as they provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to the youth in this area.


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2021 Friends of Scouting

If you would like to help us change lives please consider giving to the 2021 Kaw District Community Campaign. Your gift matters, stays local, and impacts youth in the counties we serve in Kaw! Click here to give to the Kaw Community Campaign!

District Merger

On August 1, 2020 the Kaw District merged with the Shawnee Trails District to better serve the youth in the Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, and the Shawnee Mission School District. The merger of these two districts have formed the new Kaw District. District leadership is currently working together to ensure that commitments for both districts like school night, training, and other activities are held as planned. To learn more about the merger please visit here. Your district leadership has grown and looks forward to serving you during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the District Leadership contact list for questions or concerns.


Title Name Phone Number
District Chairman Kirk Peters 913.710.7367
District Commissioner Marshall Hollingsworth 913.522.6785
District Director Brandon Gawel 816.569.4974
District Executive Tom Fyffe  


Currently Roundtable is being held virtually each month. Invites to Roundtable will be emailed to unit Key 3 leadership and posted on the Kaw District Facebook page. In the interim Eagle project reviews and Eagle Board of Reviews will be handled individually through virtual or in-person review--this determination will be made by all parties involved in the process. For information on the Eagle process, please see the Advancement page.

Brandon Gawel

Brandon Gawel

District Director

Kaw District

10100 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
Thursday, May 19 (7:00PM - 9:00PM)
1100 Martinek Lane KCKS 66111
Saturday, May 21 (12:00AM - 11:59PM)
1100 Martinek Lane KCKS 66111
Saturday, May 21 (12:00AM - 11:59PM)