In The News — St. Joseph Troop MO1231!

Check this out — our St. Joseph Troop made the papers!

Rebecca Hodges’ and Gloria Burton’s daughters spent one Saturday this month learning self-defense and the next at a daddy/daughter dance. Last fall, they went on a hayrack ride pulled by Belgian horses and learned fire safety at a camp out. And in the spring, they’ll learn more outdoor skills and might march in the Apple Blossom Parade.

This variety in their social calendars comes courtesy of American Heritage Girls, a faith-based scouting organization with a newly formed chapter in St. Joseph. Ms. Hodges and Ms. Burton are among five mothers who opted to begin the local chapter after learning about the organization from Focus on the Family founder James Dobson’s book “Bringing Up Girls.”

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To contact the St. Joseph Troop, visit

Still Life Drawing, Feb. 7 – Mar. 14

A six week class from The Hub Community Center of Vineyard Church. Join us as we delve into the world of drawing. We’ll start with pencil and charcoal, then move to color in the last 2 weeks.

Thursdays, Feburary 7 – March 14
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Register for this class and others at

Materials – Attendees will need to purchase materials before the first night of class.

  • Drawing pads: 18×24 inch, 9×12 inch, 67# white paper.
  • Soft pencils, number “B”‘s, erasers, charcoal, graphite, etc.
  • For color work, water color, color pencils, pastels, etc.
  • If you have an easel, please bring it with you to class.

Cost – Free

The Hub Community Center
8301 Lamar Ave.
Overland Park , KS
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A welcome introduction to Artastic for Pioneers and Patriots (ages 12 and older)

African Americans in the West, Feb. 7 – 28

Guided tour of the museum exhibits with an emphasis on the African American experience in the West.

Thursdays, February 7 – 28
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

National Frontier Trails Museum
318 W. Pacific
Independence, MO
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Consider this for Our Heritage; perhaps best for Explorers and older.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Feb. 6

Are YOU afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? What really happened? YOU decide! Based on the hilariously popular book, the play begins where the book leaves off, with the trial of a much-maligned citizen of the piggy public. Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for the demise of two of the three little pigs. Add a fast-talking independent reporter pig, a tough-as-nails judge with a weakness for musical theater and a smooth-talking lawyer pig and you’ve got a crazy cast that will keep you guessing – guilty or not guilty. When all the witness statements are in, the audience piglets become the jury and determine Al’s fate!

Wednesday, February 6
9:45 am until 12:00 pm

Grades 2 to 5

Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS
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A fun way to meet requirements from Theater

NWS SkyWARN Spotter Talks 2013

Interested in learning more about severe weather and storm spotting? Consider attending a SkyWARN spotter talk from the National Weather Service. Find the schedule and a map of locations for events across the area at

An interesting opportunity for older girls who are interested in Young Meteorologist.

Compassion International – Change the Story, Apr. 4 – 7

Compassion International is one of AHG’s partner organizations, and many Troops across the country sponsor a child through Compassion.

What if you could see poverty firsthand? What if, despite age, health or finances, others could experience God’s heart for the poor?

Now you can.

Change the Story will bring you as close to another country and culture as you can get without a passport. This interactive, immersive display allows you to step into the life of a child who has suffered under the crippling weight of poverty.

But the journey does not end there.

In the span of less than 30 minutes, you will travel with that child from hardship to hope. And in the midst of hope, you will see that child’s story transformed through the support of Compassion and the child’s life-giving relationship with a sponsor.

Change the Story is an eye-opening experience that challenges your views of poverty, transforms your understanding of the world, and moves you to be the change for a child who lives in extreme poverty!

Now you can experience the reality of children living in poverty at Change the Story, Compassion’s new, interactive traveling display. The sights and sounds of a poor, developing-world community will come alive as you journey with a child from hardship to hope. Space is limited – make your reservation to attend this eye-opening, life-changing display now.

April 4 – 7
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS 66224