Category Archives: Activities

AHG Summer Camp at Lake of the Ozarks

Members of AHG troops in Missouri and Kansas are invited to Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation in Laurie, Missouri for an exciting summer camp program. Camp dates will be July 14-19, and there will be age-appropriate activities for all program levels.

Remember that summer camp is the highlight of the scouting year and that the deadline for  the early registration discount is coming up soon. For this inaugural year, we are offering a reduced fee of $200 ($180 if paid by 6/15/13). That covers almost everything, including three meals a day from Sunday night to Friday breakfast. For adults, the fee is $90 to cover meals.

Plan to arrive Sunday afternoon for check-in, orientation, tours, swim tests, and the like.  Troops will cook meals in their camp site; you will be provided groceries and a menu and cooking instructions for every meal. Sunday evening we will have a camp-wide flag ceremony followed by a religious service.

Monday will see the sun rise on a Boy Scout camp populated by only girls, and we will have some specialty programming just for the girls, starting with a flag ceremony in the morning to an all-girl campfire that night.  Girls rising into second grade through fifth grade will have an exciting week of age-appropriate programming including shooting BB guns at the range, archery, hand crafts, swimming and other scouting pursuits. Girls entering sixth grade and above will have a more challenging but still age-appropriate programming including shooting bigger guns at the range, archery, climbing on the climbing tower, swimming and other programming. For the older girls the programming is also centered on the merit badge program.

You can learn more about the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation on their website, or view a video about the camp on YouTube.

Contact John Stansfield of AHG Troop MO-0121, Columbia, MO with any questions.

Trailblazer Adventure Program Teams Up with AHG

As Spring rolls in, so does the start of the Trailblazer Adventure Program’s season and the beginning of a partnership to introduce young women to outdoor sports and our hunting heritage.

Among the first programs held this Trailblazer season were those of American Heritage Girls Troop 0044 from Batesburg, SC and Troop 0055 from Nashville, TN.  In total, over 200 AHG participants and families were able to experience firsthand the basics of America’s long standing hunting and conservation traditions.

Participants from Nashville and Batesburg gathered to participate in a day specifically aimed to place a bow, fishing pole and BB gun in the hands of all involved. Participants at the Nashville event were also introduced to the long time tradition of trapping, with a local trapper present with pelts and trapping demonstrations. Participants were excited with the day’s events.

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Community School of the Arts Spring Open House, Jan. 26

In 2004, Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) opened the Community School of the Arts (CSA) with the help and vision of many community leaders.  The mission of the CSA is to provide students within our community a comprehensive arts experience that inspires them to discover and develop their unique talents.

The CSA offers classes in dance, theatre, visual arts, music and creative writing to children after-school, on Saturdays and throughout the summer.  Learn more about the Community School of the Arts.

Children as young as two years old may take group classes in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual art. Private instruction is available in vocal and instrumental music. CSA classes meet after school and on Saturdays.  During the summer, full day, week long Summer Camps offer outstanding opportunities for children to express themselves.

Spring Open House

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Learn more about Spring Classes
  • Meet the Teaching Artists
  • Mini-workshops and performances

View Spring class offerings and schedules

Please help us be good neighbors.  If parking on Wyandotte Street, park on the East side of the street only.  Thanks!

CSA offers many opportunities for AHG girls in the Arts frontier — consider Theater, Music Performance, Dance, Artastic, and more.

The 20th Annual Young Writers Contest, deadline Jan. 21

The annual contest is open to children ages 5-12. Entries can be anything from poems to essays to short stories.

Entry forms can be picked up at all Kansas City Public Library and Johnson County Library locations as well as The Reading Reptile, or may be downloaded online. The deadline for entries is January 21, 2013.

A wonderful opportunity for girls interested in Creative Writing!

Community Art Classes for Youth

The Kansas City Art Institute’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies provides art and design classes ranging from digital animation to traditional life drawing for ages 6 through adult.

Classes are available for Youth, Family, High School, and Adults. If you have a particular interest, you can also browse listings by Medium.

KCAI is enrolling now for Spring 2013.

Visit the KCAI website for course catalog and enrollment information.