Camping & Events

SCOUTS BSA RESIDENT CAMP!

This year you can choose between Traditional Summer Camp & HIGH Q!

Traditional Summer Camp program at Quivira Scout Ranch functions as a tool to develop character, leadership, citizenship, and fitness to help your unit carry out the mission of Scouting.

HIGH Q adventure week features 8 different programs for older Scouts looking for adventure and new experiences at camp.

Click here to register and join us at the 3,000-acre Quivira Scout Ranch for an exciting summer camp experience with programs like Conquer the Water, Jet Ski’s, FISH Camp, Climbing, Shooting Sports and so much more. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Come work with us to make Summer Camp awesome!

Download an application HERE!

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Quivira Scout Ranch Activities

Quivira Scout Ranch is not just for summer!

Quivira Scout Ranch is nestled in the Chautauqua Flint Hills of Southeast Kansas, just 90 minutes southeast of Wichita, Kansas. This majestic camp property that is both, beautiful and adventurous, is 3,000 acres of wooded, rugged, sprawling, solitude prairie land perfect for a camping and hiking experience. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing on the 500-acre Murray Gill Lake. 

Take advantage of the great opportunities at Quivira Scout Ranch to enhance the experience for Scouts, Families, Churches, Reunions, and other groups. Plan your own outpost adventure and hike the Border Patrol, one of the older activities at Quivira Scout Ranch. While backpacking, you can explore the history of The Ranch and find the remnants of the Clark Walker, Charlie Woodworth and other homesteads.

Learn more HERE!

Border Patrol is one of the oldest activities at QSR.  Hiking around the QSR border or Fence line a self-motivation. This can be a day hike, or one can make it an overnighter.
*Maps are available for purchase at the council office.  

Canoeing, Fishing, boating, and so much more! Plan your weekend trip to QSR and enjoy all that it has to offer. If you are not attending an official council event, please contact the Scout Office to acquire a short-term camping permit and make appropriate arrangements.

This is a council event it so follows under the NCAP.  You will need the  BSA updated Health Medical forms both for each scout. If you don’t have them, you unit will not participate in this event. You will need to prove your own two deep leadership.

The following activities require registration

Quivira Scout Ranch is not just for summer and not just for Scouts!

Quivira Scout Ranch is nestled in the Chautauqua Flint Hills of Southeast Kansas, just 90 minutes southeast of Wichita, Kansas. This majestic camp property that is both, beautiful and adventurous, hosts 3,000 acres of wooded, rugged, and sprawling prairie land. The property boasts unique characteristics of sandstone cliffs. It is perfect for camping, hiking, fishing or just enjoying solitude of the outdoor experiences.

Come and fish on the private 400-acre Murray Gill Lake. It has been listed as one of the premiere lakes in the state! It is also the largest of the BSA Council owned lakes in the United States.

Learn more here!

Get ready for next year’s adventure! Learn about QSR Summer Camp options!

2024 Camping & Events

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Cub Scout Day Camp is a weekend program that will be a 2 all-day Friday and Saturday (8am-4pm) that is open to all youth in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Prepare yourself for a Minecraft themed event.

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Three days where cubs explore and have fun! 

Day Camp, Tent Camping & Cabin Camping are available!

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Come out and enjoy the Scout Sleepover at Riverfront Stadium. Sleepover will be on the field immediately after the game. More details to come.

Sleepover tickets are $25 and non-sleepover tickets are $10.

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Attention Scouters and parents/leaders.  Kanza is putting on a Scouting Bowling Tournament.  2 member teams. Partners are available for Scouts that need a buddy.

When August 3rd, 2024 Please sign up by July 26th

Where Walnut Bowl 3101 Washington Great Bend KS

Time 12:00 pm with check in at 11:30am

Price is $30 per team that is paid at the time you arrive. 

This is an adult/youth tournament. 2 youth will not be able to compete together.

Will be all scratch and be split into 2 groups.  

No handicap given. 

Cub scouts will have their own entry and the Troop scouts will have their own entry. 

Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

If there are any questions please contact

Shanna Meeks at 785-623-3972 or Elizabeth Sander at 620-617-6345

Hope to see you all there!!!

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Two days where cubs explore and have fun. 

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Location: Ninnescah Sailing Association – Cheney Lake State Park – 37 44′ 28″ N 97 50′ 31″ W

Cost: $20/Scout   $12/Adult   $5/Cub Youth/Adult

Registration Closes August 30th!!

Theme: Scout Skills Cooking Camp

Ahoy there! We are thrilled to extend an invitation to the second annual Cutthroat Kitchen Campout at the esteemed Ninnescah Sailing Association. With the success of our inaugural event last year, we are eager to return for another thrilling adventure filled with camping, cooking, and endless fun!

Excitement: To be the highlight on the scouting calendar, attracting participants eager for a weekend of adventure and camaraderie. Scout Troops from across the region will converge at Ninnescah Sailing Association for a chance to showcase their culinary skills and compete for fun and prizes.

Scouts of the Caribbean-Themed Ingredients: This year’s cooking competition will feature a Scouts of the Caribbean-themed twist, with secret ingredients provided to challenge participants’ culinary creativity. From exotic spices to mysterious treasures, scouts will have the opportunity to unleash their inner Scouts of the Caribbean and create culinary masterpieces fit for a captain’s feast!

Scouts’ Cooking Showcase: Scouts will cook at their campsites, aiming to WOW the judges with their meals. Each troop will have the chance to demonstrate their cooking skills and creativity, presenting dishes that reflect the adventurous spirit of the event.

Scouts of the Caribbean-Filled Adventures: In addition to the cooking competition, participants will enjoy a variety of Scouts of the Caribbean-themed activities and games designed to promote teamwork, leadership, and outdoor skills. From treasure hunts to Scouts of the Caribbean ship races, there will be no shortage of excitement and adventure for all involved.

Sailing Showcase: If lake levels permit, we would love to showcase the Sunfish sailboats and have a few association members talk about them. While there will be minimal needs from the Club, assistance with the Sunfish sailing would be greatly appreciated, ensuring our participants have a memorable experience on the water.

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This is a Top Shot competition. It is for Troops, Crews, and Adults!

Shotgun, Rifle, Muzzleloading, Archery, Hawk Throwing, Knife Throwing. Pistol shooting for Crews and Adults only. Shooting classes are grouped into Crews, Adults and Troops. Troop age groups are (12-14) and (15-17).

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Spook-o-ree is a fun, exciting weekend event for Cub Scouts (kindergarten through 5th grade) kick off the Scouting year.

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CABIN IN THE WOODS is a fun, exciting weekend event for ARROW OF LIGHT, SCOUTS, VENTURE CREWS kick off the Scouting year.

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Webelos Woods serves as a stepping stone for Webelo and Arrow of Light scouts and their parents to transition into Scouts BSA through a series of fun-filled demonstrations, activities, and adventures that represent what awaits them in a troop. Hosted by White Buffalo District.

This year there will be unique programs for both Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts!

Activities? On Saturday, Scouts will learn about First Aid, Camp Cooking, Rope Making, Knots, Monkey Bridge, Nature Hikes, Shooting Sports, Equipment Branding, and More! On Sunday, Scouts will participate on a hike through beautiful Quivira Scout Ranch learning more about the facility and the nature that surrounds it.

Supervision? All units must have two-deep leadership and comply with Youth Protection guidelines. All adults in attendance shall have current Youth Protection training.

Cost? Early bird registration cost is $22 per youth and $15 per adult if paid in full by September 20th. Regular registration cost is $27 per youth and $20 per adult. Registration fee includes a patch, carabiner, and program supplies. Units are responsible for their own meals. Last day to register online is October 4th. Event T-shirts will be available to order through Black Pug. Tentative cost of $12, must be ordered by early bird cutoff.

Refunds? This is a rain or shine event. Refunds are not available, but fees may be transferred to another Scout or Adult under the same registration number.

Registration? This event is open to Webelo & AOL scouts, NO tagalongs allowed. Pre-registration is required in order for us to provide program materials to all participants. Register online through Black Pug at “www.quivira.org – Things to Do”. Payments must be made online and can be by check or card. At check-in, units shall provide a current roster and BSA Medical Form A&B (680-001: 2019 printing) for every youth and adult participant.

Register here!

This workshop will present the scouts with information and guidance pertaining to the Farm Mechanic’s merit badge.  It will be presented at the John Deere Wichita Training Center. The instructors for this workshop will be the John Deere Training staff from the training Center.  Farm Mechanics is about the scout learning the life skills to be able to perform high level mechanic work on Farm Tools and Equipment.

QSR Trail Crew!

Think you have what it takes to blaze trails at QSR? Join the QSR Trail Crew and help build and mark permanent trails at Quivira Scout Ranch. 

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