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The River Trails District is located in Jefferson County. It consists of the following school districts: Fox, Festus, Jefferson R-7, Crystal City, Dunklin, Windsor, Northwest, Hillsboro, Grandview, DeSoto and Sunrise.

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River Trails District Contact Information

Austin Reed District Executive 636-222-2944 austin.reed@scouting.org
Peter Dreifuss District Executive 314-256-3046 Peter.dreifuss@scouting.org
Jim Palmer District Commissioner 314-640-5578 jimmiep1237@sbcglobal.net
Robert Francis District Chairman 314-808-0669 rwfrancis1066@gmail.com
Bobby Kaye District Vice-Chairman 314-387-1355 bobby@lorenzencandleco.com
Donna Guiffrida Training Chairman 314-570-0419 ianguiffrida@sbcglobal.net
Bill Newburger Camping Chairman 314-707-4356 billnewburger@hotmail.com
Aaron Bishop Advancement Chairman 636 674-9606 aaron.bishop7@icloud.com
Sarah Wolff Activities Chairman 314-971-5963 sarahwolff11@gmail.com
Joe Kestermont Scouting for Food Chairman 314-478-8560 joseph.kestermont@gmail.com
Gil Pfaff Membership Chairman 314-540-2840 gilpfaff@gmail.com
Eric Stewart Family Friends of Scouting Chairman 425-577-4891 stewart_em@yahoo.com
Keith Mueller Order of the Arrow Advisor 314-941-8061 kmueller@rgreene.com
Gil Pfaff Public Relations Chairman 314-540-2840 gilpfaff@gmail.com
Melissa Trost STEM Chairman 314-221-1726 mtrost209@aol.com
Stacy Owens Product Sales Chairman 314-686-9445 stacyowens7944@gmail.com
Barb Machalek Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner 314-803-6920 barbmachalek@gmail.com
Felicia Haynes Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner 314-602-4317 felicia.haynes.fh@gmail.com
Felicia Haynes Special Needs


314-602-4317 felicia.haynes.fh@gmail.com
Gil Pfaff Social Media and Website Manager 314-540-2840 gilpfaff@gmail.com

River Trails District Advancement

Eagle Scout Candidates: If you are looking for Eagle Board dates, Life to Eagle Seminar dates or documents for your Eagle Scout Project, Please click on Eagle Board of Review from the menu on the left side of the page.

Internet Advancement: To save time, increase the accuracy of records and real-time update of advancement we would like to work towards 100% of the units using approved Pack/Troop advancement reporting.  Packmaster, Troopmaster and ScoutSoft advancement records can be easily uploaded. Online advancement provided by council, has all registered youth with all historic advancement available for review and current advancement can easily be added to create the advancement report.

The (original) Internet Advancement platform was closed June 10, 2019 for use by Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships. This platform is still available for use by Explorer Posts.  When a unit tries to login or create an account, they will be redirected to a landing page with additional explanation on the changes.

The new Internet Advancement platform is a completely updated experience, while retaining many features used with original Internet Advancement. Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates, and unit Advancement Chairs will be able to link from Scoutbook or from my.Scouting. The Single-Sign On (SSO) uses my.Scouting credentials for ease of access. Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships will use the new platform. The direct URL for Internet Advancement is http://scoutbook.scouting.org. The Frequently Asked Questions page is at help.scoutbook.com .

Contact for Issues

Please contact Member Care at 972-580-2489 if you have any questions

Award Purchases

A paper copy of the advancement report must be presented to the Scout Shops when purchasing Rank Awards and Merit Badges as these are restricted items.   The advancement report should have the wording  “SCOUTBOOK Advancement Sync with BSA national database at the end”.

COVID19 Advancement Update – click here

Guide to Advancement 2019 (current edition) – click here

On Increasing Advancement Guide – click here

Boy Scout Advancement Information:

  1. Link to Merit Badge Councilor list (For ScoutMasters)
  2. Link to Merit Badge Counselor application
  3. Merit Badge Counselor Electronic Application

River Trails District Roundtable

What is Roundtable? Roundtable is a meeting of leaders and parents to provide ongoing training, announce upcoming activities and news, share program ideas, and network. Roundtable typically takes place at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Windsor Intermediate Center located at 6208 US-61, Imperial, MO 63052, in the Cafeteria at the rear of the building.


November Agenda

Cub Scout Roundtable Chairman: Barb Machalek | barbmachalek@gmail.com

Scouts BSA Roundtable Chairman: Felicia Haynes | felicia.haynes.fh@gmail.com

River Trails District Training


There is a new training email set up for broadcast training emails to be sent from, if you would like to be added to the email list please send an email with your name, unit number and which list you would like to be added to (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers) to rivertrailstraining312@gmail.com and you will be added.  If you have ideas, suggestions or any training questions please feel free to email them in and I will return your email as soon as possible.  I look forward to continue working with all the volunteers in River Trails in providing training opportunities to help make your role as easy and fun as can be.

River Trails Training Chair:
Donna Guiffrida
314-570-0419 |ianguiffrida@sbcglobal.net

Cub Scout Training Chair:
Lindsay McClymont
636-376-8433 | Lindsaymcclymont@gmail.com

Boy Scout Training Chair
Rich Meyers
314-503-9677 | rfmyers44444@sbcglobal.net


Roundtable is a meeting of leaders and parents to provide ongoing training, announce upcoming activities and news, share program ideas, and network. Roundtable typically takes place at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

Cub Scout Roundtable is held at Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria (in the rear of the building).

Cub Scout Roundtable Chairman:  Barb Machalek | barbmachalek@gmail.com

Scouts BSA Roundtable is held in the Windsor Intermediate PDC Foyer (6208 US Hwy 61-67, Imperial, MO).

Scouts BSA Roundtable Chairman: Felicia Haynes | felicia.haynes.fh@gmail.com

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

Cub World at Beaumont.

Sept 17 9-12
Oct 29 9-12



Spring 2022
Pine Ridge Course  April 22 - 24, 2022
Beaumont Course  May 6 - 8, 2022
Fall 2022
Warren Levis Course October 7 - 8 , 2022
Beaumont Course  October 21 - 23, 2022
Scout BSA Adult Leader training – Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 Scout BSA leadership training program starts on Tuesday, Sept 20th with three evenings of training and a weekend of experiencing the patrol method in a scout ran program.  All troops have a need for good adult leadership and this program will give them the knowledge and confidence to become an asset to your troop.  The training committee would like the Scoutmasters and Committee chairs to print the attached flyer and discuss the value of the program with each of your new leaders that just crossed over as well as those lacking direction in your program.

Any Questions please call Rich Myers at 314.503.9677 or e-mail at rich.myers444@gmail.com.

(2 Sessions and a weekend — You must attend ALL sessions.)

DISTRICT: Tuesday April 25th 6:00pm to 9:15pm (Windsor Middle School PDC Foyer Room)
- DISTRICT: Tuesday May 2nd 6:30pm to 9:15pm (Windsor Middle School PDC Foyer Room)

- COUNCIL: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

1. Monday May 1st = 7:00pm to 8:30pm Required patrol meeting to determine patrol name, plan
menus and divide up equipment needed for weekend campout.

2. May 12th - 14th - Beaumont Scout Camp by the Emerson Building (arrive Friday no earlier
than 5:30pm). (Separate Registration}, coordinated and ran by council staff

IOLS Training Flyer RiverTrails


Cub Scout Leader Training

If your unit would like to schedule a training session for unit leaders please contact Lindsay McClymont

You can also complete position training online at my.scouting.org

Contact Lindsay McClymont at Lindsaymcclymont@gmail.com  for more information regarding Cub Scout Leader Training.



Check the above first for Scoutbook questions.  The forums probably have the solution to your question.

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is an advanced training course for adult leaders in Scouting.  Wood Badge is so much more then “just another training course”.  Wood Badge is available to all levels of scout leader volunteers to include Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venture Advisors.  It is required that you be a registered adult leader and have completed Basic Leader Training for your position.  You can find more information about Wood Badge by clicking here  or I would be more than happy to personally discuss with you, feel free to drop me a line at the district training email.

Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training

The purpose of the nationally acclaimed OKPIK program, made famous at Northern Tier, is to teach Scouts and Scout leaders how to be comfortable and safe while camping in cold weather. This training enables Scout units to extend their camping season to a full 12-months. These unique skills are delivered in a safe environment and culminates in a 24-hour outdoor overnight session that tests your new-found skills while enjoying some Scout fellowship and competition. This is NOT a survival skills session – it is an opportunity to learn about how winter camping can be fun and exciting, and still be enjoyable! Program is delivered in a troop setting, where each participant is assigned to a unique cold weather patrol. There are three troop meetings that are mandatory for graduation. The fourth final meeting is our outdoor overnight adventure!

All troop meetings are held at the Beaumont Scout Reservation.

Program areas include: first aid, cooking, nutrition, travel planning, shelters, clothing systems, sleeping systems, mental aspects of winter camping, nature, games, and FUN!

Youth Participant Requirements
Youth must be 14 years old and at least First Class as of December 9, 2018, have long-term camping experience, and have their Scoutmaster’s and Parental/Guardian approvals. Venturers may participate with the same restrictions less the First Class rank.

Learn more by clicking here .

Online Learning Center

Do you need to take Youth Protection Training (YPT)? Do you need to take your Cub Scout Leader Training? All of this and more can be done while visiting the BSA’s Online Learning Center.

Use your membership number on your ID card to sign in. If you are new to Scouting and do not have a membership number, create a new user name and password. Every time you complete a training session, print out the certificate provided and turn in to your Unit Leader, Committee Chairman or council service center.

Youth Protection Training
Youth protection training is mandatory for ALL registered adults and must be taken prior to any other training courses. It is available online and must be re-taken every two years. Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role.  It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.  Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training.  Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).  It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

This course is designed to be presented within the Boy Scout Troop.  Materials for presenting this course to your troop may be found at Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troop Manual – the scout shop does not carry a printed copy of this manual, they do offer a packet of cards to supplement the course that can be given to the boys as a commitment card and to remind them of what their responsibilities are in their role.

River Trails Cub Scout Info / Events

District Pinewood Derby

March 11, 2023

Windsor Middle school gym

District Pinewood Derby Flyer

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

Fall Webeloree Event

2023 Day Camps

Arnold Day Camp

July 24-28


Festus/Crystal City Day Camp

July 10-14


Click here  for more camps in your area.


Fall Cub Launch

Fall Fright Fest

Fall Webeloree Event

Grizzly Day Camp at Beaumont Scout Reservation:

Overnight Cub Scout Camp, & Cub Scout Family Camp

Cub Scout overnight camps – Webelos Camp, Arrow of light Camp, and Cub Adventure Camp are great opportunities for your Scouts to start out the year with a few Adventures/Advancements well underway and completed, while having a super fun time at camp!

Family Camps are opportunities for Scouts to spend a day and a night, over a weekend, at one of our properties, sharing the fun of the outdoors with mom, dad, and Cub Scout-aged siblings!  In addition to Family Camp, we have Dad and Lad Camp in April, and Mom and Me camp in September.

Summer Camps are in June and July, at Camp May (Beaumont), Warren Levis, Pine Ridge, and Lewallen.


Spring 2023 Course (Registration links open November 25th)
May 6-7 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
April 22-23 | Camp Lewallen
Link to Register HERE for a Spring Course

Fall 2023 Courses (Registration links open November 25th)
September 30-October 1 | Rhodes France
October 14-15| Beaumont Scout Reservation
Link to Register HERE for a Fall Course

River Trails Scouts BSA Info / Events

Camp Staff Needed!! click here

Scout Ran Troop Award
To further encourage all troops to be led by youth leadership, one of the members of River Trails Scout BSA Training Committee is offering $100 to each of the troops that confirm their program is Scout led for the 12 months ending August 31st, 2022. This is limited to the first 20 troops that submit this form by August 31st of next year. The attached form provides the limited guidelines to justify the award. The committee would like the unit leader to print this form and present it to their PLC for consideration. As you implement this program we ask that you evaluate your program and make any changes necessary to limit adult leadership to more of an advisory role to guide youth leadership. We have a self evaluation form available to anyone that would like to evaluate how much of their program is Scout Ran. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Donna Guiffrida or Rich Myers.
The River Trails Training Committee click here for link to form

STEM Scouts

Fall Webeloree Event

Fall Camporee

District Klondike

Spring Camporee

  1. April 21 – 23, 2023 @ Beaumont

Spring Camporee 2023 ManualRiverTrails

Spring Camporee t shirt order formRiverTrails

Camp Service Day

River Trails District Fundraising / Activities


Recharter is coming up faster than we may think. To provide help with the process Peter and I are inviting you to join us for one of our Recharter workshops. The first workshop will take place on November 17th from 7-9pm at the Windsor intermediate Center. The other workshop will be held at Beaumont for 2-5pm on December 11th.

Prior to arriving for the workshop, you will need:

  • Everyone on your roster must be up to date on their Youth Protection Training
  • A complete roster for your unit

The deadline for recharter is 12/31, if your units charter is not completed before then you will lose access to scoutbook and other scouting resources.

Attached are some resources and videos to help you with the recharter process.

National Webpage for Internet Rechartering (FAQ Section at bottom of page)


New Recharter Walkthrough Video


If you have any questions, please reach out to Peter Dreifuss (Peter.d...@scouting.org) OR Austin Reed (austi...@scouting.org)

Memorial Day Good Turn

District Dinner


Sign up here

District Hike


Location: TBD

Popcorn Sales

Fundraising is an extremely important part of a first-rate Scouting program. Money from fundraising activities can be used to cover the cost of activities and events, equipment, badges and advancement and summer camp.

Every fall, the Greater St. Louis Area Council conducts its annual Popcorn Fundraiser across the St. Louis area. Revenue from popcorn sales help the council provide better services, more volunteer resources, the improvement of facilities and in many cases, support entire annual programs for many Scout units.

This annual event offers Scouting groups a simple, safe, effective way to raise money that, in turn, teaches boys speaking skills, confidence and salesmanship. Scouts have the opportunity to earn prizes, trips, even a college scholarship account based on their total sales.

Benefits of the Popcorn Fundraiser:

  • Raises additional funds for Scouting activities
  • Reduces out-of-pocket expenses for Scout parents
  • Teaches Scouts the value of earning their own way
  • Develops a Scout’s communication and selling skills

There are three ways Scouts can participate in the Popcorn Fundraiser:

  • Selling Door-To-Door —Scouts ask friends, family and neighbors to purchase popcorn products
  • Show ‘n’ Sell—A Scout unit receives permission to display popcorn products at a local retailer then approach customers as they pass
  • Online Sales—Scouts create their own online store on the website

Camp Cards

Our NEW Product Sale Website is up and running!  Visit https://bsastlouiscouncil.membershiptoolkit.com/  to see and order your products this year.  On our NEW site, you can see upcoming calendar events, order more products, see your invoice,  and track inventory.  Here's what you need to do:

  • Click on the login button or the Registration button.
  • If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to log in. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.
  • Complete the Leader Information forms.
  • Once this form is complete you will have the opportunity to place your camp card or coffee orders.  All your product sales needs are in one convenient place!

Scouting for Food

  • Did you know? Last year we collected over 1.5 million pounds of food collected.
  • Maps

Scouting for Her Collection Drive

Nick Ferrario at yourlastchance2011@gmail.com

River Trails District / Area Commissioners

District Commissioner - George Kunkel - georgekunkel@sbcglobal.net

River Trails Roundtable Commissioners
Name Title / Area Phone Email
Felicia Haynes Roundtable Commissioner - Scouts BSA 314-602-4317 felicia.haynes.fh@gmail.com
Kenny Wolff Roundtable Commissioner - Cub Scouts 314-971-5963 kwolff803@gmail.com
Assistant Roundtable Commissioner - Cub Scouts xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
OPEN Roundtable Commissioner - Venturing

Arnold Area 1 – Area District Commissioner Kevin Kohne, 314-937-8016 petfixerupper@aol.com

Arnold Area 1 Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Kim Rowden P372 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kim Rowden T372 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
David Dacus P419 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kevin Kohne T419 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kim Rowden P430 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kevin Kohne T430 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bryan Wucher P450 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bryan Wucher T450 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Rich Harper P458 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Larry Michaels T501 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Arnold Area 2 – Area District Commissioner Open

Arnold Area 2 Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Open P451 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Joe LaPlant P461 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open T469 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kim Rowden P474 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kim Rowden T474 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kim Rowden T474G xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P557 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open T557 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P830 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P892 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Larry Michaels T892 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Imperial/Windsor – Area District Commissioner – Rich Myers., 314-503-9677

Imperial / Windsor Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Bob Stephan P401 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Rich Myers P412 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Rich Myers T412 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Stephan P413 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Stephan T413 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Jim Palmer P416 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Stephan T416 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Hillsboro – Area District Commissioner – Open

Hillsboro Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Mike Stephens P406 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Mike Stephens T406 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Mike Stephens P547 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Mike Stephens T547 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

DeSoto – Area District Commissioner – Open

DeSoto Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Open P561 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open T561 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P890 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P891 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open T891 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Fenton/High Ridge – Area District Commissioner – Roy Brooks, 314-583-8627

Fenton / High Ridge Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Open P29 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P460 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Felicia Haynes P535 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Felicia Haynes T535 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Donna Guiffrida P720 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bill Roberts P722 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Felicia Haynes T722G xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Donna Guiffrida T722 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

House Springs/Dittmer – Area District Commissioner – Steve Herberts, 314-608-3733

House Springs / Dittmer Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Steve Herberts P553 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Steve Herberts T553 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Sandmeir P552 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Steve Herberts P559 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Sandmeir T894 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Bob Sandmeir T894G xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Festus/Pevely – Area District Commissioner – Dave Crump, 636-937-8016

Festus / Pevely Commissioners
Name Area Phone Email
Open P467 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
David Kennedy T484 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kevin Bergman P405 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Kevin Bergman T405 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Mike Cords P407 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Mike Cords T407 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open P425 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com
Open T426 xxx-xxx-xxxx sample@email.com

Helpful Links

Resources / Downloads


Internet Rechartering

Click here to visit the Rechartering website.

Click here for a brief tutorial (requires Flash Player)

Click here for an overview.

To renew your unit charter on-line:

  • Sixty days before your unit’s expiration date, select a renewal processor. This should be someone in your unit who is familiar with the members and leaders of your unit to ensure all information provided through the process is correct.
  • Your unit charter renewal packet is distributed to the unit leadership and includes an access code specifically assigned to your unit.
  • Thirty to forty-five days before your unit’s expiration date, the renewal processor clicks Recharter Now on this webpage and begins the process.
  • When the on-line process is completed, the renewal processor prints the completed charter renewal application.
  • The Unit Leader and the Executive Officer sign the charter renewal application. The signed application along with any individual applications for new youth members or adult leaders, and materials received in the charter renewal packet and all appropriate fees, should then be brought to the Council Service Center, or your district’s charter turn-in meeting.

River Trails District Eagle Board Review

The River Trails Eagle Board meets every last Thursday of the month. The board is always looking for new volunteers to serve on Eagle Board. If you are interested serving, please contact Aaron Bishop at (636) 674-9606.

Location for Eagle Board and Life to Eagle Seminars:
Zion Lutheran Church, 310 Central Ave., Pevely, MO 63070

All scouts and coaches should direct themselves to the bottom of this page for all downloadable forms for the Eagle Scout process.  There are multiple downloads; The first (4)are required for scheduling purposes.

Life-to-Eagle Seminar

2/07/23 6:30pm – 7:30pm Scout, Parents, Scout Master and or Coaches
5/09/23 6:30pm – 7:30pm Scout, Parents, Scout Master and or Coaches
7/11/23 6:30pm – 7:30pm Scout, Parents, Scout Master and or Coaches
10/10/23 6:30pm – 7:30pm Scout, Parents, Scout Master and or Coaches

Please bring, pen and paper and water to drink.  Parents and coach are highly encouraged as well.

Life Scouts, coaches, Scoutmasters, and Troop Committee members are strongly encouraged to attend one of these seminars in order to better understand the process of going from Life to Eagle. The seminar is a combined session for adults and future Eagle candidates followed by a break-out session. The 60- to 90-minute seminar includes handouts and a display of past projects. Training is held at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 Central Ave., Pevely, MO  63070. The dates for Life to Eagle

Eagle Board Meetings

Please note that each Eagle Scouts candidate needs to schedule appointments with the Eagle Board by calling Mr. Bishop at (636) 674-9606.  Also to note that the Scout needs to leave his name, return phone number and what Troop they are with.  Scouts are encouraged to store the contact number (for Mr. Bishop) in their phones so they know when the call is being returned.  It can take up to three days for a return phone call.  Currently we are taking up to 9 Scouts per month and that is on a first come first serve basis.  All calls must be placed 7 days prior to the Board of Review.  To be considered locked into one of the spots the Scout will need to have all of the necessary paperwork and signatures needed for the type of visit they are seeking.  All calls and activity are logged to insure the order of eligibility.

Appointments start at 7 p.m. (Be early for your appointment to get checked in)

1/26/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
2/23/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
3/30/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
4/27/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
5/25/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
6/29/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
7/27/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
8/31/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
9/28/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
10/26/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches
11/30/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches (23 rd alternate if holiday conflict)
12/21/23 7:00pm – 9:30pm Scout and Coaches (14 th alternate if holiday conflict)

  Parents are welcome to wait in the gym during the review process. Scouts and coaches will be escorted by a board member for their review.

Eagle Materials
Path from Life to Eagle checklist
The Benefiting Organizations Guide to an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook – Fillable
Eagle Scout Rank Application – Fillable
Guide to Advancement Eagle Scout Section Only
Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations
Letter of Reference Request Form Letter

Additional Downloads
Electronic Eagle Scout Application Procedures
Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project, Information for Project Beneficiaries
The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety
Scholarships For Eagle Scouts
A Parents Guide in the Life to Eagle Process

River Trails District Order Of The Arrow

Click here to be taken to our Order Of The Arrow website.

Lodge Updates
If you want to be an active member in the lodge this year, make sure you pay your dues!
Only $10!
$40 for a Season Pass
Includes: dues, passcodes for the Spring Conclave, Fall reunion, Brotherhood bash, and Winter Fellowship Dinner!
More info: https://shawneelodge.org/register/

Spring Conclave

Fall Reunion


River Trails District STEM

All NOVA and Supernova requirements have been updated by National. You can find the updated list for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing at the link below: https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/awards/ Also anyone working on a Supernova, you need to have this completed and turned into GSLAC by Oct 25th to take part in the Einstein Recognition Dinner in November.


STEM Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Beaumont- July 17 - 23;
Register at: https://scoutingevent.com/312-51562

CAMP NOVA Cub Scouts at Beaumont- July 18th-21st, 6:15-8:45 p.m.
Register: https://scoutingevent.com/312-Campnova2022


  • November 5 | SIUE
  • December 10 | UMSL
  • January 7 | SEMO
  • Einstein Recognition Dinner
  • Nov 18 | Location TBD

We hope to see you there!

River Trails District Venturing

Climb the Night Away

  • Rescheduled to Saturday Night February 26, 2022 8pm – 12am
  • Upper Limits Maryland Heights Gym

–1874 Lackland Hill Parkway St. Louis, MO, 63146

  • A great opportunity to see what Venturing is all about!
  • Cost is $30 per climber or $5 if not climbing.
  • Register at the following link:


Dear Crew Adviser,

Did you know that the Greater St. Louis Area Councils runs one of the few Venturing Summer Camp programs in the country? This regionally-renown program happens at Swift High Adventure Base (aka “Swift”). Swift is located in Knob Lick, Missouri at S-F Scout Ranch on the 270-acre Nim’s Lake. This truly unique camp brings venturers from all over the Midwest to enjoy the program put on by the great staff.

In 2020, we have two weeks to choose from for your crew. The first is June 14-20, and the second is July 12-18. Learn more here.

Want to see the fun up close? Click on this link below to view a short video that highlights the activities at Swift – https://youtu.be/0aGrD29hf6U

If I can answer any questions or share more information, please do not hesitate to ask. I hope your crew is planning on attending summer camp next year, and we would love for the choice of your youth to be Swift High Adventure Base.


Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 through 20, or 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade.
Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.
Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.

An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring persons, both now and in the future. Venturing uses “ethical controversies” to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will affect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution.

If you are interested in joining an existing Venturing crew or you would like to know how to start your own crew, contact

Joseph Blasko



River Trails District Past Recipients of the Key Three Award


  • David Crump
  • Renee Grobe
  • Frank Huighe*
  • Lorraine Huighe*


  • George Garver*
  • John Glick
  • Gary Hartmann
  • Jean Stephens


  • Joseph Corio
  • Julia Nicholas
  • Tricia Saputo
  • Larry Yates


  • David Westhoff
  • Doris Garver
  • Thomas Dunn
  • Marty Portell


  • Bill Alexander
  • David Kennedy
  • Robert Larson
  • Bill Polley


  • Susan Alexander
  • Rhonda Burger
  • Angie Sutton
  • Jared White


  • Ollie Tilghman
  • Scott Battles
  • Missy Rudolph
  • Tom Furrer


  • Jerry Smith*
  • Rich Meyers
  • Gene Terry*
  • Brenda Linville


  • Dean Garner*
  • Mike Spink
  • Steve Herberts
  • Christy Hufford


  • Cheryl Ecker
  • John Costello
  • Fr. Ed Nemeth
  • Ray Schmidt


  • Patricia Griffy
  • Dana Blumm
  • Mike Canepari
  • Thomas Woodland


  • Joe Gentile
  • Larry Michaels
  • Barb Machalek
  • Kim Rowden


  • Stephen Henson
  • Jennifer Laiben
  • Mike Mouser
  • Rev. Mart Thompson


  • Suan Hartmann
  • Randy Hetz
  • Fred Kohut
  • Lou Slinkard


  • Jason Alden
  • Patrick Howe
  • Tim Rowden
  • Tammy Valencia


  • Fred Helferstay
  • Sandy Helferstay
  • Paul Laiben
  • Keith Mueller


  • Rick Bopp
  • Jim Chellew
  • Bob Francis
  • George Kunkel


  • Meghan Hurst
  • Julie King
  • Kevin Kohne
  • Jim Palmer


  • Donna Guiffrida
  • Felicia Haynes
  • Wally Lionberger
  • Bob Sandmeier


  • Don Eplin
  • Kim Eplin
  • Melissa Trost

2020 (Covid)


  • Sarah Wolff
  • Eric Stewart
  • Chris Klima
  • Joe McKee


  • Aaron Bishop
  • Bill Newburger
  • James Klotz
  • Joe Kestermont

 * Deceased

River Trails District Past Recipients of the Award of Merit


  • Ed Clauson, Sr.
  • Ervin R. Falcetto*
  • Robert Franken
  • Darrell Girardier
  • Joseph M.  Murphy


  • R. Dean Garner*
  • John Sansoucie*
  • Gene D. Terry*
  • John Tucker
  • Elvin J. Wideman


  • Bruce C. Clark*
  • Homer Haefner
  • Frank Huighe*
  • Lorraine Huighe*
  • William Rutledge*


  • Jim Sponik*
  • Frank Steininger
  • George Wadew
  • Jerry Womble*
  • Rich Wynn


  • Paul Darron*
  • Ed Hase*
  • Elmer L. Jones
  • Henry May*
  • Jerry Watson, Sr.


  • Francis Braun*
  • Elmer H. Held, Sr.*
  • Kurt L. Koenig*
  • Mary Patrick
  • James Rhoden


  • Gene Blase
  • Bob Davis, Sr.
  • Bill Finley
  • Ted Vessell
  • Gerald Vogelsang


  • Paul Backer*
  • Milton Cook
  • George Garver*
  • Joyce Vessell
  • Bob Western*


  • Charles A. Davis
  • Doris Garver
  • Dorothy May*
  • Charles Schremp
  • Jerry E. Shelby


  • Marvin Alexander
  • Ruth Houser
  • Ferd B. Lang*
  • Walter Marquart*
  • James Waters*


  • Mae Blase*
  • C. Robert Edwards*
  • John Fields
  • Joseph Miller
  • Lewis Samm Tidd*


  • Edward Brosch*
  • Larry Deaton
  • Bonnie Gates
  • S. Jerry Howe*


  • Stephen A. Douglas*
  • Robert Tevlin, Jr.
  • Robert Trenholm
  • Sharon Wade
  • William Zavadil


  • Mary Bequette
  • James Clark*
  • Robert Dearduff
  • Vonnie L. Goodwin*
  • John Gibson*


  • Frank Bischoff*
  • Gerald Gearhart*
  • Robert Oberle
  • Janice Zavadil


  • John Glick
  • Warren Hageman*
  • Bob Tevlin, Sr.*
  • Doris Weseman*


  • Sheryl Bartch
  • Lanny Charleville
  • Leonard Endicott
  • Jane Gartner


  • Charles Jones
  • Louis Slinkard
  • David Stringer, Sr.
  • William Weiss


  • Reginald Flecke, Sr.*
  • Joan Morvack
  • Janice Sides
  • David Tannehill


  • Donald Barker*
  • Randy Habel, Sr.
  • Marie Prives*
  • G.A. Schaefer*


  • Gerald Alt*
  • Richard Clouser*
  • James Glick*
  • Mary Sue Schaefer


  • Margaret Habel
  • Martin Prtell
  • Pamela Steinkamp
  • Joe Wisdom


  • J. Mike Callahan
  • Bobby Griffy
  • Michael Pleimann, Sr.
  • Joan Smith


  • Randall Hetz
  • Cheri Riggle
  • Gary Stephens*
  • Michael Whitener


  • Gary Bartch
  • Jerry Smith*
  • Jean Stephens
  • Jerry Tubbs


  • Gene Nequette
  • George Brand
  • David Crump
  • Virginia Stringer*


  • Sue Denney*
  • Debra Dierkes
  • Michael Rose
  • Sherrill Strayhorn


  • John Costello
  • S. Russ Hoefgen
  • Barbara Ungerer


  • Londa Crump*
  • Tom Doyle*
  • Leonard Hodges
  • Elaine Kock*


  • Charles Crull
  • Douglas Inman
  • Raymond Rider
  • David Westoff


  • Cheryl Ecker
  • Elmer Held Jr.
  • David Kennedy
  • Larry Yates


  • Shelby Callahan
  • Carl Rice
  • David Rohlfing
  • Kay Strayhorn


  • Roy Brooks
  • James Chellew
  • James Ecker
  • John Stephens


  • Greg Ferguson
  • Nick Michales
  • Julia Nicholas
  • William R. Polley


  • Rhonda Burger
  • Robert Sandmeier
  • Michael Spink
  • Linda Whitener


  • Ed Biermann
  • Steve Herberts
  • Ken Pennington
  • Tricia Saputo


  • Rick Bopp
  • Kathy Bryant
  • Mike Canepari
  • Kathy Lomax


  • Scott Battles
  • Judy Hayes
  • Kevin Kohne
  • Mike Mouser


  • Mark Akins
  • Dale Bruning
  • Daniel Davis
  • Robert Stephen


  • Christopher Davis
  • Theresa A. Roe


  • Christy Hufford
  • Tom Furrer
  • Bob Larson
  • Rich Myers


  • Patricia Griffy
  • Gary Hartman
  • Susan Hartmann
  • Bill Ryan


  • Fred Kohut
  • Barb Machalek
  • Jennifer Laiben
  • Kim Rowden


  • Brad Bryant
  • Stephen M. Henson
  • Keith Mueller
  • Rev. Mart Thompson


  • Dr. Bob Borman
  • Mark Ferrell
  • Paul Laiben
  • Larry Michaels


  • Carlois D. Arriaga
  • Gergory Mercer
  • Bill Newburger
  • Tim Rowden


  • Steve Fling
  • Patrick Howe
  • Julie King
  • James L. Sander


  • Richard Harper
  • Steve Meinburg
  • Matthew Nollman
  • Jim Palmer


  • Joseph Hook
  • Donna Guifffrida
  • Tammy Valencia
  • John Machalek


  • Reggie Flecke
  • Kenny Wolff
  • Betty Bopp

2020 (Covid)


  • Felicia Haynes
  • Charlie Blair
  • Gilbert Pfaff Sr.


  • Sarah Wolff

From Other Councils or Districts

  • Linda Bequette
  • Joe Gentile
  • Fred Helferstay
  • Sandy Helferstay
  • George Kunkel
  • Donald Sudholt
  • Ollie Tiighman
  • Michelle Vickery
  • Mike Vickery

* Deceased




River Trails Fall Recruitment Campaign

September 1st, 2022
Crystal City
Jefferson R-7
September 8th, 2022
September 13th 2022

September 6th, 2022
De Soto
September 22nd 2022
Fox C-6

*These dates subject to change

Lonedell Elementary

Our scouts in action!


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Today starts Read Across America! What does your Scout love to read? Let us know in the comments! 📚🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏽 #readacrossamerica #scouts ... See MoreSee Less

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New Camp Experience for 2023!
Attention: Scouts BSA members
Swift High Adventure Base @ S-F Scout Ranch

Experience hands-on skilled trades careers and choose from 14 specialty merit badges! Learn skills from trade experts and participate in high adventure activities that make Swift a great place.

Enjoy Climbing, Water Sports, Shooting Sports, Challenge Courses, and more!

American Labor | Architecture | Automotive | Maintenance | Drafting | Electricity |Farm Mechanics | Fire Safety | Home Repairs | Metalwork | Painting | Surveying |Truck Transportation | Welding Woodwork

For more information and to register: buff.ly/3dZVo8E
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New Camp Experience for 2023!
Attention: Scouts BSA members
Swift High Adventure Base @ S-F Scout Ranch

Experience hands-on skilled trades careers and choose from 14 specialty merit badges! Learn skills from trade experts and participate in high adventure activities that make Swift a great place.  

Enjoy Climbing, Water Sports, Shooting Sports, Challenge Courses, and more!

American Labor | Architecture | Automotive | Maintenance | Drafting | Electricity |Farm Mechanics | Fire Safety | Home Repairs | Metalwork | Painting | Surveying  |Truck Transportation | Welding Woodwork

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A NEW Webelos Overnight Program where you and your Scout select your webelos advancements and activities

Questions???? Email camping@stlbsa.org

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A NEW Webelos Overnight Program where you and your Scout select your webelos advancements and activities

Questions????  Email camping@stlbsa.org 


Parent and Pal!
Camp Warren Levis
APR 21 AT 6 PM – APR 23 AT 12 PM

Get back to the outdoors & explore the best of Scouting! Activities will include hiking, fishing, bb guns, archery, s’mores, and more! All attendees will receive a patch and their meals provided!

Activities will include hiking, fishing, bb guns, archery, s’mores, and SECRET TREASURES!

If you are looking for an adventure, join us for a weekend of fun searching for hidden treasure at Camp Warren Levis.
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Parent and Pal!
Camp Warren Levis
APR 21 AT 6 PM – APR 23 AT 12 PM 

Get back to the outdoors & explore the best of Scouting! Activities will include hiking, fishing, bb guns, archery, s’mores, and more! All attendees will receive a patch and their meals provided!

Activities will include hiking, fishing, bb guns, archery, s’mores, and SECRET TREASURES!

If you are looking for an adventure, join us for a weekend of fun searching for hidden treasure at Camp Warren Levis.

Attention: Scouts BSA and Venturers
Event is open to youth 14 years and older or 13 and in the 8th grade
Taste of Venturing
Camp Warren Levis
March 24th – 26th

Whether you camp with your unit for the weekend or come out just for the day, its going to be an action packed weekend including:

Shooting sports | Climbing - crate stacking, bouldering wall | Lake Activities | STEM fun | Silk Screening Candle making | Leather stamping

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Attention: Scouts BSA and Venturers 
Event is open to youth 14 years and older or 13 and in the 8th grade
Taste of Venturing
Camp Warren Levis
March 24th – 26th

Whether you camp with your unit for the weekend or come out just for the day, its going to be an action packed weekend including:

Shooting sports | Climbing - crate stacking, bouldering wall | Lake Activities | STEM fun | Silk Screening Candle making | Leather stamping

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Scouts in the greater st. Louis area council rely on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, organizations and charitable donors to help them grow into the next generation of leaders.

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