It is the mission of the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, to prepare the young people of eastern Kansas and western Missouri to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Our purpose is to provide for boys and young adults an effective educational program designed to build desirable qualities of character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop in them personal fitness. Community groups such as religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, labor, governmental bodies, corporations, professional associations, and groups of citizens who have compatible goals and utilize the program provided accomplish the purpose by the Boy Scouts of America on the local level.
The National Council, BSA, charters the Heart of America Council to serve local chartered organizations and potential chartered organizations. The Council serves institutions through a large number of volunteers and a professional staff that supports the volunteer leadership by providing day-to-day administration. Community groups are supported by registration of members and leaders, advancement programs, communications, commissioner service, training of unit leadership, program enrichment activities, camping facilities, as well as volunteer recognition items, program supplies, planning materials, insurance and monthly roundtables.
The Heart of America Council is authorized by the National Council, BSA, to make Scouting available, and then to service, through chartered organizations and their units, in the following nineteen counties in eastern-Kansas and western-Missouri: Kansas-Anderson, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte; and in Missouri-Bates, Cass, Carroll, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray and St. Clair.