Spring Fellowship 2021


Hey everyone, the Kawida spring fellowship is coming up! The event is March 19-21. This is also a vigil weekend for any vigil candidates. If you plan on going through a brotherhood ceremony at this event, the total cost will be $45. This lodge event is open to all Scouts, ventures, and family. The theme is pirates, so wear your pirate customs; if you don’t have such, come as you are with your enthusiasm. We will be doing fun events to participate in at our shanty; we have quest games from the conclave, a pirate theme round robin, and training. We will also be conducting the lodge business meeting during the weekend. Hope to see all of you there.

Covid-19 and BSA medical forms required upon participation. More information can be found on the registration form. Please contact vcservice@kawida.org if you have any questions.

2021 OA dues

Click here to pay your 2021 OA Lodge Dues online. 

Lodge members who purchased a Thundercard for 2020 will not have to purchase another for 2021. Your Thundercard event credit will be rolled over to 2021, however you will still be responsible for the $20 membership dues for 2021 which can be paid online.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please contact Susan at the council office 859-231-7811.

Conclave 2020

Hey, Would you like to attend Conclave 2020? Registration is now open! This year Conclave will be head at Camp Davy Crockett. It will be April 17th – April 19th. We would love to see you there.



To register online, click


Spring Fellowship 2020

Are you ready for this much fun? Spring fellowship is coming soon.

The event is March 20-22. This is also vigil weekend for any vigil candidates. If you plan on going through brotherhood ceremony at this event you will need an additional $20 to go through your ceremony. This lodge event is open to all scouts, ventures, and family. The theme is western so wear your cowboy hats, boots and bring your lassos, if you don’t have such come as you are with your enthusiasm.  We will be doing fun events for all to participate in at our hoedown.

Don’t miss out on a weekend of fun, friends, and cowboys. So slap your hat on, slide on those boots, register today . Hope to see you there.


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Summit Bechtel Reserve

The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the BSA’s newest high adventure base. It has a wide variety of activities: world-class climbing and whitewater rafting, many types of shooting, mountain biking, trails, incredibly long zip lines, and more!

The Summit will be the permanent home for future BSA National Jamborees, as well as the 2019 World Jamboree. Programs offered include a high adventure program similar to the other high adventure bases, a Scout camp, and a national training center.

Phone Number: (304) 250-6750
Address: 68 Crossroads Mall, Mount Hope, WV 25880

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Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail

The Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail is a composite of three different trails, which together make one of the best known trails to Scouts in the Blue Grass Council. Famous (or perhaps infamous) as an excellent Philmont preparation trail, the Mischa Mokwa is also great for units wishing to challenge themselves. A common way of hiking the trail includes staying at nearby Wilderness Road Campground the first night, hiking up the trail early the next morning, staying at one of the campsites part-way along the trail, and then finishing the trail the second morning.

The Gibson Gap trail is relatively even during the first couple of miles, and then goes steeply uphill. Once at the top, one proceeds along the Ridge Trail, passing multiple campsites and Hensley Settlement, a small frontier outpost. This part of the trail seems to take much longer than it appears on the map. Once past Hensley Settlement, the trail continues for several more miles before reaching a junction of trails, one of which leads to the two major geological features of the area, Sand Cave and White Rocks. Sand Cave is an enormous cave or rock shelter, and White Rocks is an overlook with a stunning view. The Ewing Trail then goes steeply downhill to Civic Park.

A free permit is required for camping along the trail and can be obtained at the nearby ranger station.

Phone: 606-248-2817

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park is known for its extensive cave system, but it also has a fine backcountry trail system. Backcountry camping is permitted along the trails, but a permit needs to be obtained from the ranger before doing so. The permits are available at no cost. The trails are open year-round.

Phone: 270-758-2180
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is a 734 acre park located outside of Lexington, KY. It has many trails leading to features such as a Kentucky River overlook, the site of the old Mill Pond Dam, Evan’s Mill, several springs, and an old lime kiln. It also has a nature center, where programs are held several times each year to teach people about nature. They will also work with Scout groups to earn environmental badges. All visitors are asked to check in at the nature center prior to hiking any of the trails, and camping is not allowed. It is open year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM (trails close at 4:30).

Phone: (859) 272-6105
Address: 3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY 40515

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Red River Gorge & Clifty Wilderness

The Red River Gorge Geological Area surrounds the middle section of the Red River, and covers 25,662 acres of terrain. Sky Bridge, one of the most spectacular natural arches found in the area, is a solid rock span stretching across the top of a thin ridge, and offers campers a magnificent view of the Gorge. The area contains many rockshelters, lighthouses, and arches. Thirty-six miles of loop trails can be found in the park, and campgrounds and picnic areas have been provided. Also, a section of the Upper Red River provides white water canoeing and rafting opportunities. Primitive camping sites are available within the Geological Area year-round.

Clifty Wilderness is a rugged pocket of cliffs, bluffs, steep canyons, rocky creeks, rockshelters, and arches. The variation in topography has created a complex of different habitats with an unusually large number of plant species. It contains at least 15 sensitive, rare, or endangered plant species among more than 750 different flowering plants and 170 species of moss. The wilderness offers hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and canoeing opportunities, however, it is an undeveloped, rugged area.

The Red River Gorge and Clifty Wilderness are immediately adjacent to each other, and trails run through both areas. They are some of the best areas in Kentucky for Scout camping and hiking!

Basic map: http://www.redrivergorge.com/pdf/rrg_map_sm.pdf
Phone: 606-663-8100
Gladie Learning Center Address: 3451 Sky Bridge Road, Stanton, KY 40380

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Koomer Ridge Campground

This campground is just off the Mountain Parkway near the Red River Gorge Geological Area, and is known for its rock bridges and other geological formations. Trails lead to scenic attractions, which include the Red River and the Red River Gorge National Recreational Trail. The campsite offers 54 campsites and an amphitheater.

Phone: 606-663-8100
Entrance Coordinates: 37.7811, -83.6361

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