What do you get when you mix more than 14,500 Scouts and Scout families together with pregame festivities, Eagle Scout honorees, and America’s favorite pastime? One of the largest Scouting events in history and a major home run.
Attendees crowded into the Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., for Heart of America Council‘s 6th annual Scout Day at the K during the Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A’s baseball game on April 19. More than just a baseball game, Scout Day at the K showcases the fun of Scouting to the entire Kansas City community.
Scouts were given VIP access to the stadium as part of the “Outfield Experience” which included a variety of special activities for Scouts and their families. Scouts were also featured in a number of pregame activities such as the first pitch, national anthem, color guard, and a Scout parade.
Part of the annual event included the presentation of the Ewing M. Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, an honor that recognizes adult Eagle Scouts for their positive contributions to the Kansas City community.
Scout Leader Susannah Smith believes the Scouts can learn valuable lessons from sports teams like the Royals.
“If you look at them they have so much fun, and they are very loyal to one another, and they’re always there even when they’re not having good days,” said Smith to Fox 4 News. “You can see them trying to encourage one another and we’d really like to see that in our Scouts as well.”
Catch Kansas City’s Fox 4 News coverage of the event and don’t forget to browse the media gallery to the left to check out all the fun from the day!