Kawida Game Night!

Kawida lodge Member,

We are as excited for this weekend as you are, so here is some important information you will need for Fall Fellowship.

KAWIDA GAME NIGHT: Nov. 15th (3pm-6pm) JOIN US NOW!

We have planned many virtual activities for all to participate in. Some include: Among Us, Jackbox, A Scavenger, and Kahoots.


This fall fellowship like many of our others is an open event, MEANING invite your friends and family to join the fun.

Zoom link:

Click  https://zoom.us/j/91979727489?pwd=WjJsMmlGVm5KRkhSTzN6T3MvbjRNdz09  to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting

The scavenger hunt will have a discord chat room so that everyone participating can collectively announce their findings. The following link to join the chat room is,


If you have any questions or you would like clarification on anything please send to,

Chief@kawida.org & Advisor@kawida.org

Spring Fellowship LIVE 2020

Hello Arrowmen!

Due to the global pandemic we are in,  we had to make changes to our Spring Fellowship. We have been working delinquently to provide a virtual experience for all lodge members. We would like to invite you to our first event of 2020, our Spring Fellowship, this virtual event will be Saturday from
9:00am – Noon.

This event will be done through zoom and on Facebook live for you to join us in sessions great fun and games.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kawida480/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/kawida_lodge_480


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 831 5649 0702
Passcode: 480
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,83156490702#,,,,,,0#,,480# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,83156490702#,,,,,,0#,,480# US (Chicago)

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact


ScoutFest 2020

ScoutFest is going virtual and this time it is a collaboration between the Great Smoky Mountain Council, Cherokee Area Council, and the Blue Grass Council.

Virtual ScoutFest 2020 will allow Scouts of all ages to participate in the live session with all four high adventure bases, advancement opportunities, virtual hikes, instructional sessions, a virtual campfire, and even a marathon –  all while “camping out” in their own backyard or house and observing social distancing guidelines.

This event is free of charge, but each council is offering an optional registration package. They each include the Virtual ScoutFest 2020 patch and some other goodies based on the council. If you take advantage of this option, it will help us offset revenue lost from all the Spring events that were cancelled due to COVID-19. Even if you aren’t taking advantage of the optional package, please register so we can share updates with you and keep a count of who is enjoying this awesome event. With this link you have the option to pay for some patches.  Patches look something similar like this:


To register online, click


After you register then:

  • Set up camp in your backyard or build a fort in the living room.  Just make sure you are maintaining social distancing.
  • Take pictures and video of your camp and you & your family participating in the activities. Make sure to share them on the Virtual ScoutFest 2020 Facebook event page.  Make sure you post them on your social media and use the hashtags #ScoutingAtHome and #VSF2020


Want to learn more information? Check out this YouTube video



If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns please let us know.

Mikey H. | Secretary

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.


To register online, click


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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