Scout and Youth Group Programs

Scout and Youth Group Programs

Looking for something different to do with your group? Come take advantage of wonderful programs developed specifically for your group’s interests and grade level. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Groups leaders are invited to contact the program supervisor to learn more about each program. We also offer opportunities for groups to volunteer in their community as a group or as an individual working towards their Gold Award or Eagle Scout.

Fundamentals of Swimming - Introduce your group to swimming skills based on group's age and ability.

Water Safety and Lifeguarding - Learn the basics of what you need to know to keep the pool safe and the job duties of a lifeguard.

Summer dates only | Lauren Ozburn| $6 per participant | 1-2 hours | Pool TBD

Campfire Stories and S’mores
Bring your group out to enjoy Black Hoof Park with a special treat of s’mores and storytelling performed around a campfire.

2 hours | $5/participant | Min/Max 50/80 | All grades | Offered Apr—May, Sep-Oct |Black Hoof Park |Jenny Doty

Forestry Badge
Trees are an important part of our community. Join us in exploring tree differences, our connections to trees and much more.

1.5 hours |$5/person | Min/Max: 8/14 | 3-6 grade |Offered Apr-May, Aug—Oct | Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park |Jenny Doty

Learn how to use a GPS and then begin finding geocaches. The amount of geocaches found will depend on the length of program scheduled. Bring water, and small toy to trade.

1-2 hours | $4-6 depends on time | Min/Max 8/14 |2-8 grade | Available: All year, Winter Preferred | Black Hoof Park | Jenny Doty

Nature Hikes
Take a walk on a favorite trail or explore a new park. Games and stories will be utilized to keep group engaged according to their age level.

1-2 hours | $4-6/person | Any grade |Min/Max 8/20 | Any month |Black Hoof Park or Craig Crossing | Jenny Doty

SNAG Starting New At Golf
SNAG golf is a player-friendly, first touch development program. Introduce your group to a new sport. SNAG can be taught and played almost anywhere with immediate, positive results. Contact Charlie Rensing

Water Drop Class at Lake Lenexa
Learn more about why Lake Lenexa is here. Explore the wetlands, learning more about the macro-invertebrates that make life at the lake possible.

1.5 hours| $5/person | Min/Max 8/14 |3-8 grade | Offered Apr-May, Aug—Oct |Black Hoof Park | Contact Jenny Doty

Group Volunteer Opportunities
Make a change in your community by doing a group volunteer project or adopting a spot. We do not have a list of projects for groups but are willing to work with groups to do a project if they see a need in our parks. You can volunteer by going online at

Gold Award and Eagle Scout Projects
Lenexa works with scouts who are trying to obtain the highest rank in their scouting program. If you are interested in possibly completing a project with the City of Lenexa please take a look at the program.

Program Guidelines
To schedule a program, contact the person listed under each program by calling the Lenexa Community Center at 913-477-7100 or email the program supervisor.

Program Supervisors
Ashlee Bullard -
Charlie Rensing -
Jenny Doty -
Lauren Ozburn -

  • A program registration waiver must be completed by each participant’s legal guardian prior to participating in program.
  • Fees must be paid in advance at the Lenexa Community Center.
  • Each class must have at minimum of one parent per eight children, unless determined differently by program supervisor.
  • Siblings of a different age are not allowed to participate or be present during program.
  • It is recommended to schedule classes at a minimum of one month prior to program, availability is not guaranteed.