Boy Scouts of America Troop 10 @Troop10BSA, is the largest troop in the Heart of America Council. Mitchell Capital President, Ken Green, is presently Committee Chair of the troop and has been committed to the troop in other capacities for eight years.
The troop recently acquired a tipi. Not just any tipi. This tipi was on display on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum as part of a Native American arts exhibit in 2015, and was subsequently donated to Troop 10.
It is being painted by Troop 10 scout leaders to symbolize the importance Honor Scouting Programs, such as the Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and to recognize other Native American traditions. The photo shows Ken at work, paintbrush in hand. We will leave discussion of the artistic merits for another day.
The completed tipi will be displayed later this month at the Bartle Scout Reservation Campout at Osceola, Missouri, where it will serve as a ceremonial center.
The campout is the high point of the summer for the troop, and will be attended by 140 scouts and 55 leaders.