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Holy Smokes Cookout

Cook-off and Catholic Family Campout at Prairie STar Ranch

The 2019 annual Holy Smokes Cook-off and Family Event/Camp-out will be held at Prairie Star Ranch in Williamsburg, KS on the weekend after Labor Day. This annual kick-off event for the scouting year is geared to scouts and scouters of all ages and their families.  All youth are invited to join us for this fun filled event! And PSR offers GREAT activities!

  • Campfire Cooking Tournament
  • Rosary walk, Mass
  • Lakes for fishing, gaga ball pits
  • Climbing wall and archery ($15 wrist band includes both activities)
  • Training for religious awards instructors and for unit chaplains

Join us September 7-8, 2019.  Camping is optional on Friday (please let us know if you're planning on Friday) and/or Saturday night, under the stars.  Saturday we will have our campfire cooking competition, as well as Mass and adoration.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning on joining us, and we hope you are, it is required that you complete some necessary paperwork (there is paperwork for both youth and adults). We ask that you please complete the paperwork prior to arriving at Holy Smokes, and bring copies with you. Links to paperwork are provided below.


Permission & Medical Release (youth)

Permission & Medical Release (adult)


More details on what the day looks like: 

Holy Smokes 2019 Event Timeline Saturday 09/07/2019 

09:00 AM – Registration setup for camping (ALL ADULTS MUST REGISTER AND OBTAIN A WRISTBAND) 

10:30 AM – Adult Leader Meeting at CCS Canopy
1:00 PM – Ranch Events Start – (Climbing Wall, Archery) PAY FEE AND GET WRISTBAND at CCS canopy.
2:00 PM – 
Religious Award Training at CCS Canopy 

3:00 PM – Ranch Events End 

4:15 PM – Cooking Contest Turn-in (Categories - BBQ, Dutch Oven Meal, Open Category Meal (Not BBQ and not Dutch Oven cooked), Dessert, Judges Choice) 

6:30 PM – Mass
8:00 PM – Awards Presentation

Sunday 09/8/2019 

Leave after clean-up


Questions? Please reach out to Mike Schopper, the Holy Smokes coordinator, at 913-226-8345 /,  or Gary Smith, the Catholic Committee on Scouting Chairman, at 913-433-6899 /





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