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Prairie Hills District

DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS!  Miss the race?you can rewatch it hereExternal Link!


Prairie Hills District serves Scouts from Minnehaha, Lincoln, and Turner Counties in South Dakota, Rock and Nobles Counties in Minnesota, and Lyon County in Iowa.

Prairie Hills District Map Adobe Portable Document Format [615 kB]

District Leadership and Professional Staff Hours

Below is a list of key leaders in the Prairie Hills district.  They serve as your first contact and resource for questions and concerns.  For other positions on the district committee, please click on "district committee" to the right, then click on "committee roster". For commissioner help, refer to the link below.






District Chair

Oversee all district operations

Mike Dowling


605 321 6901

District Commissioner

Oversee relationships with units

Shelly Metzger

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406 461 3432

Family Friends of Scouting Chair

Coordinate family presentations and presenters

Stacey Peters


605 254 8540

Popcorn Chair

Oversee popcorn sales in the district

Dan Johnson


605 610 5086

Membership Chair

Contact for recruiting and new units

Peter Shaw


314 302 4407

Program Chair

Oversee all activities and programs

Scott Rasmusson


605 695 8835

Advancement Chair

Cub/Boy/Venturing Advancement

Steve Schempp

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240 434 6504

Eagle Chair

Eagle Boards and project approvals

Glenn Voss


605 212 7722

Training Chair

Unit leader training and training programs

Jason Braucht


507 597 3344

WHO IS MY Commissioner?  A unit commissioner is someone who will help answer your questions, improve your meetings, and generally make your program better.  They are also a "go between", between you and professional staff.  Make your commissioner your FIRST call when you have questions!

In case of emergencies or you are not able to reach your intended contact, please contact a member of the professional staff






District Director

Oversee all operations of the Prairie Hills District

Jason Cruse


605 323 0744 (o)

402 575 0394 (c)

District Associate


Shaina Smykle


605 323 0746 (o)

605 759 1524 (c)


During the week of April 24, Shaina will be working the following hours.  Outside of these hours she will not have access to voicemail or email:




8 am – 8 pm


8 am – 8 pm


8 am – 5 pm


8 am – 5 pm



Upcoming events:

Merit Badge Academy

Training Rendezvous

Prairie Hills Highland Games 2017 (Spring Camporee)

National Youth Leadership Training

STEM Lock-In, Aug 18-19

Fall Camporee (Launch-o-Ree), Sept 15-17

Jamboree on the Air, October 21

Scouting for Food, October 28

Klondike Derby, February 10, 2018

Cub Olympics, February 24, 2018

District Dinner, March 17, 2018

District Pinewood Derby Championship, April 7, 2018

Spring Camporee, May 4-6, 2018


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