On Tuesday and Wednesday (July 10-11) 24 students from six school districts in Cass County participated
in the Sheriff’s Office first Youth Camp for DARE students. Students from Pleasant Hill, Strasburg,
East Lynne, Sherwood, Drexel, and Midway were chosen to attend the two day camp held in Harrisonville.
Students spent the first day meeting new friends from around the county as they were organized in teams.
Each team was then lead by High School students from four area schools during the team competitions and
Students spent the first day participating in a scavenger hunt and fishing derby. The biggest fish
award went to Dominic Taylor of Pleasant Hill with a 16 ¼ “ catfish. Teams spent the afternoon
learning from guest presenters Sgt. Joe Shaffer of the Cass County Sheriff's Office Tactical Team
and Grandview Police Officer Mike Rigot with Bessie, his police K-9. The teams concluded the day
with a fly-in by LifeFlight Eagle at the Sheriff’s Office and team trivia game
On day two campers spent the morning on the Missouri National Guards Challenge Course. Teams had
to work together to accomplish goals such has navigating a mine field blindfolded and balancing 6
team members on a diamond shaped balance beam. Campers were then treated to a free lunch from Sonic
and spent the afternoon swimming at the Harrisonville Aquatic Center. Day two was concluded with an
awards ceremony and slideshow for parents.