About Us


The White Shield Dance District is the largest in the Pony Express Council encompassing the entire 19-county Kansas City metro area. As such, every year we have a surplus of opportunities to promote the Scouting program at Cub Scout Pack meetings, community festivals, and Courts of Honor. We are also a very active dance team with an average attendance of 30 Tribesmen at each public performance and 50 Tribesmen at each dance practice. Our monthly dance practices follow the school calendar and are held from August until May of the following year.  Dance practices are usually conducted on the second Thursday evening of each month beginning at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at the Kansas National Guard Armory at 100 South 20th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

White Shield Dance Directors

2019 - Present

  • Paul Brenneman, Sachem Northern Owl

2015 - 2018

  • Jack Vaught, Sachem Little Tiny Horse

2005 - 2015

  • Stephen Wolf, Keeper of the Sacred Bundle Quiet Pool

    • 2006 - Elevated to Sachem

    • 2012 - Elevated to Medicine Man

2004 - 2005

  • Jeff Cunningham, Sachem Gray Sand

1997 - 2004

  • Tom Bryon, Sachem Golden Years

    • 2004 - Elevated to Medicine Man


  • Greg Clevenger, Sachem Much Timber

    • 1999 - Elevated to Medicine Man

    • 2006 - Appointed Presiding Medicine Man

1990 - 1991

  • John Bechtold, Sachem Bench Maker