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Scouts Wildlife Adventure event is Oct. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 09/18/2015
Area Cub Scouts and Webelos can learn about nature while pursuing badges or electives during a special event being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park.

Now in its second year, this event is called Scouts Wildlife Adventure and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. This event is tailored to scouts in grades one through five and is specifically designed to assist with Tiger Cub Electives 31 and 32, Wolf Cub Elective 13, Bear Cub Achievement 5, or the Webelos Naturalist Activity Badge.

To meet badge and elective requirements, participants will have the opportunity to meet with a JCPRD Park Naturalist and Park Police Officer to explore what they do to help conserve wildlife and our local wild areas. There will also be opportunities to discover wildlife in our area by meeting live animals from the nature center and learn about endangered and extinct species. Other planned activities include making a bird feeder to take home, bird watching in the park, a bug hunt, and an opportunity to learn about poisonous plants and animals. On average, it will take 1.5 hours to complete all stations.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog, look first under fun for all and then under special events. Look for the keyword “scouts.”

This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to dens, as well as individuals. The cost for one three-hour event is $5 per person, including adults, payable on site. Reservations are highly recommended and can be obtained by calling (913) 764-7759. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 30241.

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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