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Cub Scouts Bear Adventure event is Sept. 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 10:55 AM by Becky Burnside

The first of three separate programs for scouts being offered this fall takes place in September, with the other two following in October and November.

The programs are: Cub Scout Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns  on Sept. 21 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, Night at the Museum - Scout Edition on Oct. 18 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, and Girl Scout Daisy & Brownie Badge Event on Nov. 2 at the TimberRidge Adventure Center.

Cub Scout Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts ages seven to ten explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment.  This program a will let scouts meet all the requirements for this program in one two-hour session.

This will be the sixth year the nature center has presented a Cub Scout-related program in the fall. Participants will learn about extinct and endangered animals, see live animals, examine a working compost worm bin, and learn about composting.  Scouts will also get to smell and taste herbs, and plant an herb to take home. This program will be led by JCPRD park naturalists and volunteers. In the case of inclement weather, the program will move indoors.

This program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas Highway 7, Olathe.  The cost for one two-hour event is $5 per person, including adults for Johnson County residents, or $6 per person for nonresidents if paid in advance, or $8 per person onsite on the day of the event if space is available. For more information, call (913) 826-2800. 

Night at the Museum - Scout Edition allows participants ages six to 12 to uncover after-hours fun at the Johnson County Museum. Scouts will get a hands-on look at history, community, and creativity as they find clues to solve the mystery of the missing artifacts.

This special event will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The cost for a three-hour session is $12 per person, including adults, and chaperones must stay with children. Call (913) 715-2552 to register. Night at the Museum - Scout Edition will be offered again on Jan. 10.

The Girl Scout Daisy & Brownie Badge event will allow participants ages five through ten to complete their Eco Learner & Buddy Camper badge, or their Eco Friend & Outdoor Adventurer badges.

This program will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the TimberRidge Adventure Center.  The cost for one three-hour event is $22 per person, including adults, for Johnson County residents, or $22 per person for nonresidents. Preregistration is required, and program fees are non-refundable. 

The Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas Highway 7, Olathe. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. TimberRidge Adventure Center is located at 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe.