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Posted on: August 30, 2019

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

Cub Scout Bear Adventure

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment. This late September program at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center 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, 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 park police officers. In the case of inclement weather, the program will move indoors.

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

This event 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 or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online, visit the district’s website at, click on “Register for Activities,” and perform a course ID search for 23850.

The  My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

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