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. Social distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this program.
This will be the seventh year the nature center has presented a Cub Scout-related program in the fall. Participants ages seven to ten can take a one-mile hike to visit stations where they will meet the requirements to complete the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure. Along the way, they’ll see live animals, a working compost worm bin, and learn about composting. They will also learn about extinct and endangered animals, 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 online at JCPRD.com, look first under youth, and then under special events. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “scouts.”
This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas Highway 7, Olathe. The cost for one two-hour event is $7 per person, including adults, for Johnson County residents, or $8 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 website and click on “Register for Activities,” and perform a course ID search for 38458.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches and JCPRD facilities.