Powell Gardens Youth/Scout Options

Powell Gardens has a number of programs established for scouting-type organizations, from guided badge programs, Seed Starter field trip programs, volunteer opportunities, self-guided tours and scavenger hunts. In addition, they have a variety guided field trips as well.

While it appears that Powell Gardens has not yet developed a program specifically for American Heritage Girls, it seems likely that they would be willing to work with a local Troop. Contact the Youth Education Department for more information and scheduling.

Gardening and Plant Science, Insect-a Inspect-a, Nature and Wildlife, and possibly Our Feathered Friends are all candidates for a Powell Gardens outing. Be sure to let us know what you work out!

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Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course and Field Guides

The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.
2 year certification

Course length: 16 hours
Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

Course listings may be found online; if a course is not available near you, course materials  may be purchased in print versions or downloaded for free.

First aid skills form requirements for Boating Safety, Camping, Emergency Prepardness, Fire Safety and Fire Building, Hiking, Outdoor Skills, and Swimming badges. In addition, this is sure to be a useful course for adult volunteers as well.

CAF Open Hanger Day, June 8

The Commemorative Air Force invites you to visit our hangar at New Century Air Center on the second Saturday of each month to see our fully-restored World War II airplanes and to tour our museum.  You can sit in an airplane cockpit and experience our get-your-hands-on-history exhibit.  Crafts/activities for children.

Admission is free.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Commemorative Air Force Hangar
6 Aero Plaza, (near 159th and Old 56 Highway) New Century, KS.

For more information, visit http://www.KCGhostSquadron.org

Consider this for both Aviation and Freedom’s Heroes badges.

Family Fun Nights at Mahaffie, June and July

Bring the family out to enjoy living history activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm.

There will be a different theme each week:

  • June 6th-Horse Power
  • June 13th-Civil War
  • June 20th-Hit the Trail!
  • June 27th-Independence Day (19th Century Fireworks and Olathe Civic Band Concert)
  • July 4th — NO Family Fun Night
  • July 11th-Kansas Cowboys
  • July 18th-Kansas Wheat Harvest
  • July 25th-Fun on the Farm (Due to crop maturity, activities may be switched July 18th & July 25th)

Admission is free, though there may be a small fee for certain activities, and stagecoach rides are $2/person.

Thursdays in June and July, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas.
Get Driving Directions

Mahaffie is always a good source for Our Heritage activities.

Kids Bowl Free, now thru Aug. 10

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers. (check with your local bowling center for age restrictions)

Daily through August 10, 11:00 a.m.
Admission is free; bowling shoes may be rented for $3.50 if needed.

Kansas locations
Missouri locations

For more information, visit the Kids Bowl Free website.

This is a great opportunity to get in some practice for the Bowling Sports Pin!