In Celebration of Missouri’s State Bird, June 8

Eastern BluebirdCome discover Missouri’s state bird, the eastern bluebird, with special guest Larry Dobson from the Missouri Bluebird Society. You will discover these beautiful birds’ habitat and favorite foods as well.

A program for all ages.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration required — call 816-228-3766
Reservations begin June 1

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, MO

For more information, visit the Burr Oak Woods website


Build a House for Bluebirds, June 8

Eastern Bluebird at Miller's CottageDiscover Missouri’s state bird, the eastern bluebird.You can play a role in bluebird conservation as you build a bluebird box of your own.

Saturday, June 8, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration required — call 816-228-3766
Best for families

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, MO

This should meet Our Feathered Friends #12, and possibly Home Care & Repair #7, as well.

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!

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

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

Flag Day at Fort Osage, June 8

A display of flags representing different periods of American history will be featured. Knowledgeable staff will answer questions concerning proper flag etiquette and provide background on this enduring symbol.

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Special presentations at 10:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.
Price: Adults $7; Youth $4; Seniors $3
Phone: (816) 503-4860