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Trailblazer Adventure Day May 31, 2014

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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, Nov. 9-11

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

  • November 9-11 – Veterans Day weekend

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks, Sept. 28

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks, Aug. 25

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

  • August 25 – National Park Service Birthday

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

Adult Geocaching Class, July 13

Come learn about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with a hand-held global positioning system (GPS device). Idea is to locate containers, called geocaches, hidden outdoors, by means of latitude and longitude coordinates..

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$5 per person; no refunds. Arboretum admission is additional (free for Arboretum members)

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS

Visit the Arboretum website for more information and registration.

While AHG has not yet developed a badge for geocaching, compass skills are a part of Outdoor Skills. Plus, geocaching is simply a fun way to get out in the field! This is a good class for adults to acquaint themselves with the basics of the sport.

Stayin’ Alive, June 18

fire starterSurvival situations are most common in the wilderness, but can also occur in the urban or rural environments. This program will help you understand the seven basic survival needs. Learn essential skills including fire starting, knot tying and more through hands on practice. The program will conclude with a survival scenario challenge.

Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 8:30 p.m.
Registration required (adults; ages 15+ are welcome to attend with an adult participant)

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

For more information and to register, visit the Discovery Center website.

This course would be useful to Patriots who have not had much experience with Outdoor Skills yet, but it would be a great training opportunity for new leaders, as well.