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Community Events

Scouts can participate in many activities and events held throughout the council's geographic territory. Community organizations, nonprofits and government institutions often provide programs and activities for Scout units.


Automotive Safety Patch Program: Safe Kids Buckle Up and Chevrolet have teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to teach Cub Scouts and their parents and caregivers about safety in and around vehicles. These hands-on educational activities are conducted by Safe Kids Coalitions and held at Chevrolet dealerships designed to educate families with older children — ages 7 to 10 — about being safe inside and outside of moving and parked vehicles. After the Scouts successfully complete all of the educational stations, they are presented with their Automotive Safety Patch. To schedule the program for your unit, contact Cathy at 314-612-5770 or cathy_hogan@ssmhc.com. The program is free and space is limited. For more information, click here.





Gateway Arch:
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Old Courthouse and each of these venues provide a wide variety of free activities for Scouts to participate and even earn badges! Badge programs like "Cooperation on the Trail" and "The Past is Exciting" and "Important" are offered year round. Half-day Merit Badge Workshops such as "Railroading" and " Indian Lore" are also available on selected dates. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly. Badge program reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance. Half-day Merit Badge Workshop reservations are only accepted on specified call-in dates. For more information about programs offered or to make reservations call 877-982-1410 or 314-982-1410.





Learn and Earn at Leftovers, Etc.: Leftovers, Etc. in St. Charles offers 101 Cub Scout Achievement, Elective, and Academic Pin and Belt Loop workshops for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. Leftovers also offers 17 Boy Scout workshops that complete merit badge requirements. Workshops are offered from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Leftovers is closed on Sunday. For more information, or to schedule an activity, call 636-946-9779.




Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District: The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District is an intermediate state appellate court that hears appeals from trial courts in the eastern half of Missouri. The court consists of 14judges who dispose of more than 1,600 cases per year. The court has organized a speaker's bureau to help inform and educate Missouri citizens about the state court system. The judges on the court make themselves available to speak to groups and organizations to explain who they are and what they do. The court also welcomes visitors to its location in the historic Old Post Office. If you are interested in having one of the judges from the court address your group or in touring the Court, contact Laura Roy at 314-539-4300.


National Junior Ranger Day: In honor of National Park Week, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial invites visitors to "camp in" at the Arch Visitor Center on April 26 from 1-4 p.m. Children can set up camping tents and sit around a mock campfire for music, storytelling and sing-alongs. Kids will learn about Native American life in the West by exploring a life-size tipi and interacting with Plains Indians living history items. Participants will earn a special Junior Ranger Day patch upon complettion of the day's events.
Visit gatewayarch.com or call 1-877-982-1410 for more information



St. Louis Cardinals: Scouts and their families can purchase St. Louis Cardinals tickets for just $14 for May 12 versus the Chicago Cubs or May 20 versus the Atlanta Braves. Purchase tickets online at cardinals.com/Scouts, through this form, or by calling 314-345-9000.

All 2013 Eagle Scouts who attend on May 20 can participate in the pre-game parade on the field.



St. Louis University Museum of Art: From April 2-Dec. 14, 2014, the third floor gallery of the St. Louis University Museum of Art will have on display a new exhibit called 2229 Original Osage Allottees. The exhibit concerns the resolution of a dispute over land ownership for the Osage tribe who once lived in Missouri, but were moved to Kansas, and then on to a reservation in Oklahoma. For more information visit slu.edu/sluma.


World War II Weekend at Jefferson Barracks: From April 25-27, over 350 re-enactors will portray American, British, Canadian, Russian, and German soldiers in authentic World War II living history camps at Jefferson Barracks Park. Highlighting the weekend will be three battle re-enactments: April 26 at 10 a.m., April 26 at 3 p.m. and April 27 at noon. Group tours can be arranged for Friday by calling 314-467-0741.