MDC’s Burr Oak Woods to host free Scout Outdoor Skills Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host an Outdoor Skills Day Sept. 25 at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center for Scouts or other youth in nature-related organizations. The free event will be held at the W. Robert Aylward Education Pond Shelter from 1-3 p.m.

Participants will learn outdoor skills such as archery and how to properly use air rifles.

“These are fun and useful skills to learn for those in nature-related organizations,” said Burr Oak Woods Naturalist Lisa Richter. “We’ll teach participants the basics, and help them practice shooting more consistently and accurately.”

Richter also said Scouts and others will learn where to purchase their own equipment for future practice and fun.

Scout Outdoor Skills Day is for Scouts or others in outdoor youth organizations ages 8-18. One adult is required for every five Scouts or youth.

Registration for this event is required. Register at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZCj.

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center is located at 1401 NW Park Road in Blue Springs. For more information, contact Lisa Richter at Lisa.Richter@mdc.mo.gov or call 816-228-3766.