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Barnes-Jewish Hospital: Attend a free class called “Stop the Bleed.” This one-hour class is designed to teach non-medical people how to control emergency bleeding. The program goes over how to apply pressure to bleeding wounds, how to do emergency packing, and how to apply a tourniquet. If interested in taking the class, contact Billy Kollmar at william.kollmar@bjc.org.

Farmers & Merchants Bank (Eureka, MO): Sign your Pack up for an interactive and age-appropriate lesson on Financial Responsibility or make plans to take a field trip. Farmers & Merchants Bank offers Packs a tour of the teller line, vault, and the different tools used at the bank. Call 636-938-7878 for more details.

Federal Aviation Administration: The FAA encourages Scouts and their families who may travel by aircraft not to pack hazardous materials in their checked and/or carry-on luggage. View their brochure or visit faa.gov/Go/PackSafe for helpful resources to share with your units.

Gateway Arch: Reservations for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos are taken year round. Approximately 50 minutes in length, each program highlights a different, age-appropriate theme. A one-month advance reservation required. Minimum of six scouts required (max 30). Groups with less than the minimum may be placed with another group, if available. For more information about programs offered please call 314-241-1244 ext.107. For reservations call 1-877-982-1410.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Join the Missouri Botanical Garden on a scouting adventure with its hands-on, STEM-based, nature programs. MOBot offers many opportunities for exploration and discovery. Visit mobot.org/scouts for a list of programs.

River Radio (Cape Girardeau)River Radio in Cape Girardeau (324 Broadway) offers free tours of its radio station to Scout groups. Scouts get an up close and personal view of radio broadcasting and learn how radio stations operate. To schedule your Scout group, contact Kirby Ray at kirbyq@riverradio.net or 1-800-289-5103 ext. 577.

Shaw Nature Reserve: Cub Scouts, enjoy a weekend at Shaw Nature Reserve! Enjoy a variety of activities including water ecology, night hikes, themed crafts, star gazing, and a campfire with s’mores and plenty of hot chocolate! Accommodations provided in the Dana Brown Overnight Center’s delightful historic cabins and new shower facilities. Upcoming dates include July 21-22. Click here to register.

St. Louis Astronomical Society: The SLAS Library Telescope Program seeks to foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery. If you are interested in gaining an introduction to astronomy or would like to help SLAS with its new Library Telescope Program, email librarytelescope@slasonline.org. View the Library Telescope Locations.

Tower Grove Park: Tower Grove Park has free birding kits available! Kits are geared towards students in grades 4-8 and each kit includes binoculars and flash cards. View the flyer or contact Tricia Scalise at tscalise@towergrovepark.org.

Weather Ready Fest: The National Weather Association is coming to St. Louis Aug. 25-30 for its Annual Convention. Meteorologists from all over the country will be learning, sharing ideas, and reaching out to the community. Part of the convention includes Weather Ready Fest on Aug. 25 at the Saint Louis Science Center.

Families can enjoy over 60 exhibitors, hands-on activities including NOAA’s Young Meteorologist Program, fun learning games and activities, Owlie Skywarn, exciting speakers, Ginger Zee from ABC’s Good Morning America and prizes! For more information, visit weatherreadyfest.com. Free tickets available here.