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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.

DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Red Ribbon Patch Program is designed to provide Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch from the DEA by engaging in anti-drug activities in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of the Patch Program is to empower young people to engage in a drug-free activity and strengthen their anti-drug beliefs. View the program flyer.

DEA will award a Red Ribbon Patch and Certificate of Participation to the first 15,000 qualifying Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Program runs July 9-November 13.

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: visit mobot.org/scouts for details.

PRCA Roughstock Rodeo Day: Camp day, Sept. 1 in Palestine, IL, is geared at providing free learning opportunities for cowboys just starting out that either have had little or no direction in rodeo or have been competing in rodeo and want to further learn about the fundamentals from PRCA champions. Camp curriculum includes an introduction to roughstock events with an emphasis on safety, fundamentals, chute procedures, livestock safety, overview of riding equipment, injury prevention and management, fitness and nutrition, introduction to PRCA business and goal setting. Learn more and register.

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.

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.