Giving back is a staple of the Scouting program and on Saturday, May 12, the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America and Kansas City Parks and Recreation are teaming up to make Kansas City beautiful. More than 500 Scouts, volunteers, and KC Parks employees will celebrate DIG DAY by planting more than 18,000 flowers across 100 of the city’s community flower beds on Mother’s Day weekend. More than just beautifying Kansas City, DIG DAY also helps save the city time and money. What would normally take two months to complete, Scouts will help KC Parks complete the project in just one day.
From 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Scouts and KC Parks employees will report to their assigned dig sites to plant flower beds across the city. Media are encouraged to visit dig sites between 9:30 am and 10:30 am.
- Swope Park Entrance – 6601 Swope Parkway | Kansas City, MO
- 55th & 57th & Ward Parkway – Median south of intersection at 55th & Ward / 57th & Ward
- Mirror Pool – 62nd & Ward Parkway | Kansas City, MO
- Loose Park – 5200 Wornall Rd.| Kansas City, MO
- 12th & Paseo – Along medians in area | Kansas City, MO
- Admiral & Oak – North of Courthouse | Kansas City, MO
The Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America serves 19 counties in and around the Kansas City metropolitan area and serves more than 29,000 young people through more than 1,100 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Explorer posts. If you would like more information about Scouting in Kansas City call (816) 942-9333 or visit hoac-bsa.org.
——————————————————————————————————————————————Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation provides facilities, programs and recreational opportunities for the community that contribute to an aesthetically pleasing environment and enhanced quality of life. The department maintains close to 12,000 acres of parkland including 220 parks, 134 miles of trails and bikeways, 29 lakes, 98 playgrounds, hundreds of athletic fields and tennis courts, ten community centers, five public golf courses and six museums. Miles of scenic boulevards and parkways crisscross the city, where 48 fountains and 117 memorials and sculptures surprise and delight. For more information, please visit kcparks.org.