Boy Scouts and KC Parks to Plant 18,000 Flowers on Mother’s Day Weekend

Northland BSDD17Giving back is a staple of the Scouting program and on Saturday, May 13, 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.

Featured Locations:

  • 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
  • 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