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  1. Making My Family Special
    Visit an interesting historic spot.
    Historic Fort Snelling
    Cost: $4 (educational group rate for 10+)
    Distance: 33 miles
    Historic Fort Snelling
    Fort Snelling History Center
    200 Tower Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55111
    If you decide to go here, use the Virtual Tour to get familiar with the fort before going so you can share with your den.
    Schedule your group tour with their Online Reservation Request Form.
    Minnesota History Center
    Cost: Free
    Parking: hourly rate at lot next door.
    Distance: 33 miles
    345 Kellogg Blvd. West
    St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
    Read More Information for programs, exhibits, and hours.

    Gale Woods Farm
    Cost: Free
    Parking: Free M-Th, $4 F-Sun, or $25 annual pass for all Three Rivers parks.
    Distance: 18 miles
    Farm Map
    7210 County Road 110 West
    Minnetrista, MN 55364
    (952) 472-9203
    This is a working present-day farm run by Three Rivers Parks district. You need to fit your trip into their public programs or schedule a group program time. Read More Information for programs and hours.

  2. Where I Live
    Learn more about your community by visiting a fire station or police station.
    Eden Prairie Fire Department
    Cost: Free
    Fire Department Web page
    The non-emergency fire department number is: 952-949-8361
    The E.P. fire department holds a Fire Prevention week in October each year, so that would be a great time to visit them. There are a lot of interesting activities from putting out real fires to seeing auto accident extractions.
    They have been open to station visits for a scout group in the past.
    Eden Prairie Police Department
    Cost: Free
    Police Department Web page
    The non-emergency police department number is: 952-949-6200
    Email: police@edenprairie.org

  3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
    Watch a professional or amateur sporting event
    Eden Prairie High School
    Cost: $??
    Parking: $??
    Attending an Eden Prairie Eagles football, basketball, or hockey game is a pretty exciting event and costs much less than a professional sporting event.
    Minnesota Twins (MLB)
    Cost: $6 - $35
    Parking: $5-$7
    Distance: 20 miles
    Twins Info
    Group tickets for more than 25 people can save $2/ticket. More ticketing specials at: Twins Tickets The Twins play at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
    Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
    Cost: $8 - $86
    Parking: $7
    Distance: 19 miles
    Lynx Info
    The Lynx women's basketball team plays at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
    There are often 'Scout Nights' for professional teams so check on that for discounted tickets.
    Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
    Cost: $10 - $185
    Parking: $7
    Distance: 19 miles
    Timberwolves Info
    The Timberwolves basketball team plays at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
    The Timberwolves offer Scout Nights packages, so check for dates.
    Minnesota Wild (NHL)
    Cost: $32 - $76
    Parking: $7
    Distance: 26 miles
    Wild Info
    The Wild plays at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul.
    Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
    Cost: $90+
    Parking: $7
    Distance: 20 miles
    Vikings Info
    The Vikings play at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

  4. How I Tell It
    visit a television or radio station, or newspaper office - local television studios no longer allow visitors.
    Pavek Muesum of Broadcasting
    Cost: $4 for scouts, $5 adults (patch for purchase)
    Distance: 13 miles
    Museum Web Site
    3515 Raleigh Avenue, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Phone - (952)926-8198 for group reservations The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting houses one of the world's finest collections of antique radio, television, and broadcast equipment. It is a good replacement for the closures of local television studios.

  5. Let's Go Outdoors
    Take a hike at any of these nature-oriented trails and add a patch to your collection!
    Lark On The Monarch
    Cost: Free (patch for purchase)
    Parking: Free M-Th, $4 F-Sun, or $25 annual pass for all Three Rivers parks.
    Distance: 25 miles
    Park Map
    The Monarch Trail is a self-guided nature trail located at Elm Creek Park Reserve; Eastman Nature Center; 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton; 763-694-7700
    Application form can be picked up at the Northern Star Council Service Center. After completing the requirements you may purchase the "Lark on The Monarch" patch at the Scout Shop.
    Wood Duck Walk
    Cost: Free (patch for purchase)
    Parking: Free M-Th, $4 F-Sun, or $25 annual pass for all Three Rivers parks.
    Distance: 8 miles
    Park Map
    The Wood Duck Walk is a self-guided opportunity to learn plants and animals, specifically the wood duck, at the Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Nature Center; 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington; 763-694-7676.
    A Preparation Guide will be mailed to leaders when you make a reservation. A guide, worksheets, clipboards, and pencils will be given out at the nature center. Application forms can be picked up at the Norhtern Star Council Service Center. After completing the requirements, a "Wood Duck Walk" patch can be purchased at the Scout Shop.
    Raccoon Vista
    Cost: Free (patch for $2)
    Parking: Free
    Distance: 32 miles
    Adults and their dens are invited to enter the realm of the 3/4 mile long nature trail at Rum River Scout Camp; 15659 St. Francis Blvd.; Anoka, MN 55303; 763-427-8340
    The 16 station trail includes a pond with wooden bridge, bird blind, food plots, lookout tower and many more fun areas. It is self-guided with an information sheet for each station. Those who walk the trail may purchase a patch at Rum River Scout Camp. Call the Northern Star Council Scout Office for reservations at 763-545-4550.

  6. Other Things To Do
    EdenPrairieVolunteers.org lists many organizations and opportunities for doing community service. Your den can do some very helpful Good Turns for the groups listed on this site.

  7. Tiger Electives
    • #11 - Helping the Needy - participate in Boy Scout food drive in April to collect food for PROP.
    • #22 - Have a Picnic - combine this with just about any other outing. Miller Park and Rily Lake Park are two close picnic areas with good play areas.
    • #31 & #42 - Learn About Animals / Fun at the Zoo - choose an animal that is in the Como Park Zoo to learn about. Then, go to the zoo and have each scout give a presentation about his animal as it is visited.
      Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
      Cost: Free
      Parking: Free
      Distance: 25 miles
      Park Web Site
      The Park recommends that groups call ahead to pre-register so they are aware of staffing needs - Customer Service Office at 651-487-8201
      There are a lot of activities from hiking around Como Lake to reserving a picnic area or arranging an educational program.
    • #33 - Clean Up Treasure Hunt - play at Cedar Ridge or Miller Park
    • #36 - See a Performance
      Stages Theater Company
      Cost: $6 - weekday matinees
      Parking: Free - in library or grocery store parking lot north of theater.
      Distance: 10 miles
      Great live plays performed by local actors. The plays are popular stories such as Huckleberry Finn, Wayside School, Peter Rabbit, and others. See the Stages Theater Company web site for plays, schedules, and purchasing tickets online.
    • #37 - Take a Bicycle Ride
      Start at Riley Lake Park and ride the LRT Trail west as far as the scouts can comfortably go based on their skills and the weather. Then, turn around and ride back. See the Eden Prairie Area Path Map (about 4MB PDF) or the Entire System Map (4MB PDF)
    • #41 - Transportation
      E.P. Southwest Metro Transit Center
      Cost: $0.50 - non-rush hour child fare each way. $1.25 adult
      Parking: Free
      Distance: 0 miles
      Choose a route on the Southwest Metro Transit web site and take a ride out to Chanhassen or Chaska. Or, take a short ride on one of the Shopping Routes or Summer Fun routes in the morning.
      Combine with #45 and #48
    • #43 - Pet Care
      Visit PetSmart at 11200 Prairie Lakes Dr, Eden Prairie. They have a pet grooming area with windows so you can watch. Also, lots of other small pets to see, including fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles.
      Phone: 952-941-4660 - call to find out when a good time for a group to visit would be.
      Also visit the new Eden Prairie Library on the same trip.
    • #45 - Baking
      Visit Krispy Kreme bakery by E.P. Southwest Metro Transit Center. Phone: 952-914-9511
      Combine with #41 and #48.
    • #48 - Go For a Ride
      Take a ride on a bus from the E.P. Southwest Metro Transit Center. Combine with #41 and #45.
    • #49 - Your Government
      Eden Prairie City Center is located at 8080 Mitchell Road. Take the Mitchell exit off of Highway 5 in Eden Prairie, and go south for three blocks. City Center is on the right.
      Phone: 952-949-8300
      For State Government, visit St. Paul and go through the underground tunnels below the state capitol buildings.

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