News Release 364

Earn a unique patch at Onondaga Cave State Park July 10 - 11

Volume 38-364 (For Immediate Release)
Contact:   Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 21, 2010 – Scouts or other civic youth groups have the opportunity to add a unique patch to their collection on July 10 - 11 by completing the Scout Patch Program at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, this two-day educational program is geared for all ages. 

To earn a unique patch designed specifically for this program, scouts must tour one of the park’s caves, hike a designated trail, attend an evening campground program, and complete a service project. The weekend of activities will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning with an orientation meeting at the park’s amphitheater. Some fees apply.

Groups must register at least two weeks in advance by calling 573-245-6576.  Individuals may not register. Space is limited. Group and individual camping will be available at the park throughout the weekend; contact the park for more information. 

To get to Onondaga Cave State Park, take the Leasburg exit (#214) off of Interstate 44 and go seven miles south on Highway H.  For more information about the program, contact the park at 573-245-6576 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  For more information about Missouri state parks, visit