By Christy Jones
Calling all Scout leaders! What Precinct 4 park has more than six miles of trails, two covered pavilions, an international collection of plant species, geocaching options, and is conveniently near Interstate 45 and FM 1960? The answer is Mercer Botanic Gardens. There’s so much to explore here while you pursue badges, volunteer hours, and awards for your troop. Join us for Scout Leader Orientation and a self-guided tour on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Participants must be 18 or older. Online registration is required at hcp4.net/mercer/events.