Grouse Creek Academy will be host to a basic tracking course during the first weekend of May.

This two-day event will be held at the academy, which is located at 17186 Grouse Creek Road.

Starting at 10 a.m. May 6, Brian Black and Nathan McClure will open the academy for the class.

McClure will teach the class, which will cover the basics of tracking in the Flint Hills.

Attendees are asked to bring:

  • something to carry water in;
  • good boots with ankle support;
  • a hat to protect their eyes;
  • plenty of patience.

Lunch will be provided.

This tracking class has a $250 fee for non-annual members, but annual members may attend the class for free.

Visit the academy’s Facebook page, or call Black at (620) 441-7856 or McCure at (620) 375-1327, to reserve a spot in the class.

Grouse Creek Academy is designed as a nonprofit organization, pending official 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.

All donations, grants, and tuition for classes will go toward the support of youth programs and law enforcement training programs.

The organization is the brainchild of Black.