Scout It Out

Scouting programs are ongoing throughout the year and give scouts an opportunity to complete nature-related badges, adventures or journeys.  All or most requirements are met during these sessions.  These programs can be attended by individual scouts or troops.

Pre-registration is required for all programs (including free programs). For safety during this time, please have your face covering and consider bringing hand sanitizer when you attend the program.

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Scout It Out : Cub Scouts

Register as an individual scout, den or pack. While the adventure requirements are met, the badge itself is not included. Please dress for the weather. Leaders or chaperones are free and need to remain with their scouts. Due to possible continuing COVID-19 restrictions, we may not be able to allow an adult for each child attending. No refunds for this program.

Wolf : Digging In The Past
Sat, Dec 19, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Wolves will discover ways that paleontologists learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants. Real and replica fossils will be on hand for their exploration. They will make a fossil cast, play dinosaur games, explore replica digs, put together and enjoy a snack of edible “fossil” layers!.
Fee: $10/Wolf Cub Scout
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Webelos : Earth Rocks
Sat, Jan 23, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Wolves will discover ways that paleontologists learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants. Real and replica fossils will be on hand for their exploration. They will make a fossil cast, play dinosaur games, explore replica digs, put together and enjoy a snack of edible “fossil” layers!.
Fee: $10/Wolf Cub Scout
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Tiger : My Tiger Jungle
Sat, Apr 17, 10 am – 12 pm
Tigers will take a walk at the nature center to discover the sights and sounds of nature. They will learn about some of the birds in this area. Each Tiger will build a birdhouse to hang up at home.
Fee: $20/Tiger Cub (includes birdhouse kit)
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Scout It Out: Girl Scouts

Register as an individual scout or troop. While the badge requirements are met, the badge itself is not included. Please dress for the weather. Leaders or chaperones are free and need to remain with their scouts as per GSA policy. Due to possible continuing COVID-19 restrictions, we may not be able to allow an adult for each child attending. No refunds for this program.

Fee: $10/Junior Girl Scout

Junior GS: Animal Habitats
Sat, Feb 6, 9:30 am – 12 pm
A habitat is the place where an animal finds what it needs to survive. Juniors will explore the wild animal habitats in our area, learn more about endangered habitats and find out how people can help to improve the places wild animals live.
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Cadette GS: Night Owl
Sat, Mar 27, 7 – 9:30 pm
Celebrate the nighttime as you work on this badge. Meet one of Stage Nature Center’s resident owls as we discover fun facts about a nocturnal animal. Explore a nature trail both before and after dark to sense how things appear differently in the dark. Examine the night sky and learn more about stars and constellations.
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Brownie GS: Bugs
Sat, May 1, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Brownies will learn about insects and other small invertebrates and ways they are important in the natural world. They will go on a “bug hunt” using insect nets and magnifiers and make an insect craft.
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Daisy GS: Clover Petal
Sat, May 8, 10 am-12 pm
After hearing Clover’s Story, Daisy scouts will have a chance to learn more about honeybees as they play a game about them. They will make a collage craft reusing old pictures, learn about ways to use resources wisely and make a snack using honey.
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