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.

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Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $10 per scout

Scouts: come and complete your nature-related badge or adventure at SNC! You can register as an individual scout, den, pack or troop. All or most requirements are met (the badge itself is not included). Please dress for the weather. Leaders or chaperones are free and must remain for the program as per BSA and GSA policy. Please note that refunds are not available for these programs.

Daisy : Eco Learner
Sat, Sep 26, 10 am – 12 pm
Scouts will play a wildlife game. They will take a hike and do some close up nature observations and participate in a “What Does Not Belong” activity to learn about trash damage.
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Webelos : Into the Wild
Sat, Oct 17, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Webelos are invited to complete this nature-related adventure! They will observe four or more wild animals along the trails and describe their locations and behaviors. Webelos will explore migration and bird flyways. They will learn about the Kirtland’s Warbler – a bird with very specific nesting requirements, study food chains and the importance of aquatic ecosystems.
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Brownie : Home Scientist
Sat, Nov 14, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Brownies will use simple items to conduct a variety of science experiments. The exciting results will help them discover the fun of science.
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Bear : Fur, Feathers & Ferns
Sat, Nov 21, 9:30 am – 12 pm
While hiking one mile, Bear Cub Scouts will search for six signs of animals and plants, observe wildlife and use a magnifying glass to examine plants. They will discover facts about endangered and extinct animals and learn about composting.
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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!.
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