Scouting Adventures and Opportunities for Girls and Boys

**Scout leaders, let us know the topic/badge/journey/advancement/award that you are looking to cover, and we will work with you to cover the requirements ~ even if you don’t see it listed here! **

After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Please note for all programs scheduled for a group: A deposit of $100.00 is required to secure date. Balance due on day of program. No refund of deposit unless program is cancelled by the Nature Center.

To schedule a program and/or for more information, please contact PattiAnn Cutter at pacutter@buckscounty.org or 267-880-5022.

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Daisy Petals

Clover Petal – Use Resources Wisely; Rosie Petal – Make the World a Better Place

Daisy Petal Program Fees: $8.00/person (children and adults) for 1-hour programs. Minimum 12 (i.e., $96 for up to 12 participants). After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Brownie Badges

Bugs; Hiker; Senses; Outdoor Art Creator

Brownie Badge Fees: $8.00/person (children-adults) for 1 -1.5 hour programs. Minimum 12 (i.e., $96 for up to 12 participants). After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Junior Girl Scout Badges

Flowers; Gardener; Animal Habitats

Junior Badge Fees: $8.00/person (children-adults) for 1 – 1.5 hour programs. Minimum 12 (i.e., $96 for up to 12 participants). After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Cadette Badges

Trees

$8.00/person (children-adults) for 1.5 hour programs. Minimum #12 (i.e., $96 for up to 12 participants).

Night Owl (a.k.a. Night Hike-Campfire Program)

$15.00/person (children-adults). Minimum #12. After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Night Hike-Campfire Programs run from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Cub & Boy Scout Badges

Wolf Badge: Your Living World; Outdoor Adventurer; Fishing; Let’s Go Camping

Bear Badges: Sharing Your World with Wildlife; Take Care of Your Planet; Water and Soil Conservation; Landscaping; Let’s Go Camping; Nature Crafts

Any other themes/badges you’d like, that are not listed, just let us know!

Webelos Scout Activity Badges: Forester; Geologist; Naturalist; Outdoorsman

Badge Fees: $8/person (children-adults) for 1 – 1.5 hour programs. Minimum #12 (i.e., $96 for up to 12 participants). After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

 

Boy Scout Merit Badges: Bird Study; Fish & Wildlife Management; Energy; Environmental Science; Forestry; Geology; Insect Study; Mammal Study; Nature; Reptile and Amphibian Study; Soil and Water Conservation

Boy Scout Merit Badge Fees: $10/person (children-adults) for 2.5 – 3 hour program. Minimum 12 (i.e., $120 for up to 12 participants). After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

We work with your group to cover as many requirements as possible.

Yoga for Scouts (this program is not currently available).

Thursday nights, 6-7pm. Advance reservations required.

Fee: $8/person (children-adults). Minimum: 12. After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

This Yoga class introduces the participants to the basic concepts of Yoga. A number of postures will be introduced through animal poses, sun salutes, and some partner work, depending upon the age and interest of the class.

Night Hikes for Scouts

Program begins indoors in our Exhibit Area with a lesson on the nocturnal animals of Silver Lake Nature Center. The outdoor night hike will take us through different habitats: meadow, marsh, and woodlands, in search of creatures of the night. We explore the trails without flashlights, and let our “night vision” guide our way.

Our night adventure ends with a campfire, marshmallows, and a sing-a-long.

Night Hike-Campfire Programs run from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Night Hike Fees: $15/person (Children-Adults) Minimum 12 . After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Sleepovers for Scouts (also includes the Night Hike program)

Program begins indoors in our Exhibit Area with a lesson on the nocturnal animals of Silver Lake Nature Center. The outdoor night hike will take us through different habitats: meadow, marsh, and woodlands, in search of creatures of the night. We explore the trails without flashlights, and let our “night vision” guide our way.

Our night adventure ends with a campfire, marshmallows, and a sing-a-long. The group then returns to the building for their sleepover and any other activities their leaders have planned.

Sleeping area is our large (indoor) Auditorium. The group has use of kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and sink.

Sleepovers run from 6:30pm until 9am the next day.

Sleepover Fees: $20/person (children-adults). Minimum 12 – Maximum 40. After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

Fishing 101

Have you always wanted to learn how to fish?

Then we invite you and your group to join us for this 2-hour hands-on, informative, and fun program!

Activities include learning about fish identification, fishing equipment, and fishing techniques!

To schedule this program for your group, please contact PattiAnn at pacutter@buckscounty.org or 267-880-5022.

Fees: $10/person  ~ MINIMUM Number of Participants: 12; MAXIMUM Number of Participants: 20. After MINIMUM #s are met per program, then Two Leaders/Adults for the group are not charged.

 

Introduction to Kayaking 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to maneuver a kayak? Well here is your chance. This two-hour class introduces you to the parts of a kayak, how to hold and move a kayak paddle, how to enter and exit a kayak, ways to keep your balance while kayaking and, of course, how to get around on the water in a kayak. The Introduction to Kayaking Class takes place right on the waters of Silver Lake (at Silver Lake Park).

Fee for this program is $400.00 for UP TO 12 participants (the 12 include adults/children). 

 

Please note for all programs scheduled for a group: A deposit of $100.00 is required to secure date. Balance due on day of program. No refund of deposit unless program is cancelled by the Nature Center.

Programs done at SLNC also include a walk on the beautiful Trails, as well as use of a Picnic Area for  lunch located near the SLNC Visitors’ Center.

**To schedule a program and/or for additional information, please contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or pacutter@buckscounty.org .**

 

 

Service Awards

If you are a Scout and have your eyes set on a service award…if it’s a Silver, Gold, or Eagle you want to take…remember us here at SLNC…

Service Projects

Earn your next rank by performing a Service Project. Contact us to help develop your next project or event. Have your group participate in one of our programs. Each year SLNC generates a list of large projects to be accomplished. Maybe the right Community Service Project for you is already listed. Some projects are: cleanups, trail enhancements, field management, native species stabilization, construction, and more.