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Programs for Scouts

Cincinnati Nature Center helps Boy and Girl Scouts meet their nature and outdoor badge requirements. We offer naturalist-led programs where individual Scouts can register, or where entire groups can register together. For more information, contact Anne Horne at scouts@cincynature.org.

Limited spots are available. Only ticketed individuals will be able to attend the event.

In order to ensure that you receive the necessary number of tickets for your group, please make sure you register all scouts and adults for your program at once. Click on the date below for details and registration information. 

If you choose to bring your scout troop to the Nature Center outside of the designated programs below, please click here to learn more about visiting as a group.

Scout Experience: Make a Hiking Stick 

Get ready for fall hiking season by making your own hiking stick! Using a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch, we’ll craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools; and then use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish it. Preregistration required. $8 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $8.  

Daisy Green Petal Badge (for Girl Scouts) 

After we read Clover’s story, we’ll do a recycled craft and then go on a hike to explore conservation at the Nature Center! Please dress for the weather; we hold our programs rain or shine. This program will meet all the requirements of the green petal badge. Meet out in front of the Rowe Woods Visitor Center.  

Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10. 

Scout Adventure: Flashlight Scavenger Hunt Night Hike 

What could be more fun than a night hike? A scavenger hunt at night! Join us for an adventure in the forest as we use our senses and our flashlights to experience nature in a new way. Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10.

Webelos AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods 

Get up close and personal with the plants and animals that call the Cincinnati Nature Center home! Join us for an afternoon of forest hiking and exploring as we complete the Into the Woods requirements.  Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10.

Brownie Hiker Badge (for Girl Scouts)  

It’s the best time of year for hiking and exploring the great trails of the Nature Center! This program will meet all the requirements of the Hiker Badge—except making a hiking snack—please bring one for your scouts to enjoy on or after the hike! Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10. 

Wilderness Survival for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts 

Test your skills as you take on survival challenges! We’ll light fires without matches, build shelters, and learn emergency signaling. This is a hands-on, outdoor class. Please dress for the weather. This class fulfills requirements for both Girl and Boy Scouts. Preregistration required. $15 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10. 

Girl Scout Junior Animal Habitats Badge 

Explore the Nature Center’s pond, field, and forest habitats! All the requirements will be met for the Habitats Badge in this fun, outdoor class. Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10.

Cub Scout Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, & Ferns 

Come to Cincinnati Nature Center to observe and investigate our local wildlife! We’ll complete most of the requirements of this badge during the program. Preregistration required. $10 per scout and siblings over 4. Each child must attend with a parent or leader. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $10.