Things to Do

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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.

All programs require preregistration and follow Cincinnati Nature Center's COVID Program Safety ProtocolAs of August 23, 2021, masks are required in all our buildings for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Masks are not required outdoors or under pavilions and tents.

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. 

Brownie Bugs Badge 

Sunday, September 26, 1-2:30 pm 

Explore the many insects that call the Nature Center home! A hike will be included so please dress for the weather. All requirements will be met for the Brownie Bugs Badge. $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Girl Scout Junior Animal Habitats Badge 

Sunday, September 26, 3-4:30 pm 

Explore the Nature Center’s pond, field, and forest habitats! A hike will be included so please dress for the weather. All the requirements will be met for the Animal Habitats Badge. $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Scout Night Hike 

Saturday, October 16, 7-8:15 pm 

Experience the nature center in a whole new light! In this special, after-hours program, we will explore our trails and observe wildlife by the light of the moon. Scouts may bring a flashlight. Leaders may receive one free adult ticket for every six child tickets purchased. Limit two per group. Adults $5. 

 

Webelos AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild 

Saturday, October 23, 1-2:15 pm

Get up close and personal with the wildlife that calls the Cincinnati Nature Center home! Join us for an afternoon of hiking and exploring as we complete the Into the Wild requirements. We will be outdoors so please dress for the weather. $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Scout Shelter Building Adventure 

Saturday, October 23, 3-4:15 pm 

Test your hand at wilderness survival shelter building! We’ll explore the different kinds of shelter options, and then learn to build a freestanding shelter out of natural materials. We’ll end our adventure with the infamous rain test!  $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Daisy Green Petal Badge 

Saturday, November 13, 1-2:15 pm  

After we read Clover’s story, we will do a recycled craft and then go on a hike to explore conservation at the Nature Center! Please dress for the weather. $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Brownie Hiker Badge  

Saturday, November 13, 3-4:15 pm  

Join us for hiking and exploring the great trails of the Nature Venter! Please dress for the weather. This program will meet all the requirements of the Hiker Badge - except making a hiking snack. $10 a 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 $5. 

 

Wilderness Survival Skills for Scouts 

Sunday, November 14, 1-4 pm 

Test your skills as you take on survival challenges! We will light fires without matches, build shelters, and learn emergency signaling. This is a hands-on, outdoor class. Please dress for the weather. $15 a 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 $5.