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. 

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.

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  — SOLD OUT

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 — SOLD OUT

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. 

 

Maple Days for Scouts

Explore the process of maple sugaring at Cincinnati Nature Center!  We will trek into the woods to collect maple sap by hand then head to the sugarhouse to watch how the sap is turned into maple syrup. $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.