Scout Programs

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Let us connect your troop to nature in a special way! We offer programs led by professional naturalists and acres of wildlife-filled natural areas to explore. The Nature Center can help your troop do a service project, earn its badges or get ready to go camping! Programs are offered weekday afternoons and on weekends. To register or to receive more information, call Rana Bottino, Camps and Special Programs Coordinator, at (216) 321-5935 ext. 226 or bottino@shakerlakes.org.

GIRL SCOUTS

Try-it Programs for Brownie Girl Scouts:
Animals
Earth is our Home
Outdoor Adventurer
Ready, Set, Go Camping (works great as an overnight program!)
Watching Wildlife
Eco-explorer
Plants
WOW! Wonders of Water
Water Everywhere

FEE: $6.25 per scout per hour with a minimum of 15 scouts; maximum of 25 scouts. One adult chaperone is required for every five scouts.

Badge Programs for Junior Girl Scouts:
Earth Connections
Finding Your Way
Outdoor Fun
Outdoors in the City
Wildlife
Be an Ecologist

FEE: $6.25 per scout per hour with a minimum of 15 scouts; maximum of 25 scouts. One adult chaperone is required for every five scouts.

Most programs are offered year round; custom programs are available.
Programs for Daisies and Cadettes are available upon request.

CEREMONIES:

Ceremonies, such as the Brownie's "Bridging Ceremony,"  are welcome!  If following a badge program, fee is $15 to reserve the lobby as a rain location; free if outside only.  For a ceremony not attached to a program, suggested donation $25 for use of outdoor spaces only, including the covered picnic pavilion which must be scheduled in advance.

BOY SCOUTS

Badge programs for Cub Scouts:

Forester
Identify plants in the forest, including trees and their use to wildlife
Learn about growth rings and draw your own
Learn about the pros and cons of wildfires
Learn about how trees grow using soil and water

Naturalist
Visit the center and tell what you saw there
Learn about bird flyways and who uses them
Learn about poisonous plants and reptiles in your area
Examine food webs through producer, consumer, and decomposers

Water and Soil Conservationist
Learn about soil layers
Learn about sand, silt, and clay by performing soil experiments
Examine erosion and what to do about it
Learn about four kinds of pollution
Learn how to help clean-up the environment

FEE: $6.25 per scout per hour with a minimum of 15 scouts; maximum of 25 scouts. One adult chaperone is required for every five scouts.

Programs to assist with boy Scout Merit Badges:

Bird Study
Forestry
Environmental Science
Fish and Wildlife Management
Insect Study
Mammal Study
Nature
Orienteering
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Soil and Water Conservation

FEE: $6.25 per scout per hour with a minimum of 15 scouts; maximum of 25 scouts. One adult chaperone is required for every five scouts.