Cub Scout Workshops

Cub Scout Workshops

Scouts can work towards a variety of badges or journeys while they investigate the fascinating ecosystems here at the Arboretum. All of our scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on experience!

To book a private workshop for your troop (minimum of 10), contact Patti Bonnin.

January 16

Webelos Into the Wild: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (for scouts grade 4 & 5)

Learn about some of the cool animals that live here at the Houston Arboretum while working on your requirements for Into the Wild! We will go for a hike, make an insect habitat to take home, and learn about which animal migrate through our flyway! We will end the class by going pond dipping to study our aquatic ecosystem. You will complete your badge in class (Reqs 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. You will finish Req 1 at home).

Register here

February 20

Bears Fur, Feathers, Fern: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  (for scouts grade 3)

Welcome to the Wild! In this program, scouts will go for a hike to look for signs of wildlife living at the Arboretum. We will take a closer look at plants with magnifying lenses, and search for wild animals in the distance with binoculars. You will complete all reqs for this badge in class.

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Webelos into the Woods: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (for scouts grade 4 & 5)

What better place to earn your Into the Woods badge? Scouts will learn the parts of trees, how to identify them, and how to tell the age of a tree by studying its growth rings. We will go for a hike to identify native trees species, and you will take home a plant to care for!

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Forest Trek

Group Guided Hikes
The Forest Trek is a one hour guided hike through the woods. Along the way, the scouts will look for wild animals and their habitats, and learn to identify signs of nature.
Cost: $7 per scout ($70 minimum), 1 hour workshop, Maximum 25 people

Scouts can earn requirements towards their nature-related  badges with the Forest Trek!

Bears: Fur, Feathers and Ferns – hike will cover reqs 1, 3, and 4
Webelos: Into the Wild – Hike will cover reqs 5 and 9
Wolves: Paw on the Path – hike will cover reqs 2, 5, and 6
Tigers: Tigers in the Wild – hike will cover reqs 2 and 7.


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