Find a Workshop

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!

Programs are designed specifically for scouts. Siblings are not permitted unless they are registered for the workshop.

Public Programs

January 13

Brownie Hiker 9:30-11:30 am
Junior Geocacher 1:00-4:00 pm

January 27

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Cadette Trees 1:00-4:00 pm

February 3

Brownie WOW Journey 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Brownie Hiker 1:30-3:30 pm

February 17

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer 12:00-3:00 pm
Cadette Night Owls 5:00-8:00 pm

March 9

Junior Geocacher 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Brownie Outdoor Adventurer 2:00-4:00 pm

March 23

Cadette Trees 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Brownie WOW Journey 1:30-4:00 pm

April 13

Brownie Bugs 9:30-11:30 am
Junior Flowers 1:00-4:00 pm

May 4

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer 1:00-4:00 pm

May 11

Junior Flowers 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Brownie Bugs 2:00-4:00 pm

Private Programs

Price per scout: $10 for 1-hour classes, $20 for 2-hour classes, $25 for 2.5-3 hour classes
Minimum 7 / Maximum 25 scouts
Class length: 1-hour, 2-hour, or 3-hour classes depending on program


Listen to, discuss, and act out Rosie’s story, then practice making the world a better place.

Listen to and discuss Clover’s story, then learn about ways to use resources wisely.


Explore the world of bugs and discover why they are important! Learn to determine if it is a bug or not!

Hiking is loads of fun! Learn how to pack for a hike, how to read trail signs, and prepare an energy snack to eat.

Come learn some outdoor skills! Explore nighttime constellations, tie new kinds of knots, and make a butterfly puddler.

Art is all around us – even in nature! Have fun dancing, making a leaf rubbing craft, and designing your own Brownie Elf House.

Come and earn the LOVE Water award in a fun class all about how we use and need to conserve water.


Art and the outdoors go hand in hand. Let nature be your inspiration as you learn fun nature songs, design a terrarium, and learn some easy photography techniques.

Flowers aren’t just beautiful they are an important part of ecosystems. Discover how flowers advertise for animal helpers and provide rewards for the work of pollinators.

Learn what geocaching is and how to use a GPS receiver (provided). Then, go on a geocaching adventure here at the Arboretum.


Visit our forest and explore the importance of trees. Discover what you can do to help trees and participate in a service project.

Come and uncover the mysteries of the night world, including a night hike and party snacks.

Forest Trek

Both Boy & Girl Scouts of any age

Price per person: $8
Maximum 20 people
Class length: 1 hour

Come to the Arboretum for a 1-hour hike on the trails! Learn new observation skill and how to find evidence of animal activity.

Troop Contact(Required)
There is a minimum of 5 scouts per private program.
Select Program Topic(Required)

Date Choices

The Scout Manager will work with you to set an exact time once your inquiry has been received. Programs must occur between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm.