Scout Groups

Professionally-trained naturalists lead programs year-round that can help scouts earn badges. Programs are usually 1.5 hours in length and are available weekdays and weekends. To schedule an activity, please call 612-861-9365. Please call several months in advance to schedule a trip. There is no charge for parking.

To choose a program:

  • Look through the programs list here and decide which program would best fit your group's needs.
  • After setting up the date of your program, have your badge book handy and contact the naturalist who will lead your program. The naturalist can help determine which activities can be done at the nature center and what he/she can prepare for the program to help your group complete a specific badge.

$5 per scout ($60 minimum per group); No fee for supervising adults; Additional $1 fee for snowshoe and cross-country ski rental, and additional supplies as listed with the programs.buckthorn2 - Copy