FRIENDSHIPS FOUND IN NATURE
Help your youth or scout group share unique discoveries in the great outdoors. Search for hidden geocaches, spy on nighttime critters, or uncover easy ways to recycle and save trees during guided or self-guided group outings. Programs are offered for groups of 5-12 year olds during weekday afternoons, nights, or weekends at a reasonable cost. Activity patches are available for purchase with all youth group programs. Group outings are perfect for:
- Girl & Boy Scout troops
- School and church youth groups
- Homeschool and parent groups
- 4-H and ecology clubs
Guided and self-guided expeditions for groups are available year-round. Staff provide itineraries and learning tools for self-guided outings.
Registrar NOW for spring group programs
Create lasting memories on an overnight adventure
Scout and youth groups can schedule an exciting overnight camping adventure at the Outpost cabin. Start the adventure with an evening guided hike to explore the night life of the Arboretum’s woodlands. Enjoy a campfire perfect for roasting marshmallows or story-telling. The following morning, take an early guided hike to explore the scenery around the Arboretum’s West side. Includes a special Camping at the Cabin patch for each child and up to two leaders.
6:30 pm-8:30 am. The Outpost. $38 per person (adult and youth) with a minimum of 10. Limit 20 youth/leaders. Limited winter dates scheduled. Please contact the Registrar’s office for availability.
Earn your scout merit badges
Scouts can also enroll in individual Merit Badge programs led by Certified Merit Badge Counselors. Click the class below to see a brief overview of the course, dates, time, and cost. If you would like additional information or to register, click on the course number and title.
Please click here Merit Badge classes.