Scout Programs

Scout Program Application Form

Scout programOur scout programs, just like our other programs, are designed to give children an exciting learning experience through:
It is our hope that children leave with a better understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

Fees
On-site programs costs are per child, with a minimum fee of $50 for small groups. We ask that there be at least one chaperone per five children and no more than one adult per three children. In addition, programs can be provided for pack nights. Pack night or Awards Celebration programs are 45 minutes long and the fee is $300. If the pack night site is out of our immediate locale, there will be an extra charge. Pack night topics include Birds of Prey, Threatened Species and Dragons, Turtles and Serpents.

Badges
Programs were built with scouts in mind. Therefore, some badge requirements have been built into them. Programs can be adapted to include badge or Try-it requirements or tailored to fit your group's needs. Service hour projects are available. We can also create individual service projects for Eagle Scouts, Gold Awards or group service projects.

Times
Scout programs are offered weekends and after school. Times and dates need to be reserved at least three weeks in advance if you wish to hold a spot. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.

To book a scout program contact Nancy Adornetto at .

Choose from the following programs:

Threatened Wildlife
1 hour $5.00 per child

What does it mean for a living thing to be listed as threatened, endangered or extinct? In this presentation, children will find this out by being introduced to animals that are in trouble including reptiles, birds of prey and mammals.

Dragons, Turtles and Serpents
1 hour $5.00 per child

Get an up-close opportunity to observe our scaly neighbors. Observe a box turtle, pet a python, and have a staring contest with an iguana while discovering what makes a reptile a reptile and how each is unique.

Treasures of the Rain Forest
1 hour $5.00 per child

Discover the wonders of this fascinating natural place by meeting live animals and visiting our mock rain forest. Find out what YOU can do to help save this vanishing ecosystem.

Discovering Nature
90 min $6.00 per child

Wander the beautiful trails at Sweetbriar Nature Center to discover how things work in nature. Meet some resident animals and find out about the tools that help them to survive.

Bug Out!
1 hour $5.00 per child

Insects are the most visible animals on Earth. Through hands-on activities, observation and a bug safari, children will learn what makes an insect an insect, why they are so successful, and how important they are to humans. Children will also meet some many-legged crawlers and visit our beautiful butterfly house, when available.

World of Birds
1 hour $5.00 per child

Feathers, beaks and flight are some of the things that make a bird a bird. In this exciting introduction to our winged friends children will discover other things about birds and their amazing tools for survival. Through discussion, participatory activities and live examples, children will learn more about the world of birds.

Birds of Prey (Pack Nights only)
45 min $300

They soar above all other animals, scanning for food below. They dive through the air at speeds as fast as race cars. What could they be? Are they UFOs; NO, they are birds of prey. Children will learn all about these magnificent predators. Only the presenter handles these animals!

Animal Interviews
1 hour $5.00 per child

Get to know a variety of live animals, from amphibians to reptiles, birds and mammals. Discover the things that make each animal unique. Through discussion, demonstration and participatory activities, children will find out how each has the tool it needs to survive.

Wonders of the Woodlands
90 min $6.00 per child

The forest is like a city of animal and plant life with the trees as living, breathing buildings. Ramble through the woodlands here at Sweetbriar, exploring the different layers of the forest and looking for signs of animals. Through hands-on activities, observation and live animals, learn that the forest is more than just a bunch of trees.

Adopt-A-Trail
The forest is like a city of animal and plant life with the trees as living, breathing buildings. Ramble through the woodlands here at Sweetbriar, exploring the different layers of the forest and looking for signs of animals. Through hands-on activities, observation and live animals, learn that the forest is more than just a bunch of trees.

Girl Scout Try-It Badge Programs

These programs are specifically designed to meet all of the requirements to earn a brownie Try-It or a Junior Badge.

Brownie Try-It Programs
1 hour $5.00 per child

Choose from:
Animals
Earth and Sky
Eco-Explorer
Outdoor Adventurer
Plants
Watching Wildlife

Junior Badge Programs
90 minutes $6.00 per child

Choose From:
Earth Connections
Wildlife Your Outdoor Surroundings

Sweetbriar Patches available for $3.00/patch.

Reservations must be made by phone at least three weeks prior to the program date.

Scout Program Application Form

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