youth groups

Youth Programs

Boy Scouts

Bring your scouts to ALNC to help complete the requirements for many badges, achievements and electives. From Tigers to Eagle scouts, let us help you explore and learn all about the outdoors

Programs are held regardless of the weather as we are able to move activities indoors if needed.  Program length is generally 1-2 hours in length. Longer programs may be arranged with a price adjustment.

Trailside Backpack Program
Scout Overnights

To schedule a field trip, please contact our Program Coordinator at (608)-216-9370 or alncreg@naturenet.com.

Fee: $45/Naturalist per 1.5 hour program, $60/Naturalist per 2 hour program

Ratio: 10 scouts/Naturalist for Tigers or younger (preK-1); 12 scouts/Naturalist Wolf and older (2nd grade +)

General Program topics for a group outing are always available.  These range from Pond Exploration during the warm months to snowshoeing in the winter.  Please feel free to contact us with your topic suggestions!

Please note: We are in the process of updating our programming to match the new scouting books! We are currently able to do programming from either the old requirements or the new requirements.

To download a copy of our Boy Scout Brochure, click the link below! (coming soon)
Boy Scout Brochure

SCOUT REQUIRED & ELECTIVE ADVENTURE PROGRAMS, ARROW OF LIGHT & CUB SCOUT SPECIAL AWARDS

TIGER CUBS (K-1st grade or 6-7 years)

Required Adventures:
Backyard Jungle
Tigers in the Wild

Elective Adventures:
Sky is the Limit

Cub Scout Special Awards:
Outdoor Activity Award

WOLF CUBS (2nd grade or 7-8 years)
Earn multiple adventures during our Scout Slumber or Overnight Adventure at our Black Earth Campus. 

Required Adventures:
Call of the Wild
Howling at the Moon
Paws on the Path

Elective Adventures:
Finding Your Way
Grow Something
Spirit of the Water (requirements 1 & 2 only)

Cub Scout Special Awards:
Outdoor Activity Award
World Conservation Award

BEAR CUBS (3rd grade or 8-9 years)
Earn multiple adventures during our Scout Slumber or Overnight Adventure at our Black Earth Campus. 

Required Adventures:
Bear Necessities
Fur, Feather, and Ferns

Elective Adventures:
A Bear Goes Fishing
Super Science

Cub Scout Special Awards:
Outdoor Activity Award
World Conservation Award (#1, 2 & 4)
Science Everywhere
Down and Dirty
Nova WILD!
Out of this World

WEBELOS (4th and 5th grades or 9-11 years)
Earn multiple adventures during our Scout Slumber or Overnight Adventure at our Black Earth Campus.  

Required Adventures:
Cast Iron Chef
Webelos Walkabout
Scouting Adventure

Arrow of Light:
Camper
Scouting Adventures (Meet requirement 4 during overnight program)

Elective Adventures:
Adventures in Science
Castaway
Earth Rocks
Into the Wild
Into the Woods

Cub Scout Special Awards:
Outdoor Activity Award
World Conservation Award (#2-6)
Science Everywhere
Down and Dirty
Nova WILD!
Out of this World

BOY SCOUTS (6th grade through age 18)
3 hour program or overnight recommended.
Fee: $90 per 12 scouts for 3 hour program.

Activities toward these Merit Badges*:
Astronomy
Bird Study
Environmental Science
Forestry
Geocaching
Indian Lore
Insect Study
Mammal Study
Nature
Orienteering
Plant Science
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Soil and Water Conservation
Sustainability
Weather
Wilderness Survival

*If a Merit Badge Counselor is needed, they must be provided by the group

To schedule a field trip, please contact our Program Coordinator at (608)-216-9370 or alncreg@naturenet.com.

Eagle Scouts
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center has projects available to fulfill Eagle Scout requirements. Please contact us for more details at facilites@naturenet.com 

or (608) 221-0404 x 8.

For questions, please contact us at alncreg@naturenet.com or (608) 216-9370.