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

Troop programs are held regardless of the weather as we are able to move activities indoors if needed.  Program length is generally 1.5 – 2 hours in length. Longer programs may be arranged with a price adjustment.

To schedule a field trip, please contact our Program Coordinator at (608)-221-0404 x 1 or alncreg@naturenet.com.

 

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)

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)

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)

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

 Trailside Backpack Program

Eagle Scouts
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center has projects available to fulfill Eagle Scout requirements. Please contact our Facilities & Grounds Manager, Josh Bruecken, for more information at jbruecken@naturenet.com or (608) 221-0404 x 8.

Can’t find the program you want? Just call us to see if we can create a tailored program for your troop!  General topics are available ranging from Pond Exploration during the warm months to Snowshoeing in the winter!

 

Fee: $45/naturalist per 1.5 hour program or $60/naturalist per 2 hour program

Ratio: Tiger and Wolf Cubs (K-2nd) = 10 scouts/naturalist; Bear Cubs and up (3rd grade +) = 12 scouts/naturalist

Payment: Full payment is due either before or on the day of the program.  Any late payments may result in a $25 late payment fee.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy for Scout Programs
We need at least one week’s notice or more for program cancellations. Programs cancelled with less than one week’s notice will be charged the full amount. Any changes to your program require at least 2 weeks notice.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate any program changes after we have confirmed your initial registration.

Weather Policy for Scout Programs
All programs run rain, shine, snow or no snow and all programs will go outdoors. Dress scouts to be outdoors no matter the weather. If there is thunder or lightening or other extreme weather, back-up indoor activities will be provided. In the case that ALNC does cancel a program we will issue a full refund. Our general cancellation policy can be seen here.

REGISTRATION:  To schedule a program, please contact our Program Coordinator at (608)-221-0404 x 1 or alncreg@naturenet.com.