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Locust Grove Nature Center – Scout Programs

Scout Program Offerings & More

Due to staffing limitations, we are not currently offering scout programs, but if you are interested in these programs, please let us know so we can plan future resource allocation.

Locust Grove is currently booking scout groups for programs limited to outdoors only with a maximum of 20 scouts for a one hour program.

Scout programs can be booked on the first and third weekends of the month (Saturday and Sunday). Please book your scout programs during this time.

Choose a single one-hour naturalist-led program or a series of programs to help your scout troop meet their badge and journey requirements. Our programs are tailored to the age group and needs of your troop. These programs have been done previously at the nature center. If you think other programs we offer that might meet badge requirements please let us know!

Girl Scouts: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Cub/Boy Scouts: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light, Boy Scouts

How about a campfire for your troop?

We rent 3 different campfire rings and provide the firewood- rentals in 3-hour increments, easy online booking available.  See details here.

Bridging Ceremonies

We have various bridges on the property great for your bridging ceremony.

The main entry bridge is the largest. Small bridges are also available in the Nature Exploration Area, on Tulip Tree Trail, and at the bottom of the stairs near the meadow. You will need to make a reservation if you wish to also use a campfire ring or the picnic pavilion to host.  If you are planning to just stop in and use the bridge, please just let us know so we can note it on the calendar, contact us at Locust Grove

Service Projects

Looking for group or individual service projects?  Eagle projects?  Silver or Gold Award projects?  Troop service?

Contact us to discuss projects!  Our scout project coordinator is usually available to meet on Wednesday afternoons.  Email us at Locust Grove to discuss projects and set up a meeting.