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Meet your badge requirements through creativity and exploration. Wesselman Nature Society (WNS) provides a variety of workshops designed for achievement.

  • Programs are booked on demand, as staff availability permits. 
  • Full payment of $5 per Scout and $5 per sibling tagalong is required at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • $50 minimum per workshop. Smaller troops may combine or you may pay a supplement to reach the minimum.
  • Workshops cover all requirements to complete one or a combination of badges, achievements, or electives.
  • Wesselman Nature Society (WNS) does not provide bead, badge, or pin awards.
  • A ratio of 1 adult leader for every 6 scouts is required.
  • Scouts should come dressed for the weather, since some activities are outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, indoor activities may be substituted or programs may be rescheduled.
  • WNS canoe program guides are badge certified.
  • WNS is also able to provide evening campfire and night hike programs. Please contact education staff for pricing and availability.

 

Available Cub Scout Programs

Tigers

  • Backyard Jungle
  • Tigers In The Wild

Wolves

  • Call of the Wild
  • Council Fire

Bears

  • Fur, Feathers & Ferns
  • A Bear Goes Fishing

Webelos

  • Forester (Recommended for late spring, summer, or early autumn, while there are leaves on the trees.)
  • Naturalist
  • Canoe Basics
  • Into The Wild
  • Into The Woods (Recommended for late spring, summer, or early autumn, while there are leaves on the trees.)

Available Girl Scout Badges

Daisies

  • Rosie’s Story

Brownies

  • Bugs
  • Hiker
  • Senses
  • Outdoor Adventurer
  • Wonders of Water

Juniors

  • Animal Habitats
  • Camper (Recommended as an evening program. An extra fee may be charged to cover the cost of a campfire meal.)

Cadette

  • Trees
  • Night Owl (Recommended as an evening program. An extra fee may be charged to cover the cost of a campfire meal.)

Seniors & Ambassadors

  • Paddling Adventure

 

Brochure for Cub Scouts

Download Brochure for Cub Scout Programs (1.9 MB | PDF)

 

Brochure  Girl Scouts

Download Brochure for Girl Scout Programs (6.8 MB | PDF)

 

Scouting Program Registration Form

Download Form

 

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Self-Touring at Wesselman Nature Preserve

Groups of 15 or more people who wish to tour the Nature Center and Preserve on their own must call two weeks ahead to make a reservation. Groups who arrive without a reservation may be denied access to the nature center if a scheduled program is in progress. Self-touring groups of more than 20 people must have a plan in place to divide into smaller sections and take turns visiting the lobby exhibits. School break programs and weekend pop-ups are not intended for groups or troops.