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
- Backyard Jungle
- Tigers In The Wild
- Call of the Wild
- Council Fire
- Fur, Feathers & Ferns
- A Bear Goes Fishing
- Forester (Recommended for late spring, summer, or early autumn, while there are leaves on the trees.)
- 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
- Rosie’s Story
- Outdoor Adventurer
- Wonders of Water
- Animal Habitats
- Camper (Recommended as an evening program. An extra fee may be charged to cover the cost of a campfire meal.)
- 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
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.