Programs for Scouts
We offer these programs for boy scouts, girl scouts and similar youth groups. Programs are offered at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (Fox Chapel) and Succop Conservancy (Butler, Butler County).
Scout Badge Days, offered each Fall and Spring. We offer partial fulfillment of select badges, electives and other achievements. We focus on the nature-related requirements, and may leave some of the elements for you to to complete. Programs are designed to be multi-sensory and hands-on. Indoor and outdoor activities encourage scouts to explore the natural world.
Reservations are made by troops, rather than individuals. Badges are selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. We may group together several smaller troops working on the same badge. Registration is required, and full payment for all scouts is required at the time of registration. Badge Day programs are two hours. Cost is $7.50 per scout; payment is required in full at the time of reservation. We can also schedule badge programs with individual dens outside of Scout Badge Day. Fee is a flat $125 for up to 20 scouts. Feed is paid at the time of reservation and is non-refundable. Availability is limited.
Badges offered include:
Daisy or Tiger: Programs upon request
Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer, Water Everywhere, and/or Eco-Explorer
Wolf: Arrow Point #13 Birds
Bear: Sharing Your World With Nature
Junior Girls: Earth Connections and/or Wildlife
Webelos: Forrester and/or Naturalist
Boy Scout Merit Badges, Senior and Cadette Girl Scout Interest Projects
These following senior level programs are offered as scheduled events through our public program calendar, registering as individuals via our website. Troops can also schedule their own workshop with us on request, $25 per scout, $200 minimum; contact us to arrange. Our Merit Badge workshops cover most but not all requirements. Contact us for details. Scouts should bring their own blue merit badge record cards.
Boy Scout: Bird Merit Badges: Bird Study, Insect Study, Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Science, Nature, Gardening, Wilderness Survival, and/or Camping
Senior/Cadettes Girls: All About Birds
Special Scout Events. For example, our public programs for Maple Sugaring has designated scout days. We occasionally offer additional special topics for scouts as well. These events are announced in our events calendar.
Public Programs. Scout troops may register for any of our family oriented public programs announced in our events calendar. Please call at least one week in advance so that we can plan for the extra numbers. All scouts and chaperones registering as a group pay the non-member fee, if a fee is charged.
Birds of Prey programs for small assemblies of 40 people or less at a time. This program will travel to your facility.
For more information on our Scout Programs, please contact us at (412) 963-6100.