Join us on Indian Creek Nature Center’s beautiful campus for exciting workshops led by teacher-naturalists and tailored toward the advancement requirements for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts! Our workshops, held throughout the school year, allow Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts to meet nature-based requirements for badges and Journeys (Girl Scouts) and adventures (Cub Scouts).
Individual scouts or groups can participate in one of our pre-scheduled workshops, or, for groups of 10 scouts or more from the same pack/troop, we will work with you to schedule your own private workshop time and date. You can select from any of the workshops we offer (listed at the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts links below). All workshops, both pre-scheduled or private, are capped at 20 scouts.
For additional information on any of our scouting programs, please call the Nature Center at 319-362-0664 during business hours.
Scouts can also earn higher achievements through conservation projects, such as Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for Girl Scouts and Eagle Scout Awards for Scout BSA. Contact us for more information on these special outdoor projects. We also offer a special informational session on Eagle Scout project opportunities to learn more and get the process started.
Additional activities for your troop or pack:
Sac and Fox Trail Patch
Earn a special patch by hiking or re-hiking the Sac and Fox Trail while using an interpretive booklet on the natural flora and fauna of the area. Booklets and patches available at ICNC. Patches cost $2.50 each.
Maple Syruping Programs
Bring the family for a maple syruping experience! Discover how easy it is to tap maple trees and make delicious maple syrup. This is a great family STEM science experience to learn about weather, tree physiology, and the chemistry of syrup making. Use the sugar maker’s tools to tap a tree, visit the Sugar House to learn how sap becomes syrup, and enjoy a taste of ICNC’s real maple syrup on ice cream. Programs are 60 minutes. Contact the Nature Center for more information or to schedule a program. Programs are 60 minutes. Contact the Nature Center for more information or to schedule a program. Cost is $4 per child ages 3+, $4 per adult
If your troop or pack is unable to attend the scheduled workshops, your group may sign up for its own workshop as long as you can guarantee a group of ten Scouts or more (subject to the availability of staff). Call 319-362-0664 for more information.