Your scouts can have fun and fulfill their badge requirements with the Clermont County Park District. We offer programs in nature study, ecology, environment, science, outdoor skills and more. We can tailor any program to help your scouts meet the requirements of many outdoor nature badges and adventures (parks may vary), including:
Cub Scout Adventures
Tigers in the wild
Call of the wild
Paws on the path
Fur, feathers and ferns
Into the woods
Please contact Naturalist Alyssa Rooks at 513-876-9013 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule and sign up for a scout outing. Group costs are as follows: 0-5 guests ($20), 6-10 ($40), 11-15 ($60), 16-20 ($80), 21-25 ($100), with no charge for the troop leader. The Park District does not provide badges or pins for completing a program. We also have opportunities for community service projects at our parks and can work with Gold Award candidates on their projects – no fee is charged for these projects. Programs require a reservation and prepayment received no later than one week prior to the program date. Payment can be made with check, money order, or troop check, payable to Clermont County Park District, and mailed to 2228 US HWY 50, Batavia, OH 45103. We can also accept credit card payments over the phone at 513-732-2977 (nominal service charge applies).
Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path
6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 14, Shor Park
Bring your cub scout(s) to the park for an evening of learning in nature. We will hike the trails Shor Park, while learning about outdoor preparedness, local wildlife, and respect for nature. This program will meet all criteria for this adventure.
Brownie Hiker Badge
6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, Sycamore Park
This program is a great chance for Brownies to get some fresh air, adventure, and earn their Hiker Badge. We will learn how to hike safely and responsibly, make our own trail map, and we’ll learn about edible plants to make a “walking salad” to take on our hike! Then, we’ll go on our one-mile hike and have some fun along the way.
Animal Habitats for Scouts
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6, Kelley Nature Preserve
During this program, scouts will learn about their local wildlife and explore different animal homes and habitats. Scouts will hike the trails of the preserve and do fun activities to learn about the importance of habitat and how they can positively impact their environment and local wildlife! Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Webelos Adventure: Into the Woods
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 3, Sycamore Park
Venture into the woods with your local naturalist and learn how to identify our local trees! Learn more about these unique plants and their important role in our world! Scouts will put their observational skills to the test and look for clues to identify trees during our hike. They will also learn about other local plants and how to be a good steward of nature!
*All programs must meet a minimum of four participants or be cancelled due to low attendance.