Your scouts can have fun and fulfill 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 scouts meet the requirements of many outdoor nature badges and adventures, including:
Cub Scout Adventures
Tigers in the wild
Call of the wild
Paws on the path
Fur, feathers and ferns
Into the woods
Please call the naturalist office 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. There is no charge for non-participating siblings age 5 and under.
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). We do not accept cash payments.
The Park District also has opportunities for community service projects at our properties and can work with Gold Award candidates on their projects with no fee. The Park District does not provide badges or pins for completing a program.
Winter Tree ID for Scouts
10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Pattison Park
Scouts can learn how to tell trees apart without their leaves! We’ll start with some activities inside the lodge before we head outside to test our knowledge. This program will help scouts to use their observation skills, pay attention to detail, and look at trees in a new light. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
Maple Sugaring for Scouts
10 to 11:30 am. Sunday, Mar. 3, Pattison Park
Scouts can take a tour of our sugar bush and learn the process of maple syrup making. During our short hike, scouts will learn how to identify a sugar maple and how we collect the clear, sweet sap. We will learn all about how and why the trees create this sap, and how we can turn it into delicious maple syrup! Recommended for ages 7 to 10.
Animal Habitats for Scouts
10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 23, 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.
*All programs must meet a minimum of four participants or be cancelled due to low attendance.