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Tiger Requirements and Electives

We have created new scout programs to be in compliance with the Boy Scouts of America’s new achievements and electives for cub scouts

Backyard Jungle

Explore our grounds and find living things, both big and small with a CNC naturalist.  Scouts will examine their own small area of the nature center with magnifying glasses and then look to the sky to identify birds.  Plus, scout do their very own take home planting project.  This program covers requirements 1 – 5.

Tigers in the Wild

Get outside and take a hike to discover plants and animals in your local environment.  Scouts will learn about outdoor ethics and the essential gear to take hiking.  As the scouts explore they will learn from the concepts of balance in nature, food webs and food chains.  This program covers requirements 1 – 7


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Wolf Requirements and Electives

We have created new scout programs to be in compliance with the Boy Scouts of America’s new achievements and electives for cub scouts.

Paws on the Path

Scouts will develop their hiking skills as a group and take a one-mile hike while looking for wildlife.  On this adventure with your naturalist, scouts will learn about hiking safety, proper clothing, map reading, Leave No Trace principles and wildlife identification.  This program covers requirements 1 – 8 as well as Spirit of the Water requirements 1 & 2.

Grow Something

Tour the Unity Garden and learn about sustainable gardening practices used there.  Through hands on activities, each scout will learn the types of plants that live in the local environment and their needs for survival.  This program covers requirements 1 – 3 with instructions provided for completing requirements 4 & 5 on your own.  In addition, our program will cover Spirit of the Water requirements 1 & 2.

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Webelos/AOL Requirements and Electives

We have created new scout programs to be in compliance with the Boy Scouts of America’s new achievements and electives for cub scouts.

Webelos Walkabout

Explore how to hike safely and responsibly while sharing some of the leadership roles of a hike.  Scouts will create a hike plan, identify poisonous plants and potentially harmful animals, complete a service project on CNC grounds.  This program covers requirements 1 – 5 and 7 – 8.  Requirement 6 (hike 3 miles) will not be completed entirely.  Our hike will be a shorter distance.

Into the Wild

Scouts will learn about bird migration, aquatic ecosystems and wetlands, human impact on the environment and ways that we can care for and restore fragile ecosystems.  This program covers requirements 4 – 9.  At the conclusion of the program scouts will have completed the six requirements needed for full completion of the Webelos Into the Wild program.

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Webelos/Arrow of Light Campout

Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for our Webelos / Arrow of Light Campout at 6:30 pm on Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 9 2018. At our campout scouts will learn about proper camp set up, Leave No Trace principles, navigation, knot tying and enjoy a campfire with s’mores. Scouts will also enjoy the sounds of nature at night on our naturalist led guided night hike. In addition, scouts will get up close with our resident native Georgia wildlife through live animal presentations. Scouts should plan for their own dinner. CNC will provide all other food and drinks, including evening snacks and breakfast.

We are happy to offer this campout opportunity to Atlanta area scouts through the use of our Will Alexander Memorial Scholarship. All units will be able to use the scholarship to receive a reduced fee of $25 per participant (scouts and adults). The use of the scholarship covers $20 of our standard overnight price of $45 per participant (scouts and adults). Units will also receive 1 free adult for every 5 scouts. Units selected in the lottery will need to provide a $150 nonrefundable deposit by August 16th. Final payment of remaining balance is due August 24th.

Scouts will need to provide their own camping gear and CNC provides everything else. Contact Mark Gialanella, Community Programs Coordinator, to enter the lottery, as a unit, for one of the limited spaces at our campout. Please enter the lottery by August 7.

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Eagle Scout Award & Honorary Awards

Potential Award projects are limited and may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our director of operations and volunteer coordinator for more information.

Service Hours For Scouts

The Nature Center has several ways for your troop or pack to earn service hours. These may include grounds maintenance, trash pick-up, trail work, or construction projects.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator for more information. *Please hyperlink the word “volunteer coordinator” to the email address:


$120 per program which includes 12 Participants, (children or adults), fee due at booking.

Additional participants (children or adults) are $10.00 each (with a MAXIMUM OF 20 participants) and are paid for on the day of the program. This includes any siblings ages 3 and up that participate.

Book Monday – Friday at the 3:30pm slot and save $20 off your program. 

Please note – you will not be able to access the Discovery Center or Grounds before or after your program due to start time.

Exceeding the Maximum Number of Scouts and Adults:

In order to provide the highest quality experience for your scouts, we limit the number of participants for the program. Additional participants over the maximum of 20 will be charged at $25 per participant.

Scout information

All CNC programs strictly adhere to the badge guidelines as outlined in the official scout handbooks. The CNC education staff will attempt to complete as many requirements as possible for each badge. In some cases, your group’s punctuality and cooperation may dictate how many of the requirements will need to be completed at home.

Badge programs not listed may be available with the approval of the Scout Coordinator. Please Email – or call (770) 992-2055 ext. 249. A customization fee may be required.

Everyone should arrive 10-15 minutes before your starting time so that the program may begin promptly as scheduled. Unless otherwise instructed, please meet your at the Scheduling Office Porch.

Please note that CNC closes at 5 PM.

If you are planning to have a snack prior to your program please be sure to allow enough time to eat, clean up and be ready to meet your naturalist in the plaza 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis.

All programs are rain or shine. If it is raining, please bring rain gear. Every attempt will be made to go on the hike. If not, indoor activities will be provided to complete the badge requirements.

The scout badge is not included and is not available to purchase at the CNC. You may purchase a CNC patch for a discounted price on the day of your program in our Nature Store. You will receive a coupon from your Scout Naturalist.

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Commonly asked Questions about Scouts

  • Your group rate visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center includes admission to the Discovery Center, wildlife walk, woodland trails, river boardwalk, gardens, rotating exhibits and daily free-with-admission programs.