cub and boy scouts

Cub and Boy Scout Programs

CNC offers programs for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages. Take part in one of our 1½ hour programs where scouts can earn achievements, electives, and badges which adhere to official BSA badge requirements. Each program will involve the scouts in hands-on activities in the outdoors and will include a visit with one of our non-releasable animals. 

Need assistance funding your nature experience?

In memory of Will Alexander, CNC has a scholarship fund for Cub and Boy Scouts to help provide scout programs to those who need financial assistance. Please let us know when you are booking a program if you would like to utilize this fund.

Can’t come to us? Bring an Outreach program to you!

Are you often wondering how to make your meetings or end of year celebrations more exciting? Would you rather CNC bring a program to your scout group? CNC has a variety of programs for small and large groups that cover a range of interests. Take a look at the available programs and contact CNC to reserve your dates.

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 use our contact form below 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 at the Scheduling Office porch.

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.

Tiger Requirements and Electives

Wolf Requirements and Electives

Bear Requirements and Electives

Webelos/AOL Requirements and Electives

Eagle Scout Award & Honorary Awards

Award projects are limited and may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire about award projects using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Service hours are available for scout troops and packs by performing various tasks around the nature center, including grounds maintenance, trash pick-up, trail work, or construction projects. Please inquire about volunteer projects using the form at the bottom of the page. 

Boy Scout Merit Badges

Merit badge clinics are hands-on experiences at the nature center. See the calendar below for dates that are currently open. Pre-registration is required for merit badge workshops and payment is due at time of registration. Register on line with the button below or use the contact form to register by email.

Pricing

$120 per program

Includes 12 Participants, (children or adults), fee due at booking. Additional participants (ages 3 and up) are $10 each (with a maximum of 20 participants) and are paid for on the day of the program. Additional participants over the maximum of 20 will be charged at $25 each.

Book your program for Monday – Friday  at 3:30pm and save $20!

Overnights

Webelos/Arrow of Light Campout

Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for our Webelos / Arrow of Light Campout each September. When the lottery has opened the details, including deadlines, will be listed below. Scouts will learn about proper camp setup, 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 provide their own dinner and camping gear. CNC will provide all other food and drinks, including evening snacks and breakfast.

We are honored 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). Units will also receive 1 free adult for every 5 paid scouts. Units selected in the lottery will need to provide a $150 non-refundable deposit.

Contact Mark Gialanella, Community Programs Coordinator, to enter the lottery as a unit, for one of the limited spaces at our campout. Please submit the following information using the form below: name, phone number, email address, mailing address, troop number, number of boys and adults, and any special accommodations that may be needed.

For more information, email Scouts, call 770-992-2055 ext. 249, or contact us below. 

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August 2019

Canoe Merit Badge

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Discover the many aspects of canoes, safety skills, different paddling strokes, and how to rescue a swamped boat. Learn how to canoe, and practice your new skills while paddling on one of CNC’s ponds. $45 per scout. Register by August 8. Learn more about Girl and Boy Scout programs offered at CNC by emailing the Scout Coordinator.    

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Environmental Science Merit Badge

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075
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While earning this badge, our certified merit badge counselor will give the scouts a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Ages 13+; $45 per scout. Register by August 22. Learn more about Girl and Boy Scout programs offered at CNC by emailing the Scout Coordinator.

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September 2019

Webelos/Arrow of Light Campout

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - September 8 @ 10:00 am
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075
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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…

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