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.
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
Boy Scout Merit Badges
$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!
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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Scouts will discover food webs, discuss the differences between Georgia vertebrates and invertebrates, and learn how and why plants and animals are important to each other. A certified merit badge counselor will guide scouts outdoors in identifying a variety of native plants and animals. Participants will also make a plaster animal track to take home. Register by September 26. $40 per scout.Find out more »
Earn your Mammal Study Merit Badge through hands-on experience with CNC’s own mammal biofacts like furs, skulls, and tails. Learn how we acquired these biofacts, and spend time with one of CNC’s non-releasable mammals. Discuss how important mammals are to the Chattahoochee River’s ecosystem with one of our naturalists. Register by October 3. $40 per scout.Find out more »