Girl Scouts

girl scout programs

CNC offers programs for Girl Scouts of all ages. Take part in one of our 1½ hour programs where scouts work on badges or journeys. 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. Or take part in one of our Daisy, Brownie, or Junior overnight experiences where we work on badge components and experience nature at night, under the stars.

Scout information

All CNC programs strictly adhere to the badge guidelines as outlined in the official scout handbooks. CNC naturalists 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 the 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 your group 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.

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.

Can’t come to us? Check out our outreach programs, We will come 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.

Daisies

Brownie Badges and Journeys

Junior Badges and Journeys

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator using the contact form below for more information about Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Girls 11-17

Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator using the contact form below for volunteer opportunities. If you have a group of cadettes and want to assist in Daisy, Brownie, or Junior overnights, please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Mark Gialanella using the form below.

overnight

Registration Information

Due to the number of limited spaces for our overnights CNC uses a lottery system to fairly allocate spaces. Final payment is due no later than 2 weeks from the program date.

Please contact us using the form below with the following information: name, phone number, email address, mailing address, troop number, number of girls & adults, and any special accommodations that may be needed.

Payment Information

A $200 non-refundable deposit is due upon securing spaces for your scouts. Full payment for the program is required no later than 2 weeks from the program date. Please let us know if the number of children and/or adults changes as soon as possible. This number cannot be changed within the 2 weeks prior to the overnight.

Cancellations must be made in writing and received at least 2 weeks before the scheduled date of your program.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to your program. All funds paid will be forfeited and you will be billed for any balance due.

Planning Your Program

>> Daisy Overnight: Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, Lottery Closes December 7
>> Junior Overnight: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, Lottery Closes January 18
>> Brownie Overnight: Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17, Lottery Closes February 1

 

Brownies – Hiker Badge

Brownies can earn the Hiker badge in an exciting overnight at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Learn to follow trail signs, pick the right gear for a hike, have an encounter with a nocturnal animal, go on a night hike, make s’mores by the campfire, and more. An evening snack and a continental breakfast are included. The best part…you don’t have to sleep outdoors. We have climate-controlled rooms.

>>  Earn Hiker Badge (requirements listed in the Girl Scout Brownie Handbook)
>>  Night hike on the grounds of CNC with fun night-time activities
>>  Live nocturnal animal presentation
>>  Campfire with s’mores, songs, and stories
>>  Morning activity/badge requirement
>>  Snacks in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning
>>  Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup

Details:

>>  Time: 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
>>  $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
>>  Maximum number of Brownies is 40 scouts per evening


Juniors – Camper Badge

Juniors can earn the Camper Badge in an overnight adventure at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Practice using a compass, and learn how to plan a camping adventure. Go on a night hike, have an encounter with a nocturnal animal, make s’mores by the campfire and take a journey into STARLAB, our portable planetarium. An evening snack and a continental breakfast are included. The best part? You sleep in a climate-controlled room.

>>  Earn their Camper Badge (requirements listed in the Girl Scout Junior Handbook)
>>  Night sky adventures in our inflatable planetarium, STARLAB
>>  Night hike on the grounds of CNC with fun night-time activities
>>  Live nocturnal animal presentation
>>  Campfire with s’mores, songs, and stories
>>  Morning activity/badge requirement
>>  Snacks in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning
>>  Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup!

Details:

>>  Time: 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
>>  $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
>>  Maximum number of Juniors is 40 scouts per evening.


Daisies – Nature After Dark

The perfect introduction to an overnight experience! This overnight provides opportunities for your young scouts to have free time outdoors, time for troops to do their own thing, and have some of CNC’s favorite evening activities including night hikes, animal encounters, and a campfire. AND you sleep in a climate-controlled room.

>>  Guided evening and morning hike
>>  Live animal presentations
>>  Campfire with marshmallows
>>  Indoor sleeping areas and bathrooms
>>  Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup

Details:

>>  Time: 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
>>  $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
>>  Maximum number of Daisies is 40

 

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