Scouts BSA

Cub and Scouts BSA Programs

CNC offers programs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA of all ages. Take part in a 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 CNC’s non-releasable animals. 

Need assistance funding your nature experience?

In memory of Will Alexander, CNC has a scholarship fund for Cub and Scouts BSA 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 Community Programs 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. 

Scouts BSA 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.

Registration + 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!


Webelos/Arrow of Light Campout

Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for our Webelos / Arrow of Light Campout Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13. Spaces for the campout are awarded by lottery. 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 ready to eat, no cooking required, 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. Lottery closes Wednesday, August 5.

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

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September 2020

Nature Merit Badge

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075
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Scouts will discover food webs, discuss the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates in Georgia, and learn how and why plants and animals are important to each other. CNC’s Certified Merit Badge Counselor will guide scouts outdoors in identifying a variety of Georgia plants and animals. In addition, scouts will make a plaster animal track to take home. $40 per scout. Advance Registration required by Thursday, September 24.    

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October 2020

Mammal Merit Badge

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, Georgia 30075
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Earn your Mammal Study Merit Badge with hands-on experience with CNC’s own mammal biofacts like furs, skulls and tails. Learn how CNC acquired these biofacts and spend time with one of CNC’s non-releasable mammals. Discuss how important mammals are to our Chattahoochee River’s ecosystem with one of CNC's naturalists. $40 (per scout). Advance registration required by Thursday, September 24.

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