Scout Programs at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Whether your troop is working towards a badge or just looking for a fun program, our 365 acres of trails and habitats is the place to go. In each program, experienced environmental educators will use hands-on activities and guided hikes to teach scouts about the natural world.

Please see below for program offerings. If you are interested in a program that is not listed, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.

To schedule a program for your scout troop, please read the registration information below and contact our registrar at or 215-853-6249.

Registration and Program Information:

  • A large portion of all scout programs are held outside (weather permitting). Scouts should wear weather-appropriate clothing and good hiking shoes.
  • Chaperones may attend programs free of charge. We cannot, however, accommodate siblings of scouts.
  • All scout programs must be scheduled at least one month in advance and require a minimum of ten scouts or $150.
  • One environmental educator is provided for each program. A chaperone or chaperones are required to stay in order to adhere to the girl scout program ratios.
  • Programs are capped at twenty scouts max.

Tiger Scout Programs

Length of Program: 2 hours
Cost: $15/scout (10 scouts or $150 minimum)

  • Tigers in the Jungle
  • Tigers in the Wild

Wolf Scout Programs

Length of Program: 2 hours
Cost: $15/scout (10 scouts or $150 minimum)

  • Paws on the Path
  • Grow Something

Bear Scout Programs

Length of Program: 2 hours
Cost: $15/scout (10 scouts or $150 minimum)

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelo Scout Programs

Length of Program: 2.5 hours
Cost: $15/scout (10 scouts or $150 minimum)

  • Into the Wild
  • Earth Rocks!

Merit Badge Programs

Length of Program: 6 hours*
Cost: Cost varies by program. Call for details. (10 scouts min, 20 scouts max per program)

  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science*
  • Insect Study (April-October)
  • Nature
  • Plant Science (April-October)
  • Reptiles and Amphibians (April-October)

*Program is a two-day program for four hours each day.

Notes on Merit Badge Programs: Our instructors are registered merit badge counselors and will be able to sign blue cards at the completion of the program. Many badges, however, require scouts to make long-term observations or to pursue knowledge or skills that may not be possible due to the time constraints. Therefore, for many of our merit badge programs, scouts will be required to complete certain requirements prior to the start of the program in order to have their blue cards signed.

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