Boy and Girl Scout Activity Days At the Woods
Asbury Woods has been offering fun and educational hands on programs enabling Bear, Webelo, Brownie, and Jr. Scouts to earn their badges since the early 1990’s. These programs are led by Asbury Woods educational staff and members of the Asbury Woods Explorer Post 808. (The Explorer Post program is a coed youth career-oriented division of scouting.)
Below are Asbury Woods’ badge-related and other fun offerings for scouts:
- Webelo and Bear Fall Scout Activity Day
Scouts will complete the requirements for the “Naturalist”, “Forester” badges for Webelos, and “Sharing Your World With Wildlife” badges for Bears. Held every October. Click here for 2013 Webelo and Bear Webelo and Bear Registration Form 2014.
- Girl/Boy Scout Family Fun Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Day
Receive expert instruction in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Enjoy an instructor led ski or snowshoe hike on the trails. Afterwards enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and make a S’more by the fire. Held every January.
- Girl Scout or Boy Scout Maple Production Tour
Learn why maple products are special to our area and how plants make their own food. Learn how to select and to tap the “right” trees for the sap and see how Native Americans and pioneers made and used maple products in our very own Sugar Shack. Held every March.
- Junior and Brownie Spring Activity Days
Juniors and Brownies each have their own special day in spring. Junior Scouts will fulfill the more involved requirements for the “Wildlife and Earth Connections” badges. Brownie’s will fulfill the more involved requirements for the “Eco-Explorer and Animal” Tri-Its.
Many of Asbury Woods’ group and education programs are also available to scout groups. For more information on these and other seasonal programs, please see our latest newsletter or events calendar for the next scout day. You may also contact Steve Wasiesky, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 835-5356.
Proceeds from the Scout Activity Days benefit Explorer Post 808 and Asbury Woods Nature Center.