Girl Scouts

The naturalist staff at CNC is committed to offering relevant, enriching experiences for Girl Scouts. Program activities are specifically designed to help girls meet requirements for earning badges. Programs cover a portion of the requirements for each badge, and CNC naturalist staff work closely with leaders to offer suggestions for additional activities to be completed with your group to fulfill remaining badge requirements. Programs are 2 hours in length, and are offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer, unless otherwise indicated.

The staff at CNC are currently in the process of developing updated Girl Scout programming based on the 2011 Girl Scout Handbooks. Please be patient while we develop these programs, and in the meantime, please feel free to contact the nature center to suggest and schedule a badge program! We may have already developed the program you are requesting, or we could develop a badge program as a priority for your group.

$5.00 per child/ 50 child max

Group leaders are FREE

$5.00 per additional adult chaperone

$50.00 program minimum

Group Size
Group sizes should be at least 10 participants. Please call to discuss options for larger groups. Given enough time in advance, we can arrange classes for larger groups.

Mobility Limitations
CNC welcomes all participants regardless of abilities. Please inform us if there will be a participant with limited mobility when scheduling so that we may make appropriate accommodations.

Medical Emergencies
CNC staff is First Aid & CPR certified and trained to respond to emergencies. However, participants must bring their own medication if necessary.

CNC staff is prepared to deal with most discipline situations. A naturalist may ask for the teacher’s assistance if problems arise.

Accommodations for the Weather
The majority of programs take place outside. It is essential that leaders properly prepare participants to dress for the weather and the chance of getting dirty. CNC staff is prepared to go out in any weather. Leaders are responsible for canceling or rescheduling if participants aren’t prepared for the field trip.

Deposits and Cancellations
A $50 deposit (credited to your program cost) is required to reserve a program. If CNC does not receive it in a timely fashion, we reserve the right to schedule another group in the time slot. If a group fails to give CNC a two-week advance notice of cancellation the deposit will not be refunded.