The naturalist staff at CNC is committed to offering relevant, enriching experiences for Girl Scouts. Program activities are specifically designed to help girls meet the requirements for earning the listed 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 the remaining badge requirements.
The current CNC naturalist leading scout programs is a certified volunteer through Girl Scouts of America.
Programs are 2 hours in length.
Specific programs are only offered seasonally.
CNC naturalists are prepared to go out in any weather or offer indoor alternatives. It is up to your group to postpone or reschedule programming if you are not comfortable with weather conditions.
Girl Scout programming is based on the 2011 Girl Scout Handbooks. Our programming is geared towards Daisys, Brownies, and Juniors but Cadette and Senior programs are available upon request.
$60 program minimum, which includes up to 10 scouts
$5 for every additional scout over 10
Group leaders are FREE
$15 material fee included in each program
The ideal group size is 10 scouts. Please call to discuss options for larger groups. Given enough time in advance, we can arrange classes for larger groups.
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.
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.