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Scout Programs • earn boy scout & girl scout badges • programs for personal development

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Come to the parks… or we’ll come to you! Lake Metroparks offers a wide variety of programs designed to meet scout recognition requirements for girls and boys of all ages. Hands-on learning adventures focus on animals, arts/science, nature and outdoor skills. All programs are led by professional staff and most are available year-round. Many programs can be brought to a park close to you or be adapted for your meeting place. Each program is designed to fulfill badge requirements for a particular scouting level. However, many programs can be adapted to other levels.

Fees & Scheduling Please schedule at least two weeks in advance; call 440-358-7275 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays. Be prepared with first and second choice of dates and times and have the “Registration Checklist” information ready when you call. Spring and fall dates fill well in advance! • Per person program fees are listed in program descriptions. • There is a minimum charge for ten participants regardless of group size. • Programs that require the presenter to travel outside of Lake County are charged an additional transportation fee. • Groups with special needs are welcome. Facilities and trails are wheelchair accessible.

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table of contents Girl Scout programs................................................. 4–6 Daisy programs........................................................4 Brownie programs............................................... 4–5 Junior programs.................................................. 5–6 Cadette/Senior.........................................................6 Boy Scout programs...............................................7–10 Tiger programs.........................................................7 Wolf programs..........................................................7 Bear programs..........................................................8 Webelo programs................................................ 8–9 All cub scout level programs....................................9 Boy Scout merit badges.........................................10 Scout Experience programs (Girl & Boy Scouts)... 10–11

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Girl Scout programs

To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Daisies Daisies Being Responsible & Caring—Petals: Zinni & Mari

Brownies Brownie Hiker

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Hiking is a wonderful way to see the beauty of nature and spend time with your fellow girl scouts. Learn how to plan a hike, prepare hiking snacks and learn some of the plants and animals you may see while hiking around the region.

Daisies to the Rescue—Petals: Clover & Rosie

Brownie Inventor

Girls will learn that they are making an impact on the Earth by what they say and do. They will learn how to be considerate and caring to the world through their actions.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Girls will learn about recycling and reusing materials. They will also learn about local wildlife and how to help them.

Journey: Between Earth & Sky 2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

The girls will discover how unique Earth is and why this is important. Activities are meant to teach them to identify with the natural world.

Journey: Daisy Flower Garden 1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Design your own mini garden and go on a scavenger hunt for seeds. Discover the world of bees, lady bugs and worms, and how they can be beneficial for your garden.

Journey: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories & 3 Cheers for Animals 2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

The girls will earn their journey while learning to care for animals and themselves. They get to be creative and build their confidence while learning how to care for animals.

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1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Inventors are like the movie stars of science. Learn how to think, plan and create like an inventor. Put your thinking cap on and get ready to find new uses for everyday items and learn how to make your own invention.

Bugs for Brownies

2-hour session • $8 • Spring, Summer, Fall

Take a closer look into the world of bugs: how they look, where you can find them, and why some bugs aren’t really bugs at all. They are a lot cooler than you think!

Home Scientist

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Science is everywhere. Girls will learn where science has been hiding in their homes and surrounding environment through hands-on experiments.


Journey: Wonder of Water

3-hour session • $12 • All seasons

Water gives you so many ways to get wet and have fun. The girls will begin by exploring water drop by drop, and join their friends to see how they have a larger effect on saving water when they come together. They will conclude the program by reaching out and sharing their knowledge.

Juniors Animal Habitats

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Discover more about wild animals and their habitats. Learn how to help protect them and keep their habitats healthy.

Drawing for Juniors

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Artists take what they see and make it beautiful. Learn to paint and color your world in super strokes.

When you pick up your pencil, anything could leap from your mind onto a sheet of paper. That’s what makes drawing so much fun. Learn techniques to make drawing even more fun when using your imagination.

Senses for Brownies

Geocacher

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, feel, taste and touch the world around you. You will use all five senses to earn this badge.

Learn how to geocache using a GPS, make a trade item for your cache and go on an outdoor adventure.

Painting for Brownies

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

2.5-hour session • $10 • All seasons

Junior Detective

2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Detectives have important and exciting jobs. Learn to be a Junior Detective by following clues and discovering facts that will help you to solve a real mystery.

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Girl Scout programs

To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Junior Flowers

2-hour session • $8 • Spring & Summer

Go on a scavenger hunt for flowers and learn how to dye one. Discover three medicinal flowers and how they help people. Make a flower necklace to take home.

Junior Gardener

2-hour session • $8 • Spring & Summer

Take a garden tour at the Plant Science Center and make a mini garden. Encounter six plants that are grown locally and create a seed experiment.

Junior Journey: Get Moving! 3.5-hour session • $14 • All seasons

Investigate the energy in and around you. Girls will learn about how energy works, how they use energy and then develop a plan to reduce energy usage. Girls will earn the Energize and Investigate awards. After implementing their plan, they will earn the Innovate award.

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Cadette/senior Badge

Price Length

Game Visionary Night Owl Sky Trees

$12 $12 $12 $10

3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 2.5 hours

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Boy Scout programs

To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Tigers

Wolves

Bovines & Equines

Birds

Tigers will visit a real dairy and get to milk a cow. They will groom a horse and learn about what it takes to care for one. Covers Electives 31 and 44.

Become a bird—explore migration, bird songs and calls. Hike to search for signs of birds in the forest and field! Then make a birdfeeder to take home. Covers Elective 13.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Feed the Birds

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Explore the local parks looking for birds. Find a specific bird to learn about and learn how to make your own birdfeeder. Covers Elective 32.

Learn About Animals

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Animals look, move and communicate in many different ways. Come explore how animals live by observing our critters! Take a hike to learn about where different animals can be found and test your knowledge with our animal scavenger hunt! Covers Elective 31.

Let’s Go Outdoors Achievement 1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

We will have fun exploring nature while looking at trees, plants, animals and weather. Boys will start on their journey to appreciating the outdoors.

Plant a Seed

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Tigers will discover the world of plants and learn how seeds grow. They will learn about bees and take a tour of our hydroponics greenhouse. They will also plant seeds to take home and watch grow. Covers Elective 30.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Fishing

1.5-hour session • $6 • Spring, Summer, Fall

Bait your hook, cast your line and let’s go fishing! Scouts practice skills using the catch and release method. Equipment and bait provided. Covers Elective 19.

Grow Something

2-hour session • $8 • Spring & Summer

Explore the Plant Science Center and take a tour of our gardens and hydroponics greenhouse. Plant some seeds to create a mini garden. Covers Elective 15, Part C, D and E.

Machine Power

2-hour session • $8 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Wolves will explore different types of machinery on the farm. They will explore horsepower and discover the uses of a wheel and axle. Covers Elective 8, Part A and C.

Weather

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Scouts will learn to read a thermometer, build a weather vane, make a rain gauge, learn how a barometer works and learn to identify three different cloud types. Covers Elective 2.

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Boy Scout programs

To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Bears American Indian Life

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Discover what American Indian tribe has lived where you live now, play two Native American games and uncover how the tribes lived. This program covers Elective 24, A and B.

Animals on the Farm

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Discover life on a farm—milk a cow; learn about sheep, chickens, rabbits, horses and pigs. This program covers Elective 16, Part B.

Geology Belt Loop & Pin

2-hour session • $8 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Cub scouts will earn their Geologist Belt Loop and Pin through experimentation and by exploring the local geologic wonders of Chapin Forest Reservation!

Map & Compass Academic Belt Loop & Pin 1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Learn to find your way using a protractor compass! Learn how to begin in this popular sport with hands-on practice and games! This is great experience for any Scout group wanting to learn beginning orienteering!

Sharing Your World with Wildlife Achievement 1-hour session • $4 • All seasons

Learn about extirpated, endangered and extinct animals and native wildlife while enjoying the company of live birds of prey.

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Tying it All Up

2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Examine the art of knot tying and practice these skills. Test your skills hitting a target. Discover how to make cordage. This program covers Achievement 22, Part A, B, C and D.

Water & Soil Conservation

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Take a walk on the wild side and into an unknown world! Discover the natural ecosystems that are often forgotten and search for ways to protect these precious areas. Covers Elective 15.

Webelos Astronomy Academic Belt Loop & Pin 2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Spend an evening under the stars. Join a naturalist for star watching, stories, StarLab exploration and a night hike! All cub scout levels can earn the Astronomy Academic Belt Loop and Pin.

Forester Activity Badge

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Scouts will become a tree, learn about forest layers and learn about trees inside and out. We will hike and identify trees and other plants in the forest.

Geologist Activity Badge & Geology Belt Loop & Pin

2-hour session • $8 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Cub scouts will be able to earn their Geologist Belt Loop and Pin and Badge through experimentation and by exploring the local geologic wonders of Chapin Forest Reservation!


Naturalist Activity Badge

Fishing Belt Loop

Scouts will become a naturalist for a day. We will learn about birds and migration and about poisonous plants and animals in the area. We will hike outdoors and learn about different habitats.

Bait your hook, cast your line and let’s go fishing! Scouts practice skills using the catch and release method. Equipment and bait provided.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

1.5-hour session • $6 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Map & Compass Academic Belt Loop & Pin

Horseback Riding

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

2.5-hour session • $18 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Learn to find your way using a protractor compass! Learn how to begin in this popular sport with hands-on practice and games! This is a great experience for any Scout group wanting to learn beginning orienteering!

Explore different breeds of horses and their many needs including: safety, nutrition, anatomy and grooming. See how horses are saddled. Ride English and Western style while being led by staff.

Weather Belt Loop & Pin

Science Belt Loop & Pin

What makes weather? How do we measure it? Be a meteorologist for a day! Learn to identify cloud types and to use a weather station! You may not be able to change the weather, but you can learn to predict it!

Calling all cub scout scientists! Let’s experiment with all sorts of fun things and learn more about science in your life. Come and see science in action.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

All Cub Scout levels Art Academic Belt Loop & Pin 1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Join us in the great indoors and outdoors to explore the world of art with nature as your guide.

Astronomy Academic Belt Loop & Pin 2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Spend an evening under the stars. Join a naturalist for star watching, stories, StarLab exploration and a night hike! All cub scout levels can earn the Astronomy Academic Pin and Belt Loop.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

World Conservation Belt Loop & Pin 2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Scouts will complete all requirements for the World Conservation Belt Loop and Pin. They will learn about the natural resources around them and understand why it is important to protect and conserve them.

Eagle Scout Projects

Complete your Eagle Scout project with Lake Metroparks. We have an ongoing list of possible projects that Eagle Scout candidates or troops can adopt. For more information, please call 440-358-7275.

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Boy Scout programs

To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Merit badges Merit Badge Animal Science Archeaology Astronomy Backpacking Bird Study Canoeing* Chemistry Cycling* Disabilities Awareness Environmental Science

Price Length

$16 4 hrs $16 4 hrs $24 6 hrs $10 2.5 hrs $20 5 hrs $10 2.5 hrs $12 3 hrs $10 2.5 hrs $10 2.5 hrs $20 5 hrs Fish & Wildlife Management $16 4 hrs Fishing* $16 4 hrs Fly Fishing* $18 4.5 hrs Forestry $16 4 hrs Gardening* $16 4 hrs Geocaching $12 3 hrs Geology $16 4 hrs Insect Study $12 3 hrs Kayaking* $10 2.5 hrs Motorboats* $10 2.5 hrs Nature $20 5 hrs Plant Science* $16 4 hrs Pulp & Paper $12 3 hrs Reptile & Amphibian Study $16 4 hrs Rowing* $10 2.5 hrs Sailing* $10 2.5 hrs Snow Sports* $10 2.5 hrs Soil & Water Conservation $20 5 hrs Weather $20 5 hrs *seasonal programs

SCOUT EXPERIENCES

These programs are for Girl and Boy Scouts for personal development and fun! Girl Scouts can “Make their Own Badge” with these programs.

Adopt An Animal

1-hour session • $100 total • All seasons

Here’s an opportunity to aid in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild animals. Adopt a permanent resident and help defray daily care expenses. Inquire about donation levels and benefits.

Crops & Critters

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Get the farm experience, learn where food comes from and meet farm animals up close.

Eco-Explorer for Brownies

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

“Eco” is short for ecology. Ecology is the study of how plants and animals live together in the environment. Have fun trying many different activities as you become an eco-explorer.

Frosty Fun Experience 2-hour session • $8 • Winter

Learn the basics of winter recreation activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

Gone Fishin’

1.5-hour session • $6 • Spring, Summer & Fall

Bait your hook, cast your line and let’s go fishing! Scouts practice skills using the catch and release method. Equipment and bait provided.

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Girl & Boy Scout programs To register for these programs, call 440-358-7275

Orienteering for Juniors

Walk About Wildlife

Learn to find your way using a protractor compass! Learn how to begin in this popular sport with hands-on practice and games!

Observe a variety of animals and learn how wildlife is rehabilitated as you tour the wildlife yard. Meet a permanent resident up-close. Learn about human impact on wildlife and what you can do.

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Science Sleuth

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Explore different areas of science including physics and chemistry using fun and exciting experiments.

1-hour session • $4 • All seasons

Water Fun Experience

1.5-hour session • $6 • Summer

Learn to be safe in and on the water while having fun.

Small Craft Experience

Weatherwatcher

Learn how to safely paddle a kayak and canoe. Learn about sailboats.

Brownies and Juniors—be a meteorologist for a day! Learn to identify cloud types and to use a weather station!

2-hour session • $8 • Summer

Soaring Silhouettes

1-hour session • $4 • All seasons

Meet a live hawk, falcon, owl and another animal for an in-depth look at their natural histories. Learn about adaptations and predator/prey relationships, endangered species and much more!

Star Search

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Volunteer Service

Help Lake Metroparks while earning credit for your service or conservation badges. Scouts can assist the parks with hands-on projects in the outdoors. Please call 440-358-7275 for more information.

2-hour session • $8 • All seasons

Spend an evening under the stars. Join a naturalist for star watching, stories, StarLab exploration and a night hike!

Tales Tracks Could Tell

1.5-hour session • $6 • All seasons

Discover the stories animal tracks can tell! Learn about track identification, scat and other animal signs.

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Lake Metroparks Registration Department 11211 Spear Rd. Concord Twp., Ohio 44077

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Scout Programs • earn boy scout & girl scout badges • programs for personal development Programs presented at your site or select Lake Metroparks locations. For more information about Lake Metroparks programs and facilities, visit lakemetroparks.com

Come to the parks or we’ll come to you! Lake Metroparks offers a wide variety of programs designed to meet scout recognition requirements for girls and boys of all ages. All programs are led by professional staff and most are available year-round. Many programs can be brought to a park close to you or be adapted for your meeting place.


Lake Metroparks Scout Programs