The Pine River Nature Center provides fun and educational programs to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts fulfill badge requirements.
Procedure for scheduling Scout groups
We offer combined programs for several troops or dens. Check below for available programs and dates.
Call as soon as possible because programs can fill quickly.
Please call first for availability of program. Registration is secured when payment is received. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE PROGRAM DATE. Contact Carrie Kloka at (810) 364-5477.
One check for each group can be written to SCCRESA and mailed to 2585 Castor Road, Goodells, MI 48027.
Cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks before the program. If cancellation is not received within the allotted time and/or Scouts do not participate, the Scout leader is responsible for the registration fee.
When programs have filled, there is no wait list. Spots may be available after payment due date.
On school days, programs will begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m. There may also be day programs when school is not in session. It is highly recommended and appreciated if Scout groups arrive 10 minutes before the start time. This will ensure that all requirements for the badge are covered in a timely manner.
A minimum of 8 Scouts and a maximum of 25 are required for all programs to run.
Badge programs are typically 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. They focus on outdoor activities, so be sure to dress for the weather when your troop or pack visits.
We do not provide badges/awards. Please contact your local Scout office to order them. In addition, we can't always meet every requirement, as some badges require service or long-term projects.
For all Scout programs, please contact Carrie Kloka at (810) 364-5477.
All programs will include outdoor time unless noted otherwise.
Friday, January 27
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn about bugs while you work on the requirements for your Bugs Badge. We will make a bug craft, explore bee homes, and take a bug field trip. There will be a homework assignment. Dress for the weather. Prepayment is required. Your child does not need to be a scout but the program is geared for students in grades 2-3.
Cost: $5 per child.
Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
DATE TO BE DETERMINED
We will identify signs of animals on a one-mile hike, discuss extinct and endangered animals and observe wildlife. Also, we will examine plants using a magnifying glass and learn about composting. Dress for the weather. Payment for this program is due 2 weeks before the program.
Cost: $5 per Scout.
Other available Scout programs
Your requests are helpful for us to determine which programs are in demand.
Listed below are the badges for which the nature center can provide. Some badges are only offered seasonally. Check with your local council for occasional programs offered to several troops/packs at once. For a flyer of these offerings click here
CUB SCOUTS (Boys)
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure
Eagle Scout projects
Looking for a place to do your Eagle Scout service project?
Contact the nature center at (810) 364-5477 to discuss opportunities.
- Household Elf
Jr. Girl Scouts