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2017 Scout Programs at Wildwood Park
Wildwood Park’s 229 acres of shallow lake, marsh, stream, field, and forest, along with 6 miles of trails and a modern nature center provide the perfect setting for learning and badge-related activities.
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General Program Information
*All Scout workshops are open to Scouts from any troop or pack.
*Please bring your own lunch and wear shoes and clothes appropriate for outside activities and the weather that day.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all scout programs. Many of these programs fill early.

Download the Scout Registration form below and send with payment to:
Wildwood Park
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

All Scouts
Workshop for All Girl and Boy Scouts: Leave No Trace
Saturday, April 1                                                     
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout   
Leave No Trace is a program designed for students to learn important outdoor skills and wilderness etiquette. Scouts will be able to properly identify trail markers, discuss several ways to minimize their impact on the environment, and learn what kind of gear to bring with them on a trip. Scouts will also be able to recite the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and the techniques behind them.  Dress for the weather; this program will take place outdoors. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. 
Workshop for All Girl and Boy Scouts: Wizard, Herbs, and Animals
Saturday, October 7                                                 
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout   
Take a magical adventure into the mysterious world of plants and animals. Discover the sweet and “smelly” scents of wild animals and plants, create your own “scent”, make a “potion” from plants, and more. The day ends with a visit from some of the amazing and mysterious animals of ZooAmerica. Come to Wildwood Park for this magical and wonderful experience. Bring a lunch and drink, as well as a morning snack that can be eaten while you move from station to station.
Girl Scouts
Brownie Scout Workshop: Wonderful Water
Saturdays, April 22 & May 13                                
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
This program is designed to facilitate the WOW journey.
Scouts will learn conservation techniques and how important water is to us. They’ll learn the water cycle and much more as they explore the science of water and get wet while collecting and examining the creatures living in Wildwood’s lake and streams. Be sure to wear water shoes or old sneakers. You may also want to pack a towel and change of clothes. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. 
Brownie Scout Workshop: Bugs and Hiker
Saturday, June 3                                                      
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
Scouts will explore the wonderful world of bugs and learn how remarkable they are and how much they do for our planet. The day will begin with exploring an insect habitat, followed by catching and identifying some amazing bugs! Scouts will also learn how to follow trail signs and prepare for a hike. The program will conclude with a hike around Wildwood Park to earn both badges! “Leave No Trace” will be practiced along the way. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. 

Cadette Girl Scout Workshop:
Night Owl
Saturday, August 26                                                
4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 per scout  
Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. With modern urbanization it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world when the sun goes down.  o grow your imagination and expand what you know.  Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night! This program takes place from 4:30pm-9:00pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Junior Girl Scout Workshop: Animal Habitats
Saturday, November 4                                             
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
Using Wildwood Park as our study site, scouts will address the requirements for this badge. Because some of the animals in the Park are the same ones found in local neighborhoods, scouts will realize that they share much of their own habitat with wildlife, and learn what environmental challenges animals face and how we can help them. Crafts and ideas to help create a healthy animal habitat in their very own backyards will be included!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Boy Scouts
Bear Boy Scout Workshop: Fur, Feathers and Ferns
Saturday, March 18                                     
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
In this bear adventure, go on a search for signs of mammals, birds, and other wildlife.  Discover why some animals have become endangered or extinct.  Closely examine the fascinating world of plants and find out how plant waste can be helpful.  Sharpen your observation skills and describe what you uncover about fur, feathers, and ferns at Wildwood Park! Ideas to help create a backyard vegetable or herb garden will be included!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Tiger Boy Scout Workshop: Tigers in the Wild
Saturday, March 25                                                 
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
Venture out into the wild and discover the animals and plants that inhabit Wildwood. Before you go on your adventure it is important to learn how to prepare for a hike and understand the principles of “Leave No Trace”. Tigers will learn how to search for signs of animals and identify trees and plants. The program will include a hike around the park to find different kinds of plants and animals and record them on the Tiger handbook worksheets.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Wild
Saturday, May 20                                                     
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout   
Journey into the wild and explore the creatures that inhabit Wildwood.  Before exploring scouts, will improve wildlife watching skills and work on nature identification and journaling.  A hike in the park will give each participant a chance to watch for birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mammals.  Along the way, learn about wetlands and afterwards use observations to construct a food chain of the wetland ecosystem.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Woods
Saturday, September 16                                          
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout   
Did you ever wonder what  the woods would be like without trees?  Participants will discover the many products manufactured from wood that we use every day, and the important role trees play in the delicate balance of our environment.  Find out how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story.  Develop a plan to care for a plant and then go plant one outdoors.  While outdoors, learn how to identify native trees and various plants that are found in the park.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Wolf Boy Scout Workshop: Paws on the Path
Saturday, October 21                                               
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10 per scout  
Before Wolves can put their paws on the path they must first learn how to prepare for a hike.  In this adventure find out what equipment and skills are essential to take along on a hike.  Also, learn how to identify birds and insects that you might encounter while hiking.  The program will include a hike around the park.  “Leave No Trace”, identification skills, and journaling will also be practiced.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
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