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2015 Scout Programs at Wildwood Park
Our 229 acres of shallow lake, swamp, riparian areas, field, forest, 6 miles of trails and modern nature center provide the perfect setting for learning and badge-related activities.

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*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.
*The fee is $10 per scout or child
*Registration and pre-payment is required.

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

Download the form below and send with payment to:
Wildwood Park
Attn: Kristie Smith
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
2015 Girl Scout Workshops:

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Wonderful Water
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 to be responsible consumers. 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. Supplies to make a water snooper will be available. 
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Bugs & Hiker
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

Earn both badges this day.  Scouts will explore the wonderfulScouts 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 insect homes, followed by 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. A take-home bug craft is included.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Wildlife in PA
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout
Scouts can create a unique badge and enhance their knowledge about some of PA’s wildlife. This program provides activities to learn about animal groups and characteristics, endangered species, bird identification, how to spot wildlife, and use binoculars. The program concludes with a wildlife walk.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Environment Matters
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

This program’s goals are to give scouts an increased awareness and understanding of human relationships with the environment and to help them recognize their personal stewardship responsibilities.  Scouts will explore projects and activities that benefit the environment and the Earth’s limited resources.  They will decide what practical changes they can make today to help create a healthier world.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Animal Habitats
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

This workshop uses Wildwood Park as a study site to 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. They will learn about some of the environmental challenges animals face and investigate ways to help them.  Crafts and ideas to create a healthy backyard habitat for animals will be included! 

Friday, September 4, 2015
Night Owl
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 per scout

Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern lighting, electrical gadgets and urbanization, it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down.  Scouts who want to grow their imagination and expand what they know, or think they know, will turn out the lights, tune into their senses, and step out into the night.

Boy Scout Workshops:
Cub Scouts

Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

One of the best ways to prepare for a day is to know the weather forecast. Scouts will not only learn how to read a thermometer, wind vane, and barometer, but will also make their own instruments. This program also features understanding air pressure and precipitation, and includes going outside to log the day’s weather.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Sharing Your World with Wildlife
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

This workshop focuses on learning to live in harmony with wildlife and the environment, and understanding the purpose all living things have on the earth.  Using hands-on activities, scouts will gain an appreciation for the “web of life” and how humans fit into it.  They will learn about the muskrats living in Wildwood Lake and the lodges they build as winter homes, while collecting and logging data for the annual “Muskrats in Wildwood” survey.  Warm boots, hats, and gloves will be needed!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Forester Badge
10:30 am - 2:30 pm 
$10 per scout

Nature’s monuments — trees — are a necessary and precious resource. Participants will discover the many products manufactured from wood that are used every day, and the important role trees play in the delicate balance of the environment.  How tall is the tallest tree? How big around is the largest tree? What local history is recorded by trees? Is fire ever good for a tree? These are among the topics this workshop covers.  In addition, scouts will learn how to identify some of Pennsylvania’s native trees and plants that grow in the park.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Naturalist Badge
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$10 per scout

A naturalist studies plants and animals in the wild. In earning the Naturalist Badge, scouts will gain skills and knowledge that can keep them safe outdoors and protect the environment.  This program includes activities to hone wildlife watching skills, identify the poisonous plants and venomous reptiles of PA, explore the mystery of bird migration, learn about some of the mammals that call PA home, and examine some extraordinary talents that animals have developed to survive.  A hike in the park will give each participant the chance to use their new “naturalist” skills.
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