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2014 Wildwood Scout Program
Our 229 acres of shallow lake, swamp, riparian 2003_0107msacad20007.JPGareas, field, forest, 6 miles of trails and modern nature center provide the perfect setting for learning and badge-related activities.

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.
*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

Girl Scout Workshops:

Juniors "Environment Matters" Patch
Saturday, March 15
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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.

Brownies "Wonderful Water" WOW Journey
Saturday, May 10
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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, 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.
Brownies "Bugs & Hikers" Badges
Saturday, June 7
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Scouts can earn both badges in this workshop. The program starts with exploring insect homes, identifying some amazing bugs, and learning how to follow trail signs and prepare for a hike. Next, scouts hit the trails to earn both badges and practice "Leave No Trace" guidelines along the way. A take-home bug craft is included.
Cadettes "Night Owl" Badge
Friday, September 26
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadettes can satisfy the requirements for the Night Owl badge at Wildwood Park. 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 sense, and step out into the night.
Brownies "Wildlife in PA" Make-your-own Badge
Saturday, October 18
10:30 am- 2:30 pm
Brownies will create their own unique badges while enhancing their knowledge of some of PA's wildlife. This program provides activities to learn about animal groups and characteristics, endangered species, bird identification, as well as how to spot wildlife and how to use binoculars. Program concludes with a wildlife walk.

Juniors "Animal Habitats" Badge
Saturday, November 8
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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. Crafts and ideas to create a healthy backyard habitat for animals will be included!
Brownies "Senses" Badge
Saturday, November 22
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Humans have five senses that are used to help navigate through life's daily experiences, and to do tasks quickly, safely, and with enjoyment. While using fun activities, the scouts will learn how to fine-tune their senses and become more aware of the world around them.

Boy Scout Workshops:

Bears "Weather" Elective
Saturday, February 15
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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.

Webelos "Naturalist Badge" Badge
Sunday, May 18
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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.
Webelos "Forester" Badge
Sunday, September 14
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 on trees? Is fire ever good for a tree? These are among the topics covered in this workshop. In addition, scouts will learn how to identify some of Pennsylvania's native trees and plants that grow in the park.

Bears "Sharing Your World with Wildlife" Achievement
Saturday, December 13
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
This workshop focuses on learning to live in harmony with wildlife and the environment, and understanding the purpose all creatures have on this planet. Using hands-on activities, scouts will gain an appreciation of the "web of life" and how human beings 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! 
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