Scout Programs

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation embraces the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Our program educates scouts about nature and the environment. We encourage all scouts to look into our programs and workshops for different levels. We offer a variety of programs on topics such wonderful water, hiking, animals, plants and leave no trace.

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WILDWOOD PARK SCOUT PROGRAMS
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.

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.

Juniors: Animal Habitats
Saturday, March 27                                         10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wildwood Park                                                  $12 per scout
Habitat is key for the survival of all wild species. During this program, scouts will explore the park and search for animals in diverse habitats from forest to wetlands. Scouts will also learn how to improve spaces for wildlife and create a wildlife shelter to take home. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. Dress for the weather. Sneakers or other close-toed shoes recommended.Masks & social distancing required. Leaders are responsible for obtaining badges for their scouts. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

Cadettes: Outdoor Art
Saturday, April 17                                            10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wildwood Park                                                 $12 per scout
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create outdoor trailside art. Examine these Art In The Wild installations, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration and create your own outdoor art. This will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for your badge. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. Dress for the weather. Sneakers or other close-toed shoes recommended. Masks & social distancing required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

Juniors: Geocache
Saturday, May 1                                               10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park                                                 $12 per scout
Discover the excitement of geocaching! During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics, as well as the etiquette, of geocaching. Scouts will take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, scout will create a “make to swap” craft. Please select the date that you are interested in when you register. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. Dress for the weather. Sneakers or other close-toed shoes recommended. Masks and social distancing required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

Brownies: Bugs
Saturday, June 5                                               10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wildwood Park                                                 $12 per scout
Explore the world of bugs and discover their important roles in our environment. Scouts will take a short hike, examine insect habitats and take a closer look at the diverse creatures that make Wildwood their home. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. Dress for the weather. Sneakers or other close-toed shoes recommended. Masks and social distancing required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.