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Scout Programs Scouts

We offer expertly guided, hands-on scout programs


Our scout programs are based on badge requirements and offered at a variety of sites and preserves. Programs offer hands-on learning incorporating science, history, art, and more.

All scout badges are public prescheduled programs. View our current safety protocols.

Below are the badges currently being offered for the 2022–2023 school year. Subscribe to our educator e-newsletter to stay informed of educational opportunities for scouts.

We continue to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 and work in close coordination with the Lake County Health Department and other local partners.



2022-2023 Scout Program Listing

Self-Guided Backpacks

New this year, our badge backpacks are available for two-week loan periods and cover some or all of the badge requirements. These backpacks help guide leaders through badges with self-guided activities, resource books and supplies. 

  • Brownies Hiker badge backpacks can be taken anywhere and are available year-round.
  • Webelos Into the Woods badge backpacks are based at Ryerson Woods and available May–mid-October.

Email to inquire about badge backpacks.


  • Visit the Dunn Museum and take a self-guided tour to learn about local history. Check for changing temporary exhibitions and programs that could potentially fit your badges.
  • Learn about other public programs offered like campfires and monthly, free USG educational programs. 
  • Educator Loan Boxes come complete with hands-on group learning activities, educational items and reference materials. 
  • Have a question? Email us at