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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. 

Below are the programs currently being offered for the 2023–2024 school year. Subscribe to our educator e-newsletter to stay informed of educational opportunities for scouts.

Available Scout Programs

Self-Guided Backpacks

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 special 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