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We offer expertly guided, hands-on scout programs throughout Lake County.

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. To book, please begin by filling out our program inquiry form, or you can call us at 847-968-3321, or send us an email for details. We ask that programs be booked at least two weeks in advance.

All scout badges are public prescheduled programs and in-person unless otherwise noted. Should your badge move to virtual due to COVID-19, all partcipants will be contacted. View our current safety protocols.

Below are the badges currently being offered for the 2021-2022 school year. Subscribe to our educator e-newsletter to stay informed of educational opportunities for scouts.


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 AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org to inquire about badge backpacks.


Resources

  • 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 AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org

Public Boy Scout Programs

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September 19, 2020

Fur, Feathers & Ferns: Bear Scout

Bear Scouts

Join us as we complete badge requirements 5-7. Each scout must register individually.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child 

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Animal Habitats

November 21, 2020

Earth Rocks: Webelos Scout 11-11:30 am

Webelos Scouts

Join us as we complete badge requirements 1-3

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child 

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Bugs Badge

November 21, 2020

Earth Rocks: Webelos Scout 12-12:30 pm

Webelos Scouts

Join us as we complete badge requirements 1-3

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Geologist

November 21, 2020

Indian Lore: Boy Scout

Boy Scout

Learn about the lives of local Native peoples during the 18th and early 19th centuries while working towards this badge with other scouts.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

 

animals of lake county

December 19, 2020

Indian Lore: Boy Scout

Boy Scout

Learn about the lives of local Native peoples during the 18th and early 19th centuries while working towards this badge with other scouts.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Hiker Badge

April 11, 2021

Into the Wild: Webelos Scout

Webelos Scout

Join us as we learn about animals that call Lake County home and how they live in an interconnected web. This program will cover badge requirements 4, 6, 7, 8.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Naturalist

Public Girl Scout Programs

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October 3, 2020

Dinosaurs: Brownies Scouts

Brownies Scouts

Learn about the job of a Paleontologist and what makes an animal a dinosaur with other scouts! This program could help fit one requirement of the Brownie STEM Career Exploration Badge.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Detective

October 11, 2020

Animal Habitat: Junior Scouts

Junior Scouts

Join us as we complete badge requirements 2 & 4. 

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Disappearing Dinosaur

January 9, 2021

Painting: Brownies Scouts

Brownies Scouts

Learn about the different styles and mediums of art and the work of Lake County artists.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

Elm bark container

February 15, 2021

Animal Habitat: Junior Scouts

Junior Scouts

Join us as we learn about local habitats and discover an endangered habitat linked by our waterways to Lake County. This program will cover badge requirements 2 & 4.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

painting

February 15, 2021

Playing in the Past: Junior Scouts

Junior Scouts

Learn about life during the Civil War through the letters and diary of local resident Susie Minto.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

playing the past

March 6, 2021

Detective: Junior Scouts

Junior Scouts

Hone your investigative skills as you learn about interesting facets of Lake County history, including the largest train robbery in U.S. history.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

playing the past

May 2, 2021

Bugs: Brownies Scouts

Brownies Scouts

Join us as we learn about bugs that live in Lake County. Then see what their homes look like and why they live here. This program will cover badge requirements 1, 3, 4.

Availability

All our scout badges are public prescheduled programs and are virtual through the end of 2020.

Cost

$3 per child

Reservations

Reservations can be made using the button below.
Make reservations now - plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs.

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