An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Girl Scout Programs

Due to ongoing site maintenance, we are hosting 2-hour scout programs at nearby Gallup Park and Furstenberg Nature Area. Scouts have the opportunity to explore prairie, woods, and wetlands as they work to earn their badge. Please email or call 734-997-1553 for more information.

Scout Overnight programs are temporarily suspended.

Scout Workshops

New this year! Looking for an opportunity for your scouts to explore the outdoors? Curious about participating with multiple troops in Ann Arbor’s natural spaces? We will offer scout workshops monthly to better fulfill requirements for different badges and adventures. Sign-up below!

An adult is required for every 5 scouts. Registration is required for all children including siblings.

Badge  Level Location Date & Time
Night Owl Junior &Cadette Gallup Park 2/29 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hiker - cancelled Brownie Gallup Park 3/14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Geocacher - cancelled Junior & Cadette Furstenberg Nature Area 4/11 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Senses Daisy Furstenberg Nature Area 5/9 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM









Private Workshops

Your troop may choose a two-hour program or an overnight program from the topics listed below. We will complete most, if not all, of the requirements but the badge itself is not included. Come join us for a wonderful experience enjoying the great outdoors!

Badge Level Description
3 Cheers for Animals! Daisy  Here's your chance to lend a helping hand to animals. Learn what animals need every day to survive as you hike through Black Pond Woods. Then learn how we care for animals in LSNC's Critter House.
Senses Daisy - Brownie There's a great big world out there full of wonderful things to hear, see, smell, taste, and feel. Come and discover the natural world with all your 5 senses!
Hiker Brownie What are the 10 essentials? Should I take a map? We'll tackle these questions and practice our new skills on a hike through Black Pond Woods.
Letterboxer Brownie Cracking codes, word scrambles, and riddles will lead us to LSNC's hidden letterbox! Only the witty few find and stamp this secret treasure. Will your troop take the challenge.
Scouts will need to create a letterbox on their own to complete this badge--but we will get them started!
Bugs!* Brownie Under logs, on flowers, in the grass – bugs are everywhere! Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to track down different bugs. We'll find out what they're doing when we're not looking and how important they are.
Geocacher Junior-Cadette Jump into a world-wide treasure hunt! We'll learn how to use GPS units, find caches, and track a Travel Bug's journey.
Night Owl Junior - Cadette What is the world like at night? Come to LSNC to find out - we'll take a night hike to explore the woods, then meet a nocturnal animal.
Note: Scouts will need to complete a photo-collage on their own to complete this badge.
Camper Junior - Cadette
Learn helpful camping skills as we plan for a hike, learn to build fires, and discover the world at night.  
Note: Only offered as an overnight program, please bring your own hotdog and buns to cook.
Trees Junior - Cadette Explore the wonder and support trees provide us! Like a true naturalist, we’ll hike through the woods, identify trees, discover how they impact our every day, and record it all in our nature journal.

* Offered only in May, June, and September.

Ready to schedule a program?

2-Hour Girl Scout Program Overview

Duration 2 hours
Cost $10 per scout
$120 minimum
Group Size 17-34
Scout Levels Daisies, Brownies, Juniors & Cadettes

3 Cheers For Animals, Senses, Hiker, Letterboxer, Bugs!, Geocacher, Night Owl, Camper, and Trees

Location Leslie Science & Nature Center--Critter House, Raptor Enclosures, and Black Pond Woods Trails
Parking Limited, carpool if possible
Lunch or dinner add-on $25 for additional 30 minutes before or after program

Want more details? See our F.A.Q. on our main page.

We hope to see you soon!