Planning Your Scout Program
The New Canaan Nature Center offers 40 acres of natural habitats and a live animal collection of Birds of Prey, Reptiles and Amphibians, and Mammals that can accentuate your advancement goals. We have the ability to achieve the requirements needed for specific badges through the programs listed below, or to work with you to customize a program to fit your needs.
We can help your troop achieve these particular goals and requirements:
Contact us to discuss other options for your Troops particular Journey or Try-it!
Boy ScoutsScouts of all ages will find that our programs can help with these particular badge areas:
Additional ways we can work together!Our Nature Center relies on the help of volunteer groups such as the Boy and Girl Scouts to help sustain us throughout the years. Many project ideas are available for you and your troop to participate in at any time and our project list is diverse. Some projects require outside work for an energetic troop or indoor projects for the low key days.
Scheduling Your Scout ProgramAll scout programs are usually held Monday through Friday after school and on Saturdays. Program times run approximately 1 to 2 hours in length, depending on content.
Step 1: Choose your program and date from your scout calendar. Programs are usually held Monday through Friday after school and on Saturdays.
1. Troop number & mailing address
* We will contact you at the earliest possible time.
Step 3: Payment is due upon program booking. A minimum of 12 scouts must be registered to hold a program date.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Please notify the New Canaan Nature Center at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit or your payment will be forfeited. The New Canaan Nature Center will charge a 25% administrative fee and the remaining 75% reservation fee will be refunded only for cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the originally scheduled visit. Payments are transferable if you reschedule a program within two weeks of cancellation.
For more information, please email Debbie Jaeger, Education Department Administrator or call (203) 966-9577 ext. 20.