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Scout Programs

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation embraces the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Our program educates scouts about nature and the environment. We encourage all scouts to look into our programs and workshops for different levels. We offer a variety of programs on topics such as wonderful water, night owl, animals, plants and bugs.

Programs & Badges: Designed to address the badges, skills and interests of multiple levels of scouts. Open to all scout troops or packs in the appropriate scout level. Will cover most, if not all. All programs will adhere to COVID-19 protocol.

Chaperones: Due to space, please limit the number of adults staying with the scouts during the program, to those required by your organization. Please let us know the number of chaperones.

Times: Will vary with the program.

Bring: Please bring a simple snack, drink, and lunch.

Dress: Scouts should wear closed-toed shoes and clothes suitable for indoor and outdoor activities.

Fee: $12.00 per scout. Leaders are responsible for obtaining badges and awards.


Upcoming Programs

Juniors: Animal Habitats

Saturday, March 27 –  10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Habitat is key for the survival of all wild species. During this program, scouts will explore the park and search for animals in diverse habitats from forest to wetlands. Scouts will also learn how to improve spaces for wildlife and create a wildlife shelter to take home.

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Cadettes: Outdoor Art

Saturday, April 17  – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create outdoor trailside art. Examine these Art In The Wild installations, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration and create your own outdoor art. This will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for your badge.

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Juniors: Geocache

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Discover the excitement of geocaching! During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics, as well as the etiquette, of geocaching. Scouts will take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, scout will create a “make to swap” craft.

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Brownies: Bugs

Saturday, June 5 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Explore the world of bugs and discover their important roles in our environment. Scouts will take a short hike, examine insect habitats and take a closer look at the diverse creatures that make Wildwood their home.

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Learn More About Wildwood Park

Check out some of our other educational programs ranging from grade school to adults!