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Traveling Naturalist: Scout

Have a Scout Troop that needs to earn a badge or pin? If you can’t make it to the ENC, we will bring the program to you! Our Scout programs have been developed to satisfy the requirements of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Councils. Patches and pins are not available for purchase, unless otherwise noted. All programs are 1.5 hours and cost $10 per scout (minimum fee $120; maximum 20 scouts per session) unless otherwise noted.

Mileage: No mileage fee will be charged for locations within 10 miles of the ENC. A $1.00 per mile fee (round trip) will be charged to locations beyond 10 miles with a minimum charge of $40.

Call (949) 645-8489 or email Mindy to schedule a program!

Girl Scout Programs

Hop, jump, crawl and slither along with our many animal friends in this creature-featured journey! Find out what animals need in their homes, and how they communicate. Hear some animal legends and even come up with one of your own. Learn about some flying animals by discovering some real bird nests and eggs. We’ll finish our adventure with the creation of an origami creature of your very own.

You have five senses that work together to let you see, hear, taste, smell and touch the world around you! Your Brownies will be astounded by just how amazing their senses are! Scouts will play a vision memory game, listen for ten different sounds that they may not have even heard and play a smelly game with garlic, lemons, oranges, onions and coffee. PHEW! Girls will get up close and personal with some taste-buds and check out what Braille feels like.

Turn that ‘EW!’ into a ‘WOW!’ Bugs are amazing and they do so much for this planet we call home. Brownies will get up close and personal with some six and eight legged arthropod friends through a fun drawing about metamorphosis and a very groovy tie-dyed butterfly craft. Scouts will use scientific tools to see and observe artifacts and live bugs! There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to bugs!

This program focuses on the Indigenous people of Orange County – the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneño). Scouts will learn what California was like 500 years ago and play a game to discover that we use Native American words every day. Girls will play instruments and listen to authentic Native American music and play games that Tongva children played hundreds of years ago. Scouts will even get to create their own game. Patches are available for $2/each.

Boy Scout Programs

Scouts become junior geologists and learn to differentiate between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Scouts observe rocks and minerals found in Orange County, and discover the uses of these non-renewable resources in a hands-on activity. They learn about and diagram ways that mountains and volcanoes are formed. Scouts discuss the formation of fossils and examine specimens dating back 70 million years!

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