Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission offers programs designed to be educational and hands-on to help Scouts earn badges.
Depending on the program, Scouts may complete all or only some of requirements needed to earn a pin/patch/badge. Programs can be scheduled in any of our County Parks (though some program topics are restricted to certain parks) and are available year round.
Listed below are the badges we offer. Don't see a program for a badge you are looking for? Reach out to us via our program request form and we'll get back to you.
Schedule a Program
If you would like to schedule a program please fill out a Program Request Form. One of our Naturalists will be in touch to finalize details.
Girl Scout Badges
Archery * 8 Scout minimum, must be 8 yrs old and up * 15 Scout maximum * Can be completed at Staebler Farm or Independence Lake County Park
Cub Scout Badges
Fur, Feathers, Ferns
Into the Woods
Earth Rocks* *Can only be completed at Fox Science Preserve
Archery * 8 Scout minimum, must be 8 yrs old and up * 15 Scout maximum
* Can be completed at Staebler Farm or Independence Lake County Park
Cost & Group Size
$5 per scout, adults are free.
Programs are limited to 20 people total (including adults).
Scout programs are done after school, or on weekends, depending on naturalist availability/Scouts’ needs.
Scouts can also participate in hands-on, short term conservation projects that will help Girl Scouts earn their Project Planet patch or Boy Scouts earn their World Conservation Award.
To set up a conservation project, please email [email protected]. Someone will reach out to you shortly about what the next steps will be to start your groups project.
(No Fee for conservation projects for out of county groups)