Cub Scouts

Bring your scouts to the Nature Center today!

Let an experienced Nature Center educator lead your den or pack on a fun and educational program. All of our programs are designed to meet scouting requirements as outlined in the Scouts BSA Handbook.

Come before the program or stay after to explore trails throughout 22 acres of Dunwoody Park, have snack in the picnic meadow, visit our playground or romp over  the rocks in Wildcat Creek.

Older siblings are welcome to participate! Just pay the usual program fee. We encourage younger siblings to have free time at the playground.

Want to use the Nature Center facilities for your Den meeting?

You can become an organizational member of the Nature Center and your support will also allow you scheduled access to our facility buildings. Girl Scout troop and Scouts BSA den membership is $100 annually, payable at the beginning of each school year. Please call the program office at 770-394-3322 or email darcy@dunwoodynature.org for more information.

Lions - Mountain Lion Adventure

Lions will learn what items are needed to go on an outdoor adventure, how to be safe on a hike and show how to respect animals while hiking the trails of Dunwoody Park!

60 minute program. $7 per scout ($70 minimum deposit required per den). Adults, free.  

Tigers - Tigers in the Wild & My Tiger Jungle

We combine these requirements into a one hour field trip with your Tiger Den. We will see what it takes to be prepared for a hike, learn about the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace for Kids, identify animals and plants during a scavenger hunt, and play a fun game while learning about animals.

60 minute program. $7 per scout ($70 minimum deposit required per den) Adults, free.  

Wolf Scouts - Call of the Wild

As a field trip program we will hike our trails learning about Leave No Trace for Kids and the Outdoor Code. We will identify animals, learn the overhand and square knot, discuss and play a game about weather hazards while camping.

60 minute program. $7 per scout ($70 minimum deposit required per den) Adults, free. 

Wolf Scouts - Paws on Path

Come on a hike with your wolf den while meeting all the requirements for this adventure! We will learn safe hiking skills and go on a one mile hike, identify animals, practice leave no trace principles and play a fun game.

60 minute program. $7 per scout ($70 minimum deposit required per den) Adults are free. 

Bear Scouts - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

We will hike the trails of the park while identifying animals and studying plants. We will learn about extinct and endangered animals and also how composting can help us grow a garden.

60 minute program. $7 per scout ($70 minimum deposit required per den) Adults, free.  

WEBELOS - Earth Rocks! (Elective Adventure Pin)

Have fun learning about geology ! We will identify different types of rocks and minerals, use a mineral test kit, and learn about the geology of the area.

1.5 hour program. $9 per scout ($90 per den minimum deposit required) Adults, free. 

WEBELOS - Into the Wild (Elective Adventure Pin Requirements 4-9)

Study animals, food chains, and aquatic ecosystems while visiting the nature center and earning this pin.

1.5 hour program. $9 per scout ($90 per den minimum deposit required) Adults, free. 

WEBELOS - Into the Woods (Elective Adventure Pin)

Learn about trees and the important role they play in nature.

1.5 hour program. $9 per scout ($90 per den minimum deposit required) Adults, free. 

Arrow of Light (Elective Adventure)

Den members will build a fire without matches, cook over a fire, and learn all about survival skills!

2 hour evening program. $250 minimum for up to 20 participants – $10 for each additional participant.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Dunwoody Nature Center is open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm. Admission to the center and Dunwoody Park is FREE.

We can accommodate scout trips any day of the week even outside of our normal operating hours. The Nature Center will work with you to meet your pack or den’s needs. You can also schedule evening programs on Fridays and Saturdays, when our calendar allows.

Call the Nature Center to check for availability 770-394-3322 . We will check to see if we have availability on the calendar first!

Daytime Programs: Pay a non-refundable deposit of $70 for a one hour or $90 for a two hour program. We must receive your deposit before we will schedule your scout program.

Evenings: Pay a deposit of $50 for evening programs. We must receive your deposit before we will schedule your program.

For All Programs: Pay your balance, calculated on the number of scouts who attend, on the day of your visit.

Yes, absolutely! Enjoy the park during your visit.