Girl Scouts

Bring your scouts to the Nature Center today!

Let an experienced Nature Center educator lead your troop on a fun and educational program. 

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 troop 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.

Daisy Scouts - Clover’s Story – Using Resources Wisely (Green Petal)

Using resources wisely is very important. Come to the Nature Center and learn how you can make a difference in the world. Read a story, make a resource friendly craft, and visit our rain garden to see how we are helping to conserve resources as your earn your Clover petal.

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

Brownies - Bugs

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways! Come learn about all kinds of crawly creatures, particularly the ones that are necessary to our ecosystem. While you’re here meet with a bug specialist, explore bug homes and make your own bug habitat, take a bug hike, make a buggy craft, and more!

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

Brownies - Hiker

Get ready for adventure! Learn what it takes to hike in the woods – how to read trail signs, what gear you need to wear and bring with you, and prepare a trail snack to eat. Then explore the trails at Dunwoody Nature Center as you go on a “scavenger hunt” hike! Along the way, learn how to Leave No Trace of your visit!

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

Brownies - Letterboxer

Come join in a fun game of hide and seek using clues and directions to hidden boxes! While you’re here, girls will learn about letterboxing by making their own stamps and stamp books. Then as a team, they’ll use their deciphering skills to discover hidden boxes throughout Dunwoody Nature Center’s grounds and collect stamp images to record their findings!

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

Brownies - Senses

Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch and Smell! Explore your five senses and use them to learn about the world around you! We’ll walk through the woods, listen for animals, feel nature’s different textures, and more. Come put your senses to the test on this Brownie adventure!

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

Juniors - Flowers

Flowers are beautiful but there’s more to them than just good looks! Discover the wonders of flowers and the science behind them. Did you know that flowers can help us? They can make us feel calmer and relax; they can heal illnesses and provide us with food. Have some fun with flower art as well!

90 minute program. $9 per scout ($90 minimum deposit required per troop). Adults, free. 

Juniors - Gardener

Get your hands in the dirt and learn about gardening! There are lots of different types of gardens. Come walk through the ones at Dunwoody Nature Center. You’ll learn about what plants to choose for your own garden, experiment with seeds, soil and water. Then you’ll plant your own seeds!

90 minute program. $9 per scout ($90 minimum deposit required per troop). Adults, free. 

Juniors - Geocacher

Join in on a high-tech scavenger hunt! Similar to letterboxing where you search for “hidden treasure”, geocaching uses a GPS to locate the secret hiding places. With this badge, girls will learn how to use a GPS device, make a swap to leave behind and then locate the hidden caches at Dunwoody Nature Center.

90 minute program. $9 per scout ($90 minimum deposit required per troop). Adults, free. 

Juniors - Animal Habitats

Animals need homes too! Discover the different habitats at Dunwoody Nature Center and how animals build their homes, protect their young and survive in the wild. Have fun learning how to insulate your own “nest”! You’ll also learn about endangered habitats and how to protect them.

90 minute program. $9 per scout ($90 minimum deposit required per troop). Adults, free. 

Juniors - Camper

Come enjoy the great outdoors! Learn what you need to take on an overnight trip. You’ll also build a camp fire, make s’mores, and master new camping skills. Along the way, learn how to Leave No Trace of your visit! (This badge is offered as an evening program only) Click here for more information about our evening programs.

120 minute program. $200 minimum deposit covers up to 10 scouts. $15 per additional scout. Adults, free.

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 troop, pack, or den’s needs. You can also schedule evening programs on Fridays and Saturdays, when our calendar allows.

Call the Nature Center First to Check Availability – Contact Darcy at darcy@dunwoodynature.org or 770-394-3322. We will check the calendar to make sure we have a spot for your program!

Troop Programs: Programs are $70 for one hour programs and $90 for 1 1/2 hour programs. Payment must be received to secure your spot on the calendar.  

Evenings: Pay the minimum program price of $275 for evening programs. Payment of $50 nonrefundable deposit must be received to secure your spot on the calendar.

For All Programs: Pay any additional charge the day of the program for extra participants.

Yes, absolutely! Enjoy the park during your visit.