Boy & Girl Scouts
About the Programs
Norman Bird Sanctuary offers exciting programs designed to help girl and boy scouts complete badges and other goals. Our 300+ acre classroom provides the perfect venue for your troop’s investigation of the natural world. With birds of prey, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, our live animal collection is also a strong complement to any scouting program. We also offer exciting overnight adventure programs for scout groups!
The Sanctuary’s professional teaching staff is dedicated to sharing the world of nature with learners of all ages. Our age-appropriate programs are designed to be hands-on, engaging, and are tailored to meet each badge’s specific requirements.
Badge Programs Options: Choose from the following programs.
Daisy: Ask us about our Journey programs
Brownies: Senses, Hiker, Bugs
Junior Badges: Gardener, Camper, Animals
Cadettes: Night Owls, Trees, Trailblazer
Bear: Sharing your world with Wildlife
Webelos: Foresters, Geologist, Naturalist
Night Hike: Available for all groups, this special program is an educational adventure for scouts and adults alike. Join us as we explore the forest after dark, learn about the senses that animals (including us humans) use to survive at night, and meet nocturnal animals. No flashlights are needed – we’ll use our own night vision to find our way!
Service Projects: We can use your help! From maintaining trails to helping build educational exhibits, we have a variety of service opportunities available for your scout troop.
Girl Scout Journeys (NEW): Need help completing an activity in the It’s Your Planet-Love it! journey? NBS educators are here to help. We’ll work with your troop, either at your meeting space or at NBS to complete activities and provide expert advice. Each program is 1.5 hours and is the same price as a Badge Program.
Daytime Scout Programs
All scout programs are 1.5 hour in length. Programs can be booked on select weekdays or Saturdays; night hikes are scheduled for Friday nights as available. Please call early, as space is limited and programs are scheduled on a first come / first serve basis.
Program Cost: $120 for up to 12 scouts, $10/each additional scout. The first 3 chaperones are free, additional parents may attend for $5.00 each. A maximum for 20 scouts and 5 parents are allowed.
Overnight Scout Programs
Bring your scout group to the Norman Bird Sanctuary for an experience they will never forget! Your group will camp out on the NBS property or stay in one of our classrooms. An NBS educator will also stay on the property. Choose from our two different options: Double Badge Program or Extended Night Hike Option.
Double Badge Option: Attend two, one-hour badge workshops programs; one held in the evening and the other the following morning. A half hour night hike will follow the evening program. Program Cost: $320 for up to 8 scouts, $40 for each additional scout. A maximum of 20 scouts allowed. The first 3 chaperones are free, each additional chaperone is $20. At least two chaperones are required to attend and spend the night with the scouts.
Extended Night Hike and Campfire Option: Join us for a fun-filled evening program. We’ll start out with a campfire, storytelling and s’mores followed by a staff led night hike. In the morning, we will complete a single one hour badge program! Program Cost: $360 for up to 8 scouts, $45 for each additional scout. A maximum of 20 scouts allowed. The first 3 chaperones are free, each additional chaperone is $20. At least two chaperones are required to attend and spend the night with the scouts.
During each Overnight scout program:
We provide: indoor or outdoor sleeping areas, NBS educators, a continental breakfast including oatmeal, cereal, milk and juice, TV and DVD player.
You provide: badges, dinner (can be eaten at NBS), evening snack, sleeping bags, tents, chaperones, a movie of your choice, and after-hours supervision.
Program Dates and Times: Overnights are available throughout the year on select Friday nights. Program times are flexible, but hours generally run from 6:30 P.M. until 10:30 A.M. the next morning.
For more information or to book a scout program, please contact Meghan Davies (401) 846-2577 X 32 or e-mail email@example.com