For Scouts

Scout Program Overview

Over 1100 groups of area children and scouts come to the Tenafly Nature Center each year. With their boundless curiosity, they touch, observe and listen to the natural world. 

Join our professional Environmental Educators as we introduce your scouts to ecological and biological principals and cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Boy and Girl Scouts will become more familiar with plants and animals throughout New Jersey and discover how human activities affect the environment. Scouts can earn an award or badge and have fun during our hands-on environmental education programs after school or on the weekend.

Boy Scout Programs

We can help Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Boy Scouts earn nature or environmental science badges. Through hands-on activities, games, and hikes through the woods, your scouts won't realize that they're learning! All programs are marked with the season(s) they are best done in. Most programs average 1.5 hours, but check the program you’re interested in for the specific length. 


Girl Scout Programs

We can help Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts earn nature or environmental science badges. Through hands-on activities, games, and hikes through the woods, your girl scouts won't realize that they're learning! All programs are marked with the season(s) they are best done in, as well as the amount of time they take.


Scout Outings

Make your next outing a natural experience! Scouts can learn how to make maple syrup, apple cider, review their map and compass skills, or experience the forest in the dark - if you dare! 


Service Projects

Keep the Tenafly Nature Center in mind for your Eagle Scout Project or Girl Scout Gold Award! Past projects have included removal of alien invasive plants, trail maintenance, removal of overgrown plants in Pfister's Pond, as well as fence/bridge building and repair.


Pricing and Scheduling

Ready to set up a program? Contact our Scout Coordinator, and she'll be glad to help you. We offer scout programming year-round!


Upcoming events

Saturday, June 21, 2014 • TNC Trails
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 7:30 AM • TNC Visitors Center
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:30 PM • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly

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