Scout Program OverviewOver 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 ProgramsWe 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 ProgramsWe 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.
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 ProjectsKeep 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.
Schedule a Scout Group Program
When you schedule a program, a time slot will be reserved for you. Time slots can be scheduled between the hours of 9 am–9 pm, seven days a week, depending upon our educator availability. Scout group programs are usually booked Monday-Friday afterschool and on weekends, but other time slots can also be arranged.
Schedule Early! Spring and Fall time slots can fill months in advance, but we're open all year.
Self-Guided GroupsTenafly Nature Center welcomes visitors and is open year-round. If your group of 10 or more participants is unable to schedule a program with one of our educators, contact us about a self guided visit!