Scout Programs and Registration

ScoutsThe Pine River Nature Center provides fun and educational programs to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts fulfill badge requirements. 

Procedure for scheduling Scout groups 

We offer combined programs for several troops or dens. Check below for available programs and dates.

Call as soon as possible because programs can fill quickly.

Please call first for availability of program. Registration is secured when payment is received. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE PROGRAM DATE. Contact Carrie Kloka at (810) 364-5477.

One check for each group can be written to SCCRESA and mailed to 2585 Castor Road, Goodells, MI 48027. The fee is $5 per Scout.

Cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks before the program. If cancellation is not received within the allotted time and/or Scouts do not participate, the Scout leader is responsible for the registration fee.

When programs have filled, there is no wait list. Spots may be available after payment due date.

On school days, programs will begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m. There may also be day programs when school is not in session. It is highly recommended and appreciated if Scout groups arrive 10 minutes before the start time. This will ensure that all requirements for the badge are covered in a timely manner.

A minimum of 8 Scouts and a maximum of 25 are required for all programs to run.

Badge programs are typically 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. They focus on outdoor activities, so be sure to dress for the weather when your troop or pack visits.

We do not provide badges/awards. Please contact your local Scout office to order them. In addition, we can't always meet every requirement, as some badges require extra work.

Current programs

For all Scout programs, please contact Carrie Kloka at (810) 364-5477.

All programs will include outdoor time.


Call for information.


Multi rank program

Wednesday, November 13      PROGRAM FILLED
Thursday, November 7
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Scouts will complete requirements for the following achievements
Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path
Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

We will go on a one mile hike and discuss hiking preparations including the buddy system, what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking, the Cub Scout Six Essentials, appropriate clothing based on the weather, the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, showing respect for wildlife. The scouts will name animals that live in their area and how to identify them. We will find three different kinds of plants, animals, and six signs that animals have been on the trail. Also, we will examine plants using a magnifying glass. Dress for the weather. Payment for this program is due 2 weeks before the program. For registration call 810-455-4161 or email
Cost: $5 per scout.

Other available Scout programs

Your requests are helpful for us to determine which programs are in demand. 

Listed below are the badges for which the nature center can provide. Some badges are only offered seasonally. Check with your local council for occasional programs offered to several troops/packs at once. Scout offerings flyer.


Tiger Adventure

  • Tigers in the Wild

Wolf Adventure

  • Paws on the Path 

Bear Adventure

  •  Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure

  •  Into the Woods 

Eagle Scout projects

Looking for a place to do your Eagle Scout service project?

Contact the nature center at (810) 364-5477 to discuss opportunities.


Daisy Scouts 

  • Michigan Reptiles

  • Eco Learner


Brownie Try-Its

  • Household Elf
  • Senses
  • Bugs
  • Hiker

Jr. Girl Scouts

  • Animal Habitats