Metro Parks Tacoma

Girl Scout Troop Programs

Girl Scout Badge Programs

The Tacoma Nature Center is the ideal place for enjoying and learning about nature and the environment. We offer individual troop programs and  council-wide badge workshops for Girl Scouts.                                          

  • Call the Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to book a troop program.           
  • Dates fill quickly so book early. Have several weekend date options available when you call.
  • All scout program slots are full through May 2018. We have a few optionsleft in June - call to check availability.
  • For weekday options, contact Lauren Bentson at 253-404-3930 x5031, or laurenb@tacomaparks.com.   
  • Two week minimum notice is needed for troop programs.
  • Staff is available Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Summer scout program opportunities are very limited. Please contact us if you would like to explore options..
  • Minimum payment for an individual troop program is for 10 Scouts and must be made at time of reservation.
  • Adults are free and must provide appropriate adult:child ratio.
  • The troop programs are designed for the scouts and siblings are not allowed to participate.
  • Contact Lauren Bentson, Education Program Coordinator, by phone (253-404-3930 x5031) or e-mail at laurenb@tacomaparks.com if you have any questions.

Brownie With Binoculars at the Nature CenterBrownie Troop Badges

The Tacoma Nature Center is where your troop can earn some of the newest Brownie Badges!Troop programs are $12.00 per girl and are 2-1/2 hours long. Note - Purchase of badges is the responsibility of the troop leader, available through the Girl Scout Store.

  • Senses
  • Hiker 
  • Bugs
  • Letterboxer - also available to schedule at a park near you!
Attention Daisy Girl Scout troops! Sign up to earn your first Brownie badge for a fun way to fulfill one of your bridging to Brownie requirements.

Call The Tacoma Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to reserve a program date at least 15 days before your desired program date.  Non-refundable minimum payment for 10 girls must be made at time of reservation. Staff is available Tuesday - Saturday, including after-school hours.

To schedule the Letterboxer badge program at a park near you, contact Brianna at  brianna@tacomaparks.com or (253) 404-3930. Please note that a travel surcharge applies for all locations more than 12 miles round-trip from the Tacoma Nature Center. Bridge tolls are also charged to reserving group.


Junior Troop Badges

The Tacoma Nature Center is where your troop can earn some of the newest Junior Badges! Junior Badge programs are $12.00 per girl and are 2-1/2 hours long. Note - Purchase of badges is the responsibility of the troop leader, available through the Girl Scout Store.

  • Camper
  • Animal Habitats 
  • Geocacher - also available to schedule at a park near you! 

Call The Tacoma Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to reserve a program date at least 15 days before your desired program date.  Non-refundable minimum payment for 10 girls must be made at time of reservation. Staff is available Tuesday - Saturday, including after-school hours.

To schedule the Geocacher badge program at a park near you, contact Brianna at  brianna@tacomaparks.com or (253) 404-3930.   Please note that a travel surcharge applies for all locations more than 12 miles round-trip from the Tacoma Nature Center. Bridge tolls are also charged to reserving group.

 

Cadette Troop Badges

The Tacoma Nature Center is where your troop can earn some of the newest Cadette Badges! Cadette Badge programs are $15.00 per girl and are between 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 hours long. Note - Purchase of badges is the responsibility of the troop leader, available through the Girl Scout Store.

  • LiA (Leader in Action)
  • Trees
  • Woodworker

Call The Tacoma Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to reserve a program date at least 15 days before your desired program date.  Non-refundable minimum payment for 10 girls must be made at time of reservation. Staff is available Tuesday - Saturday, including after-school hours.