Girl Scout Badge Programs

  • Dates fill quickly so book early. Have several weekend date options available when you call.
  • 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 programs are designed for scouts and siblings are not allowed to participate.

Book Your Program

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.

Brownie Troop Badges

Troop programs are $12.00 per girl and are 2-1/2 hours long. 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!
    To schedule the Letterboxer badge program, 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

Junior Badge programs are $12.00 per girl and are 2-1/2 hours long. 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!
    To schedule the Geocacher badge program, 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

Cadette Badge programs are $15.00 per girl and are between 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 hours long. Purchase of badges is the responsibility of the troop leader, available through the Girl Scout Store.

  • LiA (Leader in Action)
  • Trees
  • Woodworker

View the list of upcoming scout programs

Girl Scout Workshops

The Tacoma Nature Center is the ideal place for enjoying and learning about nature and the environment.

Troops or individual Girl Scouts can register for these popular workshops and complete the needed requirements with hands-on activities, crafts, and guided hikes.

Download the Workshop Schedule

Call the Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to register.

  • When registering, please have all scouts names and DOB ready.
  • Adults must accompany girls according to Safety-Wise rules.
  • Girls registering individually must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dates fill quickly so register early. Registration deadline one week before workshop date.
  • Adults are free and must provide appropriate adult:child ratio.
  • The workshops are designed for the scouts and siblings are not allowed to participate.
  • Withdrawals with less than 48 hours notice are subject to a non-refund policy. Credit may be given for future registrations within Metro Parks Tacoma. Exchange of scouts in lieu of withdrawal allowed with a minimum of 24 hours notice.

View the list of upcoming scout programs

Cub Scout Programs

The Tacoma Nature Center is the ideal place for enjoying and learning about nature and the environment.

Troops or individual scouts can register for these popular workshops and complete the needed requirements with hands-on activities, crafts, and guided hikes.

Download the Program Brochure

Call the Nature Center at (253) 404-3930 to book a Cub Scout program.

  • We offer programs for Cub Scouts to help them advance in ranking while enjoying and learning about nature and the environment.
  • Dates fill quickly so book early. Have several date options available when you call.
  • Two week minimum notice is needed to schedule programs.
  • Programs are available Tuesday – Saturday during the day and after school, mid-September through May.
  • We are unable to offer any scout programs mid-June through mid-September.
  • Minimum payment is for 10 Scouts and must be made at time of booking. Maximum number of boys is 15.
  • Adults are free and must provide appropriate adult:child ratio.
  • The programs are designed for scouts and siblings are not allowed to participate.

View the list of upcoming scout programs

Scout Nature Walks

Explore Tacoma’s Parks with a naturalist. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are available at seven different parks by reservation.

These hour-long nature discovery walks are $50 per park per group of up to 15 scouts and their accompanying leaders. There will be an additional charge of $4.00 per scout above 15.

Groups must follow scout safety protocols and provide the proper number of chaperones/leaders. Program is only for scouts. Any siblings will be counted as a scout and charged accordingly.

Contact Brianna to book your walk at briannac@tacomaparks.com or (253) 404-3930.

Please note that although the walks have a nature focus, the content of the walk will not be thorough or deep enough to meet any complete set of badge requirements for any scouting organization. Please do indicate your area(s) of highest interest when booking a walk.

Available Parks:
Swan Creek Park – 2820 Pioneer Way E.
Wapato Park – 6500 S. Sheridan Ave.
Oak Tree Park – S. 74th St. & S. Cedar St
Tacoma Nature Center – 1919 S. Tyler
Wapato Hills Park – 6231 S. Wapato St.
Titlow Park – 8425 6th Ave.
McKinley Park – 645 Upper Park St.