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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 $50.00 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 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.

undefinedAvailable 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.



Special Fall Program for Scouts

Night Howl for Scouts
Saturday, October 27, 2018           
6:00pm-9:00pm, $12/scout, adults free

A special night with the wildlife at Tacoma Nature Center just for Junior Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts ages 8-11. Take a guided night hike and hoot for owls, howl for coyotes, use your nocturnal senses, and learn survival skills. Speical Tacoma Nature Center patch included. Pre-registration required. This is not a GS badge earning workshop!


Girl Scout Badge Workshops 

Join us for our regularly scheduled workshops. Great for troops or individual Scouts! The Tacoma Nature Center is the ideal place for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts to earn nature and outdoor badges through our workshops. Girls can also begin or continue their journey with workshops focusing on the "It's Your Planet - Love It" series.

Girl Scout Troop Programs

Book a program for your troop on the date you choose!
Choose from several badges and locations.

Cub Scout Programs

We offer two programs for Cub Scouts to help them advance in ranking while enjoying and learning about nature and the environment.