Girl Scout Programs

hikes and badge programs for all age groups

Nature Hikes


Program Length: 60 minutes
Program Fee: $75.00 minimum; $8 per scout for groups 10 or more. 
Program Description: Enjoy a guided nature hike around the Preserve! Explore the woods, creek, and meadows. Learn to identify the native plants and animals that inhabit the Preserve.

Badge Programs


Program Length: 2 hours
Program Fee: $90.00 minimum. $12 per scout for groups of 8 or more.  
Program Description: Badge programs are designed to meet most or all the requirements of your Girl Scout badge, pin, loop and other awards related to the outdoors and the environment. 

Contact Linda Reed to schedule a program for your troop!


We welcome Girl Scouts to complete any of their highest awards.

Clara, a local Girl Scout, completed her Silver Award at Doggie Daze, an annual event for pups and pals at the Preserve. She set up a dog wash to clean up muddy dogs coming back from the trails- everyone was very appreciative. Thanks to Clara the free Doggie Daze wash is now a Blue Heron tradition!

Contact Amy Zvonar, Education Director, to inquire:


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Scouting Badges Available

Beautiful badges for all scouts!

This badge fills the requirement of a visit to a nature preserve.

Contact Linda Reed to pre-order:


Contact Linda Reed to schedule a program for your troop!


Letterboxer hunt

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You and your sisters work together to decipher clues during the ultimate treasure hunt! Find hidden letter boxes, collect stamps in your own log book, and create your own Letterboxer adventure!

beautiful insects


Go on a buggy hike and find out about the creepie crawlies of the forest and garden. Explore which ones are beneficial or pesky, and tickle your taste buds with a little honey!


adventurous hikers


Mix your own gorp and get out in the great outdoors! Enjoy a guided nature hike throughout the Preserve during any season.

Sensory Exploration


Use your senses, girl! We will explore the forest with our ears, eyes, taste buds and noses, and even find a mystery tree with just our fingers.


Flower discovery


Dissect a flower to see how it works, and find out how flowers can be helpful to you. We’ll make newspaper flower pots to start your own flower garden!



Our art & environmental educator will lead your troop in an engaging five-step process that puts nature at your fingertips and art in your heart. Design projects in many mediums, make music outside, and tap into our creative voices through favorite animals to inspire original works.

animal habitats


Did you ever wonder who lives in your backyard? Let’s explore and discover where the wild animals go, what they need and where they hide their babies. Then we’ll make our own wild animal nest using materials we find in the forest!

gardening goods


Let’s get a little dirty exploring soils to see what plants need to grow up healthy. Then, plant seeds to grow at home!

Contact Linda Reed to schedule a program for your troop!