Attention Scout Leaders!
Take your troop on a trip to The Wetlands Institute! Your troop will meet with one of our Wetlands educators to participate in a hands-on, interactive, and fun program while developing important skills. A visit to the Wetlands Institute can also be an opportunity for Scouts to learn more about New Jersey’s coastal ecology.
Girl Scouts can complete a skill-building badge or progress on their Journeys.*
- Flower Garden Journey
- Eco Learner
- 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey
- Between Earth and Sky Journey
- Outdoor Art Maker
- Wetlands Creatures and Habitat Features
- Night Owl
- Book Artist
- Outdoor Art Apprentice
- Eco Trekker
- Outdoor Art Creator
- Bugs Badge
- Outdoor Adventurer
- Pets Badge
- Edo Friend
- Letter Boxer Badge
- Wow! Wonders of Water Journey
- Outdoor Art Expert
- Eco Explorer
- Water Drops to Watersheds: Making a Difference
- Voice for the Animals
- Animal Habitats Badge
- Outdoor Art Creator
- Geocacher Badge
- Flowers Badge
- Gardener Badge
- Outdoor Art Master
- Eco Advocate
- Natural Arts and Sciences
- Wildlife Research and Conservation
*Please note: While every effort is made to provide Scouts with time to complete badge requirements, some badges may have requirements that necessitate long-term observations or to pursue knowledge or skills not directly related to the topic. These may need to be done independently to complete the badge. Additionally, purchase of the badges through the Girl Scout Council is the responsibility of the Leader.
Complete Girl Scout program descriptions: Programs for Girl Scouts
Cub Scouts can work on one of our themed programs while completing tasks to fulfill a Cub Scout or Webelo recognition.*
- Becoming a Naturalist
- Ecology Explorer
- Finding Your Way
- Connecting Scouts with Nature through Science and the Arts
- Lending the World a Helping Hand
Complete Cub Scout program descriptions: Programs for Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts can obtain one of the nature or outdoor related merit badges we offer.*
- Bird Study
- Environmental Science (Eagle Required Merit Badge)
- Fish and Wildlife Management
- Insect Study
- Plant Science
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Soil and Water Conservation
- Sustainability (Eagle Required Merit Badge)
*The Wetland Institute Instructor is a registered Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor and will be able to sign the Scouts’ Blue Merit Badge cards for the Merit Badges offered above. Please note: Many badges require the Scout to make long-term observations or to pursue knowledge or skills not directly related to the topic. Due to time constraints scouts will need to independently perform some of the activities which are required to complete badges. Scouts may submit proof of completion of independent requirements for signed approval.
Complete Boy Scout program descriptions: Programs for Boy Scouts
Prices: $8 per Scout member while troop leaders and chaperones are free!
Group Size: Minimum of 10 Scouts per program.
Registration Procedure: Reservations are made by email (preferred) or phone on a first come first served basis. Please email Sue Slotterback at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a program.