Scouts will discover the wonders of nature right in the heart of Atlanta! Our hands-on programs include an educationally themed hike through Atlanta’s favorite park as well as unforgettable science experiments and activities that are sure to captivate scouts of all ages. Our programs follow badge requirements and are customizable based on requests. There are endless opportunities to learn here at Piedmont Park and we can help create the perfect program for your group!
Gather the whole troop for workshops and activities that work towards or complete requirements for nature and STEM focused badges! We offer programs for Girl Scouts of all ages, from Daises to Seniors! Our programs are a great fit for badges in the Naturalist, Outdoors, Animals, and Science & Technology categories, or customize a program to fit the interests of your troop!
Click on the scout level to view our most popular Girl Scout badge programs below:
- Outdoor Art Maker: Experience the beauty of nature in Piedmont Park! Girls will put the A in STEAM and learn about the colors and sounds of nature as well as the science behind them, ending the day with nature-inspired art of their own to take home and add to their portfolio!
- Home Scientist: Girls will hone their observation skills and practice exciting science experiments in Piedmont Park! Explore edible science, density, and explosive bubbles! Come make a mess and learn about science in our science lab in the Park!
- Bugs: Learn about the characteristics, life cycles, and importance of insects. Through hands-on activities and fun crafts, girls will explore bugs, insects, and other invertebrates. Girls will be able to identify the structure of a beehive by designing and engineering a honeycomb of hexagons. Meet a real life beekeeper and visit Piedmont Park’s very own apiary!
- Outdoor Adventurer: In this fun outdoor exploration, girls will get to test their limits, learn about nature, and try new skills. Spend the afternoon in Piedmont Park playing outdoor games, learning about wildlife, and discovering new ways to care for the outdoors.
- Animal Habitats: Take an adventure hike and discover the amazing ecosystems and habitats found within the Park! Girls will participate in fun activities that teach about wild animals, animal homes, the food web, and special animal adaptations! Participate in hands on activities and crafts while learning about what animals need in their homes.
- Flowers: Look underneath the petals and discover the incredible science of flowers! Girls will dissect flowers and learn all about plants and pollination, discover creative uses for flowers, and create beautiful flower crafts to take home!
- Gardener: Come visit the gardens at Piedmont Park! Explore garden design and selecting plants for gardening here in Georgia, and learn about pollination and plant life cycles. Girls will have the opportunity to get their hands in the soil to plant seeds and care for garden plants here in Piedmont Park.
- Trees: Take a tree hike! Girls will learn how to identify trees, explore the Piedmont Park demonstration orchard, and learn about the science of trees and the importance of urban forests! Learn about trees as a resource, and the environmental impacts of forestry. Get hands-on and make a fun tree-themed creative project!
- Sky: Observe and learn all about clouds and astronomy in this sky-themed adventure! Girls will learn the science of the skies and weather patterns, discover the impact of air pollution, and explore how things fly! End the day with stories and legends about the sky, and take home a sky-themed creative art project!
- Water: Learn all about water at Piedmont Park. Using the Project WET curriculum, girls will have the chance to learn about the importance of water resources and how to protect them, testing for water quality, the impact of pollution, and solutions to some of the biggest water issues we face, all while reflecting on their own relationship with water. Make a splash by figuring out ways to inspire others to learn more about H2O!
Bring the whole Den, Pack, or Troop for workshops in Cub Scout adventures, electives, and badges in nature and STEM focused categories! We offer a range of programs that fit with many Adventures and Electives, and can be customized to work towards or complete requirements for all sorts of badges, for scouts of all levels!
Click on the scout level to view our most popular Cub Scout programs below:
- My Tiger Jungle (formerly Backyard Jungle): Take an adventure hike and discover the amazing ecosystems and habitats found within the Park. Boys will participate in fun hands-on activities that teach about plants and animals, the food web, and all about adaptation! Make an impact by creating new habitats to help native plants and animals.
- Tiger Adventure – Tigers in the Wild: Learn about how to safely enjoy the outdoors in Piedmont Park! Boys will learn about Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, prepare for and go on a 1-mile hike on the Park’s nature trails. Find out what every animal needs to survive, and look for animals and plants that call Piedmont Park home. Meet with the whole Pack in our outdoor reading circle to celebrate all you’ve learned!
- Wolf Adventure – Call of the Wild: Learn fun survival skills and outdoor safety while enjoying the beauty of Piedmont Park! Boys will get a deeper understanding of the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, learn about weather patterns and safety, and identify plants and animals. (Note: this Adventure requires attending a campout, which will have to be completed independently of the provided Scout program)
- Wolf Adventure – Paws on the Path: Go on a guided adventure hike through Piedmont Park’s nature trails! Boys will learn about how to properly prepare for a safe and fun hike, and identify plants, insects, and animals along the way. Venture into the world of maps and orienteering, and create a map of a favorite place at home or in the Park!
- Wolf Elective Adventure – Air of the Wolf: Learn what makes things fly in this fun program all about air! Get hands on and use the scientific method to conduct investigations and experiments about the properties of the air all around us. Boys will also get to go out into the Park to make and fly kites or sail homemade boats to investigate how wind makes things move!
- Wolf Elective Adventure – Digging in the Past: Become paleontologists for a day and learn all about dinosaurs! Explore the natural history of dinosaurs, inspect fossils, and get down and dirty looking for bones in a model dinosaur dig! Boys will love learning about geology and even get to create their own imaginary dinosaurs!
- Wolf Elective Adventure – Finding Your Way: Find your way around with this intro to orienteering! Join us for a fun day of map and compass navigation. Boys will get to go on a compass-guided scavenger hunt and will lead us on a fun hike in the Park using only a map and compass to find the way.
- Wolf Elective Adventure – Grow Something: Come explore the Piedmont Park Education Garden and spend the day learning about gardening! Boys will learn about growing zones and eco-regions, make a plant journal, plant and learn to grow something from seed, and create a terrarium to take home at the end of the program! (To complete the requirements of the badge, boys will need to care for the plants they take home for 30 days, and record observations in their plant journals.)
- Bear Adventure – Fur, Feathers, and Ferns: Go on a guided one-mile hike on Piedmont Park’s beautiful nature trails! Identify and learn about the plants and animals of the Park. Boys will investigate plants under the microscope, learn about endangered and extinct animals, and start an herb garden to take home at the end of the program!
- Bear Elective Adventure – Make It Move: Get hands-on in this program all about physics. Boys will get to learn about mechanical advantage and experiment with simple machines in order to design and create a Rube-Goldberg machine to complete a task.
- Bear Elective Adventure – Super Science: Science is the name of the game in this program jam-packed with fun experiments and investigations. Boys will get hands-on to learn all about static electricity, buoyancy, density, and chemical reactions, using the scientific method to record and study their discoveries.
Webelos & Arrow of Light
- Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – First Responder: Visit with a certified Wilderness First Responder to learn all about first aid and how to respond to an accident or injury. Boys will boost their safety knowledge by learning what to do for certain types of injuries and medical conditions, and put together a basic first aid kit and emergency readiness plan.
- Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Adventures in Science: Dive deeper into the scientific method in this experiment-driven program! Boys will learn what makes a science experiment a “fair test,” by learning about how to control for variables in an experiment that they get to design. Learn about physics, chemistry, and biology while creating and testing hypotheses.
- Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Earth Rocks!: Dig in to geology in this program all about rocks. Learn about the minerals you encounter in your day-to-day life, and why they’re important. Boys will take a hike in the Park and identify the different rocks they find using a homemade mineral test kit. Learn about the importance of earth science and explore geology in action.
- Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Into the Wild: Learn all about wildlife in this program about birds, insects, mammals, and the ecosystems where they live. Boys will discover the importance of wetlands, observe wildlife, collect insects, and create a terrarium to take with them and study at home.
- Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Into the Woods: Tap into the wisdom of the forest in this program all about the trees around us. Visit our Demonstration Orchard to learn about the importance of forests in our environment and look into the life history of trees! Boys will learn how to identify and classify trees they find in the Park, discover the importance of native plants, investigate the parts of a tree, and how trees are used as an important resource.
Availability and Times
- Weekends any time and Weekdays starting from 4pm
- Reservations are accepted based on availability and payment is due upon arrival
- $10 per scout
- One adult per 10 children is required; required adults are free
- $10 per additional participant (children ages 3+ or adults)