Scouting Programs


The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities. To enjoy scouting at the Nature Center, there are four options:

1. Attend a Class.

Our Teacher-Naturalsits provide classes to help you pass off on badges. Pick a class and sign-up by calling 801-621-7595 for Boy Scouts, or by going to for Girl Scouts.

The next available programs are:

January 20th: 9am -12pm - Boy Scout Bird Study Badge

What better place to work on a merit badge than the Ogden Nature Center? In this 3-hour workshop, our Teacher-Naturalists will lead scouts through the majority of the requirements for the Bird Study badge, and we are able to provide & sign badge "Blue Cards" when fully completed! Pre-registration is required. 

  • Cost: $25.00 per scout 
  • Reservations and full payment required by January 17th - Call 801-621-7595 to register today!

January 20th: 1pm-3pm - Girl Scouts Juniors Art Explorer Badge

Junior Girl Scouts, join us at the Ogden Nature Center to earn your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge! You will complete all five steps of the Outdoor Art Explorer badge by creating wildlife-inspired art, fashioning salt dough nature pendants, composing rainy day music, exploring how eco-friendly architecture can work with nature, and designing a birdhouse. You will receive your badge at the end of the workshop! 

  • Cost: $15 per scout
  • Reservations and full payment required by January 17th - Register at!


2. Join our new Exploring Post - Science at the Center!

Exploring is a program for young adults to come together with a common interest, providing exciting hands-on activities and mentoring for youth looking to discover their future. At the Ogden Nature Center, our post “Science at the Center” will explore careers in natural sciences, such as habitat restoration, environmental education, and animal care. Open to young people 14-20, we will meet every other week to get an in-depth look at science careers and develop leadership skills.

Who: All youth ages 14-20

When: 4-5 pm on the following Thursdays – Feb. 15, March 1, 15, 29, and April 12, 26

Where: Ogden Nature Center, L.S. Peery Education Building

Cost: $40.00 - Must be registered and dues paid by Feb. 12th

How: Call 801-621-7595 or attend the FREE INFORMATION SESSION on Feb. 1st (4-5pm)


3. Have a private class.

Private 45 minute tours/classes can be pre-arranged through the education department by calling 801-621-7595. We can design a program on a topic you choose. Private classes/tours are only available during the week between 3 and 5pm. All private tours/classes must finish by 5:00pm. There is a minumum requirement of 10 students and the cost is $10 per scout. 1 adult scout leader per group can attend for free, and all other participants pay general admission rates.  


4. Lead your own activities.

Pay regular admission of $3.00 per child and $5.00 per adult. No reservation needed! We have activity backpacks available for check-out at the front desk. This service is free with paid admission.