Scouts

Scouts

EHC Green Power Patch

The EHC Green Power Patch is a program for both Boy and Girl Scouts.  The program can be self-guided or led by an EHC educator.

Come earn the EHC Green Power Patch by experiencing our exhibits, nature trails, and multi-media theater. We have included some fun activities for you to complete as you explore our exhibits. Learn about the heritage of Gwinnett County and what we can do as a community to conserve our natural resources. Upon arrival at the Center, proceed to the Ticket and Information Desk to pick up a Green Power Patch booklet. Once the booklet is completed, patches may be picked up at the Ticket and Information Desk. Self-guided program  cost is standard EHC museum admission plus $2.00.  (see website for admission pricing).  Guided program cost is $13 per person.  The program includes EHC admission and a patch.

*Rentals, special events, and special programming may limit access at certain times to the Blue Planet Theater and other exhibits that are a component of the Green Power Patch. Scout troops should ALWAYS call ahead (770.904.3500) when scheduling this program to determine availability.

For more information or to register for programs please contact the registrar at 770-904-3500 or registration@gwinnettEHC.org.

Click here to register for a Boy Scout program.

Click here to register for a Girl Scout program.


CUB SCOUT PROGRAM AT EHC HISTORIC SITES

The following programs are currently run at the Environmental & Heritage Center. Requests to adapt and book a program at McDaniel Farm can be sent to the Registrar. Scout programs are designed to be completed primarily outdoors, so please encourage participants to dress for the weather. No open toe shoes; sneakers are the best option.

We require two leaders with each troop at all times. A minimum of 10 scouts is required with a maximum of 20. If you have a small group, you may combine with another group to meet the minimum group size requirements. You may extend your visit by packing a lunch to eat at the outdoor pavilions; check with the Registrar about pavilion availability.

Program Costs: $11 per Scout. Two leaders are admitted free with the group; additional parents/chaperones/siblings pay the same price as Scouts. Please note that the program cost does NOT include admission to the museum or the merit badge or pin.


 

WEBELOS/ARROW OF LIGHT ELECTIVE ADVENTURES

The following programs can be performed at the EHC or McDaniel Farm sites; please indicate your preference of location to the Registrar when booking your group. The programs are designed to be completed primarily outdoors, so please dress for the elements.

  • Into the Wild

Are you curious about the natural world? Join us on an adventure as we explore our trails in search of creatures that hop, fly, slither, and swim. Get close to some aquatic habitats and learn about their significance for bird flyways and how we can protect them.

This 2-hour program fulfils Requirements 4-9.

  • Into the Woods

Take a hike into the woods to identify some of the most common plants and trees that make up our Georgia habitats and learn how they are used by both humans and wildlife. Separate trees by their characteristics and learn how to read a tree’s history through tree rings.

This 2-hour program fulfills Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7. Requirement 5 must be performed independently to earn the badge.

Please encourage students to dress for the weather; we will spend time outdoors as part of the program.  No open toe shoes; sneakers are the best option.  In the case of bad weather we have inclement weather plans built into our programming so there is no need to reschedule.

BOY SCOUTS/VENTURERS/EAGLE SCOUTS

At this time there are no programs available for older Scouts. Requests for collaboration for badge or rank requirements or for Eagle Scout Service Projects are currently facilitated by Nathan Griswell. Please contact Nathan for questions or more information at nathan.griswell@gwinnettcounty.com or 770-904-3500.


CUB SCOUT PROGRAMS AT OUR HISTORIC SITES

  • Guided Tours: Learn about the history of our local community when you visit one of our historic sites around Gwinnett County – the Yellow River Post Office at the Hudson – Nash Farm, our Civil War period site located in Lilburn, or McDaniel Farm, our 1930s depression-era farm located in Duluth. These tours satisfy Tiger Achievement 1G, Wolf Achievement 4F and Bear Achievements 3C, 3D and 8E.
    Cost:  $8 price per Scout.  Program length is 1 hour.
  • Cub Scout Nature Hike (at McDaniel Farm):  Identify 5 different native trees, 5 different native plants and 5 native animals.  Learn about outdoor safety.  Point out poisonouss plants and learn what to do if you touch them. This hike satisfies Tiger Achievement 5G, Wolf Arrow Point 18G and Bear Cub Achievement 5A and 12B. Cost: $8 price per scout.
    Cost:  $8 price per Scout.  Program length is 1 hour.
  • Bear Cub Program at McDaniel Farm:  Take a tour of McDaniel Farm while you learn what life was like on a farm 100 years ago. This tour satisfies Bear Achievements 3C, 3D (visit a historic home) and 8E (learn about the history of your community). Then choose an additional 2 from the following:

Arrow Point 12A (Make a solar print of 3 leaves)
Arrow Point 16B (Learn about 6 farm animals and their use)
Achievement 8D (Make a family tree)
Achievement 15A (Play horseshoes outdoors)

Cost:  $16 price per Scout.  Program length is 3 hours.

  • Wolf Cub Program at McDaniel Farm Take a tour of McDaniel Farm while you learn what life was like on a farm 100 years ago. This tour satisfies Achievement 4F (visit an important place).  Then choose an additional 2 from the following:

Arrow Point 4E (Play a game of marbles)
Arrow Point 8D (Make and use a windlass)
Arrow Point 13E (Make a birdfeeder)
Arrow Point 15C (Grow a plant indoors)

Cost:  $16 price per Scout.  Program length is 3 hours.

GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS AT EHC HISTORIC SITES

  • Guided Tours:  (1 hour program—$8 per person)

Learn about the history of our local community when you visit one of our historic sites around Gwinnett County – the Yellow River Post Office at the Hudson – Nash Farm, our Civil War period site located in Lilburn, or McDaniel Farm, our 1930s  depression-era farm located in Duluth.

  • How Does Your Garden Grow? (at McDaniel Farm):  (2 hour program—$11 per person)

Discover what makes McDaniel Farm special.  Learn how people have grown things in the past as you tour our historic farm.  Plant a mini-garden together with your troop and learn how to vermicompost, which can help you towards your Golden Honey Bee Award.  This program compliments the Girl Scout Daisy Watering Can Award and Golden Honey Bee Award.

  • Georgia’s Native People (at McDaniel Farm: (2 hour program—$11 per person)

Discover the heritage of the Cherokee and Muskogee people through traditional stories and games. Learn about the 3 Sisters Garden and the significance of these vegetables.  Hear how children helped out their families and make your own cornhusk doll. This program compliments the Georgia’s Native People Brownie and Junior Badges.

  • History’s Heroes (at the Yellow River Post Office): (2 hour program—$11 per person)

Explore the Yellow River community and the local folks who served in the Civil War. Read a letter from Thomas Hudson as he asked the governor for supplies during the war. Meet Eli Landers, a local boy, and examine items he carried with him in his haversack. Realize the roles women played during the war effort and their contributions. Try your hand at sewing your own haversack. This program compliments the Girl Scout Brownie and Junior Georgia on My Mind Badge.

All programs require a 10 person minimum. Two leaders are admitted free with each group. Additional parents/chaperones/siblings pay the same price as Scouts. Please note that the program cost does NOT include admission to the museum or the badge.

GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS AT THE EHC

  • Trekking the Trails (2 hour program – $11 per person)

Spend some time trekking the trails of The Environmental and Heritage Center.  Scouts will learn basic hiking safety, recommended packing requirements and explore the forest on a guided nature walk. This program completes all the required Steps for the Brownie Hiker Badge.

  • Scouting for Bugs (2 hour program – $11 per person)

Discover the differences between insects, arachnids and crustaceans as we explore the forest of The    Environmental and Heritage Center.  Scouts will spend time hunting for insects on a guided nature walk, dissect decomposing logs in search of decomposers and create a take home insect craft. This program completes all the required Steps for the Brownie Bug badge.

  • Every Drop Counts (2 hour program – $11 per person)

All living things use water and we must learn to care for our waterways.  Visit The Environmental and Heritage Center and learn what you can do to care for our rivers and streams, and how we use and care for water in Georgia. This program compliments the Brownie WOW! Journey Program.

  • Life in the Forest (2 hour program – $11 per person)

Enjoy a guided trail hike through The Environmental and Heritage Center forest and practice your tree identification skills. Scouts will also learn about some of the many contributions trees make in our everyday lives and create a hands-on activity. This program completes all the required Steps for the Cadettes Trees badge.

  • H2O Ambassadors (2 hour program – $11 per person) – For Cadettes

Water is one of the most precious resources in our world today and we each play an important role in caring for it.  Visit The Environmental and Heritage Center and learn what you can do to care for our  waterways, and how we use and care for water in Georgia. This program completes Steps 1-4 for the Ambassador Water Badge.  Optional Component: Add a tour of the Wayne Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant to this program. This ad-on requires an additional  2 hours and must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance  — $20 per person

All programs require a 10 person minimum. Two leaders are admitted free with each group. Additional parents/chaperones/siblings pay the same price as Scouts. Please note that the program cost does NOT include admission to the museum or the badge.