Introduction to Outdoor Cooking and Shelter Building for Girl Scouts


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Sunday March 19

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3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM

We're sorry; this program is SOLD OUT. Please contact to be added to the waiting list or to see if you can get additional tickets to this program.

This program requires preregistration and is designed for Girl Scouts 4th grade and up. No member discounts for this program.

Join us for an afternoon of learning outdoor skills! We will build our own fire and then make a healthy snack over the flames. We will also learn the basics of making a free-standing shelter. This program can meet the Wilderness Survival Fun Patch requirements. 

This is a naturalist-led program that will occur almost entirely outdoors—rain, snow, or shine! Please dress for the weather including sturdy shoes.
Registered program participants meet at our Outdoor Learning Center at our Rowe Woods location (4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150).
$10/ child participant (including siblings over 4 who are participating). Adults are $10. Each child must attend the program with a parent or chaperone (chaperones may accompany up to 6 children during the program). *All adults must reserve tickets. 

*Leaders may receive one free adult chaperone ticket for every six child tickets purchased.  Limit two per group.  Leaders can redeem on the registration page after selecting tickets.  Leaders should type "LEADER" in the Discount code box.  The system will discount your tickets once authenticating your purchase.

Limited spots are available. Only ticketed individuals will be able to attend the event. In order to ensure that you receive the necessary number of tickets for your group, please make sure you register all scouts and adults for your program at once. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What will we do during our program?

  • Each scout program is tailored to meet the requirements of each badge offered. Every program takes place outdoors, rain or shine unless there is very severe weather. All programs are led by a skilled naturalist and include a nature hike. We will always try to meet the majority of the badge requirements – see each program description for more details on each program.

What does the program fee include?

  • The program cost is per participant and includes supplies. The fee also includes admission for the day to the Nature Center for the participant - you will not be charged any additional fees to enter the Nature Center on the day of the program.

Who needs to pay the program fee?

  • Every child and adult who is participating in the program needs to pay the program fee, including siblings (age 4 and up). There is not a discount for Cincinnati Nature Center members. Leaders may receive one free adult chaperone ticket for every six child tickets purchased.  Limit two per group. 

Do I have to attend the program with my scout or troop?

  • Cincinnati Nature Center scout programs are not drop-off programs. Scout programs are specifically designed for children to attend with their caregiver or scout leader. One parent or leader may chaperone up to 6 children. Parents who are dropping off children to attend with their troop leader may choose to wait in the Rowe Visitor Center or walk the ground during the program.

Does the Nature Center provide badges, pins etc.?

  • The Nature Center does not provide the badges for completing a program. Leaders are welcome to bring badges for their troop to hand out after the program.

What do I do when we arrive?

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled program. Please inform the front gate attendant that you are here for a pre-paid scout program. You may park in any open spot in the parking lot. Unless otherwise noted, programs meet inside the Rowe Visitor Center. If you will be late, please call the Nature Center and the front desk naturalist will help you meet up with your program already in progress.

Do I need to provide names of individuals participating in the program?

  • No. We do not require names for program participants at the time of registration. To register you need to know the number of scouts, siblings participating and adult chaperones attending the program.



The Cincinnati Nature Center requires one chaperone, older than 21, for every six youth participants. For this program, a youth is considered anyone younger than 18.

I understand that this is NOT a drop-off program. I agree to attend this program with my child or my child will attend with an adult chaperone.

Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. Programs continue, rain or shine.

By registering below, you agree to the following:

Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website

Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.
Program Policy: Cincinnati Nature Center may update the status or format of programs based on conditions at the time of the program.
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Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number or print off/save an electronic copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt. You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.