Brownie Bugs Badge

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Sunday September 26

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1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM

A program for Brownie Scouts. Preregistration online is required for all participants. No member discounts for this program.
Location Change: Registered program participants meet outside the front doors of Rowe Woods Visitor Center at our Rowe Woods location (4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150).
Explore the many insects that call the Cincinnati Nature Center home! A hike will be included so please dress for the weather. All requirements will be met for the Bugs badge. 
This is a naturalist-led program that will occur entirely outdoors. Safety precautions will include a small group experience accompanied by minimal contact check-in and social distancing.
$10/ child participant (including siblings over 4 who are participating). Adults are $5. 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.
Masks are required in all our buildings for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people (all individuals kindergarten and up). Masks are not required outdoors or under pavilions and tents.

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.

Are masks required?

  • Masks are required for all individuals (kindergarten and up) while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.). Masks are not required outdoors. 


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 each registrant is agreeing to adhere to Cincinnati Nature Center's policies for scouts.

Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain an electronic copy of your order number or save/print off a 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. 

Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events ‚Äčin accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.