Wilderness Survival Skills for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts


Selected date

Saturday November 5

Selected time

2:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

We're sorry; this program is SOLD OUT. Please contact registrar@cincynature.org to be added to the waiting list.

Preregistration online is required for this program designed for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. No member discounts for this program.

Test your skills as you take on survival challenges! We will light fires without matches, build shelters and learn emergency signaling. This naturalist-led program is a hands-on, outdoor class. Please dress for the weather. 

This class fulfills requirements for both Girl and Boy Scouts:

  • For Girl Scouts, this class fulfills the Survival Skills Fun Patch. This class is geared for Girl Scout Juniors, Girl Scout Cadettes and Girl Scout Seniors.
  • For Boy Scouts, this class fulfills most of the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge for Boy Scouts and is a Merit Badge counselor-led class. Items 1 and 8 must be completed at home.
Registered program participants meet at our Rowe Woods Visitor Center in the auditorium. Our Rowe Woods site is located at 4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150.
$15/ child participant (including siblings over 4 who are participating). Adults are $10. Children must attend the program with a parent or adult chaperone. Parent/chaperones may accompany up to six children—a ratio of at least one adult to six children. *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 outside 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 optional for participants.

By registering below, you agree to the following policies:

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.

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.

Covid-19 Policies: Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs using consideration of recommendations made by the CDC and local health agencies. Current Covid-19 protocols can be found online on our website. Cincinnati Nature Center may update the status or format of programs and events based on Covid-19 conditions at the time of the program.

Media Release: All participants (18 and older) associated with this transaction grant permission to Cincinnati Nature Center to utilize images, likenesses, actions, or statements in any form taken during a visit to the Nature Center, a Nature Center sponsored event, or virtual presentation for the purpose of promoting the Nature Center in perpetuity.

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/event.