Endless Mountains Nature Center
Endless Mountains Nature Center

Endless Mountains Nature Center - Scouting & Group Programs
Girl Scout & Boy Scout Programs
Group Programs

Four junior Girl Scouts sitting and drawing, the forest 50 years in the future. Your scouts can learn about nature, earn an award or badge, and have fun during our hands-on environmental education programs or guided nature hikes.

Most nature related and earth science badges can be completed or partially accomplished at the EMNC. Specific badge and patch requirements can be reviewed by the educators with you. Contact Rebecca Lesko at 570-836-3835 or EMNCinfo@yahoo.com for questions or to schedule a program.

Fun Programs
for Everyone!

All or parts of these activities tie to requirements.

Nature Hikes
Take a walk with an environmental education specialist to search for animal signs or study seasonal changes or have a scavenger hunt or watch for eagles and ducks at the river or hunt for insects.

Orienteering
Learn to navigate with a map and the surrounding landmarks, and learn why this sport is getting very popular. Compass activities can be added. Recommended for 5th grade through adults. Minimum 1.5 hours.

Campfires
Roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate, listen to stories, learn about seasonal events, and/or sing songs around the campfire.Minimum age for attendance is 6 years old, including siblings.

Night Hikes
Develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals during a night hike. Stars, bats, frogs, and insects are just a few of the things you may encounter at night.

Specific Badge & Patch Programs
We can assist all levels of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in earning many of nature, wildlife, conservation, outdoor, environment, or science-related badges. EMNC has many of the requirements on file and will consider any you have need. Please discuss your specific needs with the Education Director.

Brownie looking a butterfly in a jar as she holds a butterfly net Girl Scout Brownie Try-its!
1.5 hours is the minimum needed to meet the requirements for the following Try-its:
Animals", "Earth & Sky", "Earth Is Our Home", "Eco-Explorer", "Plants", "Ready, Set, Go Camping", "Senses", "Space Explorer", "Watching Wildlife", "Water Everywhere", and activity 3 of "Science Wonders": homemade paper making.

Girl Scouts sitting in a circleGirl Scout Junior Badges
3 hours are needed to complete the badge requirements for most of the following badges:
"It's Important to Me", "Environmental Health", "Stress Less", "Camp Together", "Earth Connections", "Eco-Action", "Finding Your Way", "Outdoor Creativity", "Weather Watch", "Water Wonders", "Sky Search", "Outdoor Fun", "Water Fun", and "Wildlife."

Wolf Cub Scout BadgeCub Scout Requirements & Electives Programs
Timing varies greatly with Cub Scout requirments for belt loops, academic pins, electives, and awards. Leaders need to discuss exactly which requirements need to be covered to assist the scouts.

Belt Loops & Academic Pins:

Map & Compass, Astronomy, Geography, Weather, Wildlife Conservation.

Bears:
Art, Masks, Nature Crafts*, Photography, Sharing Your Wold with Wildlife*, Space, Weather, & Water & Soil Conservation*

* Part of the "World Conservation Award"

Weblos:
Naturalist & Forester

Boy Scout Requirements & Electives Programs
Timing varies greatly with Boy Scout requirments for belt loops, academic pins, electives, and awards. Leaders need to discuss exactly which requirements need to be covered to assist the scouts.

Tenderfoot:
Identification of poisonous plants & treatment for exposure to them

Second Class:
Map & compass work (1a & 1b)
Service Projects (4)
Identification of Animals & their signs (5)

First Class:
Finding direction w/o compass (1)
Orienteering Course (2)
Native Plants (6)

Fee Schedule for Programs at the EMNC

Fee: $3 per person per hour of programming with a minimum of $30 per hour program. Up to three leaders are free.

Contact Rebecca Lesko at 570-836-3835 or EMNCinfo@yahoo.com for questions or to schedule a program.

Community Service Opportunities

Three Girl Scouts digging the hole for the wetlands garden. Adopt-A-Trail Program: Your troop, den, or pack can adopt an EMNC. Requirements: clear trail of twigs and branches after a storm, remove litter, trim overgrown vegetation, and repaint blazes, as needed. This is a long term commitment.

Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects such as building picnic tables, creating interpretive exhibits, and many more possibilities are possible.

Invasive Alien Plant Removal: Save and restore the biodiversity of the area by pulling plants such as garlic mustard, gill-over-the-ground, or digging up Japanese barberry.

Additional opportunities are likely, please contact us.

Contact Rebecca Lesko at 570-836-3835 or EMNCinfo@yahoo.com for questions or to schedule a program.


directions / calendar of events / programs
Endless Mountains Nature Center
1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 -- 570-836-3835
EMNCinfo@yahoo.com