Badge Programs & Workshops
Our annual Scout Day in November is a wonderful opportunity for Cub Scouts, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts to earn a badge, patch, belt loop, etc. Participants receive a ‘passport’ when they pay their entry fee. This passport guides them through the various stations set up around the preserve, where they can perform activities toward earning a badge, rank requirement, etc.
In addition to Scout Day, we offer on-demand programs designed to allow scouts to earn a badge, participate in an elective or engage in a similar activity for their level. Contact us to schedule a program for your group. An Autrey Mill patch is included for each Scout.
Scout Badge Programs
These programs are 1.5 hours in length. For this program, the participant fee is $10. To reserve your date 50% or $100 (the program minimum) is due upfront. The program minimum covers 10 participant fees. Adult Chaperones free.
Ready, Set, Grow
|Daisies||Making the World a Better Place
Outdoor Art Maker
|Tiger||My Tiger Jungle
Tigers in the Wild
Outdoor Art Creator
|Wolf||Paws on the Path
Collections & Hobbies
Finding Your Way
Outdoor Art Explorer
Playing the Past
|Bear||Fur, Feathers & Ferns
Beat the Drum
Outdoor Art Apprentice
|Webelos||Into the Wild
Looking Back, Looking Forward
|Senior||Voice for Animals|
These programs are 4 hours in length. For this program, the participant fee is $25. To reserve your date 50% or $250 (the program minimum) is due upfront. The program minimum covers 10 participant fees. Adult Chaperones free.
|Brownies||Wonders of Wetlands|
|Boy Scouts||Insects Workshop||Seniors||Voice for Animals Workshop|
|Boy Scouts||American Heritage Workshop||Seniors||Truth Seekers Workshop|
|Ambassadors||Water Badge Workshop|
Eagle Scout Service Projects
An Eagle Scout Service Project is the capstone for Scouts to attain the Eagle rank. Autrey Mill is proud and appreciative of the many Eagle Scout projects that have added so much to the preserve over its 25+ year history. In 2016, a total of 29 projects were completed with over 4,900 volunteer hours. Autrey Mill has dozens of projects on-going.
- View our photo gallery to see past Boy Scout Eagle and Girl Scout Gold projects.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops
American Heritage Merit Badge Workshop: Saturday March 25th we will cover all the material a scout needs to start and finish (with a minimal amount of homework) the requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge. Scouts will need to complete requirement 3c. prior to the program: “Research your family’s history. Find out how various events and situations in American history affected your family. If your family immigrated to America, tell the reasons why. Share what you find with your counselor.”
“Every Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.”
Our annual scout day is held on the second Saturday of November. Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 10am-2pm. The fee is $10 per scout and participating siblings. At check-in, guests receive a stamp and passport. The event is set up in stations and open to guests between the hours of 10am- 2pm. The passports are specific to each level of scout and detail which stations to visit in order to achieve any number of badges. Depending on how many badges you and your group want to complete it could take an hour or two. Groups are welcome and all scouts must be attended by an adult.
Refreshment and concessions will be available to purchase at $5 per meal (pizza or hotdog, chips, and a drink).
Autrey Mill benefits from donations of items from local Scout groups. Donations like paper towels, bottles of water, copy paper, etc. save Autrey Mill money and lets us use our limited resources to fund the operation of Autrey Mill and the preservation of its natural environment and history. Please consider having your Scout group make a donation to Autrey Mill.