Welcome to the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center's Scout Page!
At the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, the possibilities for scouts are endless. Bring your scout to the foot of Lookout Mountain for an opportunity to earn badges associated with the outdoors in one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America!
Take time to explore our scout page and all the badges, achievements, electives, and journeys you can achieve. You will quickly realize that the possibilities really are endless! Click on the links to learn about self-guided tours, as well as guided programs.
Check out our upcoming public programs for learning and service opportunities for your scouts!
Scout Day 2013 Program Schedule
Animal Presentation: Great Horned Owl - 10:00 to 10:30
Get up close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors, the Great Horned Owl, presented by Deborah Troy, CA&NC Wildlife Assistant. Learn about this magnificent “Silent Hunter.”
Indian Lore Hike for Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts - 11:00 to 12:00
Learn about the daily life of a Cherokee boy by taking a hike to Squincy Bird Cabin. Michael Green, CA&NC Volunteer Naturalist, will teach Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts about the role of young men in the Cherokee culture including how they would look for materials to make bows and arrows, to find war canoe trees and make food for travel. Mr. Green will also explain the Cherokee Syllabary and teach participants 25 words in Cherokee.
Wildflower Walk - 1:00 to 2:00
Go on a walk with Ms. Joyce Stanbery, Certified Tennessee Naturalist and Wildflower Enthusiast, to identify flowers that are blooming this time of year. Learn to recognize them by their blooms, leaves, and size. Participants will learn how to keep a record of where and when wildflowers bloom.
Red Wolf/Coyote Program - 2:00 to 2:30
Ever wondered about the difference between the endangered Red Wolf and our new neighbor the Coyote? Deborah Troy, CA&NC Wildlife Assistant will talk about the many differences and similarities between these animals. Scouts will learn about how the CA&NC is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Red Wolf by participating in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan. Scouts will also learn about a new coyote study directed by Jeremy Hooper, CA&NC Wildlife Assistant and Naturalist. Scouts will learn how they can help Jeremy with his study through our online sighting survey.
Indian Lore Hike for Girl Scouts - 2:00 to 3:00
Learn about the daily life of a Cherokee girl by taking a hike to Squincy Bird Cabin. Michael Green, CA&NC Volunteer Naturalist, will teach about the role of young women in this culture from planting a “Three Sisters” garden, fetching water from Lookout Creek to catching fish. Mr. Green will also explain the Cherokee Syllabary and teach participants 25 words in Cherokee.
Nature Journaling - 3:00 to 4:00
Scouts will use art and writing to describe what they see in nature by looking closely and connecting their own lives to what they observe in the natural world. Some art supplies will be provided but scouts are encouraged to bring their own art supplies, cameras, and journals if preferred. Nature journals will not be included in this class.
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