Scout Programs

Tyler Arboretum provides fun, outdoor, educational opportunities for scouts and other youth groups all year long. Participants learn about natural living systems through use of the Arboretum’s diverse meadows, woodlands, and steams and pond.  Scouts will participate in a wide range of challenging activities designed to help them advance through scouting levels. Join one of our educators for programs that are hands-on and a fun way to earn part or the entire badge!

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts:

Brownie Try-Its

  • Animals
  • Eco-Explorer
  • Plants
  • Watching Wildlife

We can work with you on your new badges:

  • Hiker
  • Letterboxer
  • Bugs
  • Senses

Junior Badges

  • Earth Connections
  • Wildlife

We can work with you on your new badges:

  • Gardener
  • Animal Habitats
  • Flowers

Cub and Boy Scouts

Cub and Boy Scouts

Tigers, Wolves or Bears – We can work with you on your electives to help complete your badges.

  • Leave No Trace
  • American Indian Life
  • Sharing Your World with Wildlife
  • Birds


  • Naturalist
  • Forester

All Scouts: Just for FUN

All Scouts: Just for FUN

Are you looking for something fun to do? The following programs are suitable for both boy and girl scouts:

  • Maple Sugaring – January – March
  • Homemade Bird Feeders – February – April
  • Night Hike – All Year
  • Fees for these programs is $7 per scout
  • Night Hike with Campfire – All Year
  • Fee for this program is $11 per scout


Programs may be scheduled after school, on weekends, or on school holidays. Our nature adventures range from 1 to 1 ½ hours.


  • Five participants minimum with a maximum of 15 participants
  • $7 per scout except Just for Fun programs
  • Just for Fun programs are $9 per scout to cover material fee


One chaperone is required for every seven Scouts and there is no fee. Additional adults above this ratio must pay $5 per person.

What to Wear:

Dress for weather and terrain: sturdy shoes, hat, bug spray, sun screen, rain coat. Programs are held drizzle or shine. In case of extreme weather, we will try our best to reschedule.


To schedule a program please contact Martha Moore, Tyler’s Youth Education Coordinator, at (610) 566-9134, ext. 202 or

Think of us for your next conservation project

For information about conservation project opportunities, contact Martha Moore, Youth Education Coordinator, at (610) 566-9134, ext. 202 or

Eagle Scout Projects

Tyler Arboretum has worked with many Eagle Scouts on their project requirements. For information about possible projects, please contact Julia Lo Ehrhardt, Volunteer Coordinator, at (610) 566-9134, ext. 205 or

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