Boy and Girl Scout Programs

The Evanston Ecology Center, located within the Ladd Arboretum and housing a variety of resident live animals, is an ideal place for your Girl Scout or Cub Scout troop to explore! Our educational and interactive programs will engage your troop and meet most or all of the badge requirements. In addition to the topics listed below, the Ecology Center staff will work with you to meet your troops’ unique needs. 


Girl Scouts

  • Clover and Rose Petal (Daisy)
  • Senses (Daisy-Brownie)
  • Bugs (Daisy-Brownie)
  • Letterboxer (Brownie)
  • Geocacher (Junior-Cadette)

Cub Scouts

  • Birds (Wolf)
  • Sharing Your World with Wildlife (Bear) 

Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins

  • Naturalist (Webelos)
  • Science (Wolf, Bear and Webelos)
  • Wildlife Conservation (Wolf, Bear and Webelos)

Program Length and Reservations

Programs are 2 hours long and reservations are required 2 weeks in advance. Please call (847) 448-8256 for availability. 


Cost is $5 R/$8 NR per scout with a 10-scout minimum. 


You are encouraged to register early because Ecology Center seasonal programs fill up quickly.  You can register online HERE or check on class status by calling (847) 448-8256.

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