Scouting has been a tradition at Ijams since the 1930s, with dozens of boy and girl scout troops visiting every year. Incorporating the motto “be prepared,” Ijams offers diverse programming ranging in ability, age, and educational subject.

Ijams Nature Center can be a valuable resource for your scout troop. We have a diverse and talented staff so we can offer a wide variety of programs- some of them may surprise you! We hope that you will try scouting at Ijams Nature Center!

Upcoming Badge Workshops:

We are finalizing our Fall badge workshops. Stay tuned for more information!

See scouting at Ijams in action:

Looking for Conservation Hours for Scouts?  We are offering a dedicated time for Scouts to come in and work on these hours.  This will be the second Saturday of each month from 10am to noon.  Scouts can sign up individually or with their Troop, but spaces are limited so preregistration is required.  Email Lauren Bird, our Volunteer Coordinator, at to sign up.