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.

Girl Scout Badge Programs:


  • Outdoor Adventurer
  • Senses
  • Bugs


  • Outdoor Art Explorer
  • Animal Habitats
  • Flowers
  • Gardener

Each Scout Program is $8 – $12 per scout, depending on the badge, or a $100 minimum. It is an additional $45 to add an animal program onto a badge program.

For more information about our badge workshops or private troop outings contact Naturalist Jeremy Clothier, or call 865-577-5717 ext. 127.

Looking for Conservation Hours for Scouts?  Throughout the year, we offer workdays where Scouts can come in and earn conservation hours. Scouts can sign up for these dates individually or with their Troop, but spaces are limited so preregistration is required.  Email Lauren Bird, our Volunteer Coordinator, at to find out when sign up.

See scouting at Ijams in action: