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!


This summer, The Ijams Outdoor Academy will begin offering Ijams Scout Weekends. These action-packed programs will include activities like rock climbing, paddling, camping, wilderness safety, nature hikes, and more! Both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome to attend, and will earn several of the requirements for various badges.

Find out more here.

Upcoming Badge Workshops:

We are finalizing our July, August, and September badge workshops. Stay tuned for more information!

See scouting at Ijams in action: