Cub Scout Programs

Based on different topics such as hiking, nature, science, astronomy and more, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offers a variety of Cub Scout Adventures for kindergarten through fifth grade that meets the Cub Scout Adventure curriculum. Our natural setting, live animal collection, public-access planetarium and highly trained staff make the most challenging Adventure an inspirational walk on the wild side.

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Self-guided Backpacks

All-inclusive backpacks provide all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete a variety of natural science badges on your own. For a limited time, the Center will offer backpack rentals to complete at-home. Backpacks include all materials with the exception of writing utensils. Badges will be provided once the backpack is returned and backpacks will be cleaned after each use.

Please email scouts@lensc.org to schedule your backpack rental.

Tigers in the Wild Backpack for Tiger Cub Scouts

Tigers in the Wild Backpack

Tiger Cub Scouts

Go on a short hike with your den or family, and make sure you bring along your Cub Scout Six Essentials! Learn what to take on a hike and what needs to stay home, practice preparing for a hike and play a leave no trace game. Finish out your adventure by learning about trees and plants you find on the trail. Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for requirements 1-3 and 6.

Call of the Wild Backpack for Wolf Cub Scouts

Call of the Wild Backpack

Wolf Cub Scouts

Talk about what you need to go on a short hike with your group. Learn about possible weather changes and extreme weather that could happen on your hike and learn how to be prepared for each one. Practice tying an overhand knot and learn about some animals that you might see while out for a hike. Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for requirements 1-6.

Paws on the Path Backpack for Wolf Cub Scouts

Paws on the Path Backpack

Wolf Cub Scouts

Talk about the Cub Scout Six Essentials and everything else you need for a one mile hike. Learn what you need to bring on a hike and what items should really stay home. Use the field guides to learn about the animals you see on your hike.
Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for requirements 1-6.

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Backpack for Bear Cub Scouts

Fur, Feather, and Ferns Backpack

Bear Cub Scouts

Talk a hike and learn all about animals in this backpack. Explore extinct and endangered animals, and observe animals in your own backyard. End your backpack adventure with a virtual tour of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.
Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for requirements 1-4.

Into the Wild Backpack for Webelos Scouts

Into the Wild Backpack

Webelos Scouts

Learn about birds in your own backyard and what flyways they use to migrate. Spend some time outside looking for wild creatures (use the field guides provided to help you identify them!) and learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers in a fun game. End your adventure with a virtual tour of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.
Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for requirements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9A.

Outdoor Adventurer Backpack for Webelos Scouts

Outdoor Adventurer Backpack

Webelos Scouts

Your outdoor adventure awaits! Plan with your den a hike in the great outdoors, recite the outdoor code and leave no trace principles, learn how to tie a bowline, and be prepared for extreme weather. Backpack program includes instructions and lessons for all of option B.


Upcoming Programs

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours, pre-registered family planetarium programs and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments.Learn more
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