Visiting with a Scout Troop
Sanctuary is an affordable and nearby destination for visiting with your Girl
Scout or Boy Scout Troop. Whether you plan to explore the Sanctuary on
your own or want to register for a paid program during the week, you
will find plenty of resources to enrich your troop’s visit.
Tips for Visiting and Exploring the Sanctuary on Your Own
• Register your group in advance and you may qualify for a 20% discount on
trail fees (minimum group size is 10). Please call the visitor
center at 610-756-6961.
• Visiting on a spring or autumn weekend? Plan on attending our free
Raptors Up Close program or Binocular Basics, Name That Raptor, or Trapping and
Tracking programs offered by our International Trainees at the lookouts. These are free with your paid trail fee.
• Plan on
spending at least 3-4 hours at the Sanctuary.
This will allow you enough time to hike the trails, explore the Native
Plant Garden, and check out the exhibits and store in the visitor center. Allow additional time if you plan on
attending a program. Check our Events
Calendar for a complete list of weekend programs.
• Each Scout
should bring a daypack with binoculars, water, and lunch. Sunscreen,
insect repellant, and a soft cushion to sit on are recommended, as are hiking
shoes or sneakers.
Scout Specific Events
Girl Scouts 2016
Brownies- Hiker badge and Outdoor Adventure badge
Ambassadors- Sky badge and Ultimate Recreation Challenge
Boy Scouts 2017
Bird Study merit badge
Group Compass Kits
Please inquire at the
front desk (610-756-6961) about borrowing a compass kit backpack. Identification will be held until the
backpack is returned.
- 30 compasses with
- Elementary compass
game designed to teach compass requirements
- Intermediate compass
- Stakes, rope,
- Laminated topographic