Scout Groups

Boyscout Club Scout Program

Want some help earning badges? Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts are encouraged to call our office to schedule a custom program that meets your Scout level and requirements. The Ney Nature Center also allows for Scout groups to camp on site. Below is a list of programs we can offer. We have the potential to develop other topics upon request. Click here to view our Group Program Cancellation Policy.

Contact the Ney Nature Center for more information about cost, camping, and to schedule a program.

COVID19 Communications with Groups/Field Trips:

Please note due to COVID19 we are conducting our programs outside, weather permitting. Masks are not required at this time but social distancing is recommended for groups. This may change, please contact us for the most updated information or if you have questions or concerns. You can reach us by email or call us at 507-357-8580.

Boy Scout Merit Badges we can teach

  • Archaeology
  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Study
  • Communications
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish & Wildlife Management
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Hiking
  • Indian Lore
  • Insect Study
  • Kayaking (contact for details)
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Plant Science
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Snow Sports
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Weather
  • Wilderness Survival

Cub Scout Programs by Level: (activities may be modified but will still cover the same concepts that are required)


  • Backyard Jungle
  • Tigers in the Wild
  • Sky is the Limit


  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path
  • Air of the Wolf
  • Digging in the Past
  • Finding your Way
  • Grow Something


  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns


  • Webelos Walkabout
  • Adventures in Science
  • Castaway
  • Earth Rocks!
  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods

Girl Scout Badge Programs by Level: (We can also teach a few of the Girl Scout Journeys.)


  • Hiker
  • Letter Boxing
  • Home Scientist
  • Bugs


  • Camper
  • Animal Habitats
  • Geocacher
  • Naturalist Flowers


  • Archery
  • Trailblazing
  • Night Owl
  • Naturalist Trees


  • Outdoor Adventurer
  • Voice for Animals
  • Locavore
  • Naturalist Sky


  • Naturalist Water