Girl Scouts and Riveredge go together like Milk and Cookies

Our Girl Scout programming is specially designed to enhance awareness of the connection between humans and the natural world. Our mission is simple. After visiting our beautiful sanctuary at Riveredge, we hope the girls will be encouraged to take leadership in protecting the environment for future generations. Come visit us soon!

Check out our 2018/19 Girl Scouts Program Brochure to figure out which adventure suits your troop best!

You’ll find a variety of upcoming scheduled programs as well as lots of options to schedule your desired program with Riveredge education staff and volunteers.  Spend a day exploring nature, building memories, and having fun at Riveredge.

Click the arrows to the right to scroll through additional program offerings below.

Maple Sugarin’ Season 2019

When the sap is running…

you know sugarin’ time is here!  Tour  the sugarbush, tap a tree, collect sap and gather around our brand new Maple Sugaring House to see how sap becomes syrup right here at Riveredge!

Check out our 2019 Flyer to start planning your trip to the Riveredge Sugar Bush this year!

Naturalist Guided Tour times include:
9:45-11:30am, 12:00-1:45pm and 2:15-4:00pm.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. This program fills fast!
Call 262.416.1364 to register! Space is limited.
Fee: $6 per person

Badges, Journeys, & Side trips – Oh My!

Tree-rific Tree Climbing

3 hour program; offered May-October

Encounter the giants of the forest and discover their value to wildlife and people. Under the guidance of trained facilitators, explore the trees from a new perspective as you use ropes and safety equipment to climb into the forest canopy. Girls will rotate between tree climbing and a forestry program based on girls age and level.

Fee: $300 minimum (1-10 climbers); + $30 each for each additional climber

Related to: Naturalists-Trees Badge

Girl Scouts Camping- Overnight Experience- Offered year round.

Join us for a fun filled camp-out at Riveredge Nature Center! Construct a survival shelter, identify wild edibles and strike up a campfire. Once the sun sets, we’ll explore the land under the stars. Your troop brings dinner and breakfast. Sleep under the starts or in your tent. An indoor sleeping/program option will be available in case of inclement weather.

Fee: $25 per scout, chaperones free, $150 minimum fee  

Geocaching! (snowshoes available in winter if desired!)

2-hour program offered year round, call to schedule

Learn the basics of geocaching and how to use a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) device. We’ll explore the trails and look for hidden geocaches and even play a few games. Hand-held units will be provided.

Fee: $7 per scout

Citizen Science Journey-

Learn the beginning steps to think and act like a citizen scientist! Practice scientific skills and techniques including observation, data collection and reflection. Discover current projects at Riveredge and leave inspired to take action in your own community. More info here! 

3 hour program, offered year round


Register for a Program

Submit the form below to inquire or register for a program.  Your note will be emailed to Cassie Bauer at Riveredge.  She can also be contact at or 262-416-1364.

2018/19 Girl Scouts Brochure

Registration Details:

  • Pre-registration and prepayment are required for all scout programs.
  • Full payment must be received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program date.
  • There is a $50 minimum for all programs.
  • Changes to minimum group size require at least two weeks notice.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Scout leader’s name, address, phone number and email address
  • Name of program
  • Date and time availability for desired program
  • Number of participants and age level

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