Howell Nature Center (HNC) prioritizes the health and safety of its guests, staff, interns and volunteers. HNC has put in place updated health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, HNC has modified the Scout programs for 2020.

The New Protocols Include:

  • Temperature checks and screening of all scouts by HNC Staff
  • Keeping different dens/troops separate
  • Sanitizing of equipment between groups
  • HNC staff will wear face mask or covering when assisting in health screenings, indoors, and outdoors when unable to keep 6 feet of social distance with others
  • Workshops now are 1.5 hours long
  • After your scheduled workshop, Scouts can go on a self- guided tour of Wild Wonders
  • Cost is $12 Per Scout

Day options are possible. Sample Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m.  Scouts Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Badge Workshop of Their Choice
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Sack Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Activity #1
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Activity #2

Girl Scout Workshops 2020

NOVEMBER 7 ($12 Per Scout)

Cub Scout Workshops 2020

OCTOBER 10 ($12 Per Scout)

Badge Workshops

Earn badges during the 1.5-hour workshops! These feature indoor/outdoor activities PLUS receive a souvenir Howell Nature Center patch. Contact us to see the different badge options. $12 per Scout (except for Girl Scout Nature Art Day at $15).

Scout Workshops and Events
Cub Scout Badge Workshops
Girl Scout Badge Workshops

Upcoming Events

Click here for our Nature Newsletter to bring to your next meeting. Click here to view our upcoming events. Please call (517) 546-0249 for more information or to register.

Private Packages

We are happy to create a program specifically for your group. Please call (517) 376-9790 for more information on a customized package to meet your needs.

Service Projects

We are always seeking eager Scouts to volunteer for various Howell Nature Center service projects throughout our property. Please contact our coordinator about needs or ideas you have!

Custom Overnight Badge Programs

We look forward to working with you to create your very own overnight badge program! Activities can include archery, canoeing, live animal presentations, Heifer Global Village tours and much more! Contact us to create your custom experience.

  • Two Day, One Night without Meals: $65 Per Scout – Earn 1 Scout badge, enjoy 1 hour of zip lining and 2 hours of Nature Center programs! Meals not included.
  • Three Day, Two Nights without Meals: $95 Per Scout – Earn 2 Scout badges, enjoy 1 hour of zip lining and 4 hours of Nature Center programs! Meals not included.