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 2021.

Cub Scout Workshops 2021

APRIL 10 ($15 Per Scout)

MAY 15 ($15 Per Scout)

OCTOBER 2 ($15 Per Scout)

Girl Scout Workshops 2021

APRIL 17 ($15 Per Scout)

May 1 ($15 Per Scout)

NOVEMBER 6 ($15 Per Scout)

Badge Workshops

  • Scout Badge Day Workshop: Earn badges during the 2-hour workshops! These feature indoor/outdoor activities PLUS participants receive a souvenir Howell Nature Center patch. After your scheduled workshop, Scouts can go on a self-guided tour of Wild Wonders. Contact us to see the different badge options. Cost to participate is $15 per Scout. 

  • Scout Day Group Basic Package: Enhance the Scout Badge experience with our hands-on, engaging Nature & Wildlife Education programs! These feature a 2-hour badge workshop plus 1-3 hours of additional programming such as a wildlife presentation, team building, canoeing, or more. Cost to participate is $20 per Scout.

    • Upgrade to an Adventure Package that includes our Outdoor Adventure program options such as zip lining and rock climbing for an additional $5 per Scout (for a total of $25 per Scout).

Day options are possible. Sample Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.  Scouts Arrive
  • 10:00 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

Custom Overnight Badge Programs

You and your Scouts can experience nature after dark! 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.

Private Packages

We are happy to create a program specifically for your group. Please call (517) 375-9713 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!

Covid-19 Mitigations

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are following these safety protocols:

  • We will be encouraging social distancing between unrelated groups.

  • All HNC Staff will wear masks.

  • Equipment will be sanitized between groups.

  • Guests are highly encouraged to wear masks when they are able. Masks are REQUIRED when 6ft social distancing is not possible.