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Scout programs are available by appointment only.
For more information or to schedule a program,
Amanda Alessi 316-683-5499 x106.

Program fees are:
$5.00 for each scout or child participating - Adults free
$20 non-refundable deposit due 5 days prior to program.
The registration form will be sent to you after the program is scheduled.

Your $20 non-refundable deposit must accompany your registration.
Make checks out to "FGPNC".  Thanks!
Payment for the amount owed over the $20 deposit
is due on the day of the program.

All programs are held at the Great Plains Nature Center.
Participating scouts will complete most or all requirements for the given topic.
It is up to the troop leader to check off completed requirements, purchase any patches, etc.

Updated on: 01/17/2017

     For each Girl Scout program, all requirements for the advancement point will be accomplished.

bulletDaisy - program length 1 hour
bulletClover Petal
Enjoy an hour of fun at the Great Plains Nature Center while learning how to use resources wisely.
We will learn from Clover's clever ideas and make a resourceful craft to take home.
bulletRosie Petal
Enjoy an hour of fun at the Great Plains Nature Center. You'll put on a play as you learn how to make the world a better place and have fun putting your knowledge into action on an "un-littering" walk.
bulletBrownie - program length 1 1/2 hours
We'll explore the homes of the insects in Chisholm Creek Park and watch as they go about their business. We'll also do a fun, buggy craft!
Do you enjoy an adventure? Brownies will make their own letterbox stamp, notebook and letterbox to take home. Put your clue-solving skills to the test and find letterboxes in the park.
bulletJunior - program length is 2 1/2 hours
bulletCamper – Step 2
Learning beginning map skills will start off with an indoor practice. We'll use this knowledge, map & compass on an outdoor Orienteering course to find plotted markers. We will also explore how to use a compass and triangulation to find a marker. If time permits, we'll discover how to measure our own pace.
bulletAnimal Habitats
Meet a wild animal of the Great Plains and explore their habitat in Chisholm Creek Park.
Discover the secrets of flowers one petal at a time! We’ll investigate the parts of a flower and record our findings in a Botanist’s Journal, make a flowery craft and much more.

We have
Cub Scout programs to align with the new books!

    For each Cub Scout program, most or all requirements for the adventure will be accomplished. 

bulletTigers In The Wild!
Bring your Cub Scout Six Essentials as we hike through Chisholm Creek Park to complete this Adventure.
bulletPaws On The Path
Dress for the weather and bring your Cub Scout Six Essentials on our hike through Chisholm Creek Park to complete this Adventure.
bulletFur, Feathers, and Ferns
Complete requirements 1-5.
bulletWebelos Walkabout
Webelos do pre-hike activities (Requirements 1, 2 and 4) before coming to Great Plains Nature Center. Maps of Chisholm Creek Park are provided to help scouts make their hike plan before they arrive. The remaining requirements are completed during our hike through Chisholm Creek Park.


Is your den, troop or organization looking for a Community Service Project? Wichita Wild Parks are looking for volunteers to help with small and large projects; trail maintenance and Red Cedar or Bush Honeysuckle removal in locations throughout Wichita, such as Chisholm Creek Park, Heller’s Park, Oak Park, Pawnee Prairie Park, Sim Park, Swanson Park and The Meadows.

- Contact Lee Ann Sack, or Warren McCoskey, to schedule a project in one of these parks.

Thank you!

For general information about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, click on the links below.

To learn rank requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture and Varsity,
and to learn merit badge requirements for Boy Scouts, go to!

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Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555