Boy Scouts build a wood duck box - Photo by Gaynor Bigelbach

Environmental Education for Scouts and Youth Groups

Brownies help with trail cleanup- Photo by Gaynor BigelbachOur professional educators and naturalists can help your scout group to complete badges. Depending on the nature of the activities, we can come to your meeting site, choose a field trip site, or provide programs at our River Resource Center. We will provide all equipment and materials, unless otherwise specified. We ask you to please provide one chaperone for every 8 to10 scouts.

Listed below are the badges which you can earn through participating in our fun, educational activities. If you are interested in pursuing a badge that is not on the list, please inquire, we may be able to accommodate your request.

If you are looking for a community service project, or a Gold Award or Eagle Scout project, please consider the NRWA. As time and staffing allows, we have worked with scouts on clean-ups, trail building and maintenance, and other projects.

Program Fees

Our basic fee for a single presentation is $100 for one NRWA staff person, and $120 for two NRWA staff people. Some programs require more than one naturalist. You may also request an additional staff member for a large group or more personalized education. A travel charge may apply.

To schedule a badge program, please contact Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Girl Scout Badges

Girl Scouts learn about water quality during a trail cleanup - Photo by Gaynor BigelbachBrownie Try-Its
Earth and Sky
Earth is our Home
Outdoor Adventurer
Watching Wildlife
Water Everywhere

Junior Badges
Earth Connections
Oil Up
Plants & Animals
Rocks Rock
Science Discovery
Science in Everyday Life
Water Wonders
Your Outdoor Surroundings

Cadette and Senior Badges
All About Birds
Digging Through the Past
Planet Power
Plant Life

All Levels
Water Drop Patch

Boy Scout Badges

Bear Badges and Electives
Sharing Your World with Wildlife
Nature Crafts
Water & Soil Conservation

Webelos Activity Badges

Boy Scout Merit Badges
Bird Study
Environmental Science
Fish & Wildlife Management
Soil & Water Conservation