Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts & Youth Groups

Join professional naturalists to explore Earth’s astonishing treasures in the beautiful Milwaukee County Park system. We provide Girls Scout, Cub Scout and other Youth programming using fun-filled, hands-on, science-based activities. All programs are offered year-round unless otherwise specified. We offer outreach programs and can bring some programming to your facility. We can also work with your group to coordinate with your special theme.

You may bring your group to Wehr without booking a program – however; because Wehr is a nature preserve – please see Guidelines for Groups. There is also a parking fee in effect per car parked.


  • Last 1 hour (at your site) 1½ – 2 hours (at park)
  • Start between 3 and 4:30 PM Mon-Thurs
  • Start on Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM
  • Are held at Wehr Nature Center, Ross Lodge, Falk Park, Grant Park, or Scout Lake Park
  • Some programs are not designed to complete a badge or an achievement. Parts of these programs may satisfy some requirements
  • Parking fee of $5.00 per vehicle is in effect for self-guided hikes
  • 30 children max per session (some exceptions apply)
  • Please be prepared to provide the following information on our program request form: Scout leader's name, address, phone number and email address, the name of program requesting, date and time availability for desired program, the number of participants and age level
  • Pre-registration is required to bring your group to Wehr Nature Center. Inquire on the program request form about self-guided programming.

Questions about our offerings? Contact our Youth Group Coordinator at

Fee Information:

  • $80.00 minimum program fee
  • $8.00 youth (does not include patch)
  • 2 free adults for 1-10 paid youth*
  • 3 free adults for 11-15 paid youth*
  • 4 free adults for 16-20 paid youth*
  • $8.00/adult over free adults*
  • $80.00 minimum program fee
  • $80.00 non-refundable registration deposit (goes toward full program fee)
  • Maximum of 30 youth per program
  • Pay by credit card or check payable to Milwaukee County Treasurer
  • Payment balance due 2 weeks before the date of the program

Youth programs are designed for a specific age group. While we greatly appreciate the support of these programs by additional family members, they are not permitted in the program. Additional chaperones beyond the above ratio will be charged at the youth rate.

Please fill out a program request form and our knowledgeable staff will be in touch with you within 5 business days via your preferred method of contact.

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