Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Winter hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11-4pm. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk.

703-631-0013
TTY 711

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia

John Shafer,
Manager

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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Scouting Adventures

NOTICE:

Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center Construction Begins

Active construction is anticipated to be completed by early 2023. Residents should expect occasional construction traffic entering and exiting the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park/Cabell’s Mill entrance. The park is located at 5235 Walney Road in Centerville, VA.

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Base Price for Scout Programs

(Does not apply to merit badges)

The base price for scout programs is $3.50 per person for each half-hour of a program.
There may be additional fees for supplies or tours.

0.5 hours = $3.50 / person
1 hour = $7 / person
1.5 hours = $11 / person
2 hours = $14 / person

Merit badge fees are listed on each badge's registration page.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park offers scout programs that can be scheduled through Parktakes Online or by request.

Programs will cover as many badge requirements as time allows.

 

Scheduling

  • Programs are available after school, in evenings, and on weekends.
  • Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  • Troop/Group must pay for a minimum of eight scouts. Small troops may be combined with other groups attending the same program.
  • Troop/Group must pay for minimum scouts one week prior to the program.
  • Merit badge programs must be requested at least four weeks in advance.
  • The availability of merit badge programs by request depends on counselor availability.

To book a program or inquire about costs, please email Lara.Dolata@fairfaxcounty.gov or call (703)-631-0013.

Scout Program Request Form

  
  
  
  
Program S

We will do our best to get back to you within 10 days of your request. Note that reservations are not confirmed until we receive payment for the minimum number scouts for a program. Please call Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013, with questions.

CUB SCOUTS

Tigers

Backyard Jungle

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Sky is the Limit

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Tigers in the Wild

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Wolves

Call of the Wild

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered: 1-4 and 7

Digging the Past

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1-4 and 6

Finding Your Way

(Contact site for program details)

Paws on the Path

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Bears

A Bear Goes Fishing

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Fur, Feathers and Ferns

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Paws for Action

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: 1 and 3b

Sharing your World with Wildlife

(Contact site for program details)

Webelos

Earth Rocks

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Art Explosion

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Into the Wild

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 2-9

Into the Woods

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered: 1-4 and 6-7

Girl Scouts

Daisy

5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: "Start Our Animal Adventure" Session 1 and "Caring that Counts" Session 2

Eco Learner

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Make the World a Better Place

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Outdoor Art Maker

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Using Resources Wisely

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: All

Brownies

Bugs Naturalist

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Celebrating Community

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Hikers

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All requirements except Bring a Snack

Outdoor Adventurer

(Contact site for program details)

Outdoor Art Creator

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Painting Artist

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Senses

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 5 (all except #4)

Juniors

Animal Habitats

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Camper

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Detective

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Drawing Artist

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Inside Government

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Outdoor Art Explorer

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Playing the Past

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All except #5

Start your Journey Get Moving Journey

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Cadettes

Finding Common Ground

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Night Owl

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 4, 5  

Outdoor Art Apprentice

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Start your Journey Breathe Journey

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All except for “Take Action” project. Suggestions for project ideas will be given to leaders upon conclusion.

Trees Naturalist

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Seniors

Outdoor Art Expert

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Sow What? Journey

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: What is a food print? Learn where food comes from. Food foraging, food miles, COOL labeling, mapping your pantry. What is a locavore? Learn about the agriculture of science of food in your region. Hands-on work in the park compost area, and tour the park beehive and gardens. These topics are from the Science section of the Sow What? Journey Assets.

Scout BSA Badge Requirements and Pre-Work Information

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park also offers self-guided Badge Packs for Jr. Girl Scouts, Brownies and Webelos, complete with badge requirements, suggested hikes, activities and natural history information.

Scout Projects

Each year, Ellanor C. Lawrence can accept a limited number of scout projects to complete Eagle, Bronze, Silver and Gold Award requirements. If you’d like to propose a project for the park, please email Kiersten.Fiore@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Girl Scouts removing non-native invasive bush honeysuckle

 

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