Hidden Pond Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 5p.m. starting June 19

703-451-9588
TTY 711

8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, Virginia

Mike McCaffrey,
Manager

Hidden Pond Nature Center Scouting Adventures

Hidden Pond Nature Center offers programs for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA (Cub Scouts), and other youth organizations. 

A list of available programs is below.

Reservations are required. 

Use the Program Request Form below or call the park office to schedule a program. 703-451-9588

Hidden Pond offers in-person, small-group programs consistent with COVID-19 restrictions as well as virtual programs via Zoom. If there is a program that you would like adapted to an online format, please complete the Scout Program Request Form below to contact our staff, and we will work with you to design it.

For further information or for questions, please contact FCPAHiddenPondPrograms@fairfaxcounty.gov

Base Price for Scout Programs

The base price for scout programs is $3 per person for each half-hour of a program.
Supply fees may be required for some programs. There may be additional fees for tours.

1  hour  =  $6 / person
1.5 hours = $9 / person
2  hours  =  $12 / person

During the pandemic, there is a limit of 12 attendees and a minimum eight-person fee for scout programs at Hidden Pond. A group smaller than eight scouts will be charged the eight-person minimum.

Scout Program Request Form

  
  
  
  

We will do our best to get back to you within five days of your request. Note that reservations are not confirmed until we receive payment for the minimum number scouts for a program. Please call Hidden Pond, 703-451-9588, with questions.

CUB SCOUTS

Lions

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Tigers

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Wolf

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2D

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2D

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Bears

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Webelo

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 2, 3A, 3B, 4

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9A

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2F, 2G, 2H

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

GIRL SCOUTS

Daisy

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Brownies

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 5 (#4 Snack requirement not filled)

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Juniors

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 5

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Cadettes

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 5

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Seniors

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  This program includes activities from the Journey books and introduces the topics, issues, and science behind the Journey. We do not complete a Take Action project, but instead provide the girls with the foundation they need to plan their own.

Length: 3 hours

Requirements Covered: All except second project

Ambassadors

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 5

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 3 hours

Requirements Covered: All except second project

American Heritage Girl Programs Available

  •   Zoology
  •   Nature & Wildlife
  •   Fire Safety and Fire Building
  •   Gardening & Plant Science
  •   Geology
  •   Insect-a Inspect-a

Several scouts removing duckweed from the waters of Hidden Pond

 

 

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