Hidden Pond Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: December 1 through March 8: Noon - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

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 Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls. 

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

Scout programs are generally conducted on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Programs generally can be scheduled unless there is another park event scheduled during those times. 

For further information or for questions, please contact Michelle Alexander at michelle.alexander@fairfaxcounty.gov

Base Price for Scout Programs

(Does not apply to merit badges)

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

There is a 12-person minimum fee for scout programs at Hidden Pond. A group smaller than 12 scouts will be charged the 12-person minimum.

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

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.

SCOUTS BSA

Click the links below to download requirements and pre-work information for merit badges offered at Hidden Pond.

CUB SCOUTS

Tigers

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Wolf

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Bears

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Webelo

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  All

Length: 1.5 hour

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
  •   Native American
  •   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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