Riverbend Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center Hours: Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, Virginia

John Callow,
Manager

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Riverbend Park Scouting Adventures

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.

Register online for Scouts BSA Merit Badge programs. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard.

Not a member yet? Sign up today or call 703-222-4664.
After registering, check for any badge preparation homework and for details on what to bring.

Be sure the requirements you are reading are for Riverbend Park!

There is a minimum charge of ten scouts for by-request programs. 

Scout Program Request Form

  
  
  
  
Program Start Time

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 Riverbend Park, 703-759-9018, with questions.

GIRL SCOUTS

Daisy

Between Earth and Sky

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1

Eco Learner

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3

Make the World a Better Place

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3

Outdoor Art Maker

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3

Using Resources Wisely

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3

Brownies

Bug Naturalist

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hiker

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Home Scientist

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Letterboxing

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Making Games

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Adventurer

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Art Creator

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Potter

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Senses

Length: 1 hour

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wonders of Water Journey

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: First Award

Juniors

Animal Habitats

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Detective

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Eco Camper

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Flowers

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Gardener

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Get Moving Journey

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: First Award

Jeweler

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Art Explorer

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cadettes

Animal Helpers

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Archery

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Eco Trekker

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Night Owl

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Art Apprentice

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Primitive Camper

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Note: We will be doing mock camping instead of an overnight. Your troop may choose to camp elsewhere at a later date to get the full experience!

Science of Happiness

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start Your Journey Breathe

Length: 3 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: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Senior

College Artist

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Eco Explorer

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Locavore

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Art Expert

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Paddling

Length: 3 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cost: $40 per person

Canoeing: 6 person minimum, 12 person maximum

Kayaking: 5 person minimum, 10 person maximum

Science of Style

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sky

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start Your Journey: Sow What?

Length: 3 hours

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

Voice for Animals

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ambassador

Eco Advocate

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Outdoor Art Master

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start Your Journey: Justice

Length: 3 hours

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

Water

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

CUB SCOUTS

Tigers

Tigers in the WIld

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Wolves

Paws on the Path

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1-6

Bears

A Bear Goes Fishing

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Fur, Feathers and Ferns

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Webelos

Earth Rocks

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: All

Into the Wild

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered:  All

Into the Woods

Length: 1.5 hours

Requirements Covered: 1-4 and 6-7

Walk About

Length: 2 hours

Requirements Covered: All

A Girl Scout troop gathered in Riverbend's nature center for a sleepover

 

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