Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Park Authority Scouting

Parktakes Online

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Burke Lake Park Scout Programs

Boy Scout merit badges are offered that fulfill most of the requirements and certified merit badge counselors will work with your Scout to fulfill the remainder of the badge activities.

Clark House Scout Programs

Boy Scout merit badges are offered that fulfill most of the requirements and certified merit badge counselors from Hidden Oaks Nature Center will work with your Scout to fulfill the remainder of the badge activities. Girl Scout troops may also schedule their Sow What Journey here.

Colvin Run Mill Scouting Adventures

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site offers scout programs by reservation for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and for Bear Cub Scouts. Troops are invited to sign up for prescheduled programs advertised in Parktakes or call and schedule a time for their troop to work on their badges. Not all badges can be completed in one session. Call 703-759-2771 for information and reservations.

Cub Run Scout Programs

We offer both Girl Scout, Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs here at Cub Run. Scouts are invited to sign up for scheduled programs advertised in Partakes. If these scheduled classes don’t work, we also can set up a program for you that meets your schedule. Simply call to set up a program for your den or troop. offer most badges that have to do with science or nature. Call Chris Malm at 703-817-9407…

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Scouting Adventures

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park now offers self-guided Badge Packs for Jr. Girl Scouts, Brownies and Webelos, complete with badge requirements, suggested hikes, activities and natural history information. Packs are available for a $12 rental fee and may be reserved in advance. Leaders are encouraged to check out a pack and help their scouts earn a badge. For more information and reservations, call…

Frying Pan Farm Park Scouting Adventures

Frying Pan hosts programs for scouts. Troops are invited to sign up for prescheduled programs advertised in Parktakes or call and schedule a time for their troop to work on their badges. Not all badges can be completed in one session. Call 703-437-9101 for details.

Green Spring Gardens, Scouting Adventures

Green Spring Gardens hosts Scout programs where Scouts can explore and learn in the park’s Horticulture Center, Historic House, Glasshouse, gardens and native woodland habitat.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Scouting Adventures

Hidden Oaks naturalists offer a wide variety of Scouting program, project and activity options for all levels including Cub Scout and Webelo Adventures, Girl Scout Journeys and badge programs as well as Boy Scout merit badge classes. Boy Scout merit badges fulfill most of the requirements and certified merit badge counselors will work with your Scout to fulfill the remainder of the badge…

Hidden Pond Nature Center Scouting Adventures

Boy and Girl Scout badge programs are now available at Hidden Pond Nature Center! These programs will be arranged and run by Hidden Pond staff and will be run at our site.

Huntley Meadows Scouting Adventures

Troops are invited to call and schedule a time to work on badges. Not all badges can be completed in one session. Programs are available on both weekdays and weekends and last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Programs may be shortened due to bad weather. Please call the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center at 703-768-2525.

Lake Fairfax Scout Programs

Boy Scout merit badges are offered that fulfill most of the requirements and certified merit badge counselors will work with your Scout to fulfill the remainder of the badge activities. Contact Alan.Marr@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-471-5414.

Click the links below to download requirements and pre-work information for merit badges…

Mount Vernon RECenter Scouts

Mt. Vernon RECenter offers 6 merit badge programs this summer for ages 11 to 17. For more information or to schedule your next scout program, call Sandy Kellogg at 703-768-3224.

Riverbend Park Scouting Adventures

Riverbend Park offers a variety of badge and Journey programs for Girl Scouts; badge programs for Bears, Webelos and Wolf scouts; and Boy Scout merit badge programs.

Sully Historic Site Scouting Adventures

Sully Historic Site offers a variety of badge programs for Boy and Girls Scouts of all ages and interests, including cooking in an open hearth kitchen and learning how to weave. These hands-on Boy Scout and Girls Scout programs meet most badge requirements. Programs are one to two hours long and are offered on weekends and weekdays. The cost depends on the length of the class and supplies.