We are registered Merit Badge Counselors who are also Park Naturalists by profession which teach a variety of Boy Scout and Girl Scout badges.

We teach the following Boy Scout Badges as a intensive one day course: Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geology, Indian Lore, Mammal Study, Nature, Soil and Water Conservation, and Weather.

The scouts are not guaranteed to earn the badge if they take the course, but only if they successfully complete the requirements.

These merit badge courses are taught off-site, either on scout trips, scout meetings, or at the local parks. The counselor, Brian Kristal, is an Eagle Scout with a Gold Palm and has been teaching merit badges since 1994

We also conduct Webelos courses for the Cub Scouts.

In addition we teach an array of nature related Girl Scout Badges from all ranks, Brownie, Junior, Cadet, and Senior.

Our goal is to help your scout progress to the rank of Eagle Scout or Gold Award Scout.

Please contact us for a schedule if you do not see a current one posted below:
2012 Summer Boy Scout Merit Badge Courses
Reptile Wonders -The Nature Center on the Go™
Sign up for the opportunity to earn one to two merit badges a day. Join us as we delve into these topics during our hands-on, interactive, interpretive merit badge sessions.
All of these classes are taught by our BSA registered merit badge counselors.
Prices: $45/course/scout/day $85/two courses/scout/day .
Sign up for individual sessions listed below. (Limit 14 Scouts)

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June 17, 2012 9:00-1:15 Gardening 2:00-6:15 Farm Mechanics
June 18, 2012 9:00-1:15 Forestry 2:00-6:15 Plant Science
June 19, 2012 9:00-1:15 Geology 2:00-6:15 Oceanography
June 20,2012 9:00-1:15 Environmental Science 2:00-6:15 Indian Lore
June 21, 2012 9:00-5:30 Entrepreneurship* ———————
June 22, 2012 9:00-6:30 First Aid* ———————
June 23, 2012 9:00-1:15 Fish and Wildlife Management 2:00-6:15 Bird Study
July 15, 2012 9:00-1:15 Animal Science 2:00-6:15 Mammal Study
July 29, 2012 9:00-1:15 Weather 2:00-6:15 Soil and Water Conservation
August 19, 2012 9:00-6:30 First Aid* ———————
August 20, 2012 9:00-1:15 Environmental Science 2:00-6:15 Geology
August 21, 2012 9:00-1:15 Insect Study 2:00-6:15 Reptile and Amphibian Study
August 22, 2012 9:00-1:15 Forestry 2:00-6:15 Plant Science
August 23, 2012 9:00-1:15 Fish and Wildlife Management 2:00-6:15 Nature
August 24, 2012 9:00-1:15 Home Repairs* ———————
August 25, 2012 9:00-1:15 Farm Mechanics 2:00-6:15 Soil and Water Conservation
September 08, 2012 9:00-5:30 Entrepreneurship* ———————
September 09, 2012 9:00-1:15 Environmental Science 2:00-6: 15 Indian Lore
*Note: First Aid course is $75. Entrepreneurship and Home Repairs courses are $65

Classes are taught at our location at 2242 Snydersburg Road; Westminster, MD 21157
Contact: Park Naturalist Brian Kristal, at (410) 374-0336 to register for a course.
or send an email to naturecenteronthego@hotmail.com
Look below for the link to our other 2012 Scout Classes

(410) 374-0336