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The Lake County Parks Department is committed to providing quality parks and open spaces along with many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities for the use an enjoyment of all Lake County residents and visitors.

 

 

Just for Kids

Environmental Science Merit Badge

Gibson Woods
Sunday, September 25 1 p.m.
Register at 219-844-3188 by August 23
$5 per scout please
Bring pencil and notebook and join staff in conducting four different experiments and participate in a discussion to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge. After the workshop, scouts and parents are invited to join us on a field trip to a nearby restoration project on the Calumet River. Scouts must provide their own transportation. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is open to active Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H from 6th grade through high school, but will follow BSA requirements. For requirement information, please visit meritbadge.org. Boy Scout prerequisites: 1, 4 & 5.


Scout Badges for Girl and Cub Scout Troops Offered March through October at Gibson Woods

Scout leaders looking for fun and exciting ways for troop members to earn badges may make reservations at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve. A park naturalist will guide participants in exploring the wonderful world of nature. Our “Into the Woods” presentation can be tailored to fill several badge requirements for nature related badges (badge not included in program). For more information on program content please call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188

Troop Registration: Badge programming is $2 per person, including adults, with a $20 minimum and a 30 person maximum.
Workshops are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March through October. To register, call the park department office at 219-769-PARK. Groups must register at least two weeks in advance. Only one badge will be presented per workshop.


SCOUTS AT DEEP RIVER COUNTY PARK: “Build-Your-Own Scout Experience” as you meet requirements towards earning badges regarding nature and history. Group tours are $5 per child and include a Deep River County Park Patch. Leaders and chaperones are welcome to attend for free. The program dates, time, and content are flexible to best meet the needs of your group. Deep River also welcomes scout volunteers for short-term projects. Scouts will receive a Deep River County Park patch after project is completed. Call 219-947-1958 for more information about booking your group tour or volunteering.

 


For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30