Girl Scout Programs
The Living Coast Discovery Center offers Girl Scouts a variety of unique opportunities to earn recognitions, connect with nature and each other all while exploring local wildlife! Each 1.5 hour interactive program is designed for maximum hands-on learning within the Discovery Center’s living “classroom” located on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Each scout program includes one animal encounter.
Buzz, buzz, buzz! Bees take Clover and her friends on an amazing journey learning how they can use resources wisely! Did you know you can recycle food, or even grow your own? Join us as we explore the Living Coast Discovery Center and learn the many ways we can make little changes that have big impacts! Through crafts, garden time, and plenty of encounters with our animal neighbors, your scouts will learn it’s cool to conserve by using resources wisely!
Bugs come in all shapes and sizes! We will talk to experts, go on bug hunts, see what our new friends like to eat, and even who likes to eat them! Complete with up close and personal animal encounters, girls scouts will learn how the tiniest creatures can help us in the biggest ways and even create a bug model to take home and inspire others!
Have you ever met a Red Tailed Hawk or come face to face with a Green Sea turtle? Come meet the animals that call southern California habitats home! We will explore what adaptations each one has to survive, what they eat, how they move, and even participate in a special activity to help keep their home clean. Through live animal encounters, trail hikes, and a special animal feeding, your scouts will become environmental ambassadors and help spread the word!
Boy Scout Programs
Fur, Feathers, & Ferns
In this adventure, Bears will explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, plants, and more! They will understand that every living thing has a home—often very close by.
We would love to talk to you about how we can customize for your group. Each program will include one animal encounter in addition to meeting some of the requirements of your badge program.
$300 for up to 25 people (includes scouts, adults, and siblings ages 2+)
$12 / extra person (group maximum: 40 people)
$50 for shuttle service during days the Living Coast is closed to the public
At time of registration you may choose special add-ons to enhance your scouting experience!
•Additional animal encounter (adds 15-20 min. to the program) – $30
(Choices include: feed sting rays, meet a bird, meet a reptile)
•Discovery Center Patches – 3 to choose from! Click here for designs
$4 each when pre-ordered | $5 each on-site
Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the event will be refunded 80%. Cancellations made less than 7 days no refunds will be given. A $15 administrative fee may be charged for each program session change. LCDC reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that LCDC cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded.
Guests participating in our educational programming including scout programs, must wear a mask throughout their program regardless of vaccination status. This is to ensure the safety of our instructors and the participants. After program is over, guests are able to wear their mask as they see fit following current CDC guidelines.