Appleton Region Outdoor & Nature Partners

1000 Island Nature Center

1000 Island Nature Center provides three different Girl Scout programs throughout the year. Registration goes through Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Be sure to check it out on the calendar. Interested is scheduling additional programming? Contact us to learn more.

1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, WI 54130
920.766.4733 |

Bubolz Nature Center

Bubolz offers badge workshops and cross country ski rentals. Perfect for having an overnight at the Appleton Service Center, then going there for programming.

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

Fox River Kayaking Company

Fox River Kayaking Company has a passion for guiding and equipping adventures throughout the Fox River Valley. We can provide kayaking opportunities for Girl Scouts!

The Harbor House, 1 Center Street, Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
The Draw, 800 South Lawe Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

The Heckrodt Wetland Reserve naturalist will work with your troop to develop a program for any nature badge or journey. Programs must be arranged in advance and a reservation made.

1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952
920.720.9349 |

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. 

Volunteers with the Ice Age Trail Alliance, the non-profit partner organization with a mission to create, support and protect the Trail, are available to help Girl Scouts engage with the Ice Age Trail through day hikes, backpacking trips, or service-learning projects. 

Venture out on your own, or set up programming with an Ice Age Trail Alliance volunteer.  Perfect for many outdoor badges, including Trail Adventure, at every level.

Contact Amy Lord, Outreach and Education Manager with the Ice Age Trail Alliance to be put in touch with a local chapter in your area. | 608.798.4453 x 233

Learn 2 Fish With Us

Learn 2 Fish With Us brings fishing activities to your troop or service area!  These fishing basics seminars will show Girl Scouts all the skills and equipment needed to fish, including safety, casting, tying, identifying fish, information on aquatic invasive species and much more!  There is no cost to this program and all girls receive a My Fishing Journal.  Learn 2 Fish With Us is located out of Oshkosh, but will travel up to 2 hours.  Please note that there must be at least 40 participants, so this would make for a great Service Area event!

1976 East Murdock Ave., Oshkosh, WI | 920.213.0373

Tree Top Explorer

Treetop Explorer is a recreational tree climbing company that visits parks in the Fox Valley and Central Wisconsin regularly.  They will also set up a private climb for any groups who would like more experience.  Treetop Explorer is a great outfitter to work on the Snow or Climbing Adventure badges.  Check their website to see when Treetop will be in your community next!

Coming to a park near you! | 262.894.4949

Van Zeeland Nursery and Landscape

We can work with troops of all sizes and ages! We have both an indoor facility, and 18 acres of space outdoors to teach and learn. We also have a community room that troops can use as needed! We have trained horticulturists on staff to help with programming as well.

2600 N Casaloma Dr., Appleton WI 54913
920-750-8847 |