Central Region Outdoor & Nature Partners

Nearby Girl Scout properties: Camp Birch Trails (Irma), Camp Del O’Claire (Wausau), Camp Sacajawea (Wisconsin Rapids)

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. 

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.

amy@iceagetrail.org | 608-798-4453 x233

Minocqua Winter Park

Minocqua Winter Park is the largest land trust in Wisconsin, with plenty to see and do.

Enjoy trails dedicated to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bikes, or check out snow tubing and ice skating, with equipment rentals available. Visit to earn outdoor badges with your troop.  The space is perfect for Snow or Climbing Adventure badges and Trail Adventure badges.  And, Minocqua Winter Park is the perfect place to work on your Think Like a Citizen Scientist journey, with three ongoing citizen science projects: Snapshot Wisconsin (DNR), Project FeederWatch (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology), and Snow Monitoring (MWP).

7543 Squirrel Hill Road; Minocqua WI 54539
Mark Stuber | mark.stuber@minocquawinterpark.org | 406.425.3165

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Experience the refuge with a naturalist to earn badges or participate in a stewardship project! Girls can work on various badges and journeys including Clover Petal, Rosie Petal, Bugs, Senses, Hiker, WOW! Wonders of Water, Flowers, Animal Habitats, and Trees.

N11385 Headquarters Road; Necedah, WI 54646
hannah_mcbrearty@fws.gov | 608.565.4403

Northwoods Zip Line

Northwoods offers a variety of outdoor adventure opportunities including, Zip lining, paddle boarding, mountain biking, wilderness group dynamics and badge earning programs. Visit our website to learn more!

7849 Hwy 51, Minocqua, WI 54548

Raptor Education

Raptor Education is a raptor rehabilitation center in Antigo, WI. They have a group of ‘Avian Ambassadors’ who love to share their stories, and teach girls about hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. They can set up tours of their facilities in Antigo, or they can come to a group.

W Rollwood Rd, Antigo, WI 54409
715.623.6523 | elise@raptoreducationgroup.org

SUP the Rapids

Try your hand at standup pattleboarding to work on the Senior Paddling badge or to simply enjoy the great outdoors.  SUP the Rapids has classes, tours, and rentals to be enjoyed along the Wisconsin River.

715.570.2989 | suptherapidsllc@gmail.com