Badge Days

Badge Days occur three times a year and are the perfect opportunity for Guiders and Scouters to perfect or learn new skills towards their chosen badges!

Our knowledgeable naturalists will lead participants during short programs that are designed to fulfil specific badge requirements. 


Badge Days Schedule

Unfortunately we do not have the 'wiggle room' to place drop-ins (aka. at the door registration) into groups

Into the Outdoors: SPRING DATE POSTPONED

Open to all Girl Guides and Scouts Canada participants
1 hour programs
The Great Tree Challenge 
A team or solo activity that will help participants connect with nature by exploring the diversity of our native trees and the characteristics of how to identify the major species.
10:00am-11:00am
Birds of Prey Demo
 During this one hour demonstration participants will experience the quiet feathers of an owl, the amazing intelligence of a hawk, the fearsome talons of all raptors and how they can help these top predators co-exist in a human world. Participants can also take the opportunity to meet with a woman working in the field of falconry and animal care.

Map’n the Marsh

This introduction to the world of orienteering will cover the basics of maps and how to use them. Participants will then head out on a ‘treasure hunt’ with their maps to explore the hidden treasures of the marsh.

11:30am-12:30pm
Compass Orienteering 
In this introduction to compass use participants will learn the parts of a compass, cover how to read and take basic bearings, and set out on an orienteering activity where a compass is your most valuable tool!
Safe Hiking Trail Skills
Participants will head out on a short hike with discussions on hiking safety, what to do if you get lost and learn some fun trail signs. 
1:00pm-2:00pm
Busy Beaver Hike
 During this one hour hike participants will explore the marsh and it’s native species as they leave tracks and other signs of their activities now that they have awoken from hibernation. We will discuss the values and abundance of or native species and how we can help control invasive species.
1.5 hour programs

Art on the Trail

Amerced in nature, participants will use the materials they find around them to create a nature installation. Art that inspired the participants love for what they see around them or a specific material they use, or maybe even a conservation topic.

2:30pm-4:00pm

Wild Birds and You

Visit the swans and learn their history, how humans and hurt this species and what we can learn from our actions. Discover the importance of bird banding a see some of the tools used. Head out for a bit of citizen science, by learning some bird songs, basic visual ID skills and how to survey and care for nesting boxes.  

 
 
To read a description of other badge programs offered please see our Guiding Program Guide PDF and Scouting Program Guide PDF. Please note that equipment rentals are an additional fee.

 

To register (individual guiders/scouters or as a unit/troop), submit a registration form by fax 705-526-3294 or email (scanned) jpelletier(at)wyemarsh.com TWO WEEKS in advance. Please contact Jennifer at 705-526-7809 x205 with any questions!

Spring Badge Days Registraiton Form PDF- Registration Suspended

  • Date to be postponed amid concerns for COVID-19.

Fall Badge Days Registraiton Form PDF- Registration coming soon!

  • October 24th 2020

Winter Badge Days Registration

  • Date TBD

Costs to participants (adult supervisors are free excluding rental fees)

  • 1hour: $7.00/person
  • 2 hours: $12.00/person
  • 3 hours: $17.00/person
  • 1.5hours: $9.00/person

Equipment rental fees apply to some badge work

  • Snowshoes - $3.39 pp
  • Cross country skis - $9.04 pp

Children Birdwatching

Explore Wye Marsh All Year Round

Our badge and general interest programming is available all year for both day and overnight visits!  Explore our program guides and book your experience at Wye Marsh today.

Visit our Field Trips & Education Day Visit  or Overnight Visit pages for more details or to request a booking!