Badge Days at Wye Marsh

Badge Days 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

Pre-registration is required two weeks in advance. Unfortunately we do not have the 'wiggle room' to place drop-ins (aka. at the door registration) into groups.

Welcome Back to the Outdoors: Fall Badge Day

Open to all Girl Guides and Scouts Canada participants
1 hour programs
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. 
10:00am-11:00am
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.
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.
11:30am-12:30pm

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.

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.

1:00pm-2:00pm
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!
1.5 hour programs

Team Building

Participants will play a variety of team building games and activities to help grow the bonds within their new teams. They will have the chance to learn who has similar passions as them, how to comunicate more effectively, and how to support each other with a positive mindset.

2:30pm-4:00pm

Bird Watching

Broaden their birding knowledge by learning how to better use binoculars, then set out through marsh and woods to identify birds by sight and song, even learn some birds songs and mnemonics along the trails.

 
 
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) jrumney@wyemarsh.com TWO WEEKS in advance. Please contact Johanna at 705-526-7809 x221 with any questions!

 

Fall Badge Days Registraiton Form PDF- Click here

Winter Badge Days Registration- Coming Soon!

  • February 19th, 2022

Spring Badge Days Registraiton Form PDF- Coming Soon!

  • May 14th, 2022

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!