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. 

Please Note: Badge Days are designed to accomodate small groups that can't meet the usual 20 participant minimum. If you have a large group (20+) please consider registering for your own day program. Information for day visits can be found at Scouts Guides Booking Request (wyemarsh.com)


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.

Winter Badge Day

Open to all Girl Guides and Scouts Canada participants
1 hour programs
Intro to Shelter Building
 
After a short lesson about wilderness survival and emergency shelter building, participants will work together to create a shelter out of the materials around them. 
10:00am-11:00am
 
Intermediate Snowshoeing
 What better way to combine physical activity with the pursuit of nature? With traditional-style snowshoes strapped to their feet, participants will head out into the snow-covered landscape to discover the many wonders that winter has to offer. They will also play a variety of games and activities designed to help develop balance and coordination skills.
Intro to Fire Building 
 
During this program, participants will learn the basics of fire building and safety techniques.
11:30am-12:30pm

Intermediate Shelter Building 

Participants will learn the more advanced aspects of emergency shelter building and put their skills to the test by working together to create their own shelter.

Intro to Snowshoeing

This program encourages participants to get outdoors and discover the beautiful trails at the Wye Marsh while learning the basics of snowshoeing.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Intermediate Firecraft 
 
Learn more technical skills of building a fire using alternative fuel and sparking techniques.
1.5 hour programs

Animal Tracking

Abundant in numbers, but very rarely seen, Wye Marsh’s winter inhabitants leave stories of their travels behind in the snow. Designed to kindle awareness and understanding of Ontario’s winter-active mammals, this program focuses on identifying animal tracks and scats, as well as animal adaptations, behaviors, and winter survival techniques. 

2:30pm-4:00pm

Cross-country Skiing

Not only is it fun, beautiful, and good for your health, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating outdoor activity for all ages and fitness levels. After an introductory lesson to cross-country skiing technique, with an emphasis on group and personal safety, participants are sure to increase their appreciation for winter as they glide their way along our snow-covered track-set ski trails. Ideal for ages 9 and up.

 
 
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!

Winter Badge Days Registration- Cancelled

Spring Badge Days Registraiton Form PDF- Cancelled

Fall Badge Day- Registration Coming  Soon!

  • TBD 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!