Looking for a unique scout program that meets your badge and activity requirements? Bring your troop out to Primrose!
Our scout programs are one hour long and can be offered Monday to Saturday at your troops’ convenience. The fee is $5 per scout regardless of residency. To receive this rate, groups must bring a minimum of 5 scouts. Depending on the program, Primrose can accommodate up to 50 scouts at a time. Troop leaders are free and, for every 6 paid scouts, 1 chaperone is included for free. If groups bring extra chaperones, they’re required to pay the scout rate. All siblings over the age of 2 are also required to pay the scout rate.
Want to add something special for your scouts? For only $2 per scout, we can provide a private 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride around the fields and fencerows. A great opportunity to unwind before wrapping up!
For more details or to schedule your program, call 630-513-4370.
Intro to Gardening for Daisies
Scouts tour the farm and learn about all the various growing things – wildflowers, crops, orchards, and vegetables. Discuss with farmers the process for planning a vegetable garden and then aid with weeding or harvesting. End the program by planting and learning to care for your own mini-garden, an activity the meets the requirements of the Watering Can Award in It’s Your World – Change It.
Learn About Farm Animals for Daisies
Learn about the care and feeding of farm animals at Primrose Farm. Discover what it takes to keep cows, horses, pigs, sheep and chickens healthy, happy and productive. This activity meets the requirements of the Birdbath Award in It’s Your Story – Tell It.
Take a Hike for Brownies
Join the staff of Primrose Farm for a guided nature hike and explore the plants and animals that live in the fields and fencerows of rural Illinois. Before hiking, scouts will learn about navigating trails, choosing gear, and what types of foods are good for hiking trips. This activity meets the requirements of the Brownie Hiker Badge.
Gardening 101 for Juniors
Come explore the community gardens, vegetable garden, and orchards at Primrose Farm! Learn about the process for planning a vegetable garden and what farmers in the Fox Valley typically grow and why. Close by discussing home gardening with farmers and planting a seed to take home. This activity meets the requirements of the Junior Gardener Badge.
Hiking by Moonlight for Cadettes
Visit the farm after hours and explore what life was like before electricity. Lit with kerosene lamps, the Summer Kitchen beckons you into the farmyard. Talk to farmer about how life on the farm changes after sunset. Then head out into the night, exploring the farmstead and the fencerows by the light of the moon. If seasonally appropriate, the hike can be substituted for a snowshoe trek. This activity meets the requirements for the Cadette Night Owl Badge.
Going Local for Seniors
Learn about food systems at Primrose Farm! Visit the community gardens, help in the organic vegetable garden, and check out the orchards. Chat with farmers about how seasons, precipitation, and soil types affect what is grown in the Fox Valley. If seasonally appropriate, take home local ingredients to showcase in your own dishes. This course gets scouts well on their way toward completing the Senior Locavore Badge.
Learn About Farm Animals for Tiger Cubs
Learn about the care and feeding of farm animals at Primrose Farm. Discover what it takes to keep cows, horses, pigs, sheep and chickens healthy, happy and productive. This activity meets the requirements for Elective 31 – Learn About Animals.
Take A Hike for Tiger Cubs
Join the staff of Primrose Farm for a guided nature hike and explore the plants and animals that live in the fields and fencerows of rural Illinois. Before hiking, scouts will learn about navigating trails, choosing gear, and what types of foods are good for hiking trips. Perfect for your Tiger Cub Den ‘Go See It’ adventure. This content also meets the Let’s Go Outdoors – Activity 5G: Take a Hike requirement.
Machine Power for Wolf Cubs
Simple machines are all around us. They can move heaven and earth or let you get the job done with a minimum of effort. Learn about simple machines and how they are combined to form the complex machines we use every day. This activity meets the requirements for Wolf Cub Elective 8 – Simple Machines in Use.
Tie It Right for Wolf Cubs
Ropes and knots have been a fundamental part of Scouting for more than a century. Let the experts at Primrose Farm help Wolf Cubs learn the basic knots needed to meet the Tie it Right Achievement.