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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Boy Scout Programs

Schedule your scouts for a time of your choosing; after school, weekends or weekdays during a school vacation, September through May. Badge, loop and pin programs are hands-on and include a guided hike on the park trails. Below is a list of the programs we offer that will complete requirements for badges, loops and pins.

Fenner Nature Center offers the resources needed for scouts to earn the following badges:

Webelos Badges
  • Naturalist
  • Forester
  • Geologist
Cub Scout Belt Loops
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Astronomy (weather permitting)
Cub Scout Academic Pins
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Weather
  • Astronomy (weather permitting)
  • Geology

Not only do we offer badge programs for your Cub Scouts and Webelos, but we can also help you complete many components of electives. Let us know which electives are of interest to you and we will work with your troop on some of the specific requirements.

General Tour

Bring your troop, perhaps the whole family, for a general seasonal program and tour.

Service Hours

We are always in need of volunteers to help with park clean up, trail maintenance, and eradicating invasive species and habitat restoration.

Youth Group Camp

Fenner also has an area for tent camping or day use. It includes a picnic shelter with tables, firepit and pit toilet. There is water during the warm seasons. Call the Nature Center for fees and reservations.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to offer scholarships to Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site