Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

732-842-5966  -  P.O. Box 36 - 345 Oak Hill Road - Middletown, NJ 07748

Cub Scout Achievement Days - Rank Advancement

Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th 

Do you have Cub Scout Achievements to be completed before advancing your rank? Register to attend Poricy Park Conservancy’s Scout Achievement Days and you will be ready! 

This is perfect for those who missed completing Handbook Achievements with their group 

OR for Dens and Patrols to do together. 

Appropriate for Wolf, Bear & Webelos Cub Scouts. 

Advanced registration needed due to limited group sizes!

Meet at the Nature Center. Fee: $10 per participant

Download the Schedule


Join us for your next Scouting Adventure!!!!! 

You’ll find a variety of appropriate programs about science, the environment and history available here at Poricy Park. We can help your scout group meet badge requirements or plan a guided hike or fossil hunt at our nominal scouting fee. Please call the Nature Center to request a brochure or to arrange for a program for your Scout group. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate Scout groups during any of our children or family programs. If a public program interests you, we may be able to offer a similar program for your group upon request. 

We offer special programs for both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at Poricy Park. See below for some program suggestions.

90 minute programs. Minimum fee is $90 for first 8 scouts then $8 per scout or sibling. Weekend rate is $105 for first 8 scouts then $10 per scout or sibling. Program considered reserved when minimum fee is received. All children in attendance (scout and non-scout) must pay. Max 20 scouts.


Please call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966, Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Girl Scout Adventures at Poricy Park

Download the Girl Scout Brochure

Daisy Scouts

Use Resources Wisely

Savor “Clover’s” story and see how Poricy bees and nature provide us with examples of using natural resources wisely. Includes nature hike & craft!

Completes: Clover Petal - green

Make the World a Better Place

Enjoy “Rosie’s” story while we explore Poricy Park practicing ‘Leave No Trace’ and good environmental stewardship through fun activities! Includes nature hike!

Completes: Rosie Petal - rose


Bugs (March-November)  Naturalist Legacy

Explore insects, their homes and habitats with hands-on science. We will investigate many critters in their natural environment while hiking Poricy Park trails!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hiker  World of Water Journey

Jump on this groovy adventure while we learn new skills through kinetic activities and experience the changing natural wonders in Poricy Park!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Home Scientist  Quest Journey

Predict and investigate scientific outcomes while performing kicky experiments.

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Inventor  World of Girls Journey

Inspired by nature! Nurture your creativity and grow solutions to what ‘bugs’ us!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Senses   World of Water Journey

Delve into this experience and you’ll find yourself immersed in the delights of nature using your senses while hiking Poricy Park!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Animal Habitats
  aMUSE Journey

Probe the Poricy “wilderness” and discover the unique critters that create specialized homes within our various habitats!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Camper   Get Moving Journey

Polish your skills with fun activities like using GPS units and you will be prepared for your unforgettable overnight journey with nature!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3-partial, 4

Flowers (April-Oct) Naturalist Legacy

Cultivate your green thumb while unveiling the mysteries of flowers using scientific methods and tools!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Gardener (April-Oct)  Get Moving Journey

Be dazzled and inspired by dirt, critters and plants while absorbing knowledge about caring for ourselves & all living things with hands-on activities!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Geocacher   aMUSE Journey

Pursue your quest on this geo-caching adventure through Poricy Park! Hands-on exploration with GPS receivers!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-partial

Playing the Past  MUSE Journey

Journey into colonial times with petticoats, games and more as we try 18th century endeavors in our historic 1770’s Murray Farmhouse!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Scribe  Agent of Change Journey

Compose your own work of inspiration, entertainment and more as we compare the past and present of this powerful type of communication. We will even use quill pens!

Completes Steps 1, 3, 4

Partially completes steps 2, 5

  Breathe Journey

Empower your mind, body and spirit for a nature adventure as we practice with customized activities-including GPS units!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4

Trees  Naturalist Legacy

Unlock nature’s treasure chest and discover an amazing world of trees while we hike and engage in arbor activities!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Adventurer (April-Oct) Sow What? Journey

Capture your fossil hunt adventure and blaze personal trails honing your outdoor skills while we engage in fun activities!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-partial

Textile Artist  Sow What? Journey

Acquire new skills using knowledge from the past in our historic 1770’s Murray farmhouse!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Water (April-October)  Naturalist Legacy

Immerse yourself in fun during this exciting program with lab and field experiments!

Completes Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-partial

Cub Scout Adventures at Poricy Park

Download the Cub Scouts Brochure

Tiger  -  Achievement 1

Making My Family Special

Discover Colonial family life and compare to your family in our historic Murray Farmhouse.  We’ll explore 1770’s colonial chores & games.

Completes: f, g                         

Let’s Go Outdoors Achievement 5

Delve into this journey using your senses and we’ll ferret out weather effects on trees, flowers, animals, and birds.

Completes: f, d, g & #3 of Leave No Trace Award &

One part of Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Plant a Seed  -  Completes Elective 30

Grow tangible results while ‘playing’ with your food using texture, smell & color sensory input!

Feed the Birds  Completes Elective 32 AND

Learn About Animals  -  Completes Elective 31

Spark the naturalist inside you while connecting with nature through exciting experiences!

Conservation  Completes Elective 34 AND

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Completes Elective 47

Uncover opportunities to benefit all living things as we explore amazing habitats in Poricy Park!


Your Flag  - Achievement 2

Polish your flag folding and ceremonial skills at our Revolutionary Era farmhouse!

Completes:  2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g & 4f

Your Living World  -  Achievement 7

Empower your friends & family to live a more nature connected life with your newest skills!

Completes: a, b, c, e, f, Wildlife Belt Loop & #3 of Leave No Trace Award &

One part of World Conservation Award

Spare-Time Fun: Kites   -  Elective 5

Unlock the secrets of kites while creating your own flights of fancy!

Completes:  a, b, c, e

Native American Lore   -  Elective 10

Immerse yourself in traditional American culture while visiting our teepee and 3 sister’s garden!

Completes:  a, b, d, f, Music Pin #1

Birds   Elective 13

Acquire birding skills including turkey calls as we investigate Poricy Park’s feathered friends!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e, f &  One part of World Conservation Award

Grow Something  Elective 15

Cultivate your green thumb while absorbing ‘nutrients’ through many hands-on activities!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e, Science Pin #3 & One part of World Conservation Award


What Makes America Special? Achievement 3  &   

The Past Is Exciting & Important: Achievement 8

Journey into local history and engage in unique activities at our NJ State historic site!

Completes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3j, 8d, 8e, 8g

Sharing Your World with Wildlife: Achievement 5

Unlock wildlife mysteries while caring for all living things with exciting activities and a hike!

Completes: a, c, d, e &

One part of World Conservation Award

Weather:  Elective 2, Belt Loop & Pin

Probe the atmosphere using both modern tools and ancient weather forecasting methods! Make your own rain gauge to take home!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e, f & Completes: Loop: 1, 2, 3 & Pin: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 &

One part of World Conservation Award

Nature Crafts Elective 12

Explore Poricy woods and trails for animal signs.  Inspired, we’ll create projects to take home!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h &

One part of World Conservation Award

Water and Soil Conservation:  Elective 15

Pursue your quest using field experiments and discover less traveled Poricy trails!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e   

One part of World Conservation Award

Maps:  Elective 23

Acquire new skills for your next adventure through hands-on activities including GPS units!

Completes: a, b, c, d, e



Traverse Poricy Park’s forested trails and reveal interesting arboreal secrets! 

Completes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9

One part of World Conservation Award


Seize your ancient treasure at Poricy Park’s fossil beds and capture this badge!

Completes: 2, 4 6, 7, 8


Spring into action to observe and to protect the amazing plants and animals of Poricy Park and beyond!

Completes: 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13

One part of World Conservation Award

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin


Partake of our colonial classroom fun activities and discover the evolution of education!

Completes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12


Investigate popular scientific ideas through bona fide experiments and exciting activities!

Completes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12

All Scouts:

Leave No Trace

Fun activities for each scout level that reinforces how to protect Earth’s environment for the future!