Night Howl Scout Program at Tacoma Nature Center

Have you wondered what the forest looks like at night? What sounds can be heard out at the pond? Saturday, October 26, is your chance to find out! At The Night Howl, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will be able to take a 45 minute guided night hike in the forest, and explore the night life of Snake Lake. Scouts will be able to visit many nocturnal creatures that day hikes can miss. Scouts will also be able to make nocturnal crafts and participate in activities, including solving the case of the Snake Lake Skull Mystery!

Margie Shea, education program specialist for the Tacoma Nature Center, stated “This is the first time we have held a nighttime event like this just for Scouts.  We have a lot of Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops come to our badge workshops and troop programs, so we wanted to offer them a special opportunity to explore Snake Lake after dark.  They will see how different it looks and feels, as if they were one of our nocturnal residents.  I’m hoping this will become an annual event!”

This event covers a large amount of the topic of night time nature. This program is being offered as a Scout program, not a specific badge program. Unlike badge programs, no specific badges are available for scouts at this event, but many of the activities can be applied to other badge requirements by their leaders.

This event is only for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, ages 8-11 (mainly Juniors and Webelos) no siblings of the scouts are permitted. Scouts attending as a group will need the proper number of adults as chaperones if parents are not present at the event.

Pre-registration is required for this event. You can register in person, or call The Tacoma Nature Center, 253-591-6439. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, October 23rd.  Fee is $12 per scout.  Scouts desiring to be in the same group should register as a group.

A Flyer is available for download.

For more information about this event, please contact: Margie at the Tacoma Nature Center by phone: 253-591-6439 or email:


By: Carly Calabrese, staff for
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for