white oak Scouts/Community Group Programs

The Forest Preserve District offers a variety of hands-on environmental education programs for scouts and community groups, in which participants can explore and experience the natural wonders of Kane County. In addition to group programs, we offer general discovery hikes as well as badge-specific hikes

The fee for scout and community group programs is $2 per person, with a minimum of $20 per program.

Scout and community groups are also encouraged to visit the forest preserves as self-guided groups. We have “discovery packs” for loan, filled with fun, trail-side activities to complete during a hike. Self-guided groups must contact the Forest Preserve District to schedule your group visit.

If anyone in your group requires special accommodations to participate in a program, please let us know at least two weeks in advance by calling the nature programs manager at 630-444-3191.

For more information or to schedule a program for your scouts or community group, please contact us at 630-444-3190 or programs@kaneforest.com.

If anyone in the group needs special accommodations to participate in a program, please let us know when you schedule the program.


Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St.
Saint Charles, IL 60175

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