Paddling Merit Badge Program
The Jupiter Outdoor Center is happy to announce our new Paddling Merit Badge program to coincide with the Design Your Own Merit Badge program offered by the Girl Scouts of America. During this 4 hour program, girls will be given a presentation by one of our talented staff which will introduce them to the paddling world. Scouts will learn about the hazards you may encounter while paddling, and how to properly use safety equipment to avoid these hazards. We will also cover the different types of kayaks and paddleboards, parts of a kayak and paddleboard, how to choose a paddle, techniques for certain paddle strokes, and how to rescue yourself and help others should someone fall out of their kayak or off their paddleboard. Scouts will also then have the opportunity to get out on the water and have fun implementing their new skills!
Price: $30 per person, 2 leaders/chaperones included for free
Scouting for an Outing!
If you are simply looking for an activity to augment your troop’s events, come by the Jupiter Outdoor Center for a Paddle Party. This activity gives you a private meeting spot on our beach with amazing views of the Jupiter Lighthouse, along with all equipment rental needed for each scout to either kayak or stand up paddleboard. The price is for a 4-hour frame and includes up to 15 scouts/chaperones.
Girl Scout Eco Tour
The Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Loxahatchee River all converge at the Jupiter Outdoor Center providing scout groups with an opportunity to explore some rich and diverse ecology and learn about the history of a town shaped by its waterways. This guided tour provides troops a 1 ½ – 2-hour eco-tour of the natural waterways surrounding us, with chances of seeing sea turtles, manatees, countless birds, and even dolphins making it a special treat for everyone!
Price: $30 per person