Youth group leaders can take advantage of a wide variety of free learning and service opportunities appropriate for all ages.
Perhaps your group is looking to take part in a service project or staff-guided program, or is looking for ways to accomplish requirements for a specific patch or badge.
Staff-guided programs are free for McHenry County groups, however, minimum attendance of 12 youth is required. We typically schedule programs after school starting between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm, however, there is some flexibility for evening and weekend hours.
Email Education@MCCDistrict.org or call (815) 479-5779 for additional information on programs. Also see below for additional program offerings!
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (815) 338-6223 x1229 for information on service projects.
Scouts in the House: Geologist at the Prairieview Education Center, Crystal Lake
Price: Free (Resident) | $5.00 (Non-resident)
Ages: 7 – 11
Scouts and their leaders discover the secrets of geology using games, experiments, and a dichotomous key. Enjoy a rock story and look at fossils that were formed long ago. This program is held indoors and covers many requirements for scout badges.
NOTE: Online registration is not available for this program. Scout leaders should call 815-479-5779 to register their group. A ratio of one adult to 10 children is required. All registration and program fees are due November 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m. and refunds for cancellations will not be issued after this date. Payment by cash or check only.
Visit with a Conservation District Police Officer during this interactive program about outdoor safety. The program is about one hour and can focus on several topics including parks, water, fire, boats, plants, animals, and biking.
Location: Various Conservation District sites or at your meeting space
Grades: 1-12 / Max: 30
To schedule this program call (815) 338-6223 x1210 or email the police department at Police@MCCDistrict.org.