Earn a Montana Naturalist Patch!

Montana Natural History Center Scout Badge with animal tracks

As a Girl Scout, Cub Scout, or Boy Scout, you have the unique opportunity to earn the Montana Naturalist Patch!

The following activities can be done individually or with your troop. When you complete the required activities, please see the person at the front desk. You will be able to purchase a special MNHC patch for $3.50.  Please note that some service projects and career interviews will require advance notice. Contact MNHC at least 48 hours in advance of your visit so plans can be made for these service projects and/or to arrange meeting with MNHC employees to discuss your specific interests.

What to Bring:

Scouts interested in completing the patch should bring a journal or extra paper and a pencil. Journals can be purchased at the MNHC gift shop for $7.50. Other helpful items to have on hand are colored pencils and cameras if kids want to photo-document their discoveries. Pack a water bottle if you plan to work in the garden. Gloves can be borrowed from MNHC with advanced notice.

Activity Choices:

To earn your patch, complete at least 3 activities of your choice from the Learn Something New section, create at least 1 Nature Journal Entry, and do 1 Service Project.

Parents/Leader: Please look over the list carefully. Choose activities that are appropriate to the age and abilities of the scouts.

Download the activities list here.