Sign Up for Holiday Lights on the Farm through the tickets page. Select 'Frying Pan Park' as the Place, and your desired date of attending the Holiday Tour. The Holiday Light tour is available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 19th.

BGS-Eco Friend

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details. This title allows online group registration.


BGS-Home Scientist

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details. This title allows online group registration.


Birds Around Us

(4-Adult) Beaks, feathers, nests and talons are examined to explore the avian world that surrounds us. Find out about bird life cycles, migration patterns and adaptations that make these creatures fascinating. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Campfire Safety for Girl Scouts

(5-Adult) Learn how to safely build and enjoy a campfire, learn fire safety skills and receive the Smokey Bear Pledge certificate. Enjoy a brief woodland walk and toast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by adult.


Campfire Your Way

(All ages) Join a naturalist for a private nature program at the Woodland Wildlife Tree Sculpture about the curious and creative survival strategies of nocturnal animals. Then take a 25 minute nighttime hike to a cozy campfire in the woods where you will enjoy toasting marshmallows. Up to 9 people in your family or COVID bubble group. Bring a flashlight. Restroom available. Ideal for celebrating a family birthday. Rescheduled in event of severe weather. Contact kim.young@fairfaxcounty.gov for additional date options.


CGS-Trees Naturalist

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details.


Chemistry Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Chemistry Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Communication Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Communication Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Critter Crawl

(2-6 yrs.) Walk with a naturalist and your child as we investigate the critters who make this park their home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


DGS-Using Resources Wisely

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details.


Disability Awareness Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Disability Awareness Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Drawing and Learning about Animal Tracks & Signs

(16-Adult) Learning how to look for and draw animal tracks and signs can add interest to your nature journaling. In addition to footprints, we will discuss other signs such as rubbings, nests, egg cases, feathers and more. Hike in search of animal signs, then return to the classroom to draw or paint with colored pencil or watercolor.


Drawing and Learning about Bones

(16-Adult) Learning about bones, skeletons and skulls can really improve your drawings of animals. Discover how to simplify the drawing of bones by working on toned paper using a combination of thick black markers, white gel pens and colored pencils. Watercolor options will be discussed.


Earth Rocks-Webelos Elective

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details.


Exploration Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Exploration Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information.


Fingerprinting & Crime Prevention Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn both merit badges.


Flying Squirrel Campfire

(4-Adult) Enjoy an evening around the campfire, toasting marshmallows over the embers and learn about flying squirrels that live in our area. Cancelled in case of inclement weather. Children must attend with an adult and all attendees must register.


Flying Squirrels -Gliding in Tonight

(4-Adult) Join a naturalist calling in these amazing night gliders and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes near the nature center. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Forest Fledglings

(3-5 yrs.) Children and their adult can have fun learning about local animals and plants. Includes hikes, stories and games. One adult only per registered child. Sorry but no siblings. Six foot distancing and masks required for everyone’s safety. Topics: Dec 1 Animal Tails; Dec 8 Tricky Animals; Dec 15- Woodpeckers; Dec 22- Snow and Ice; Jan 5- Birds in Winter; Jan 12- Wild Cats; Jan 19- Hibernation; Jan 26- Reptiles; Feb 2- Groundhogs; Feb 9- Animal Valentines; Feb 16- Rain Forests; Feb 23- Mammals.


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