Kids in Nature

Scouting at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is the perfect place for Scouts.

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  • Let The Nature Conservancy help your Scouts earn their badges, patches, and more!

Earn the NEW Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Patch. Download your self-guided activity sheet!

The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is an ideal place for Scouts of all ages. With an award-winning visitor center and over a mile of boardwalk, the Preserve provides opportunities to explore, observe, and interact with nature, while also fulfilling requirements for badges. Located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, the Preserve is also an ideal site for Troop meetings and service projects.

The Conservancy is pleased to offer several ways Scouts can connect with nature at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve:

Self-Guided Tours

Troops are always welcome to visit the Preserve on their own, where they can complete requirements for badges or earn the NEW Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Patch (download the self-guided Patch Activity Sheet).  If your group has more than 10 people, however, please let us know you're coming so we can avoid group conflicts, by contacting Andrea Nelson at

Troop Service Projects & Eagle Scout Projects

At over 4,400 acres, the Preserve has plenty of opportunities for nature-based service projects.  Please contact Chris Brown at  801-791-1661 or for more information, or to propose your project!


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