From its beginning, the Chattanooga Audubon Society has enjoyed a thriving relationship with scouting groups of every denomination. Our sanctuaries offer natural settings for learning and recreation that are close to home and easily accessible for an overnight camp out, a weekend service project, or an after-school hike.
Camping is available for scouting groups at both Audubon Acres and Audubon Island. Restrooms, fire rings, and picnic tables are available. Audubon Acres is a BALOO certified campsite for Cub Scouts and is a close to home, yet natural, setting for young campers. Maclellan Island is only accessible by water, but provides a truly unique camping experience in a true urban wilderness. Please contact us via the link above for reservations or questions or call the Audubon Acres visitor center at (423) 892-1499.
Chattanooga Audubon is proud to offer flexible, nature-focused programming for scouting groups that can be tailored to your requirements. Birding, reptile, and amphibian classes are readily available, but possible topics also include water quality, orienteering, and wilderness survival, among others. Please e-mail our Education Director, Lynn, for program reservations or for information about bringing your group to Chattanooga's oldest wildlife sanctuaries.
Visitors to our sanctuaries enjoy the fruits of love and labor left by countless scouting groups who have left their mark here over the course of Chattanooga Audubon's more than 70 year history. We are happy to provide opportunities for one-time and ongoing service projects as well as more advanced projects which would be appropriate for Eagle projects or similar requirements. Please contact our Sanctuary Manager, Kyle, to set up a service date at one of our sanctuaries or to receive a list of some of the more advanced projects we are currently seeking.
Audubon Acres Fall Merit Badge University
Our largest annual scouting event with 20+ merit badge classes offered annually. Click the button below for more information.