Outdoor Adventures/Scouts

Get outside with Joy!

Learn more about Nature IN NATURE!


Guided Nature Walks

Private programs for individuals and small groups are available during COVID-19 using masks and/or social distancing.

Book a guided nature walk at a local park or nature area. General walks or specific topics (insects, animal tracking etc) available.

Guided Kayak programs

Private programs for individuals and small groups are available during COVID-19 using masks and/or social distancing. Book a guided kayak or canoe trip with Joy (your boat/gear not included). Rivers such as the Charles and Sudbury are both good options.

Programs for Boy & Girl Scouts

During Covid-19, we have been doing programs for Scouts either completely virtually (with their own family exploration) or with outdoor walk with careful social distancing and masks.

Boy Scout programs (see testimonial below) include Bird Study and Insect Study with a Virtual intro, activities for each family and a Virtual review of completed activities. Bird Study included a guided bird walk with social distancing and masks.

Current Scout programs


I hired Joy to do a guided nature walk for a group of friends for my birthday. She was so fun as well as knowledgeable. We had a great time learning to recognize bird calls and identify tracks and wildlife!

Donna Peronace

I would like to thank you on behalf of my family for a wonderful paddle on the Charles River. We all look forward to doing it again in the fall when the trees turn.


Joy is an amazing and passionate instructor! Despite the challenges with meeting in person during COVID, Joy engaged our Scouts in both Zoom calls to cover material, and later, when it was safer, with socially distancing/masked, follow up walks in the woods as our Scouts completed the Bird & Insect Study Merit Badges this spring and summer. Her knowledge and ability to engage the Scouts is wonderful to see!

Kim Brennan, Troop leader

Local Boy Scout Troop

More Scout Testimonials

Scout Programs

Scout programs can be done virtually, as a combination virtual/in-person or in-person
Any in-person nature exploration programs during Covid-19 will be outdoors
& use social distancing and masks

Contact Joy for rates

Girl Scout programs

Fun nature-based badge programs for Girl Scouts such as:

Brownies: Bugs, Hiker and Senses 
Juniors: Digital Photography, Flowers
Animal Habitats, Trail Adventures

Cadette and up:
Cadettes: Naturalist: Trees
Seniors: Naturalist: Sky
Animal Helpers & Night Owl

Ask for any other options
Please note: actual badges not included

Feel free to inquire about any other badges

Cub Scout Programs

Cub Scouts can learn more about nature at every level!

Some examples:
Into the Wild-Learn about wildlife!
Into the Woods
-Learn how animals & plants need each other
Earth Rocks-Learn about rocks and fossils

Nature exploration programs available for any level Cub Scout from Lion to Webelos

Feel free to inquire about any other badges

Boy Scout Programs

Joy is a certified Merit Badge Councilor covering Nature/Environmental based Merit Badge options such as:

-Bird Study (spring is best: April-June)
-Forestry (flexible)
-Geology Study (any time of year)
-Insect Study (June-end September best)
-Mammal Study (Any season/winter)
-Nature (Spring-September)
-Photography (Any time)
-Reptile/Amphibian Study (June-end September)
-Sustainability (Any season)

Ask about any other badges of interest

More Scout Program Testimonials

Joy has been doing Scout programs for over 13 years. Here are a few testimonials from pre-COVID

Thank you so much for the informative and exciting program…the boys are still talking about it. The other adults and I thought it was one of the best events we had done all year.


Cub Scout Leader

What an amazing person.
She was filled with knowledge, fun stories, and enthusiasm that kept the attention of 20 girls and 3 adults for 1.5 hours.


Girl Scout Leader

Thank you very much for a wonderful program! I have received many comments from parents saying how much their boys enjoyed the program. Your enthusiasm and depth of knowledge really captured the boys’ attention and interest.


Cub Scout Leader

Thank you for an extraordinary afternoon! The boys were really captivated and we all had a wonderful time.
Your love of the wild and snakes is really contagious! I was impressed!


Cub Scout Leader

Thank you for the wonderful program you did for our Brownie Troop! You made it fun and educational for the girls even with the rainy weather. I heard from several girls and their moms that they had a great time and learned many new things.


Girl Scout Leader