For more than 45 years, Schiff served as the Boy Scouts of America’s national Boy Scout Training Camp (1933 - 1979). Today, Schiff embraces its rich scouting history and works with all individual scouts and groups to fulfill badge requirements, Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award projects.
Our preserves are ideal for exploring scouting concepts rooted in ecology, environmental science and the natural world. All programs include hands-on activities, games, and trail hikes.
Tiger Cubs: Let's Go Outdoors
Wolf Cubs: Your Living World, Birds
Bear Cubs: Sharing Your World with Wildlife
Weblos: Forester, Naturalist
Daisy: 4 Flowers, 3 Cheers for Animals
Brownies: Senses, Bugs, Hiker
Juniors: Animal Habitats
Cadettes: Trailblazing, Night Owl, Trees.
Map & Compass
Leave No Trace
Awareness, Wildlife Conservation
Program Rates: $80 covers a maximum of 15 students for 1 1/2 hours. Troop leaders and adult chaperones are free. All programs are led by an environmental educator or Schiff naturalist.
What to Bring: Water and closed toe shoes. Scouts should come prepared to enjoy the outdoors rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, an indoor activity will take place.
Camping by Special Permit: See below.
For more information and to schedule a date call: 973-543-6004 or contact our Land Steward & Volunteer Coordinator at .
Schiff welcomes Gold Award and Eagle Award candidates looking for environmentally themed projects that will support our preserves and enhance our natural local habitats. Please contact to request a set of guidelines and suggested projects.
Award-level projects include:
For more information or to schedule a scout program or project, please call Schiff Nature Preserve at 973-543-6004 or contact us at: .
Overnight camping at Schiff is permitted for member organizations only. If you are interested in overnight camping, please contact our Land Steward & Volunteer Coordinator at .