Scouts Canada Programs at Ruthven

The following programs are 2 hours in length. Please note that some programs are only offered during specific seasons. Cost is $7/participant for all programs; adult supervisors are admitted FREE of charge!

Wolf Cubs: Looking Through Lenses

Spend a morning walking along the trails with a pair of binoculars and a magnifying glass to observe different species of flora and fauna.  As Ruthven Park hosts one of three bird observatories in Haldimand County, learn how birds are extracted from mist nets and banded, and identify different species as part of your experience. Become an honourary “Ruthven Naturalist” by helping to release the birds back into nature.

Badge Program: Observer Badge
Program Offered: Spring and Fall Migration (April, May, September, October)

Wolf Cubs: Winter Walk

Ruthven Park provides a home to many different species of plants and animals year round. Enjoy a winter hike and discover tracks, observe animals in action, and discuss how animals survive in the cold weather.  Make casts of the tracks and enjoy a walk in our winter wonderland.

Badge Program: Winter Cubbing Badge & Naturalist Badge & Hiking Badge
Programme Offered: Winter

Scouts: Stewards for the Environment

Approximately 15 species at risk can be found at Ruthven Park which include species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants, and insects. Become stewards for the environment and learn what can be done to protect these species and their home. Participate in bird banding, a river bank clean-up, and help remove invasive species.

Badge Program: Fish and Wildlife
Program Offered: Spring and Fall Migration (April, May, September, October)

Scouts: Species in Southern Ontario

The Carolinian Life Zone is only found in southwestern Ontario. Even though this zone accounts for only 1% of Canada’s landmass, there are more species of plants and animals found here than anywhere else in the country. Over 2200 species of plants alone have been identified in this area. Spend time learning about the different species that live in this rich natural area. Discover simple methods to identify different species and participate in a species survey.

Badge Program: Naturalist
Program Offered: Spring and Fall Migration (April, May, September, October)

Additional Program Opportunity: GPS & GIS Technology

Ruthven Park also provides the opportunity to learn about and use GPS and GIS technology. Compare this technology with a regular compass and test for accuracy!


Spring Hours


Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0