Scout Programs

Welcome to the Outdoor Classroom! The core purpose of the Outdoor Classroom at The Parklands is to teach science and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery for children, adults and families - all resulting in an enhancement to scientific literacy in our community. The Outdoor Classroom is Louisville’s newest STEAM center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), an outdoor educational experience utilizing natural history, arts education, and exploration to teach science. We envision a future in which all people view themselves as life-long learners, and share a connection to and appreciation for the natural world, their community and each other.

Scout Adventures!

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is proud to introduce a series of scout programs designed to build outdoor skills and scientific literacy in the scouting community. The Parklands Interpretive Team has partnered with the Louisville Astronomical Society and Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky to design hands-on programs that engage scouts in the outdoors while fulfilling requirements for badges, belt loops and pins.

Programs can include guided hikes and aquatic ecology activities with Parklands interpretive rangers, canoeing the many miles of Floyds Fork with Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky, hands-on astronomy instruction with the Louisville Astronomical Society, and a night camping under the stars in The Parklands of Floyds Fork!

Each scout program can be customized to help your troop achieve multiple requirements.

Campout and Paddling Adventure Flyer

For a list of available dates, to schedule a program, or to find out more information, please contact Education Coordinator Curtis Carman at 502-815-0274 or

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PNC Achievement Center For Education & Interpretation

The PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, located at 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, serves as both the Welcome Center and the home of The Parklands Outdoor Classroom. The classrooms are also available for rent when not in use by Parklands

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