2295 Lexington Ave, Mansfield, OH 44907

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Richland County Parks
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Richland County Park District and Gordon Nature Center facilitates a number of badges and achievement goals for both girl scouts and boy scouts from March-December. We also offer enrichment programs during the winter on a limited basis. Information on types of programs we offer for various levels of both groups are listed below.

Please note that we are not able to cover every badge requirement, so troops are expected to do necessary preparations before coming to GNC, or to finish after their visit.

Girl Scouts

What will you do next? Sleep under the stars? Plant a community garden? As a Girl Scout there are hundreds of ways for you to discover something new or take your current passion to the next level. Badges, Journeys, and awards show the world your accomplishments

So what are you waiting for? Start exploring badges and awards—and a world of possibility.


• Outdoor


• Senses

• Bug

• Hiker


• Gardner

• Animal


• Flower


• Trees

• Night Owl

• Trailblazing


• Adventurer

• Sky


• Water

Boy Scouts

Merit Badges and Other Awards
We have facilitated parts of many adventures, merit badges, and other awards for scouts of all ages and rank. We are willing to consider building a program that will help you with any part of your troop's goals. If you are interested in scheduling a program for your troop, please fill out our program request form, or call us at (419) 884-3764. 

Eagle Scouts Projects
The Richland County Park District has been honored to host and assist with many eagle scout projects over the years on both the Gorman Nature Center and B&O Bike Trail properties. If you are ready to complete your eagle scout project and might be interested in donating your time and skills to RCPD, please contact (419) 884-3764.