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Wente Scout Reservation

5401 Canyon Rd.
Willits, CA 95490

For Emergency Only

Phone: (707) 459-2110  Fax: (707) 459-1527



The Nature area is more than the merit badges it offers. Wente is 2200 acres of new and old growth Douglas firs, meadows, natural springs, and thousands of different plants and animals. Offering 19 different nature-related merit badges, this diverse program area challenges Scouts in all areas of nature and conservation.

The Kali-Ama Trail

The Kali-Ama is ideal for all Scouts to see the backcountry of Wente and get some map and compass practice at the same time.Map front back.

The King Kali-Ama Trail

After hiking the Kali-Ama trail, campers still eager to explore can attempt our advanced trail, the King Kali-Ama. Find all of the marked posts be crowned King Kali-Ama. These posts move from year to year so there is always a new challenge and a lot more to see. So get out and hike the Kali Ama and then hit the King Kali Ama for more fun.

The Wente Nature Guide and Trail

The Wente Nature Guide is a great tool for those taking nature merit badges and for nature enthusiasts. It's also great for answers to questions like, " this poison oak?" or "I just ate some of these berries! Were they poison oak?"

Nature Schedule
Time Badge
9:00 - 10:00 Bird Study
Fish & Wildlife Management
Space Exploration
10:00 - 11:00 Environmental Science
Reptile & Amphibian Study
11:00 - 12:00 Environmental Science
2:00 - 3:00 Environmental Science
3:00 - 4:00 Environmental Science
Plant Science
4:00 - 5:00 Chemistry
Fish & Wildlife Management
Space Exploration
7:00 - 8:00 Energy
Open Program


Merit Badge Information:

Nature Schedule
Badge Difficulty Notes
Astronomy 4 6b may not be covered at camp. Night observation
Bird Study 5 May require outside observation.
Chemistry 4 Req 7 not covered; must be 14 or older
Energy 3 Req. 4 asks for a 14 day energy audit of your home
Environmental Science  4 May require outside observation.
Fish & Wildlife Man. 2 May require outside observation.
Forestry 4 Req. 5 field trip to local mill, need drivers td>
Geology 3
Insect Study 5 Req. 7 not done at camp; req 4 bring camera.
Mammal Study 1
Nature 4 Bring fishin' gear for req 4e
Oceanography 3
Plant Science 5 Req. 4 not done at camp
Pulp & Paper 4 Req. 7 not done at camp.
Reptile & Amphibian 2 Req. 8 not done at camp.
Soil & Water Cons. 3
Space Exploration 3 fee for rocket kit and engines. Limited by fire danger
Weather 3