Riverwalk Hike for Scouts in 2nd through 4th grade
Walk over 2 miles with us along the Riverwalk to artist Ellen Lanyon's Gateway and a secret map.
Take a 2.5 mile hike with us and learn about the Chicago River, its history, and its unique bridges. Start at the Santa Fe Building for overview of our trip looking at the Chicago Model. Learn about some Chicago folklore including Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. Then take off on a 2.5 mile walk to and along the Chicago River. Pass the site of Fort Dearborn, see the Michigan Avenue Bridge, and then head down to the Riverwalk. Our destination is artist Ellen Lanyon’s Riverfront Gateway which depicts the history of the Chicago River and its bridges. Many native animals and insects are represented in her work, we will discuss which in our area are now extinct or endangered. Discover a secret map at the end of the Riverwalk and learn what it’s trying to tell us.
Bear Cub Scouts will meet the following requirements by participating in this Hike: 3-d; 4-b; 5-e; 12-b; & 21-e.
Brownie Girl Scouts will meet requirements for their Hiking Badge, details coming.
Begins at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
Ends at the Michigan Avenue Bridge.
$5 per scout (siblings welcome at the same rate).
No charge for required chaperones up to 1 for every 5 scouts. Additional adults are $5.
Minimum 10 scouts - maximum 40 scouts per session
How to Register
Complete Scout Program On-Line Reservation Form OR
Download a copy of the Scout Programs - Reservation Form. Fax, e-mail or mail the completed form to:
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Youth Education Department
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Please also read our Leader Prep Information for a successful Scout visit.