Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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Eagle Scout sporting Carolina Raptor Center colors. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
The Raptor Center is proud to work with Scouts that are looking to complete service projects for their Gold/Silver Award or Eagle Scout Project. We are looking for committed, caring, and hard-working Scouts that are searching for an opportunity to help with wildlife conservation. Service projects vary but all of them help make an impact in the lives of raptors, as well as the community at large.
Before a project can be discussed, all Scouts MUST complete an application of interest online. Note, submitting an application does not guarantee you will be able to complete a service project with us.
Submit a Scout Application of Interest HERE.
When you apply you will receive a confirmation email that it was received. You will receive a separate email from staff within five business days on how to set up a Zoom meeting to talk about current projects available and the expectations the Raptor Center has for scout projects.
SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT PROCESS
NOTES ABOUT SCOUT PROJECTS AT THE RAPTOR CENTER
Please read before applying!
NOTES FOR THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS/SCOUT LEADERS OF THE SCOUT APPLYING
The Scout program at the Raptor Center is designed to allow high school students the ability to work on skills that will help them at their schools and in future paid jobs.
This experience for them will have similar expectations to a paid position. They are expected to show up for their scheduled shifts on time, to be dressed in the appropriate attire, to interact with everyone at the Raptor Center in a professional manner, and meet deadlines that are agreed upon. One thing that we really emphasize is how important communication is.
Because we want them to learn and grow from their experience practicing these workplace skills, we need your help. We ask that you, as the adult, step aside and allow your Scout to be the person who communicates with our staff throughout the duration of their project. We want them to practice contacting a supervisor if they need to miss a shift or have a problem they need help with.
Unlike a paying job, this program allows for mistakes. We want the Scout program to be a safe place for them to become comfortable being in a workplace environment. If they make a mistake then our staff will either speak with them directly or email them about the problem along with ways to do things differently in the future.