Worley Outdoor Education Center

Scouts taking advantage of camping season
Pack 10Pack 10 and their bluebird houses

Macon’s Boy Scouts Pack 10 spent two nights camping at the Worley Center in June. In addition to hiking and exploring, they worked on a Bluebird Conservation project. We are fortunate to have Scout troops whose camping trips also make improvements to the habitats and groups at the Worley Center.


The Worley Outdoor Education Center

Worley photos


The Worley Outdoor Education Center is a 196 acre facility in Putnam County, just outside Eatonton. The Center was a gift from Lt. Col. Oliver Worley, and was donated to be used as an outdoor educational facility in honor of Worley’s three aunts, all of whom were educators.

The Center is used for a variety of educational and recreational programs. Students from the Life Enrichment Center participate in activities there once a week September through May. Schools hold field trips there throughout the school year. In late winter a group of international college students spend an afternoon working on the trials as part of a service project. Other groups have hosted mud runs and other recreational events at Worley.

The Worley Center is also utilized by Scout programs. Troops use the Center for working towards badges in addition to camping. To date, nine Scouts have completed projects for their Eagle Scout badge.

If you are interested in using the Worley Center for an outdoor group activity, please call Greg Eilers at 478.452.2112. Demand for the Center is high during temperate weather. Call as far in advance as possible so you can reserve your preferred dates.

All groups must read, sign, and return the Worley Property Policy and Usage Guidelines prior to using the facility.  For more information, email us at info@lockerly.org.