Scout Program

Come and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden

Spring Scout Day

Spring Scout Day scheduled for June 14 has been canceled.

Come and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden! This workshop is for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts K-3rd grade. Scouts will visit stations and go on a nature walk. Some of the topics include: composting with worms, insects, Leave No Trace, planting seeds, and pollination. Scouts will receive a garden fun patch and a list of completed activities. 2nd and 3rd grade scouts should arrive at 12:00 pm and K and 1st grade scouts should arrive at 12:30 pm, to make the check-in process smoother. If you have a mix of ages, anytime between 12 and 12:45 is fine. You can leave any time you are done.

Cost:  $12 per scout. Adult chaperones are free. Please register individually and not as a troop.

  • Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker Badge and parts of the Flower Garden Journey.
  • Brownies: Bug badgeOutdoor Art Creator Badge, and most of Hiker badge.
  • Lions: Mountain Lion and Ready, Set, Grow
  • Tigers: My Tiger Jungle and Tigers in the Wild
  • Wolves: Grow Something, Call of the Wild, and parts of Paws on the Path.
  • Bears: Fur, Feathers, & Ferns
Scout Workshop: BSA Landscape Architecture
Saturday, August 8, 10am-2pm

If we are unable to hold this workshop in person, we may do an online format.

This workshop will cover the requirements for the BSA Landscape Architecture badge. We will tour part of the botanical garden, do some plant identification, design a landscape for a local building, talk about careers in the field and meet with a landscape professional. The Scouts will have “homework” to do before the workshop. We do not provide the badge. Workshop size is limited. Each scout needs to have a supervising adult with a ratio of 1 adult per 4 scouts or less. Workshop is led by a BSA merit badge counselor. $12 per scout. Adults are free.

Private Scout Workshops

Private Scout workshops are currently being offered on a limited basis as we continue to develop this program. Please email Kate Sorensen to organize a private badge workshop at the Garden for your den or troop.