Fall Scout Day for Older Scouts
Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2019
9:00 am -12:00 pm or 1:00-4:00pm
Come and work on scout badge requirements at the garden! We are offering the Junior Girl Scout Gardening Badge, the Cadette Girl Scout Tree Badge, and BSA Webelos – Parts of: Into the Wood, Into the Wild and Adventure in Science Achievements. We do not supply the official badges – just a garden patch. This is a workshop, not just an activity, so we do expect scouts to work. This is not a drop-off event – each scout needs to have a supervising adult with a ratio of 1 adult per 6 scouts or less.
Where: Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. Please check-in at the Education Center when you arrive.
Cost: $12 per scout. Adult chaperones are free. Registration is by individual scout and not by troop/den. Pre-registration is required.
We encourage individual scouts and small troops/dens to sign-up. Each scout is registered individually. If you are registering more than two or three scouts, you may want to call us to assist with registration. If you have a group of more than 8, we recommend contacting us about a private workshop.
Questions? Contact KSorensen@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-5273.
There will be identical morning and afternoon sessions – only register for one
Parts of: Into the Wood, Into the Wild and Adventure in Science Achievements. Some of the activities include: plant identification, food webs, looking for animal signs and planting experiments.
Junior GS: Gardening Badge
The focus of the workshop is on “Right plant, right place” and the skills needed for garden design. Scouts will spend time locating a plant in the garden and learning about it. They will take home a plant to give away.
Cadette GS: Tree Badge
Scouts will spend some time exploring the urban forest, learning about tree identification and science, as well as careers related to the forest.
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.