Boy Scout programs
the best place for badge seekers
Scouting builds character, trains boys in the responsibilities of citizenship and develops personal fitness. Experience this and much more at the Garden.
Plant a seed – Learn how plants have many jobs and plant a seed to take home with you.
Feed the Birds – Explore important habitats for birds and make a feeder to take home and hang in your own backyard.
Feed the Birds - Explore important habitats for birds and make a feeder to take home and hang in your own backyard.
Grow Something - Learn how plants have many jobs and plant a seed to take home with you.
Art – Make a seed mosaic with different seeds, compare sizes and colors, and explore a variety of plants.
Nature Crafts – Find out the proper way to collect windfall leaves and press them to start your collection while practicing leaf identification.
Landscaping –Learn how to design a garden and build a terrarium containing a tropical plant for indoor gardening.
Forester – Learn how trees grow, where different trees are found and how animals and people depend on them.
Naturalist – Visit our two glasshouse biomes to learn about different ecosystems and build a terrarium containing a tropical plant for indoor gardening.
Bird Study – Discover how important plants are for birds and practice bird watching using field guides in our two glasshouse biomes and outdoors.
Forestry – Learn how to create a field notebook to use in plant and tree identification, and examine various species to add to your new notebook.
Gardening – Visit a variety of gardens and construct a vermicomposting bin to take home. This program has an additional cost per scout.
Insect Study – Study the insects in our glasshouse and learn how ours are maintained with a behind the scenes look at our insect collection.
Nature – Discover the food chains of Madagascar and Costa Rica while investigating how important plants are to animals and why they are such a critical link in the food chain.
Plant Science – Learn plant structures and function as well as how to propagate. (Call in advance to discuss further options such as agronomy, horticulture or field botany.)