Looking for a new way for your scout troop to earn their environmental based badges? Let the experts at the Garden help! Our talented staff of educators provides hands-on, engaging activities to help meet your troop’s specific badge requirements. With each program, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts explore our Glasshouse and outdoor gardens to complete their plant discovery experience.
Girl Scout Programs
Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. What better place to do that than at the Garden?
Plant, Water, Grow!
While working on a Daisy Petal, explore the indoor or outdoor gardens and use these as inspiration to create a troop garden to take with you.
Bugs and Brownies
Complete some requirements for your Bug Badge by observing insects and exploring how these tiny organisms help with the important job of pollinating plants. Find a bug and build an observation box for it. Each scout should bring their own shoe box. Girls will earn their badge to take with them at the end of the program.
Work on qualifying for your Flower Badge by observing flowers inside and out. Explore the indoor or outdoor gardens to see real flowers and learn about pollination. Investigate the parts of plants by dissecting a flower and then make a flower press for the petals. Girls will earn their badge to take with them at the end of the program.
PRICING: All programs $8 per scout
Boy Scout Programs
Scouting builds character, trains boys in the responsibilities of citizenship and develops personal fitness. Experience this and much more at the Garden. Please call 216.707.2841 for Boy Scout program offerings.