Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker Badge
Daisies will discover the artistic side of nature the Arboretum to earn the Outdoor Art Maker Badge. Through creative activities that engage multiple senses, they will see the colors of nature, hear the sounds of nature, and create outdoor art of their own in the tranquil setting of the garden.
Daisies: Eco Learner Badge
Daisies will have the opportunity to explore the Arboretum to earn the Eco Learner Badge. They will learn the principles of Leave No Trace, learn how to be prepared for outdoor activities and to keep living things safe while doing so. This interactive program will highlight all of the badge requirements while interacting with the natural world!
Brownies: Bugs Badge
Brownies interested in earning their Bugs badge will spend the day becoming bug experts! The troop will draw bugs, learn the life cycle, see bugs in action, and explore insect homes! This in-depth bug program will show the scouts that bugs are awesome and an integral part of the ecosystem.
Juniors: Flower Badge
To earn their Flower badge, girl scouts will uncover the science of flowers, and explore the different flowers blooming at the Arboretum. They will complete flower art projects and learn about identifying flowers by their shape and time of year that they are blooming. Scouts will become flower experts!
Cadette: Tree Badge
Cadettes can earn their Tree badge at the Arboretum. While on a tour of the gardens, the scouts will learn about the science of trees and how to identify trees through observing their surroundings. We will explore the connection between trees and living things through art-based activities and we will learn how to care for trees while deciding what kind of tree we would want to plant at home!
Night Hike Adventures
On our Night Hike Adventures, Scouts will experience the Arboretum in a whole new light (or should we say, a whole new dark?)! Our Night Hike programs begin with a storytelling session, followed by a hike through the gardens with interactive botanical explorations along the route.
*Customized programs are considered on a case by case basis.
*Programs fulfill badge requirements only- Physical badges are not provided by the Arboretum.
To inquire about date availability or to schedule a program, please send inquiries including the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Type of Scout Group
- Program Requested
- 3 possible dates and times
- # of Scouts and # of adults
*All programs are subject to availability.
For questions, please call Brooke Applegate in the Education Department at (626) 821-5897.