Scout troops visiting San Diego Botanic Garden can begin with a guided tour of the Garden and then move on to unstructured nature exploration at the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Specific badge requirements can be met during the visit.
Cub Scout troops can complete badge activities for Forester or Naturalist as a group at the Garden with or without the assistance of a docent.
There is a minimum of 8 Scouts necessary to book a docent-led tour for Scouts in second grade or older.
Older Boy Scouts working on individual badges may wish to visit as a regular guest. The Garden is a particularly useful site for Plant Science (Horticulture Option), Forestry, or Landscape Architecture Merit badges.
Eagle Scout Projects
Several Eagle Scout projects currently enhance the Garden. SDBG is available to work with individual Boy Scouts as they complete this important milestone.
Scout troops visiting to the San Diego Botanic Garden can begin with a guided tour of the Garden and then move on to unstructured nature exploration at the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Specific badge requirements can be met during the visit.
Girl Scout troops may want to work on badge requirements in the naturalist track: the Bug Badge, Flowers Badge, Gardener Badge or the Trees badge depending on the level of the troop.
Guided tours are for Girl Scouts in second grade or older.
There is a minimum of 8 Scouts needed to book a docent led tour.
The Hamilton Children’s Garden
Any visit to the SDBG should include the Hamilton Children’s Garden designed especially for children ages
6-12 years. Climb Toni’s Tree House, build a fort, make music and art, search for butterflies, then challenge each other to a giant game of tic-tac-toe or spell your name in plants. Run through the grass maze and tell time by the sun or race boats down the mountain stream.
Booking a Scout Visit
To discuss areas of interest of your group and details of your visit, including badge requirements