Girl Scout & Boy Scout Badge Program
Trees Atlanta leads 1.5 – 2 hour programs to help your Scouts earn their nature-focused badges. Scout leaders and parents can contact the Education team to schedule a group program (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a flat rate of $150 with a maximum of 25 scouts for each program. To inquire about other programs (not specific badges), please email email@example.com.
Girl Scout programs offered:
- Cadette – Trees Badge (6th – 8th grade): Cadettes can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and complete many of the Tree Badge requirements. They will identify trees on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, learn about tree parts, create a tree craft, and discuss our urban forest. Cadettes will need to sign up for a tree planting with Trees Atlanta to complete the final requirement needed earn the Trees badge!
- Junior – Flowers Badge (4th – 5th grade): Juniors can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse to uncover the science of flowers through hands-on activities along the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. They will discover the different parts of the flower and learn how they add value to the forest.
- Brownie – Bugs Badge (2nd – 3rd grade): Brownies can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and embark on a bug searching journey along the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. After studying the tiny insects in action, Brownies will learn about their different parts and practice drawing bugs.
- Daisy – Outdoor Art Making (K – 1st grade): Daisies can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and take a stroll down the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to learn about the trees that make up the urban forest we live in. Using pieces of nature we collect and the newly acquired tree knowledge, Daisies will create some outdoor art!
Cub Scout programs offered:
- Webelos – Into the Woods Badge (4th – 5th grade): Cub Scouts can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and complete many of the requirements to earn this Webelos badge. Scouts will visit the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to identify different trees and plants, see the inside of a tree to learn about the growth rings, and discuss everyday items made from wood. Scouts will need to sign up for a tree planting with Trees Atlanta to complete their requirement to earn their “Into the Woods” Badge!
- Bear Cubs – Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Badge (3rd grade): Bear cubs can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and explore the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, looking for signs of wildlife interacting with trees and other plants. Scouts will take a closer look at the urban forest through the eyes of the animals that live here and discuss the impact humans have on the environment.
- Wolf/Tiger Cubs – Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Adventure (1st – 2nd grade): Wolf and Tiger cubs can visit the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse and walk down the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to identify the different trees growing in the city. Scouts will discuss what plants and trees grow best in our region of Georgia. They will also create their own self-watering planter and plant a seed to take home with them!
Following the program, scouts and parents can sign up for a tree maintenance or planting project to complete the requirements to earn their badge if needed. If you are not able to make it to a Saturday Planting Project, feel free to plant a tree on your own in your yard and send us a photo!