scout programs

Dig in and spend an exciting day earning your next scout badge, elective, or exploration at Denver Botanic Gardens.The Gardens hosts a vast diversity of plants, trees and ecosystems from Colorado, and around the world, for scouts to experience. Each program offers hands-on exploration and activities led by a guide to help scouts understand how plants and people interact. The programs offer authentic learning experiences as the scouts plant a badge-related seed to take home and cultivate. Groups are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the rest of the day exploring the Gardens. 

Programs last two hours and cost $15 per scout. One adult for every five scouts receives free admission. Additional adults pay $6.50. To register for a program call 720-865-3580 or email registrar@botanicgardens.org.

Cub Scouts

  • Tiger “Plant a Seed” Elective – Scouts use their five senses to explore a wide variety of plants from around the world. Each scout will plant an assortment of seeds to take home and watch grow.
  • Wolf “Grow Something” Elective – Scouts investigate different types of gardens, including container, vegetable and flower gardens. Each scout will create a terrarium and plant a variety of seeds to transplant into his home garden.
  • Bear Landscaping Elective – Scouts learn the basics of garden design and discover the essentials of maintaining a garden. Each scout will design a container garden and plant a variety of flower seeds to take home.
  • Webelos “Forester” Badge - Scouts take a tour through the Gardens to identify forest trees, discover their uses and investigate the six types of United States forests in just one day! Each scout will plant a tree to take home. 

Girl Scouts

  • Daisy “From Earth to Sky” Journey, Session 3 – Daisies explore the amazing diversity of plants found at the Gardens while learning about the parts of a plant, and what plants need to survive. Each scout will plant a variety of vegetable seeds to take home.
  • Daisies "From Earth to Sky" Journey, Session 4 – Daisies explore the fascinating world of seeds as they discover the secrets hidden inside, and how seeds travel from place to place. Each scout will plant a variety of flower seeds to take home. 
  • Brownies “Hiker” Badge – Brownies discover hiking basics as they venture out on a hike through Denver Botanic Gardens. Each scout will create a simple terrarium for a plant to take home.
  • Juniors "Gardener" Badge – Juniors discover the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden! Each scout will design a container garden and plant a variety of flower seeds to take home. 

Don't see a program to meet the needs of your scout group? Call 303-370-8040 for customized scout program options.