Scout & Community Programs

Looking for a fun and engaging outing with your scout troop or community group? Dig in and experience the Gardens' vast diversity of plants, trees and ecosystems from Colorado and around the world with one of these program options.

For more information or questions regarding our Scout and Community Program offerings please email familyprograms@botanicgardens.org.

Cub Scout Make and Take: Tabletop Greenhouse Gardens

  • Saturday, April 9, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

All levels of Cub Scouts are invited to join us at the Gardens for a spring seed planting project. Each Cub Scout will plant seeds in eco-friendly recycled seed starting pots and then build a miniature tabletop greenhouse to take home. After completing the planting activity enjoy the Gardens with a scavenger hunt that explores plants as they prepare for the changing seasons. Make and Take Programs are self-guided and self-paced to offer a space for children and their grownups to connect with natural materials and create together.
 
Program Fee: $12 per project; one adult for every three Cub Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the take-home activities.

Register Today for Tabletop Greenhouse Gardens

 

Girl Scout Exploration Days

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore.
 
Program Fee: $12 per Girl Scout; one adult for every three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the take-home activities. Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges.

 

Girl Scout Exploration Day: Outdoor Art Explorers and Creators

  • Saturday, Feb. 19, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Girl Scout Juniors and Brownies explore the beauty of nature as they become outdoor art explorers and creators. Girl Scouts discover how nature inspires art, explore the visual interests of natural textures, search for hidden patterns and design and plant a terrarium to take home with them. This Exploration Day is designed to meet some of the requirements for the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator and the Junior Art Explorer Badges. 

Outdoor Art Explorers and Creators Registration Form
 

Girl Scout Exploration Day: Numbers and Art in Nature

  • Saturday, April 23, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Girl Scout Daisies search for patterns, colors and sounds in the Gardens as they use math to create art. Daisies learn to use nature as a measuring tool, explore shadows and create art inspired by nature to take home. This Exploration Day is designed to meet the requirements for both the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker and the Daisy Math in Nature 2 badges. 

Numbers and Art in Nature Registration Form 

 

Girl Scout Exploration Day: Create a Garden

  • Saturday, May 14, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Girl Scout Juniors explore the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden. Girl Scouts design, plant and decorate a miniature indoor garden to take home with them. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Gardener Junior Girl Scout Badge requirements.

Create a Garden Registration Form 
 

 

Guided Discovery Tour

Guided interactive explorations led by a Denver Botanic Gardens educator.

  • 45-60 minutes long depending on the age and size of your group
  • Includes guided tour of a section of the Gardens, a planting activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt to help continue your group’s exploration after the program
  • After the program, enjoy the Gardens with your group on your own
  • Guided Discovery Tours are appropriate for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and other community scouting groups and are customizable to meet the interests of your group

Price: $75 program fee includes up to six scouts and two adults. Additional scouts are $10. One adult for every three scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. 

For more information or to schedule a Guided Discovery Tour complete the tour request form.

Guided Discovery Tour Request Form  

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