Girl Scout Programs at the Garden

Girl Scout programs are returning to the WVBG in 2023.  Join us for a chance to earn a badge for that Brownie, Junior, or Cadet in your family!  Contact Education Director Erin Smaldone to schedule a program, a minimum of five scouts per program are required.

Brownies: Sensational World of Bugs!

3 Hour Program


Scouts will explore the amazingly diverse world of insects through hands-on activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration at the WV Botanic Garden. In addition, scouts will discover more about the five senses, learn how people and animals rely upon their senses every day, and become more aware of using their senses in nature. Scouts may earn two total badges, Brownies’ Bugs and Senses. Cost: $20 per scout.

Juniors: The Science and Secrets of Flowers and Gardens!

4 Hour Program


Scouts will uncover a bit of science behind the structure, function, and importance of flowers and create a blossom-inspired craft. Scouts will also explore several designed gardens, learn a few basics of garden design, and plant their own container garden to cultivate at home. Scouts may earn two total badges, Juniors’ Flowers and Gardening. Cost: $30 per scout.

Cadettes: Treerific Trees!

3 Hour Program


Scouts will learn the basics of tree identification, discover how trees conserve and beautify the landscape, and explore the connections between trees, people, and wildlife. Scouts will enjoy tree-themed activities and crafts, as well as an inspiring hike in the majestic forest at the WV Botanic Garden. Scouts may earn the Cadettes’ Tree badge. Cost: $20 per scout.

Events are open to all Girl Scouts, regardless of Council Jurisdictions.

If you have program questions, please contact

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