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Scouts of America Programs

All scouting programs listed below can be scheduled for a minimum of 10 girls by calling the education department. We also will customize a trip just for YOU!
Soozi Pline, (256) 830-4447 Ext. 252
Misty Hertzig, (256) 830-4447 Ext. 253
$8 per participant; includes admission

Following the program, troops are welcome to stay for a self-guided visit of the garden.

Naturalist TREES 

Grade level: All
Grab your naturalist hat and get ready to know trees-from the shade to the science, the fruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber.  To know trees is to love them!  We have over 100 different tree species in the Garden. Learn to identify trees by their bark, leaves, seeds and tree shape too.

Naturalist FLOWERS
Grade level: All
Uncover the science of flowers with a botanist at the Garden! We’ll begin our tour with a lesson inside and venture out into the Garden to explore firsthand how flowers grow. Find out how flowers help people and what you can do to have fun with flowers!

Naturalist GARDENER
Grade level: All
Come explore garden designs with a landscape architect and horticulturalist at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  When planting containers to garden beds math skills are always needed!  We’ll show you how!

Daisy Girl Scout
Greenhouse and Garden Tour

Satisfy a requirement from the It’s Your Planet – Love it! And it’s Your World – Change it!  Daisy Scout awards.  Take a trip to the Huntsville Botanical Garden to see how flowers are grown!  Learn about the needs of a plant, how they grow in a greenhouse and outside in the garden too, explore the texture of various types of soil, and identify the parts of a plant and its flower.  Walk through the spectacular 112 acre Garden looking for the 11 flowers from the Daisy Flower Garden.   We have them all!

Festival of Trees – Registration Closed/Full

December 16, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Anderson Education Center
A Special Program for the Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

$20/girl scout for GSNCA Patch Program
$20/car of up to 10 for Galaxy of Lights Driving

Please join us Saturday, December 16th for what promises to be an amazing 2017 Festival of Trees at the Garden.  This event will take place for girl scouts of all ages from 1-4pm.  During this time the girls will hike to learn about different evergreens, which holiday plants are poisonous, and what nature items will be best to collect to create coordinating cards and wrapping paper.  The girls will do all this while caroling around the Garden, learning songs and traditions from other countries, and participating in a project that will better the Garden during winter months.  This part of the day will cost $20/girl and include the GSNCA Festival of Trees patch, the 2017 gift patch, the golden star to put above the tree, a snack, and plenty of homemade items for holiday display.  Please consider bringing swaps to share with girls from all over our council.

In order to earn the golden star, please bring non-perishable food items to donate to our food drive.

The Garden is offering all family members a discounted rate if they would like to stay in the Garden while their scout enjoys the program.  Scout leaders and education department staff will remain with the girls throughout the program from 1:00-4:00 pm.  The reduced rate for family members will be $9/ adult and $6/child.  Garden members will not be charged a fee.

GiftBoxThe girls will enjoy creating holiday cards, wrapping paper and tree ornaments, a nature walk, music activity and a bit of caroling, tree decorating, group photo, Swap, holiday baking, community service project and a drive through the Galaxy of Lights!

Scout StarGirl Scouts will receive the present, star and Festival of Trees patches included in the activity price. Optional tickets for the Galaxy of Lights Driving Night can be purchased separately.

Contact the Education Department if you have questions or call  256-830-4447 Ext 252

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Daisy & Brownie Sleepover

Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10, 2018
Fri. 5pm-Sat. 8am
Cost: $35 per girl; $25 per adult; includes dinner and breakfast
Register Here
Earn your Go Green: Be an Eco-Hero Patch (GSNCA council patch included)

GSNCA Patch Program Flyer 

Grade level: Daisies, Brownies (all scouts must come with a chaperone)
Min/max: 10/30
Cost: $35 per girl; $25 per adult; includes dinner and breakfast
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018

This patch is designed to promote awareness of the environment and environmental concerns.  It is open to individual girls and/or troops.
Details including a permission form will be sent with your confirmation packet. Following the program, troops are welcome to stay for a self-guided visit of the garden.


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