UPDATED SELF-GUIDED PROGRAMS

For a limited time, we will permit Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to individually or as a small group complete one of the following:

  • Lion “Ready, Set, Grow” Elective Adventure
  • Tiger “My Tiger Jungle” Core Adventure
  • Wolf “Grow Something” Elective Adventure
  • Bear “Fur, Feathers, and Ferns” Core Adventure
  • Cub Scout/Webelos/AOC “Into the Woods” Elective Adventure

Each self-guided opportunity  include the corresponding pin or loop*.

*Self-guided programs must be registered through NBG. Scouts will not be permitted to participate without a scheduled reservation. Scouts will be provided their work materials and a pin or loop upon check in. At that time, they will be able to explore the Garden, and complete the required activities.

$12/Scout, $10/chaperone and tag-alongs. 

Program times are available Saturdays and Sundays, and during weekday afternoon/early evening meetings. All dates are subject to availability, and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. All program rates include Garden admission. NBG Member adults are permitted to chaperone Scout programs for free. Even if a member of the Garden, the $12/scout fee must be paid to receive the program materials and patch or badge.

TO BOOK AN ONSITE  SCOUT PROGRAM, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OPTIONS FOR YOUR SCOUT, PACK, OR DEN, GIVE US A CALL AT (757) 441-5830 EXT.463, OR EMAIL US YOUTHED@NBGS.ORG.

Free Backyard Programs

Access activities and resources that allow for environmental education and related activities at home! Click Here the full list of Scouting at Home recommended programs to complete at home.

Stay tuned for additional activities!

Backyard Nature Scavenger Hunt

Click Here to access our NBG Backyard Nature Scavenger Hunt. This activity can be completed on its own, or it can assist your Scout in completing the following outdoor/nature-oriented adventures:

  • Tiger “My Tiger Jungle” Core Adventure
  • Bear “Fur, Feathers, and Ferns” Core Adventure
  • Cub Scout/Webelos/AOL “Into the Woods” Elective Adventure

While out looking for the items in your backyard, we encourage you to download the Seek App by iNaturalist. This fun and exciting app assists you in identifying the plants and animals around you.

The Garden will close Tuesday, August 4 due to expected high winds and rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaias.
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