Guided and Self-Guided Programs

Book a Scout Pack or Den to visit to Norfolk Botanical Garden! We feature a variety of opportunities for many of the different Scout age levels. Program options include:

  • 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/AOL “Into the Woods” Elective Adventure

All Scout programs must be registered through NBG. Scouts will not be permitted to receive the group rate or program materials 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. If a guided program is booked, a Youth Educator will the group on an approximately one and half hour tour.

Self-Guided Program: $15/Scout, $12/chaperone and tag-alongs. (Only the Into the Woods Elective Adventure has a self-guided option.)

All Guided Programs: $18/Scout, $12/chaperone and tag-alongs. 

Program times are available at any point during the week, and must be booked at least a week in advance of the intended visit date. 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 Scout fee must be paid to receive the program materials and patch or badge.

To book a Scout program, or for more information on options for your Scout or Troop, 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.

Please bring a refillable container for use at the cold, filtered-water refilling stations located throughout the Garden.  MORE INFO
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