Scouts

 

 



Reservations

Programs must be booked at least three weeks in advance of the desired program date to ensure adequate staffing.

For more information or to book a program, please contact our Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 730 or education@buffalogardens.com

The General Program

The Botanical Gardens offers a variety of programs for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Our general program includes a mini-tour of the Botanical Gardens along with a hands-on lesson. The general program lasts one hour and can be tailored to suite different ages and abilities.

Cost for General Program: $8 per Scout, Minimum of 10 Scouts
One adult is admitted free for every 10 scouts. Additional adults are required to pay Botanical Gardens' admission.

Hands-On Options
Terrarium– Scouts will create individual sealed gardens to take home. They will build and understanding of plant care, growth, and anatomy. Scouts will also learn about the water cycle and its relation to plants and the rest of the planet.

Desert Dish– Scouts will build their own desert garden to take home. They will learn all about the desert biome and the different ways plants have adapted to survive in different climates.

The Badge Requirement Program

In addition to our general scout program, the Botanical Gardens offers additional badge programs for Girl Scouts. These programs fulfill some or all of the requirements for both general and skill building badges. All programs are approximately two hours long and include a mini-tour of the Gardens along with hands-on activities.

Cost for Badge Requirement Programs: $10 per Scout, Minimum of 10 Scouts
One adult is admitted free for every 10 scouts. Additional adults are required to pay Gardens admission.

Daisy Clover Petal - Use Resources Wisely

Girls will gain an understanding of what it means to use our planet’s resources wisely. Topics include recycling, responsible water use, as well as the importance of working with others. This program fulfills all badge requirements and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Botanical Gardens                                         
- Recycling Challenge
- Story Time      
- Terrarium

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge

Girls will explore the different ways nature can be used in art. This program satisfies all but one requirement for the Brownie badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Botanical Gardens                                          
- Desert Dish
- Plant Rubbings                                                               
- Rain Sticks

 Junior Flower Badge

Girls will learn all about the science of flowers while making some wonderful flower creations to take home. This program satisfies all of the requirements for the Junior badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Botanical  Gardens
- Terrarium
- Flower Code
- Dried Flower Art

Junior Gardener Badge

Girls will gain an understanding of what it takes to help plants grow and how to design a garden. This program satisfies all of the requirements for the Junior badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Botanical Gardens                                          
- Desert Dish
- Seed Experiment            
- Garden Design               

Cadette Breathe Badge

With the activities for this badge, girls will learn about how plants can help clean the air around us, learn about plants and essential oils and take home some air-purifying house plant cuttings to take care of. This program fulfills most requirements for the Cadette badge and includes three stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Botanical Gardens
- Houseplant Cuttings
- Essential Oil Bath Salts