Scouting Programs

The North Carolina Arboretum offers engaging Girl Scout and Boy Scout classes to help youths earn activity and merit badges.  Program fees include all materials and parking fees. For more information contact Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Manager and Registered BSA Counselor at (828) 665-2492, ext. 228 or email at


Visit our Online Registration Page to View Currently Scheduled Scout Advancement Programs

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Pre-registration is required, and space is limited! Visit to sign up today!


Self-led Scouting Outings at the Arboretum

Scout leaders may bring scouts to visit the Arboretum, see our Nature Discovery Room, hike trails and stroll through the gardens at a cost of $2.00 per scout when reserving no less than 10 days in advance. Please have the following information on hand: Number of Scouts, Number of Leaders, Date of Visit (along with a second choice, in case there is high demand), Time of Visit, and a description of your activity. Please keep in mind that only educational scouting visits qualify. Contact Michelle Pearce at to make your reservation. Requests made less than one week prior will not qualify for free parking.


NC Arboretum Program Medical and Liabiliy Form - Required for those attending Scout Saturday sessions