The North Carolina Arboretum offers scouting advancement programming for Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages and ranks. Expert environmental and outdoor educators are certified merit badge counselors and make it a priority for each scout to achieve his or her personal best in accomplishing requirements while utilizing the Arboretum’s 434-acre campus and hiking trails.
Current offerings are featured below. Individual registration information is required for each Scout participant. Registration closes for all Scout programs on the Wednesday before the program date.
- Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats for Juniors, Geocacher and Hiker for Brownies and Juniors-Fall, and Geocacher and Hiker-Spring.
- Boy Scouts: Nature Merit Badge, Winter Environmental Science Merit Badge, Spring Environmental Science Merit Badge, and Mammal Study Merit Badge.
For more information about the scouting programs, contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Coordinator, at -828)-665-2492 ext. 624.