Girl Scouts Native Plants Badge
Nurture the Earth: Plant Natives
and Take Action by earning the National Garden Clubs Native Plants
Badge for Girl Scouts. This program encourages partnerships between
Girl Scouts and local National Garden Clubs to teach Girl Scouts
about native plants in their area. Girl Scouts of all age levels
are eligible to earn this badge.
The purpose of the Native Plants Badge is to encourage Girl
Scouts and the National Garden Clubs to work collaboratively
- Promoting girl-to-girl, adult-to-adult, and girl-to-adult
discussion about the National Garden Club initiative and
- Encouraging Girl Scouts to go to experts when they have
questions while earning related badges, Try-Its, Interest Projects,
or STUDIO 2B® charms.
- Showing girls a way to focus their earned awards when working
toward the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
To earn the Native Plants Badge girls can:
Discover native plants. Girls will learn what plants are native
to their area and how to preserve and protect those native plants
as well as what invasive species are in their area. Girls will
learn about resources and partnerships offered by their local
National Garden Clubs.
Connect by working with their local National Garden Club members
who will serve as project sponsor. In addition, girls are
encouraged to make contact with native plant societies,
horticultural professionals, and county extension services to help
in completing project requirements.
Take action by doing the following:
- Interviewing someone about native plants in their area.
- Establishing a native beauty spot in a public garden, school,
church, park, town or community.
- Spreading the word about native plants by sharing information
learned with other troops and community groups, newspaper articles,
radio and TV spots, or posters, fliers, and booklets.
Click here to order badges from the NGC Official
Online Store, or call the National Garden Clubs Headquarters at
(800) 550-6007 (orders only, please). Badges are $1.75 each, this
includes shipping and handling.
Learn more about this program by contacting:
Girl Scout Liaison for the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Download the Native Plants Badge information