Boy Scout Workshops

Boy Scout Workshops

Help scouts earn some or all of the requirements for a badge or achievement. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of our scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

Bird Study Merit Badge

Schedule this 4 hour workshop. Learn the importance of birds, how to identify them by sight and call, and how to use resources to refine your skills. Requirements 1-4 will be completed. Requirements 5-8 will be partially completed.
Cost:$30 per scout; $300 minimum (10 scouts)

Boy Scouts

Kick Start Your Badge Day!

April 25

$20 per Scout per class.
Scouts may register for 1, 2 or all 3 classes.

The Houston Arboretum is the perfect place to kick start your nature and science related Boy Scout badges. This spring we are offering an all-day program featuring 3 badge. For each class, we will have hands-on activities and hikes through the Arboretum. Our classes are designed to get you started on your requirements. We will provide you with a badge workbook which you can keep and use to complete the badge on your own.

Environmental Science

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(Eagle Scout Rank Requirement)

Insect Study

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mammal Study

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Contact us at to inquire about bringing your troop to the Arboretum.
Inquire on our website or to for more details.


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