Looking for a guided adventure for your scouts group?
Hoyt Arboretum Friends is excited to welcome all scout groups to the trails for guided experiences that support various badge and adventure requirements. Touch a Western red cedar tree, examine a flower through a magnifying lens, explore seed cones, and many other encounters can happen while hiking through our global tree collection. Whether you are a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cub Scout, or Webelo, our educators are here to help you connect with nature.
Pricing: $7 per scout, adults are free
Group Size: Minimum of 5 scouts and maximum of 20 scouts
Scheduling a group: Request a visit at the bottom of the page. Guided programs are available year-round on Saturdays and Sundays
Scheduling an independent scout: Visit the Girl Scouts Events Page to register for an upcoming seasonal event at Hoyt Arboretum
Girl Scout Offerings: All guided experiences are 90 minutes and designed to support various program requirements. We have 4 programs designed to support Daisy, Brownie, and Junior badges below.
Nature is full of artistic inspiration from familiar shapes in the clouds up high to the brilliant colors of wildflowers in an open field. Become an Outdoor Artist by trekking along our famous Redwood Loop Trail and experience the wonders of nature through various art activities. (Supports Daisy, Brownie and Junior Outdoor Art Badges)
Numbers in Nature
Math is everywhere, and nature provides ample opportunities to measure and make calculations! On this tour we will use math to tell time, measure temperature and length, and learn about mathematical properties found in trees. (Supports Daisy, Brownie and Junior Numbers in Nature badge)
75% of the fresh produce we eat requires a pollinator. Buzz along with us on a tour t0 discover the vital forces of pollinators. We’ll look for and name the different insects we encounter, examine flower parts, and familiarize ourselves with how plants produce seeds and fruit through the process of pollination. (Supports Brownie Bugs badge and Junior Flowers badge)
Shapes in Nature
Ever wonder why butterfly’s wings and the leaves of a tree can sometimes look alike? That is because they have similar patterns or symmetry. Join us on a tour where you can learn about the many shapes found in nature! We’ll trek along the flowering trees trails of the Arboretum and experience the different patterns, tessellations, and other beautiful phenomena that occur in nature. (Supports Daisy, Brownie and Junior Shapes in Nature badge)
Please fill out the form to request and schedule your scout group.
These programs were developed for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, but are suitable for any scout group. If your group is not affiliated with Girl Scouts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.