Scouting and Service Projects

Calling all Scouts…

The HBCG is always looking for Scouts who need service hours and leadership service projects to attain specific ranks/awards.  We offer leadership service projects for Boy Scouts looking to earn the coveted rank of Eagle and projects for Girl Scouts seeking their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Most projects currently available are related to beautification of the Atlanta Garden site. There are no Scout projects currently available for the Irby Garden site.  For more information on scouting service projects and service hour opportunities, please send an email via the ‘contact’ tab on our website.

The HBCG also offers tours for local Scout troops.  Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops can set up individual tours by contacting the garden and are based on volunteer availability and must be scheduled during regular garden operating hours. Please provide several weeks notice for planning a successful and enriching garden tour. The HBCG has volunteers with Girl Scouting and Boy Scouting backgrounds that are eager to support local scouts/troops working an a specific badge requirement or Journey program (for Girl Scouting).

In August of 2011, the HBCG was the beneficiary of an Eagle Scout Leadership Project. Eagle Scout candidate, Matt Thomas of Troop 1226, installed and completed the long-awaited donor commemorative brick patio. HBCG donors who purchased commemorative bricks can now enjoy visiting and reading all the special commemorative bricks located under and around the gardens information sign. Blank bricks were installed to allow for future donors to become part of the HBCG commemorative legacy. See some of the beautiful photos of this Eagle Scout project in the ‘Gallery’.

Additionally, Cadette Girl Scouts have made some of the most successful and impressive-looking trellis’ using their knowledge of lashing. Just recently, on February 28th, a local Daisy Girl Scout Troop visited the garden for a tour and a planting project of their own as part of a Girl Scout Journey program. The HBCG encourages all Scouts to visit our site and consider doing a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, Gold or Eagle Scout Service Project.

When visiting our beautiful garden and for safety reasons, please have all scouts wear closed-toed shoes as there is lots of gravel and uneven walking terrain. Scouts of all ages must be accompanied by an adult as well. We look forward to meeting interested scouts and their families to share our passion for community gardening.

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