University of Maryland Extension

Boy Scout Merit Badges - Gardening and Plant Science with Several Options

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Ag History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855
United States

Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event!

The Merit Badge program is on April 29th from 10 am–4 pm and will have many talks, demonstrations, and activities to provide information for these Merit Badges.  Boy Scouts should check-in at 9:45 a.m.

The event will have a special track and events for Boy Scouts working on their Gardening or Plant Science Merit badges. Scouts will have a special chance to participate in scout only activities as well as everything the event has to offer.

Please pick ticket types based on the merit badge and options you are interested in.

Gardening Merit Badge

  • Gardening Merit Badge with the composting option
  • Gardening Merit Badge with the hydroponic option (will build a hydroponic system at the event)
  • Gardening Merit Badge with the water garden option

Plant Science Merit Badge Horticulture Option

  • Plant Science Merit Badge with the Horticulture - Home Gardening option
  • Plant Science Merit Badge with the Horticulture - Fruit, Berry, & Nut Crops option

Ticket/Event Information:

  • Scout tickets come with one free chaperone ticket per 5 scouts. All underage participants must have a chaperone with them at all times
  • If you are coming as a group and would like to stay together, please purchase your tickets in one order
  • Please dress for the weather. Some parts of the event will be outside
  • A merit badge counselor will be on site but many parts of these badges need to be worked on over the growing season
  • Please bring a lunch - we will also have snacks for sale
  • If you would like to work on more than one badge.  The Plant Science badge with the Home Gardening option will work with any of the Gardening merit badge options
$12 per child, adults free. We require 1 adult per 10 children.
Terri Valenti
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