lesson video links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Gardening is one of the original Merit Badges and one of the rarest. -
|Gardening merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||055|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2005|
| A FREE workbook for Gardening is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- This badge is one of the elective merit badges of the William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts.
- 2: The Food Coach: Food Value Database
- 3: How to Test Seeds for Germination
- 5: Common Garden Pests A comprehensive guide on garden pests and how to get rid of them.
- 6a: How to Build a Compost Bin Several designs from the University of Missouri.
- 6c: Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden From the University of Florida.
- 6d: How to Build a Water Garden Illustrated.
- Ecology Awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Bird Study - Environmental Science - Fish and Wildlife Management - Forestry - Gardening - Geology - Insect Study - Mammal Study - Nature - Oceanography - Plant Science - Reptile and Amphibian Study - Soil and Water Conservation
- Boy Scout awards: Conservation Good Turn Award - Leave No Trace Award - William T. Hornaday award - World Conservation Award
- Venturing: Ranger Award electives: Ecology - Plants and Wildlife; Awards: Conservation Good Turn Award - Leave No Trace Award - William T. Hornaday award - World Conservation Award
- Webelos Activity Badges: Forester - Naturalist - Outdoorsman
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Geology - Weather - Wildlife Conservation
- Cub Scout awards: Conservation Good Turn Award - Leave No Trace Award - World Conservation Award
- Hobby Awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Art - Chess - Coin Collecting - Collections - Computers - Dog Care - Fishing - Gardening - Genealogy - Golf - Horsemanship - Pets - Photography - Radio - Railroading - Reading - Stamp Collecting
- Venturing: Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award; Ranger Award electives: Cave Exploration - Cycling - Equestrian - Fishing
- Webelos Activity Badges: Artist - Traveler
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Art - Chess - Collecting - Computers
The Gardener Merit Badge was one of the original merit badges from the 1910 BSA Handbook. It was renamed to Gardening in 1911
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- American Horticultural Society
- Aquaculture Information Network
- Common Garden Pests
- Home and Garden Television
- Garden Web
- Growing Herbs in the Home Garden
- The Garden Gate
- The Gardener's Guide to Finding Answers on the Internet
- Master Gardeners
- National Gardening Association
- Old Farmer's Almanac
- Trust for Public Land
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. National Arboretum
- World Aquaculture Society
- USDA National Organic Program
- World’s Healthiest Foods