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|
|“||Humans have been growing plants for thousands of years. Farmers and horticulturists make their living growing food and other plants, while other people grow gardens for pleasure. Becoming a good gardener requires a Scout to understand the science of growing plants—how to prepare the soil, how to select and plant seeds, and how to care for the growing plants.||”|
The Gardening merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
- 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.
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
- 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