Girl Scout Programs
The Bayard Cutting Arboretum is a wonderful place for Brownie and Junior Scouts to visit, discover and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island. Guided tours of the Westbrook Manor house, Arboretum Trails, and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm provide the opportunity for scouts to explore history, science, nature and the environment.
Our professional volunteers will help educate scouts by providing age-appropriate tours and farm activities to complete badges. Trips must be booked in advance. $7.00 per scout; troop leader is admitted free of charge; $5.00 for additional adults; $5.00 for tag-along. New York State entrance fee of $8 per vehicle is collected from April through November. The Hidden Oak Café is available for lunch and refreshments.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please call the main office at 1-631-581-1002 ext. 100
Brownie Scout Badges – Grades 2 & 3
- Hiker-Outdoors– Hike one of the many Arboretum Trails with one of our volunteers. Learn about the numerous specimens planted on the arboretum grounds. Let’s pack a healthy snack together, walk the trail and enjoy the surroundings.
- Cook– Make a savory Snack straight from our organic farm. Learn how organic farming is healthy for you and the land.
- Naturalists–Bugs– Explore the world of bugs and learn how these little creatures can harm or help an organic farmer. Observe our honeybee hives; handle and examine red wiggler worms and to see how these amazing bugs benefit our environment.
Juniors Scout Badges – Grades 4 & 5
- Gardener–Do it Yourself– Join us in the garden. Dig your hands in the earth and spend some time with us at our farm. Learn what it takes to be a gardener. Plant a seed, care for a garden and eat fresh local vegetables.
- Simple Meals– Make a meal you can enjoy from farm to table. Visit the farm, pick some fresh vegetable and cook them up. Visit our chicken coop and cook up some fresh free-range chicken eggs!
- Flowers– Naturalists- Learn the wonders of flowers and how they benefit our environment. Flowers are fruits in disguise. Visit the farm and learn how some flowers develop into our favorite fruits and vegetables. Step into the herb garden and touch, smell and taste the herbs. Herbs serve as healers. Learn how many herbs have medicinal properties.