Native Plants Patch for Girl Scouts
NURTURE THE EARTH - PLANT NATIVES
Discover, Connect and Take Action by earning the
National Garden Clubs Native Plants Patch for Girl
This program encourages partnerships between Girl Scouts
and local National Garden Clubs to teach Girl Scouts about native
plants in their area. Girl Scouts of all age levels are eligible to
earn this patch.
The purpose of the Native Plants Patch is
Encourage Girl Scouts and the National Garden Clubs to
work collaboratively by
- Promoting girl-to-girl, adult-to-adult, and girl-to-adult
discussion about the National Garden Club initiative and
- Encouraging Girl Scouts to go to experts when they have
questions while earning related badges, Try-Its, Interest Projects,
or STUDIO 2B® charms
- Showing girls a way to focus their earned awards when working
toward the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
To earn the Native Plants Patch girls can:
plants. Girls will learn what plants are native to their
area and how to preserve and protect those native plants as well as
what invasive species are in their area. Girls will learn about
resources and partnerships offered by their local National Garden
Connect by working with their
local National Garden Club members who will serve as project
sponsor. In addition, girls are encouraged to make
contact with native plant societies, horticultural professionals,
and county extension services to help in completing project
Take action by doing the
- Interviewing someone about native plants in their area.
- Establishing a native beauty spot in a public garden, school,
church, park, town or community.
- Spreading the word about native plants by sharing information
learned with other troops and community groups, newspaper articles,
radio and TV spots, or posters, fliers, and booklets.
here to order patches from the NGC Official Online Store, or
call the National Garden Clubs Headquarters at 1-800-550-6007
(orders only, please). Patches are $1.75 each,
this includes shipping and handling.
Learn more about this program by contacting Jo Sellers,
Girl Scout Liaison for the National Garden Clubs, Inc
Download the Native Plants Patch information sheet
- WORD or PDF