Fun Scouting Activities | Scouting On Demand: March



Seed, Plant, Grow

With the renewal of the year and with the start of Spring right around the corner on March 20 (also known as the Vernal Equinox), new life emerges. 

Growing your own good can be considered Sustainability by creating your own food source. 

Gardens have been around since the beginning of time and have evolved from simple to massive incorporating many different types of food to a simple herb garden.  

This activity is for a simple herb garden.  The steps below are for a smaller scale garden for practice in making a bigger garden. 

  1. Make a compost pile.  Learn how at www.gardening channel.com/compost
  2. Consider what you will grow.  An herb garden is easy and very kid/family friendly . 
  3. Choose a location.  This will be determined by your space availability.  For beginners let’s garden in a flower box.  If space is limited you can plan in plastic tubs which will make your garden portable. 
  4. Prepare the area you will plant in by breaking up the soil. 
  5. Add compost from step 1 above
  6. Pick what you will be planting.  Take into consideration the time it takes your garden to be harvested.  Cucumbers are a quick garden vegetable to grow. 
  7. Start planting
  8. Tend to your garden daily and water as needed

A fun suggestion for beginners is a Pizza herb garden.  This garden consists of growing parsley, basil and oregano.  Pick up plum tomatoes at your local grocer however, to take it one step further plant a few tomatoes.  Plum tomatoes are a good choice and have a harvest period of 60-80 days.  For further directions please refer to www.gardenknowhow.com.  

Other gardening sites for use are:

Learning to garden is helpful with scout adventures.  See below which adventures are obtainable by building a garden

  • Lions: Elective Ready, Set, Grow
  • Tigers: Tiger Bites
  • Wolf: Elective Grow Something 
  • Bears: Fur, Ferns and Feathers option 7