How to earn your badge
- Find out what happens to trees in each of the four seasons.
- Learn how to use some gardening tools safely.
- Find out what plants need to grow.
- Help to look after a garden or allotment for three months. Keep a record of what you have done and the changes you see. You could draw pictures, write short sentences and take photographs.
For number 2, you can learn how to use small tools, like a trowel or a hand fork. If you want to find out more, you can learn about bigger tools used by adults.
If you don’t have a garden or allotment you can use, you could try looking after a range of pot plants. Or you could see if there’s a scheme in your local community where there is something suitable. Your school might have a garden you can help with. Or your meeting place might have a space you can use.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.