Troop 6663 Visited White House Kitchen Garden
The troop was then led down to the White House Kitchen Garden where they heard from the White House bee keeper Charlie Brandt about the important role bees play in growing flowers and vegetables.
The troop then had a guided tour through the vegetable gardens created by First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama planted the White House kitchen garden to help connect kids with the food they eat – an essential component of her Let’s Move! initiative. The scouts learned about the produce grown in the garden, and how it provides a constant supply of fresh produce for the First Family and White House events. The troop also learned about specific soil treatments and composting activities that are vital to producing a good vegetable crop. Following the Kitchen Garden tour, the troop visited the White House Visitors Center where they participated in the Presidents’ Park Junior Ranger program, where they were sworn in as junior rangers and received a badge. Photography: Rhondalee Dean-Royce