Programs for Girl Scout Troops at the Garden

Brownies examining plants in Kemper Center Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can explore the wonders of nature at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Some programs are aligned with Girl Scout Journeys themes and badges. Others explore nature and STEM concepts without resulting in an award. See each program's description for details.

Discover and explore with us!

Missouri Botanical Garden patch

  • $100 per program 
  • Maximum number of scouts: 20 (No siblings please, even if you have less than 20 scouts in your group. These program are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best experience for your scouts. They may explore during the program and meet up with the group at its conclusion. Thank you for your understanding!)
  • Maximum number of chaperones: 10
  • Number of required chaperones:
    • Grades PK–3: 1 adult per 5 scouts
    • Grades 4–12: 1 adult per 8 scouts
  • We encourage small troops/dens to contact other scout groups within their area to schedule a program together.
  • Each participating scout will receive a one-of-a-kind Missouri Botanical Garden patch!

*** NOTE ***
NO Girl Scout Troop programs will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden July–September 2018 and December 2018–February 2019. Consider scheduling a program at Shaw Nature Reserve or the Butterfly House during these times.

  • Winter registration as well as spring (March - May 2018)  is now open. Registration for summer (June-August) will open March 15, 2018. 
  • Programs are scheduled for the following time slots:
    • Spring (March–May) and Fall (September–November):
      Wednesday–Friday 4:30–6:30 p.m.
      Saturdays 10 a.m.–noon or 1:30–3:30 p.m. 
    • Summer (June–August) and Winter (December–February):
      Tuesday–Friday 4:30–6:30 p.m.
      Saturdays 10 a.m.–noon or 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Early school release times may be available upon request. Please let us know how we can accommodate your group by calling the Scout Instructor at (314) 577-9473 x 76357 or at

  1. Click the “Register Online” link below.
  2. Choose your date, time and program location.
  3. Fill out the online registration form and write in which program you’d like to complete with us. Choose whatever program you like, as long as it fits the location and the correct time of year. For example, "Trees" for Girl Scout Cadettes is only done at Shaw Nature Reserve, so be sure to choose a program slot that says "at SNR" in the title.
  4. Pay online by credit card. Your card is charged at the time of registration.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation from the Scout Instructor within 3–5 business days. Your program is not confirmed until you receive this email. If you don't receive a confirmation, please contact the Scout Instructor at

REGISTER ONLINE — You will be able to view available dates, times and locations for group programs here. You will be prompted to type in which program you would like to complete during the registration process. 

  • Programs must be scheduled 3 weeks in advance.
  • The program fee is due at registration by credit card only. 
  • Before you register, please check with your troop that they are available on the chosen date and location. Programs which are rescheduled by the troop leader less than 30 days from the date of the intended program are subject to a $25 rescheduling fee.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional assistance contact the Scout Programs Instructor at or (314) 577-9473 x 76357.



DaisyWelcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Journey: It’s Your World—Change It!
At Missouri Botanical Garden
Scouts tour the garden looking for their Daisy Flower Friends and learn all about how flowers make the world a better place! Scouts will learn where their food comes from and will examine a worm composting bin to find out how worms will help their plants grow. Girls earn their Watering Can Award as they plant and learn to care for their own fairy garden!

Program length is 1.5 hour. This program is available March– June and October - November.

Choose a Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) date/time slot and register



Paintbrush with paintPainting
At Missouri Botanical Garden
Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! We will choose from one of many beautiful spots in the Garden to relax and paint a landscape. Discover how to paint your mood. Have fun painting with different textures from nature and use items such as leaves, seeds and pine cones to create a work of art. Finally, your troop will work together to create a mural depicting the work of the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe! During the colder months, we will use the Climatron and other indoor areas for inspiration. Meets all requirements for the Painting badge.

Program length is 2 hours. This program is available March-June and October-November.

Choose a Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) date/time slot and register



At Missouri Botanical Garden
What better location to earn your Gardener badge than at the Missouri Botanical Garden! Tour the Garden on a fun-filled photo scavenger hunt and discover our unique International gardens. Learn more about sustainable growing methods and different techniques you can use at home. Design your own garden based on what you learned! Conduct experiments to learn about growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Meets all requirements for Gardener badge.

Program length is 2 hours. This program is available March–June and October.

Choose a Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) date/time slot and register


Scout Overnights

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the Garden grounds at night while you work towards a badge! Meet other scout groups! Spend a night sleeping under the stars! Learn more

American Heritage Girls

We now offer programming to American Heritage Girls! Bring your troop to the Garden or Shaw Nature Reserve, or we can come to you. Learn more

Bridging Ceremonies

Girl Scout on bridge

Celebrate your troop’s accomplishments and hold your Scout bridging ceremony at one of the area’s most beautiful locations!
Bridging Ceremonies at the Garden
Bridging Ceremonies at Shaw Nature Reserve