Scout Merit Badge Skill Centers
Boy scouts viewing desert show

Our one-day skill centers are designed for scouts to work on merit badges with Garden professionals who are certified merit badge counselors.

Pricing

  • Cost per scout: $15/public; $12/member
  • Chaperone ratio—per BSA guidelines, there must be one participating scout buddy for each participating scout. This buddy participates free of cost if he or she is an accompanying adult. Buddies who are scouts must register for the skill center. Buddies should plan to be with their scout for the duration of the skill center. 
  • See pre-requisites for specific merit badges below.


Scheduling and Registration

  • Registration is online only. A registration link will appear at 9am the day that registration opens.
  • Scouts MUST pre-register. Spots go very quickly, so register early!
  • Skill centers are offered a few times per year, so check back for new ones!
  • Program fees are due immediately upon registration. 

For questions regarding the programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden, please email scoutprograms@mobot.org or call (314) 577-9473 x 6357. For questions regarding programs at the Butterfly House, please contact (636) 530-0076 x 13.

 

Upcoming Skill Centers

Boy scouts potting plantsSaturday, March 25, 2017
at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Environmental Science 
    Requirements covered: 2, 3a–3e, 3g, 6*
    9–11:30 a.m.
    FULL!
  • Plant Science
    Requirements covered: 1–7*
    12:30–3 p.m.
    REGISTER

Registration closes March 23, 2017.


Saturday, June 10, 2017
at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Plant Science
    Requirements covered: 1–7*

  • Gardening
    Requirements covered: 1–3, 5–7*

Registration opens May 31, 2017.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Environmental Science
    Requirements covered: 2, 3a–3e, 3g, 6*

  • Plant Science
    Requirements covered: 1–7*

Registration opens July 5, 2017.


*For requirements not covered during the Skill Center, Scouts must bring evidence (photos, drawings, notes etc.) that they have completed them. The merit badge counselor can sign off on these other requirements at the conclusion of the skill center.

Please bring:

  • The appropriate merit badge workbook
  • Blue or white card
  • Something with which to write
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes for walking