Scout Badge Workshops

Girl Scout crossing streamBadge Workshops are a great opportunity for scouts to sign up individually!

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Pricing:
  • Pricing varies, please view the workshops below for the associated fee.
    • Chaperone ratio: 1 chaperone per 2 scouts free, additional chaperones must pay Garden admission.
    • Programs often include the badge or award associated with that program, if applicable.
    Scheduling and Registration:
    • REGISTER ONLINE
    • Scouts MUST pre-register.
    • New badge workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis, so check back for new offerings often!
    • Siblings are not permitted—please make arrangements for them to enjoy the Garden while your program is taking place, and meet up with them at the conclusion of the program.
    • Program fees are due immediately upon receiving your tentative reservation via email from the Scout Instructor. Payment will not be accepted the day of the program. 
    • The Missouri Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel scheduled programs due to non-payment of fees.

    Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need further assistance, contact the Scout Programs Instructor at scoutprograms@mobot.org or (314) 577-9473 x 6357.

    Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts

    Bee on blue flower Daisy Flower Garden
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30–3 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Scouts tour the garden looking for their Daisy Flower Friends and learn all about how flowers make the world a better place! Examine a worm composting bin and find out how worms will help their plants grow. View the beehive and discover how flowers and bees interact with one another. Girls will work towards their Watering Can Award as they plant and learn to care for their own mini-garden. Registration ends Monday, March 2 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl potting a plant Clover’s Petal
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Practice using resources wisely at the Garden! Take a tour of our grounds to learn about the interesting ways we preserve resources for future generations. Visit our fruit and vegetable gardens to find out what we do with our harvest. Scouts will make a fun craft out of recycled materials and pot a beneficial plant to take home. Meets the requirements for the Clover Petal. Registration ends Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Register


    Bees at hive Honey Bees & You!
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Friday, March 13, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Daisies will discover their connection to honey bees through the plants that they use and consume on a daily basis. We will discuss bee anatomy, how bees survive together in a hive, the colors they love and we will play bee games. Taste some honey and plant a flower perfect for a honey bee! Learn what steps we can take to protect honey bees as they face the challenges of human growth. Meets the requirements for the Clover Award in the Between Earth and Sky JourneyRegistration ends Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl's hand on leaves Gardener Badge
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    What better location to earn your Gardener badge than at the Missouri Botanical Garden? Have fun touring some of our most interesting gardens while learning about growing methods and techniques used. Scouts will also learn how to garden in a sustainable way. Scouts will design their own garden based on what they learned. Conduct experiments to learn about growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Girls will receive their Gardener badge. The afternoon session is full and will no longer be accepting registrations. Register


    Girl smelling flowering herbs Flowers
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn the wonders of a flower and uncover the science behind them as you plant your own mini flower garden. Be an ethnobotanist as you learn about the traditional and medicinal uses of flowers. Showcase your creativity by taking home dried flower art. Make an arrangement of paper flowers to demonstrate a mood. Meets all requirements for Flowers badge. Registration ends Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Pick a spot to relax and paint a landscape. Discover how to paint your mood. Learn different ways to paint including using natural objects such as leaves, seeds and pine cones. Finally, create a mural depicting the work of the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe! Girls will receive their Painting badge. Registration ends Thursday, April 16. Register


    Girl Scouts doing origami A Journey Through the Japanese Garden
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/members; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn of healthy Japanese cuisine as you taste test a variety of foods! Practice the arts of haiku and brush painting. Learn healthy living practices practiced by people in Japan such as tai chi and gardening. Discuss how climate change will affect some of the oldest Japanese Gardens in the world. Meets some requirements for the Journey Connect Key. Registration ends Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scouts at campfire Cracklin’ Campfire
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Overnight Center
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Gather around the campfire to celebrate the end of the school year with your friends! Scouts will first make their own nature journals and explore the nearby prairie to discover native wildflowers. Then we’ll learn how to build a fire and meet around it to tell stories and jokes and make some delicious campfire treats! Scouts will receive their Camper badge. Registration ends Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Pouring homemade cleanser into a bottle Household Elf
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Protect the planet and keep a green home! Scouts will learn steps to green their cleaning by saving energy and water. Venture out to the Garden to learn about the plants that are especially good at keeping the air in their home pollution free, then plant and take one home. Scouts will make some natural cleaning products to take home too! Girls will receive their Household Elf badge. Registration ends Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Pick a spot to relax and paint a landscape. Discover how to paint your mood. Learn different ways to paint including using natural objects such as leaves, seeds and pine cones. Finally, create a mural depicting the work of the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe! Scouts will receive their Painting badge. Registration ends Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl's hand on leaves Gardener Badge
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    What better location to earn your Gardener badge than at the Missouri Botanical Garden! Have fun touring some of our most interesting gardens while learning about growing methods and techniques used. Scouts will also learn how to garden in a sustainable way. Scouts will design their own garden based on what they learned. Conduct experiments to learn about growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Scouts will receive their Gardener badge. Registration ends Thursday, June 11 at 5 p.m. Register


    Climatron at night Night Owl
    For Girl Scout Cadettes
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8–10 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Explore the Garden at night! Tour the grounds to discover the beauty and mystery of our nocturnal animals. Play fun games and conduct experiments to learn how they've adapted to their nighttime environment. We’ll also examine the night sky and learn about constellation legends. Pot a plant that changes in the evening hours! Girls will receive their Night Owl badge. Registration ends Tuesday, July 7 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scout Letterboxing
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Go on a treasure-hunting adventure with us! Make your own stamp and learn how to follow clues. Afterwards, venture outside to discover letterboxes hidden throughout the Garden. Create your own letterbox to take home and hide! Scouts will receive their Letterboxer badge. Registration ends Monday, July 20 at 5 p.m. Register


    Selection of tomatoes and herbs Geocacher
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the grounds! Scouts will learn how to use a GPS unit, make a trade item, get their very own “Travel Bug” and explore the Reserve for hidden caches. Scouts will receive their Geocacher badge. Registration ends Monday, August 10 at 5 p.m. Register


    Selection of tomatoes and herbs Locavore
    For Girl Scout Seniors
    Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
     
    Fee: $15/public; $12/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Join us in the kitchen to learn how to eat local! We’ll discuss the importance of being a “locavore” and where you can find local, healthful foods. Then spend the rest of the program cooking up delicious dishes prepared with local ingredients! Girls will earn their Locavore Badge. Registration ends Friday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Register


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Cub scout making bird feeder Birds
    For Cub Scout Wolves
    Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR 
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Go on a bird hunt! Scouts will discover ten different birds as they search for them with binoculars and put out nesting material for those they find. Scouts will also make a bird feeder and bird house out of recycled materials to take home to their backyard friends. Help the birds by participating in a great citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology! This program completes requirements a, b, d, e and f towards Wolf Arrowpoint Trail Elective 13: Birds. Registration ends Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scout holding his catapult Engineer Badge
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; there must be one adult present for every two scouts.
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn what it takes to be a skilled engineer! Scouts will explore green home design and then design their own. Investigate how your homes are powered and participate in a fun demonstration to learn how electricity gets there. Use your new found knowledge to build your own catapult and learn how to use a simple machine in a fun and friendly competition! This program completes requirements 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9 towards the Webelos Engineer Activity Badge. Registration ends Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. Register


    Cub scouts examining tree cookies Forester
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden 

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn about the important work of a Forester. Discover how to identify native plants and trees and use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. We will also discuss the effects of forest fires. Draw and learn about tree cookies and the science behind dendrochronology. Play a game to discover how trees survive in a forest! This program completes requirements 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 towards the Webelos Forester Activity Badge—boys will receive their pin. Registration ends Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Register


    Cub scouts examining tree cookies Forester
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden 

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn about the important work of a Forester. Discover how to identify native plants and trees and use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. We will also discuss the effects of forest fires. Draw and learn about tree cookies and the science behind dendrochronology. Play a game to discover how trees survive in a forest! This program completes requirements 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 towards the Webelos Forester Activity Badge—boys will receive their pin. Registration ends Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. Register