Scout Badge Workshops

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

Workshops are listed in chronological order. Jump to badge workshops for:


Pricing:
  • Pricing varies, please view the workshops below for the associated fee.
    • Chaperone ratio: 1 chaperone is required per each scout and is included in the fee listed.
    • Programs often include the badge or award associated with that program, if applicable.
    Scheduling and Registration:
    • Register online by using the link provided with each individual workshop description.
    • Scouts MUST pre-register.
    • New badge workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis, so check back for new offerings often! Registration for January–May 2017 workshops opens November 2, 2016. 
    • 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

    Girl scout with her terrarium ECO Gift Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
    (4651 Shaw Blvd.)
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Give the gift of green! Scouts will learn the environmental benefits of making gifts from recycled materials. Learn how to make plant dyes and revamp old jewelry. Examples of gifts may include earth friendly cleaning products, ornaments, bath products and more! Registration begins Wednesday, November 2.


    Girl climbing Rock Climbing in Southern Illinois with Vertical Voyages
    For Scouts grades 4 and up
    Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (estimated end time)
    Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goreville, Illinois
    Fee per scout: $65/public; $51/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Vertical Voyages, a local tree and rock climbing company, will teach scouts how to safely rock climb at beautiful Ferne Clyffe State Park in Southern Illinois. Vertical Voyages will provide all necessary materials for climbing outside. They will set up ropes on a variety of routes for scouts and will also set up a rappelling station to teach those who want to learn how to rappel. Each scout will receive a patch to take home. Join us for a fun morning of adventure! Instructors from Vertical Voyages are certified through the Global Organization of Tree Climbers and American Mountain Guides Association. Registration begins Wednesday, November 2.


    Girl scout crossing stream Geocacher
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9–11:30 a.m. OR
    1–3:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $12/public, $10/member, price includes one required chaperone
    Cost includes Geocacher badge

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the trails! 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 also receive their Geocacher badge. Registration begins Wednesday, November 2.


    Scout Letterboxer
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Friday, April 14, 2017, 5–7 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public, $10/member, price includes one required chaperone
    Cost includes Letterboxer badge

    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 begins Wednesday, November 2.


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Cub scout making a bird feeder ECO Gift Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
    (4651 Shaw Blvd.)
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Give the gift of green! Scouts will learn the environmental benefits of making gifts from recycled materials. Learn how to make plant dyes and revamp old jewelry. Examples of gifts may include earth friendly cleaning products, ornaments, beauty products and more! Registration begins Wednesday, November 2.


    Boy climbing Rock Climbing in Southern Illinois with Vertical Voyages
    For Scouts grades 4 and up
    Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (estimated end time)
    Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goreville, Illinois
    Fee per scout: $65/public; $51/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Vertical Voyages, a local tree and rock climbing company, will teach scouts how to safely rock climb at beautiful Ferne Clyffe State Park in Southern Illinois. Vertical Voyages will provide all necessary materials for climbing outside. They will set up ropes on a variety of routes for scouts and will also set up a rappelling station to teach those who want to learn how to rappel. Each scout will receive a patch to take home. Join us for a fun morning of adventure! Instructors from Vertical Voyages are certified through the Global Organization of Tree Climbers and American Mountain Guides Association. Registration begins Wednesday, November 2.