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, as these programs are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best possible experience for your scouts. Please make arrangements for them to enjoy the Garden or Reserve 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 flannel hand warmers, bath products and plant-dyed napkins! Sign up for this program and receive $3 reduced admission to the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show. Registration closes December 7 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session
     

    GPS unit and cache Geocacher
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts ages 10 and up
    Friday, January 13, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the trails for caches! Scouts will learn how to use a GPS unit, make a trade item and explore the Reserve for hidden caches. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes January 4 at 5 p.m. Register


    Collecting the syrup from the trees Maple Syrup
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts ages 10 and up
    Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Come find out how real maple syrup gets from the tree to your table! Scouts will also learn about the water cycle, photosynthesis and how to identify trees during the winter months. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 3 at 5 p.m. Register


    Insect hotel Insect Hotel
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts ages 10 and up
    Friday, February 17, 2017, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Insect hotels provide homes for your backyard’s helpful insects like pollinators and those that control pests. Scouts will learn all about insect hibernation and how to construct a hotel for their backyard critters. They will then make a structure to take home! Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Loose tea and a cup of tea Tea and Flower Arranging
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Friday, February 24, 2017, 6–8 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Beat the winter blues with some warm tea and bright flowers during this cozy workshop. Scouts will learn about how tea is produced and will taste several different types of hot tea. They will also learn the basics of flower arranging and create a beautiful bouquet to take home. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 16 at 5 p.m. Register


    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 closes March 9 at 5 p.m. Register


    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 closes March 31 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    Scout Letterboxer
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Wednesday, April 12, 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 closes on April 4 at 5 p.m. Register


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Cub scout making a bird feeder ECO Gift Workshop
    For Cub Scouts and Girl 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 flannel hand warmers, bath products and plant-dyed napkins! Sign up for this program and receive $3 reduced admission to the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show. Registration closes December 7 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    GPS unit and cache Geocacher
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 10 and up
    Friday, January 13, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the trails for caches! Scouts will learn how to use a GPS unit, make a trade item and explore the Reserve for hidden caches. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes January 4 at 5 p.m. Register


    Collecting the syrup from the trees Maple Syrup
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 10 and up
    Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Come find out how real maple syrup gets from the tree to your table! Scouts will also learn about the water cycle, photosynthesis and how to identify trees during the winter months. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 3 at 5 p.m. Register


    Insect hotel Insect Hotel
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 10 and up
    Friday, February 17, 2017, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Insect hotels provide homes for your backyard’s helpful insects like pollinators and those that control pests. Scouts will learn all about insect hibernation and how to construct a hotel for their backyard critters. They will then make a structure to take home! Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Loose tea and a cup of tea Tea and Flower Arranging
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts at all levels
    Friday, February 24, 2017, 6–8 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Beat the winter blues with some warm tea and bright flowers during this cozy workshop. Scouts will learn about how tea is produced and will taste several different types of hot tea. They will also learn the basics of flower arranging and create a beautiful bouquet to take home. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes February 16 at 5 p.m. Register


    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 closes March 9 at 5 p.m. Register


    Save the Date!
    Scout Night at the Garden
    April 14, 2017, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Bring your scouts to the Garden after hours! We'll have activities throughout the Garden and the Children's Garden will be open for play. Details coming this spring.