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 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! Jan-May 2016 workshops will be released in November. 
    • 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 or (314) 577-9473 x 6357.

    Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts

    Girl scouts on gravel bar at Shaw Nature Reserve Adventurer
    For Girl Scouts Seniors
    Saturday, July 16, 2016,
    9 a.m.–noon (please arrive at the Visitor's Center by 8:50 a.m.)
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $48/public; $41/member; price includes one required chaperone (1 per every 2 scouts)

    Go on an adventure at Shaw Nature Reserve! Explore Wolf Run Lake and learn about wetland ecology by inspecting some of its inhabitants close up. Then we’ll head to Pinetum Lake to learn about kayaking from staff at the Alpine Shop. Use your new knowledge to spend the rest of the morning paddling around the lake! We’ll provide a snack mid-morning, as well as the Adventurer badge. Registration ends Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    English Woodland Garden Into the Woods
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Our Garden contains almost 5,000 trees! Discover how to identify Missouri's native trees as well as plants. Use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. Scouts will also examine tree cookies and learn the science behind dendrochronology, the study of growth rings in trees. Visit the Climatron to learn about the importance of some of our exotic trees as well! This program completes requirements 1–4, 6 and 7 of the AOL/Webelos Elective Adventure Into the Woods. This program goes towards completing the Dr. Charles H. Townsend Supernova Award for Webelos. Registration ends Saturday, April 30 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session

    Tales and Trails logo

    This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors! Details for the 2016 program will be available May 12.