Scout Badge Workshops
Badge Workshop Discount:

Leaders that book a Girl Scout Troop program or Cub Scout Pack or Den program for June, July, August or September will receive a 25 percent discount on one Badge Workshop (good for multiple scouts in the troop, pack or den).


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

    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


    Lonicera mackii Honeysuckle Sweep Scout Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts ages 10 and up
    Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1–4 p.m. 
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $5/person; price includes one required chaperone

    Shaw Nature Reserve Ecological Restoration Specialist Mike Saxton will teach Scouts all about the invasive Bush Honeysuckle plant, including its effects on our landscape and how to effectively remove it. Scouts will get the opportunity to be active and remove some plants from the Reserve, too. A light meal will be served afterwards. This is a great workshop for any older Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop interested in starting a meaningful service project! Registration ends March 13 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

    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


    Lonicera mackii Honeysuckle Sweep Scout Workshop
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 10 and up
    Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1–4 p.m. 
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $5/person; price includes one required chaperone

    Shaw Nature Reserve Ecological Restoration Specialist Mike Saxton will teach Scouts all about the invasive Bush Honeysuckle plant, including its effects on our landscape and how to effectively remove it. Scouts will get the opportunity to be active and remove some plants from the Reserve, too. A light meal will be served afterwards. This is a great workshop for any older Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop interested in starting a meaningful service project! Registration ends March 13 at 5 p.m. Register



    Girl Scout Daisies investige aquatic plants in Climatron

    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. Learn more