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 at MBG or SNR 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.

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!
    • 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.


    Boardwalk in wetlands at Shaw Nature Reserve Summer Night Hike
    For all scouts
    Friday, July 7, 2017, 8:30–10 p.m. 
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $8/public; $6.50/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Experience the beauty of Shaw Nature Reserve at night! We will use our senses to discover the sights, smells and sounds of the prairie and wetlands in the evening hours. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes June 27 at 5 p.m. Register

    Award work covered:

    • Junior: Camper badge – #4, 5
    • Cadette: Night Owl badge – #1, 2, 4, 5
    • Tiger: Jungle Adventure – #1–3
    • Wolf: Paws on the Path Adventure – #1, 2, 5, 6
    • Bear: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure – #1, 2, 4

    Scouts at campfire Back to School Campfire
    For all scouts
    Friday, August 11, 2017, 8–10 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Overnight Center
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Gather around the campfire to celebrate the end of the summer 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 also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes August 1 at 5 p.m. Register

    Award work covered:

    • Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer badge – #1, 3, 4
    • Junior: Camper badge – all requirements
    • Cadette: Night Owl badge – #1, 2, 5
    • Wolf: Call of the Wild adventure – #1, 3c
    • Bear: Necessities adventure – #1–3
    • Webelo: Outdoorsman adventure – #1, 2

    GPS unit and cache Geocacher
    For scouts ages 10 and up
    Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9–11:30 a.m. OR
    1–3:30 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. For Scouts ages 10 and up. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration opens July 19.


    Trail in autumn Fall Colors Hike
    For all scouts
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 a.m.–noon
    At Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $8/public; $6.50/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Join us on a colorful hike in Shaw Nature Reserve's beautiful forests. We'll take in the fall foliage, learn about the changes the new season brings and skip rocks along the Meramec River. Afterwards we'll paint pumpkins and enjoy some hot chocolate! Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration opens July 19.


    Girl walking through autumn prairie Collecting and Saving Seeds
    For all scouts
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $8/public; $6.50/member; price includes one required chaperone

    This hands-on workshop will teach scouts about flower anatomy and how to recognize several species of prairie plant. Scouts will also learn the medicinal uses of these plants. Afterwards, head to the prairie to collect some seeds! Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration opens July 19.


    Girl scout with her terrarium ECO Gift Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Give the gift of green! Learn why it’s important to reuse and how to create unique gifts from used materials. Scouts will spend most of the program making creative crafts to take home and give to loved ones! Registration opens July 19.


    Cub scout making a bird feeder ECO Gift Workshop
    For Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Give the gift of green! Learn why it’s important to reuse and how to create unique gifts from used materials. Scouts will spend most of the program making creative crafts to take home and give to loved ones! Registration opens July 19.