Scout Badge Workshops

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.


    Kayaker Kayaking with the Alpine Shop
    For scouts ages 10 and up
    Saturday, September 2, 2017, 10 a.m.–noon
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $62/public; $50/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Go on an adventure at Shaw Nature Reserve! Explore Wolf Run Lake and learn about pond 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 your time paddling around the lake! We’ll provide a snack mid-morning. Scouts will receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes August 30 at 5 p.m. Register


    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 closes September 27 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    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 ends September 27 at 5 p.m. Register


    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 closes September 27 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl smelling flowers Medicinal Plants
    For all scouts
    Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    Join us for a hands-on workshop designed to introduce Scouts to the world of plants and their vast array of uses. Learn how plants can be used in first aid, salves, tinctures and in survival situations. Tour the Sensory Garden to learn what medicinal plants grow there. Scouts will make and take home their own salve! Scouts will receive a Missouri Botanical Garden patch. Registration closes Ocotober 25 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout with her terrarium ECO Gift Workshop
    For all scouts
    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 ends November 29.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session

    Cub scout making a bird feeder ECO Gift Workshop
    For all scouts
    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 ends Wednesday, December 6 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session