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.

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.


    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.

    The morning session is full and will no longer be accepting registrations.
    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


    Boardwalk in wetlands at Shaw Nature Reserve Summer Night Hike
    For all scouts
    Friday, June 16, 2017, 8:30–10 p.m. 
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $8/public; $6/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 6 at 5 p.m. Register


    Boardwalk in wetlands at Shaw Nature Reserve Summer Night Hike
    For all scouts
    Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:30–10 p.m. 
    at Shaw Nature Reserve

    Fee per scout: $8/public; $6/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


    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


    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 15.


    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/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 15.


    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/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 15.



    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