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:
  • Pricing varies, please view the workshops below for the associated fee.
    • Chaperone ratio: 1 chaperone per 2 scouts free, additional chaperones must pay Garden admission.
    • Programs often include the badge or award associated with that program, if applicable.
    Scheduling and Registration:
    • REGISTER ONLINE
    • Scouts MUST pre-register.
    • New badge workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis, so check back for new offerings often!
    • 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 scoutprograms@mobot.org or (314) 577-9473 x 6357.

    Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts

    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Pick a spot to relax and paint a landscape. Discover how to paint your mood. Learn different ways to paint including using natural objects such as leaves, seeds and pine cones. Finally, create a mural depicting the work of the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe! Girls will receive their Painting badge. Registration ends Thursday, April 16. Register


    Girl Scouts doing origami A Journey Through the Japanese Garden
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/members; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn of healthy Japanese cuisine as you taste test a variety of foods! Practice the arts of haiku and brush painting. Learn healthy living practices practiced by people in Japan such as tai chi and gardening. Discuss how climate change will affect some of the oldest Japanese Gardens in the world. Meets some requirements for the Journey Connect Key. Registration ends Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scouts at campfire Cracklin’ Campfire
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Overnight Center
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Gather around the campfire to celebrate the end of the school year 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 receive their Camper badge. Registration ends Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Pouring homemade cleanser into a bottle Household Elf
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Protect the planet and keep a green home! Scouts will learn steps to green their cleaning by saving energy and water. Venture out to the Garden to learn about the plants that are especially good at keeping the air in their home pollution free, then plant and take one home. Scouts will make some natural cleaning products to take home too! Girls will receive their Household Elf badge. Registration ends Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Pick a spot to relax and paint a landscape. Discover how to paint your mood. Learn different ways to paint including using natural objects such as leaves, seeds and pine cones. Finally, create a mural depicting the work of the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe! Scouts will receive their Painting badge. Registration ends Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Register


    Climatron at night Night Owl
    For Girl Scout Cadettes
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8–10 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Explore the Garden at night! Tour the grounds to discover the beauty and mystery of our nocturnal animals. Play fun games and conduct experiments to learn how they've adapted to their nighttime environment. We’ll also examine the night sky and learn about constellation legends. Pot a plant that changes in the evening hours! Girls will receive their Night Owl badge. Registration ends Tuesday, July 7 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scout Letterboxing
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    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 ends Monday, July 20 at 5 p.m. Register


    Selection of tomatoes and herbs Geocacher
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the grounds! 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 receive their Geocacher badge. Registration ends Monday, August 10 at 5 p.m. Register


    Selection of tomatoes and herbs Locavore
    For Girl Scout Seniors
    Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
     
    Fee: $15/public; $12/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Join us in the kitchen to learn how to eat local! We’ll discuss the importance of being a “locavore” and where you can find local, healthful foods. Then spend the rest of the program cooking up delicious dishes prepared with local ingredients! Girls will earn their Locavore Badge. Registration ends Friday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Register


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Scout holding his catapult Engineer Badge
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; there must be one adult present for every two scouts.
    There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn what it takes to be a skilled engineer! Scouts will explore green home design and then design their own. Investigate how your homes are powered and participate in a fun demonstration to learn how electricity gets there. Use your new found knowledge to build your own catapult and learn how to use a simple machine in a fun and friendly competition! This program completes requirements 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9 towards the Webelos Engineer Activity Badge. Registration ends Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. Register


    Cub scouts examining tree cookies Forester
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden 

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn about the important work of a Forester. Discover how to identify native plants and trees and use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. We will also discuss the effects of forest fires. Draw and learn about tree cookies and the science behind dendrochronology. Play a game to discover how trees survive in a forest! This program completes requirements 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 towards the Webelos Forester Activity Badge—boys will receive their pin. Registration ends Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Register


    Cub scouts examining tree cookies Forester
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden 

    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

    Learn about the important work of a Forester. Discover how to identify native plants and trees and use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. We will also discuss the effects of forest fires. Draw and learn about tree cookies and the science behind dendrochronology. Play a game to discover how trees survive in a forest! This program completes requirements 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 towards the Webelos Forester Activity Badge—boys will receive their pin. Registration ends Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. Register


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