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 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! Jan-May 2016 workshops will be released in November. 
    • 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

    Daisies discover how rice grows Daisy Flower Garden
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    Scouts tour the garden looking for their Daisy Flower Friends and learn all about how flowers make the world a better place! Examine a worm composting bin and find out how worms will help their plants grow. View the beehive and discover how flowers and bees interact with one another. Girls will work towards their Watering Can Award as they plant and learn to care for their own mini-garden. Registration ends Friday, August 28 at 5 p.m. Register


    Scout Letterboxing
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    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, August 31 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Friday, September 11, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    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 Tuesday, September 1 at 5 p.m. Register


    Climatron at night Night Owl
    For Girl Scout Cadettes
    Friday, September 18, 2015, 8–10 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one required chaperone

    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. Girls will receive their Night Owl badge. Registration ends Tuesday, September 8 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl's hand on leaves Gardener Badge
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    What better location to earn your Gardener badge than at the Missouri Botanical Garden! 2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the U.N. We'll discuss how important healthy soil is for the vitality of your garden and have fun touring some of our most interesting gardens. Learn more about sustainable growing methods and different techniques you can use. Design your own garden based on what you learned! Conduct experiments to learn about growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Meets all requirements for Gardener badge. Registration ends Friday, September 11 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl potting a plant Clover’s Petal
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    Practice using resources wisely at the Garden! Take a tour of our grounds to learn about the interesting ways we preserve resources for future generations. Visit our fruit and vegetable gardens to find out what we do with our harvest. Scouts will make a fun craft out of recycled materials and pot a beneficial plant to take home. Meets the requirements for the Clover Petal. Registration ends Friday, October 23 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scouts working together at program Get Moving: Energized
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    at Missouri Botanical Garden 

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

    Explore your carbon footprint. Investigate how energy is used in homes and schools and learn about how to reduce waste and use less in your daily routine. Have fun making jewelry from old tee shirts! Design your own green home. Find out what the Garden is doing to be more sustainable in a tour of our green technology. Pot a plant that will improve the air quality in your home! Registration ends Wednesday, November 11 at 5 p.m. Register


    Girl scout with her terrarium ECO Gift Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 12, 2015, 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! Scouts will learn the environmental benefits of making gifts from recycled materials. Learn how to make plant dyes and revamp old jewelry. Examples of gifts may include earth friendly cleaning products, ornaments, beauty products and more! Registration ends Wednesday, December 2 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Cub scouts learning about native trees Backyard Jungle
    For Cub Scout Tigers
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Come explore our brilliant Garden, right in St. Louis' backyard! We’ll get out our magnifying glasses to look for creepy crawlies and other fascinating living things that call the Garden home. Learn more about the birds that live in your backyard and build them a house to live in. Plant a flower to take home that will make your backyard the place to be for your neighborhood’s creatures! This program completes all requirements for the Tiger Adventure Backyard Jungle. Registration ends Friday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Register


    English Woodland Garden Into the Woods
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    Our Garden contains almost 5,000 trees! Discover how to identify Missouri's native trees as well as plants. Use this skill on a hike to find wild edibles. Scouts will also examine tree cookies and learn the science behind dendrochronology, the study of growth rings in trees. Visit the Climatron to learn about the importance of some of our exotic trees as well! This program completes requirements 1–4, 6 and 7 of the AOL/Webelos Elective Adventure Into the Woods. This program goes towards completing the Dr. Charles H. Townsend Supernova Award for Webelos. Registration ends Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m. Register


    Carniverous plant Grow Something!
    For Cub Scout Wolves
    Friday, November 13, 2015, 4:30–6 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    Discover the wild world of plants! Take a tour through our conservatories to learn about the dangerous ones, the ones that can move, and about the ones that defend themselves! Scouts will also learn how to plan their own garden, and will create their own terrarium to start their journey into gardening. Meets all requirements for the Wolf Elective Adventure Grow Something. Registration ends Tuesday, November 3 at 5 p.m. Register


    Cub scout making a bird feeder ECO Gift Workshop
    For Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts at all levels
    Saturday, December 12, 2015, 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! Scouts will learn the environmental benefits of making gifts from recycled materials. Learn how to make plant dyes and revamp old jewelry. Examples of gifts may include earth friendly cleaning products, ornaments, beauty products and more! Registration ends Wednesday, December 2 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session

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