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

    Girl potting a plant Clover’s Petal
    For Girl Scout Daisies
    Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10–11:30 a.m. OR
    1:30–3 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 Saturday, February 13 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    Girl scout painting Painting Badge
    For Girl Scout Brownies
    Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1:30–3:30 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 Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m.
    Register for afternoon session


    Girl scout crossing stream Geocacher
    For Girl Scout Juniors
    Saturday, April 23, 2016, 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

    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 Saturday, April 16 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


     

    Badge Workshops for Cub Scouts

    Bird in Climatron Fur, Feathers and Ferns
    For Cub Scout Bears
    Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden

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

    Take a scientific discovery walk with us! We'll employ methods used by Naturalists to search for the animals that inhabit our beautiful sites. Visit the Climatron to observe our unique tropical birds. Search for wiggly worms in our vermicompost bin and plant a veggie to take home! This program meets all the requirements for the Bear Adventure Fur, Feathers and Ferns. Registration ends Saturday, February 6 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    Scout holding his catapult Engineer
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    At Missouri Botanical Garden
    Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; price includes one required chaperone

    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. Discover the fascinating new technologies of renewable energy engineering and build a pizza box solar oven with your group! This program completes requirements 2–4 of the Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Engineer. This program goes towards completing the Dr. Charles H. Townsend Supernova Award for Webelos and the "Swing" Nova Award for Webelos. Registration ends Saturday, February 27 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session


    English Woodland Garden Into the Woods
    For Cub Scout Webelos
    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10 a.m.–noon OR 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 Saturday, April 30 at 5 p.m.
    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session