Scout Overnights at the Missouri Botanical Garden

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to spend the night at the most beautiful place in the city! Spend a fun-filled evening working on badge requirements with Garden staff. Activities may include dissecting flowers, going on a flashlight tour of the tropical Climatron, planting herbs, letterboxing by flashlight, and making tea from flowers! Scouts also get the opportunity to have the Children's Garden all to themselves! Scouts will sleep in the Brookings Exploration Center, right beside the exhibits.  Scouts will also receive a one-of-a-kind souvenir patch for participating, too.

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Garden overnight patch

May 11–12, 2019
Girl Scout Juniors
Badge work: Flowers and Gardeners

Registration opened March 27, 2019 and closed April 26, 2019

June 29–30, 2019
Girl Scout Brownies
Badge work: Senses and Letterboxer

Registration opened May 15, 2019 and closed June 14, 2019

October 26–27, 2019
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors
Badge work: Senses and Flowers

Registration opened September 18, 2019 and closed October 11, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday to 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Cost: $39/scout, $19/chaperone
One chaperone per five scouts is required, but groups may register as many as they would like. 

Can’t make any of these dates? Check out our Overnights at the Shaw Nature Reserve or schedule an overnight experience of your own creation at Shaw Nature Reserve's Dana Brown Overnight Center.



  • Registration is required and is online only. A registration link will appear the day registration opens around 9 a.m. You may not pay over the phone.
  • To register, you will need the first name of each scout and chaperone and any severe food allergies that overnight staff should be aware of.
  • You may not edit your registration in any way after the registration end date.
  • Each scout and adult is required to complete a Participant Agreement. Please bring these forms with you to check in. Those who do not submit these forms will not be able to participate.
    Download a Scout Participant Agreement
    Download an Adult Participant Agreement

Note: The age range for scout groups is determined by the designations set by the appropriate councils. In the interest of consistency, we are unable to make exceptions for children outside of the levels specified.


Overnight Details


Cancellation Policy

For Scout Overnight refunds, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations less than two weeks in advance or for missed programs. If the Missouri Botanical Garden must cancel a Scout Overnight, you will be notified and receive a full refund.



Please contact the Scout Instructor at (314) 577-9473 x 76312 or if you have questions.