Scout Overnights at the Missouri Botanical Garden
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DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to spend the night at the most beautiful place in the city! Spend a fun-filled evening becoming a botanist while dissecting flowers, going on a flashlight tour of the tropical Climatron and playing in the Children's Garden all night. Scouts will sleep in the Brookings Exploration Center, right beside the exhibits. Participants also have the option of sleeping outside in our enchanting gardens, listening for owls and other evening nature sounds. This is a unique opportunity for scouts to work toward badge requirements while having the Garden to yourself! Scouts will also receive a one-of-a-kind souvenir patch for participating, too.

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Garden overnight patchMay 26–27, 2017
7 p.m Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday
Girl Scout Brownies
Badge work: Letterboxer and Senses

Registration ends Monday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m.


October 14–15, 2017
Girl Scout Juniors
Badge work: Gardener and Flowers

Registration opens August 29, 2017

October 21–22, 2017
Girl Scout Brownies
Badge work: Letterboxer and Senses

Registration opens September 6, 2017

Cost: $39/scout, $19/chaperone
One chaperone per five scouts is required

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 when registration opens for a program. You may not pay over the phone. 
  • Each scout and adult is required to complete a Participant Agreement; please do not bring your Participant Agreements to the main campus. Scout and adult Participant Agreements must be mailed in to be received by the Scout Instructor at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Those who do not submit these forms will not be able to participate.

Please mail your Participant Agreements to:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Education/Scout Programs
P.O. Box 299
Saint Louis, MO 63166

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.


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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 6357 or if you have questions.