Scout Overnights
Climatron at night
At Missouri Botanical Garden

September 26–27, 2015
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors

Don’t miss your chance to experience the Missouri Botanical Garden at night! Spend a fun-filled evening enjoying activities based on the wonders of nature and the world around you right here in our own backyard. Overnights are a unique opportunity to work toward badge requirements while having the Garden to yourself! Explore the Children's Garden and discover the fascinating world of the Garden at night. We’ll sleep under the stars. A hot dinner and light breakfast are included. This year's overnight will feature a Letterboxing adventure around the Garden, building flower bouquets, tie-dyeing and more!  

Date/Time: 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 27

Registration: Registration begins Monday, August 3. Registration information will not be accepted prior to this date. All registration materials need to be in to the Scout Instructor no later than Monday, September 7, 2015.

Location: Missouri Botanical Garden

Cost: $45/scout, $30/chaperones. One chaperone per five scouts is required. Full payment and all forms are due at the time of registration. Troops are not considered registered until we have your roster, all health forms and payment. Payment will not be accepted over the phone; all forms must be mailed in. Please do not bring registration materials to the main campus. 

Badge work: Senses & Letterboxer (Brownies), Detective & Flowers (Juniors) 

At Shaw Nature Reserve

Enjoy a weekend at Shaw Nature Reserve! Choose from a variety of activities including water ecology, night hikes, themed crafts, star gazing and a campfire with s’mores and plenty of hot chocolate! Accommodations provided in the Dana Brown Overnight Center’s delightful historic cabins and new shower facilities. Dinner and light breakfast included. Sign up early—space is limited!

Date/Time: 1 p.m. on Saturday to 9 a.m. on Sunday 

Registration: Payment will not be accepted over the phone. You must mail in your group's roster, health forms and payment all at once to be registered. Please do not bring registration materials to the main campus. All registration materials need to be into the Scout Instructor no later than 3 weeks prior to the program date.

Location: Shaw Nature Reserve's Dana Brown Overnight Center

Cost: $35/scout, chaperones free (two chaperones per troop only). Payment is due at the time of registration.

2016 Dates:

February 6–7
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes
Badge work: none
Registration opens December 28, 2015

March 26–27
Cub Scout Wolves and Bears
Badge work: TBD
Registration opens February 15, 2016

May 28–29
Cub Scout Bears and Webelos
Badge work: TBD
Registration opens April 18, 2016

General Information

SleepoverAll overnights are Saturday to Sunday morning with dinner, a snack and breakfast served.

Cost and number of required chaperones varies per program. See the description for each overnight for details. Payment is due at time of registration.

For more information, download our Sleepover Information document which details what to bring, the check in process, sleeping arrangements and more.

For questions, please contact the Scout Programs Instructor at or (314) 577-9473 x 6357.


Are you ready to register your group?

Mail the completed forms with payment to:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Education Division – Scout Sleepover
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO  63166

We must receive the forms and payment at least three weeks prior to your chosen sleepover date. Troops are not considered registered until we have all of this information. 


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.


Cub Scout Night Out

Bring your Cub Scouts to an evening out at Shaw Nature Reserve on July 31, 2015! An optional overnight is available. Learn more