Scout Workshops at the Garden

Girl Scout crossing streamScout Workshops are a great opportunity for scouts to explore the wonders of nature!

Workshops are listed in chronological order.

  • Pricing per scout varies; please view the workshops below for the associated fee.
  • 1 chaperone per 5 Scouts is required, and is free with scout registration. Additional chaperones must pay the scout fee for that particular workshop.
  • Workshops held on Saturdays at the Garden include a free trip to the Children’s Garden BEFORE your program for all registered participants (open April through October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Siblings are not permitted, as these programs are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best possible experience for your scouts.
  • Each participating scout will receive a patch!
Scheduling and Registration:
  • Scouts and chaperones MUST pre-register
  • Register online by using the link provided with each individual workshop description. Payment is due by credit card at the time of registration.
  • When registering a large troop or den, memberships only apply to scouts within that family of that member. Groups must pay the public price for the remainder of the scouts.
  • Registration closes one week prior to the event, unless otherwise noted.
  • New badge workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis, so check back often for new offerings!

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need further assistance, contact the Scout Programs Instructor at or (314) 577-9473 x 76312.

Girl smelling flowers Flowers Badge
For Girl Scout Juniors
Friday, November 15, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
At Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at 4651 Shaw Blvd. (NOT the main Garden campus)
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member

Learn the wonders of a flower and uncover the science behind them by dissecting one yourself! Be an ethnobotanist as you learn about the traditional and medicinal uses of flowers. Create a meaningful flower bouquet to take home to a loved one. Scouts will also plant a flower fit for a medicinal garden! Meets all requirements for Flowers badge. Registration ends November 8 at 5 p.m.

Woods Trees Badge- FULL!
For Girl Scout Cadettes
Friday, November 22, 2019, 6–7:30 p.m.
At Commerce Bank Center for Science Education at 4651 Shaw Blvd. (NOT the main Garden campus)
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member

Get ready to know trees! Learn how to identify common Missouri trees their uses to people and wildlife. Discover Missouri’s history of deforestation and the effects of logging, clear-cutting, and what you can do to help trees thrive for the benefit of future generations. Scouts will also get to learn how maple syrup is made at Shaw Nature Reserve, and sample some real maple syrup on waffles! Meets requirements 1–4 of the Trees badge. Registration ends November 15 at 5 p.m

Brownie with eco gift Eco Gifts
For all scouts
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9–11 a.m.
Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member

Give the gift of green! Learn why it’s important to reuse and how to create unique gifts from used materials. Scouts and chaperones will spend most of the program making creative crafts to take home and give to loved ones! Girl Scout requirements covered:
  • Daisy Clover's Petal: 2 and 3
  • Brownie Household Elf: 3–5
  • Junior Jeweler: 3 and 5
  • Cadette Bookbinding: 3–5
 Registration ends December 6 at 5 p.m.


Fresh veggies Simple Meals Badge
For Girl Scout Juniors
Friday, January 17, 2020, 6–8 p.m.
At Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center for Home Gardening
Fee per scout: $15/public; $12/member

Join us in the Kemper Center kitchen for a warm evening of friends, cooking and feasting! We will discuss plants as food and use locally-sourced ingredients to whip up some delicious dishes. Find your way around a kitchen while learning proper safety techniques like knife skills. Learn how to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! We promise you will not go home hungry. Group will meet at Ridgway Visitor's Center before walking to Kemper Center.