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:
  • 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!
  • Want to schedule a private program for your Troop or Den? Please contact scoutprograms@mobot.org or (314) 577-9473 x 76357.

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 76357.


Girl potting Daisy Flower Garden Journey (It’s Your World, Change It!) Watering Can Award
For Daisy Girl Scouts
Friday, November 1, 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

Scouts will learn all about how plants our essential to our everyday lives! Scouts will also learn how plants turn into their food (plant snack provided) and will examine a worm composting bin to find out how worms will help their plants grow. Girls earn their Watering Can Award as they plant and learn to care for their own, tiny fairy garden! Registration ends October 25 at 5 p.m.

REGISTER

Brownie painting Painting Badge
For Girl Scout Brownies
Friday, November 8, 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

Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Learn how to paint a landscape and the different colors and shapes of your mood. Enjoy painting with different nature items like acorns, leaves and cones. Come to know famous flower artist Georgia O’Keefe, and how she impacted the art world. Meets all requirements for the Painting badge. Registration ends November 1 at 5 p.m.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

Woods Trees Badge
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.

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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.

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Homemade cleaners Household Elf Badge
For Girl Scout Brownies
Friday, January 10, 2020, 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

What better place to learn about sustainability and conservation of the Earth’s resources than at the EarthWays Center! Make your own green cleaner, air freshener and tee shirt bag to take home. Scouts will also perform experiments to learn how our waterways become polluted, and learn about ways to use less energy at home. Hot chocolate and a light snack will be provided. Registration ends January 3 at 5 p.m.

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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. Registration ends January 10 at 5 p.m.

Group will meet at Ridgway Visitor's Center before walking to Kemper Center.

REGISTER

Scout with clipboard Letterboxer Badge
For Girl Scout Brownies
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 a.m.–noon
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member
(1 chaperone per 5 scouts required)

Go on a treasure-hunting adventure with us! Enjoy some hot chocolate while you make your own unique stamp and notebook, then practice following number code clues. Then venture outside to use your new skills to discover letterboxes hidden throughout the Garden! This program completes requirements 1–4 of the Girl Scout Brownie Letterboxer badge. Registration opens November 1.


Brownie painting Painting Badge
For Girl Scout Brownies
Friday, March 13, 2020, 5–7 p.m.
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member
 (1 chaperone per 5 scouts required)

Use a paintbrush to bring your imagination to life! Learn how to paint a landscape and the different colors and shapes of your mood. Enjoy painting with different nature items like acorns, leaves and cones. Come to know famous flower artist Georgia O’Keefe, and how she impacted the art world. Meets all requirements for the Painting badge. Registration opens November 1.


Girl potting Daisy Flower Garden Journey (It’s Your World, Change It!) Watering Can Award
For Girl Scout Daisies
Friday, March 27, 2020, 5–7 p.m.
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member
 (1 chaperone per 5 scouts required)

Scouts will learn all about how plants our essential to our everyday lives! Scouts will also learn how plants turn into their food (plant snack provided) and will examine a worm composting bin to find out how worms will help their plants grow. Girls earn their Watering Can Award as they plant and learn to care for their own, tiny fairy garden! Registration opens November 1.


Girls in sensory garden Gardener Badge
For Girl Scout Juniors
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 5–7 p.m.
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member
 (1 chaperone per 5 scouts required)

What better location to earn your Gardener badge than at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the top three botanical gardens in the world! Tour the Garden on a fun-filled photo scavenger hunt and discover our unique International gardens. Learn more about sustainable growing methods and different techniques you can use at home. Design your own garden based on what you learned! Conduct experiments to learn about growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Meets all requirements for Girl Scout Gardener badge. Registration opens November 1.


Girl smelling flowers Flowers Badge
For Girl Scout Juniors
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 5–7 p.m.
Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member
 (1 chaperone per 5 scouts required)

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 opens November 1.