Scout Programs
Welcome Scouts!

We offer a variety of fun, nature-based experiences for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts including Journey, badge and patch programs, merit badge skill centers, special events, sleepovers and outreach programs.

A range of programs are offered year-round and designed specifically with scouts in mind. Explore and discover with us!

Scout Programs

  Brownies in waterlily greenhouse
At the Missouri Botanical Garden
Discover the wonders of plants and nature at the Missouri Botanical Garden!
Scout Workshops
Scout Night at the Garden
  Cub Scouts investigate a plant in the Japanese Garden
At Shaw Nature Reserve
Experience the natural world at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO!
Cabin Rentals for Scout Groups Scout Day at Shaw Nature Reserve
  Brownie drawing a ladybug
At the Butterfly House
Explore the world of insects with us at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri! 
Programs for Girl Scout Troops
Programs for Cub Scout Packs/Dens
Girl Scout Night at the Butterfly House
  Boy scouts planting
Merit Badge Skill Centers
Our one-day skill centers are designed for scouts to work on merit badges with Garden professionals.
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American Heritage Girls

We now offer programming to American Heritage Girls! Bring your troop to the Garden or Shaw Nature Reserve, or we can come to you. Learn more

Tales and Trails


This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors!
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