Scouts can participate in fun, outdoor, educational activities all year long. Programs take place throughout the Chicago Botanic Garden, enabling Scouts to explore different environments. Scouts will participate in a wide range of challenging activities designed to help them advance through scouting levels. Hands-on activities range from seed planting to native habitat walks to insect exploration and more!
Scouts can work towards earning their badges Monday through Friday after school and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. year round.
Scout Seasonal Workshops are a great opportunity for both Girl and Boy Scouts to work together and learn about the environment. All participants earn a Chicago Botanic Garden patch.
Come and pitch your tents in our Outdoor Classroom for a low-stress camping experience—with flush toilets and running water! Enjoy nature games and activities, go for a night hike, and cook s'mores. Three Saturday night campouts are scheduled each fall and spring. Campouts fill quickly so book yours early!