Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos are welcome to register for custom badge workshops at the Chicago Botanic Garden. All participants will earn a Chicago Botanic Garden patch!
Book a badge workshop between February 15 and March 16 and your Scouts will visit the Orchid Show during their program.
Let's Go Outdoors
Go on a nature hike and explore the great outdoors at Chicago Botanic Garden! Activities may include planting seeds, making a birdfeeder, and discovering leaves and trees.
Feed the Birds
Birds and other animals need to eat food every day just like you do. Activities may include making bird feeders, bird watching, and creating a bird identification worksheet. This program is peanut-free.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn about what you can recycle in your community and how you can recycle at home. Activities may include separating recycling and making a project from reused materials.
Discover some of the wildlife that inhabits the skies at the Garden. Activities may include creating a bird identification list, making a bird feeder, and observing birds in their natural habitats. This is a peanut-free program.
Learn how scientists at the Garden make plants grow year-round and discover what surprises the greenhouses hold. Activities may include dissecting seeds, planting a tropical plant of your own, and visiting the greenhouses.
Water and Soil Conservation
Perform scientific experiments to learn what soil is made of and why it is so important. Activities may include experiments on soil composition, nutrients and permeability.
Naturalists are scientists who study plants, animals and their relationships to their environments. Activities may include making tree identification cards, a local track guide, and seed dissection.
Sharing Your World with Wildlife
Learn what types of animals are common in the Midwest and how you can help protect their habitats. Activities may include bird watching, a discussion on extinction, and making a bird feeder. This is a peanut-free program.
Forester (FALL ONLY)
Webelos will complete all the requirements for the Forester badge during this two-hour workshop. Activities will include a discussion of the layers of the forest and learning to identify common trees.
Webelos will complete all the requirements for the Naturalist badge during this two-hour workshop. Activities will include making a terrarium, identifying common poisonous plants, and discovering some of the members of the wetland food chain.