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Scout Programs

Scout Programs

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!

Scout badge workshops will be held in the new Regenstein Learning Campus and are available to book on weekdays after school beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Saturday availability for badge workshops begins on October 15, 2016. Book your Scout group’s badge workshop today by calling (847) 835-8239.

CUB Scout Programs
(Revised to meet 2016 BSA standards!)

Girls' Science programs

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.

Seasonal Workshops

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!

Boy Scouts' Railroading Merit Badge