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Scout Seasonal Workshops

Scout Workshops

Scout Seasonal Workshops are a fun way for Scouts to meet new people and experience nature's changes. At each workshop, students in small groups rotate through various hands-on learning stations, create take-home projects and enjoy the Garden. Individuals and groups are welcome to sign up.


Scout Seasonal Workshop: Winter Wonders
Saturday, December 10, 2016
12:45 – 3 p.m.
$15 per child

Scouts can discover the magic of nature in winter through hands-on activities that combine art and science. They’ll take a winter wildlife hike through the Garden and make a fragrant evergreen swag, a snowflake catcher, and a beeswax candle.

Scout Seasonal Workshop: Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:45 – 3 p.m.
$15 per child

Join fellow Scouts at the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Scouts will make recycled valentines and learn about the plants that help us to make candy.

Scout Seasonal Workshop: Earth Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12:45 – 3 p.m.
$15 per child

Scouts will decorate picture frames with recycled materials, take home an indoor plant and make a project to help local wildlife. Please dress for the weather, Scouts will enjoy a tram ride (weather permitting). Parking is included for all drivers and Scouts will receive a fun patch for participating.

Parking is included for every registered Scout — this is not a drop-off program; please plan to spend the session with your Scout. If you are a group leader registering multiple children, please be sure to have at least one actively involved adult for every five Scouts and duplicate your confirmation e-mail to serve as a parking pass for drivers.