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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: Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:45 – 3 p.m.
$14 per child

Join fellow Scouts at the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate Valentine's Day. Scouts will make recycled Valentines and check out the tree that provides cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate!

Scout Seasonal Workshop: Earth Day
Saturday, April 30, 2016
12:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$14 per child, (Grades K-5)

Celebrate Earth Day with hands-on activities! Scouts will discover signs of spring around the Garden and save resources by reusing items to make art inspired by their beautiful surroundings. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate outdoor footwear as the Scouts will be outside for part of the workshop. Adults should plan to stay with their Scouts for the duration of the program. At least one adult chaperone for every five Scouts is required.

Scout Late Night: Whooooooo’s Out There?
Saturday, May 14, 2016
6 – 8:30 p.m.
$18 per child, (Grades K-5)

Join us for a late night at the Garden with fellow Scouts where we will learn about nocturnal creatures at the Garden, dissect an owl pellet, take a tram ride and enjoy a campfire with s’mores. Come as a group or an individual scout. The Garden welcomes Girl and Boy Scouts as well as other youth groups.  Adults should plan to stay with their group for the duration of the program. If you are a leader registering a group, at least one adult chaperone for every five Scouts is required. Parking and a Chicago Botanic Garden activity patch are included. There is no charge for adults.

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.