Scouting > Girl Scout Workshops

Help scouts earn some or all of the requirements for a badge or journey. Scouts investigate the nature sanctuary with a naturalist and learn about the fascinating ecology of the forest. All of our scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on explorations!

For private workshops (minimum of 10), contact Naletta Galbraith. Inquire on our website or to scouts@houstonarboretum.org for more details.

 

FALL SCHEDULE: Register via Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Register here
September 13 Junior Flowers: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Junior Flowers: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Brownie Bugs: 1-3 p.m.
October 11 Brownie Hiker: 9-11 a.m.; Cadette Trees: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Brownie Hiker: 1-3 p.m.
November 8 Junior Geocacher 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Junior Geocacher: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Brownie Hiker: 1-3 p.m.
December 13 Brownie Wow: 9-11:30 a.m. Cadette Breathe: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Brownie WOW: 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Daisies Rosie’s Story 1 hour workshop. Girls listen to, discuss, and act out Rosie’s story then take a walk in the Arboretum to practice making the world a better place. Cost: $8 per scout
Clover’s Story 1 hour workshop. Listen to and discuss Clover’s story. Learn about ways to use our resources wisely including things we can recycle. Take a walk in the Arboretum to see some of the ways we recycle. Cost: $8 per scout
Brownies Bugs 2 hour workshop. Is it an insect or not? Explore the world of bugs and discover what makes them interesting. Cost: $15 per scout
WOW Journey 2.5 hour workshop. Girls complete sessions 1, 2, and 3 and earn their Love Water award. Cost: $20 per scout
Hiker 2 hour workshop. Learn to pack for a hike, where to go on a hike, and how to follow trail signs. Then, practice your skills on a hike through the Arboretum! Cost: $15 per scout
Senses 2 hour workshop. Discover what your senses can tell you about your surroundings. Test your senses with fun activities. Cost: $15 per scout
Juniors Flowers 3 hour workshop. Flowers aren’t just beautiful, they are an important part of our ecosystems. Explore flower families in the Arboretum habitats and create flower models to take home. Cost: $20 per scout
Animal Habitats 3 hour workshop. Discover the difference between wild and domesticated animals. Explore the habitats in the Arboretum and see what animals make it their home. Take home a birdfeeder for your backyard. Cost: $20 per scout
Geocacher 3 hour workshop. Learn what geocaching is and how to use a GPS receiver (provided). Then, go on a geocaching adventure here at the Arboretum. Cost: $20 per scout
Cadettes Trees 3 hour workshop. Visit our 155 acre forest to explore the importance of trees. Discover things you can do to help trees and participate in a service project to help Arboretum trees. Cost: $20 per scout
Breathe Journey 3 hour workshop. Girls complete session 1, Blare in the Air! and session 2, Scent Sense. They will also create an air-quality observation tool. Cost: $20 per scout
Forest Trek 1 hour hike on the Arboretum trails Girls learn observation skills and how to find evidence of animals. Cost: $5 per scout
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