Girl Scout Workshops

Scouts can work towards a variety of badges or journeys while they investigate the fascinating ecosystems here at the Arboretum. All of our scout programs are conducted by staff naturalists and use our nature sanctuary as a field laboratory for hands-on experience!

**Programs are designed specifically for scouts. Siblings are not permitted unless they are registered for the workshop.


Classes are in person and outdoors.

January 22 

Brownie Hiker 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Brownie Outdoor Adventurer 1:00 – 3:00 pm 

February 5 

Brownie Bugs 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Junior Geocacher 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

February 26 

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Junior Geocacher 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

March 5 

Brownie Bugs 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Junior Flowers 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

March 19 

Brownie Hiker 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Cadette Trees 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

April 2 

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Junior Flowers 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

May 14 

Brownie Hiker 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Brownie WoW 1:00 – 4:00 pm 


Price per scout: $8
Minimum 5 / Maximum 20
Class length: 1 hour
Meeting Platform: In person outdoor only


Daisy Rosie

Listen to, discuss, and act out Rosie’s story, then practice making the world a better place.

Daisy Clover

Listen to and discuss Clover’s story, then learn about ways to use resources wisely.


Price per scout: $15 for 1-2 hr classes, $20 for 2.5-3 hr classes
Minimum 5 / Maximum 20
Class length: 1 hour (Forest Trek), 2 hour, or 3 hour classes depending on program
Meeting Platform: in person outdoor only


Brownie Bugs

Explore the world of bugs and discover why they are important! Learn to determine if it is a bug or not!

Brownie Hiker

Hiking is loads of fun! Learn how to pack for a hike, how to read trail signs, and prepare an energy snack to eat.  

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer

Come learn some outdoor skills! Explore nighttime constellations, tie new kinds of knots, and make a butterfly puddler.  

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator

Art is all around us – even in nature! Have fun dancing, making a leaf rubbing craft, and designing your own Brownie Elf House.  

Brownie WOW!

Come and earn the LOVE Water award in a fun class all about how we use and need to conserve water.


Junior Outdoor Art Explorer

Art and the outdoors go hand in hand. Let nature be your inspiration as you learn fun nature songs, design a terrarium, and learn some easy photography techniques.  

Junior Flowers

Flowers aren’t just beautiful they are an important part of ecosystems.  Discover how flowers advertise for animal helpers and provide rewards for the work of pollinators.

Junior Geocaching

Learn what geocaching is and how to use a GPS receiver (provided). Then, go on a geocaching adventure here at the Arboretum.


Cadette Trees

Visit our forest and explore the importance of trees. Discover what you can do to help trees and participate in a service project.

Cadette Night Owls

Come and uncover the mysteries of the night world, including a night hike and party snacks.

Forest Trek

In Person – both Boy & Girl Scouts

Price per person: $7
Maximum 25 people

Come to the Arboretum for a 1 hour hike on the trails! Learn new observation skill and how to find evidence of animal activity.