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Girl Scouts

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Girl Scouts

Reserve your Girl Scouts’ spots in a Dallas Arboretum Educator-led program, designed to help Scouts accomplish all requirements to earn badges.

Each program is designed to help Scouts accomplish all requirements to earn the corresponding Girl Scout badge, which can be purchased at your local GS shop. Troop leaders and chaperones are encouraged to join the fun and participate with their Scouts. At the close of the program, Scouts will receive a specially-designed Dallas Arboretum fun patch. Girl Scouts in the Garden Badge Programs include a combination of educational content, hands-on activities and guided exploration in the garden.

Pre-registration is required and includes all-day access to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and Main Garden. If you have any questions, please contact the Reservations Department by email at education@dallasarboretum.org or by phone at 214.515.6540.


Scouts: $15
Adult Nonmembers:
Adult Members:
Parking, pre-pay online:
Parking, day of event: $15
Parking, Members: included with purchase

The dates below are available to book for any of the badge programs offered by the Dallas Arboretum. 10 scout minimum. Contact us at education@dallasarboretum.orgto book your spring date(s):

  • April 13

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Rosie Petal | Daisy Girl Scouts

Daisies will brainstorm ways to help make the world a better place. They will take a short tour in the garden to search for plants, animals, and insects doing just that. Then, they will make seed balls to take home and plant somewhere in need of beautiful wildflowers.

Clover Petal | Daisy Girl Scouts

Daisies will explore different types ofresources and put their ideas into practice with a fun engineering challenge. Then, they’ll use recycled materials to make special seed paper that can be planted to grow wildflowers! They’ll also take a short guided tour to see how the Dallas Arboretum uses resources wisely.

Bugs Badge|Brownie Girl Scouts

Bugs might be a little creepy, but they’re a vital part of the environment! Discover what makes bugs such an important part of the Dallas Arboretum gardens. Look at bugs up close to explore what helps them survive (and how they help people and animals too!). Brownies will design a bug poster to teach others what they’ve learned and make a butterfly craft to take home.

Painting Badge | Brownie Girl Scouts

Brownies will develop their own style as artists as they learn to interpret and paint the world around them. After exploring different types of art, scouts will paint a landscape and a still-life using the garden as inspiration. They will also experiment with painting without using brushes and work together to create a mural.

Flowers Badge | Junior Girl Scouts

Juniors will dissect a flower to discover its amazing anatomy and explore how flowers help both humans and animals. They will explore some of the beautiful varieties of flowers at the Dallas Arboretum on a short tour, then put flowers to use by making their own fragrant floral spray. They’ll also learn the language of flowers by making a silk bouquet to keep or give to a friend.

Geocacher Badge | Junior Girl Scouts

Juniors will enhance their adventures by learning important orienteering skills, including how to navigate using a compass. They will make a survival keychain, then use a GPS enabled device on a Geocaching scavenger hunt through the garden. The fun continues as the troop takes an official Travel Bug to follow on its Geocaching journey!

Trees Badge | Cadette Girl Scouts

We depend on trees in our everyday lives in ways that may be surprising! Cadette Scouts will discover amazing adaptations that help trees thrive, explore trees at the Dallas Arboretum, and investigate how to take care of trees in central Texas. They will also learn how to transfer a group photo onto a piece of wood to take home and display!

Eating for You Badge | Cadette Girl Scouts

Cadettes will investigate food science and learn ways to manage nutrition and activity levels to grow strong and healthy. They will perform a chemistry experiment to determine Vitamin C levels in different beverages, make delicious fruit-infused water, and explore the new A Tasteful Place garden. They’ll also make a lavender sachet to help them get some much needed sleep!

Other Girl Scouts Programs

Outdoor Art Adventure

All Girl Scouts
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Outdoor Art Adventure is open to all Girl Scouts from Daisy to Ambassador! Join us for a day of nature-focused arts and crafts in this come-and-go event. Each registered Scout will receive a Dallas Arboretum Fun Patch and complete most, if not all, of the requirements to obtain their Outdoor Art Badge. This event will be located in the picnic area of the Incredible Edible gallery of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

Register for April 27

Girl Scouts Overnight

Girl Scouts will participate in Tree Trek, Texas Native Wetlands and OmniGlobe programs, as well as venture out on a flashlight night hike and stargaze with experienced Arboretum staff. Participants will learn how to make their own eco-pots to take home. Programming can be modified to include badges. A light evening snack and continental breakfast are included. Sleeping arrangements will be inside the Exploration Center, unless prior arrangements are approved.

6:00 p.m. (overnight) – 9:00 a.m.

Child Nonmember: $55
Child Member:
Adult Nonmember:
Adult Member:
included with purchase

Book a spring Girl Scout overnight (with a minimum of 20 scouts) by contacting the Reservations team at education@dallasarboretum.org or 214.515.6540 from 9am-5pm M-F.

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