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Girl Scouts

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Girl Scouts in the Garden

Girl Scout badge programs are the perfect weekend outing for your troop!

Girl Scouts in the Garden Badge Programs

Reserve your troop’s next adventure here with a Dallas Arboretum Educator-led badge program! All girl scout programs include a combination of educational content, hands-on activities and guided exploration in the garden and are designed to fulfill all badge requirements to earn the corresponding Girl Scout badge. Troop leaders and chaperones are encouraged to join the fun and participate with their Scouts. Scouts will receive a specially designed Dallas Arboretum fun patch to accompany their newly earned badge that can be purchased at your local GS shop.

Cost Per Person/Program:
Scouts $18
Adults $20
Parking fees apply

Choose from the options below to book a program.

Daisies: Trail Adventures, Clover Petal: Use Resources Wisely, Rosie Petal: Make the World a Better Place, Space Science Explorer
Brownies: Painting, Household Elf, Potter, Bugs, Home Scientist, Senses, Space Science Adventurer
Juniors: Painting, Animal Habitat, Flower, Geocacher, Drawing, Gardener, Math in Nature 1: Shapes in Nature
Cadettes: Eating for You, Trees, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Coding for Good 1: Coding Basics

A 4-week in advance 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 M-F 11am – 5pm at 214.515.6540.

Minimum attendance of 15 required or a $250 minimum. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation confirmation by the Education Department. We will allow one reschedule, all schedule changes must be made no later than two weeks before your visit unless the Arboretum is closed due to inclement weather. If you need to reschedule your reservation, you must contact the Reservations Department (education@dallasarboretum.org) at least two weeks before your scheduled visit in order to apply the payment to a new visit date. Cancellations made less than two weeks from the scheduled visit date are subject to full payment

Scout Overnights

Turn your badge Program into an overnight adventure! Enjoy a rare chance to explore the Children’s Adventure Garden after everyone else has left. Girl Scouts will participate in a badge program, OmniGlobe exploration, as well as venture out on a flashlight night hike to spot nocturnal animals and stargaze with our experienced Arboretum educators. A light evening snack and continental breakfast are included. Sleeping arrangements will be inside our climate-controlled Exploration Center, unless prior arrangements are approved. Want all the fun of an overnight but want to sleep in your own bed? Sign up for our Night Owls program. A 4-week in advance pre-registration is required.

6pm– 9am (with access to Main Garden and the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden the day after)
Child: $55
Adult: $55
Parking: included with purchase

Night Owls
6pm– 10pm
Child: $35
Adult: $35
Parking: included with purchase

Book a Scout overnight (with a minimum of 20 participants) by filling out the Badge Program Reservation Form below. For questions or date availability, contact the Reservations team at education@dallasarboretum.org or 214.515.6540 from 9am–5pm M–F. Overnights available from March through June and September through December.

Badge Program Reservation Form

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Information of adult responsible for reservation and invoice:

Troop & Program Information

Please note: a minimum of one chaperone is required for every eight scouts.
Type “N/A” if no chaperones are members.

An Arboretum educator will be in contact within five business days to confirm your reservation. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org or 214.515.6540 with any questions.

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