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.
SPRING SCHEDULE Register via Girl Scouts of San Jacinto (click here)
January 11 Junior Animal Habitats: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Brownie Bugs: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Junior Animal Habitats: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
February 15 Brownie Hiker: 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Junior Geocacher: 12:30 – 3:30 pm Brownie Hiker: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
March 8 Junior Flowers: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Junior Flowers: 12:30 – 3:30 pm Cadette Trees: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
April 12 Brownie Bugs: 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Junior Animal Habitats: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Cadette Breathe: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Brownie Bugs: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
May 10 Brownie Wow: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Junior Flowers: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Brownie Wow: 12:30 p.m. – 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 scoutClover’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 scoutWOW Journey 2.5 hour workshop. Girls complete sessions 1, 2, and 3 and earn their Love Water award. Cost: $20 per scoutHiker 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 scoutSenses 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 scoutAnimal 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 scoutGeocacher 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 scoutBreathe 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