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Places to Go

​The following organizations welcome Scout groups:

Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri: The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri operates an astronomical observatory with 10-inch telescope in Broemmelsiek Park at Wilson and Schwede Roads in St. Charles County (a map and more information can be found at their website). Every Friday night (weather permitting and not on major holidays) they conduct a public open house for folks to view the wonders of the heavens. They will also hold "private" sessions at other times for Scout groups where they can have the full attention of our volunteers. Reservations are needed and they would prefer groups no larger than 15-20 to comfortably accommodate everyone. Larger groups are a possibility with more advanced planning. With the earlier sunsets from now until Spring, sessions can easily be completed by 9:00 pm on school nights. Reservations are taken within the limits of our volunteer availability. Contact Grant Martin at for reservations.

City Museum: Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.

Green Center: Each season of the year offers opportunities to earn Boy Scout badges at The Green Center's 30 acres of woods, wetland, prairie, and learning gardens.  The Green Center offers Scout programming to Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Eagle Scouts.  Each Scout program is 1-2 hours with a fee of $7 per Scout.  For more information check out this link Green Center Flyer

Living Well Village: The Living Well Village houses Health & Wellness programs designed for individuals, families, and organizations.  Located in Imperial, they house health camps as well as day programs, evening and weekend programs, and week long camps.

Magic House: The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.

Missouri Botanical Gardens: The Missouri Botanical Garden has a selection of over 13 different, instructor-led Cub Scout programs. All programs align with badge and Council requirements and create a unique learning atmosphere for your Scouts! They also offer Scout overnights throughout the year so be sure to check the MOBot Cub Scout Program website for more information!

Museum of Transportation: Scouts enjoy FREE admission on Saturdays in October when in uniform and accompanied by a paying adult.
Scout program information.

Scouting 100th Anniversary Miniature Golf Special
Good for 2010, Par-Tee Recreation Center in Florissant is offering the following:
10 Scouts or 20 person combined minimum (24 hour notice required)
Scouts Only -              $4 per person / per round (18 holes)
Friends and Family-   $5 per person / per round (18 holes)

St. Charles County: Many programs and events are FREE, very educational, and suitable for all Scouts! You can find the County’s latest newsletters including the County Focus, as well as newsletters from the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Department of Community Health & Environment at

St. Louis Science Center: Features exciting programs for troop, den, or pack activities, including meetings, banquets, and parties. Contact the Science Center for assistance in designing individual programs, or bring the group to the Science Center for a badge workshop or Camp-In. For more info, call Barb at 314-289-4439. Visit the Scouting Programs area on the Science Center website under "Just 4 Kids."
Download: Scout Programs Brochure (900K PDF)

St. Louis Zoo: Visit the Scout Badges Page for information on specific programs for Scouts. A calendar of events  is available. Boy Scouts can take part in Snooze at the Zoo.