Scout Troops

Scout Troops

We support the scouting tradition.

The scouting tradition emphasizes a love of nature, an appreciation of the arts and a commitment to the good stewardship of the environment. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park shares these values and is pleased to support the Girl and Boy Scouts of America through discounted admission rates and special programs.

Scout Holiday Event: Sounds of the Season

November and December, 2021

November 23, 4 pm - 9 pm
Check-in from 4-6 pm

December 4, 1 pm - 5 pm
Check-in from 1-3 pm

December 14, 4 pm - 9 pm
Check-in from 4 pm - 6 pm

December 18, 9 am-5 pm
Check-in from 9-11 or 1-3 pm

Stay as long as you wish!

Experience the University of Michigan Health-West Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition at your own pace during this self-guided program, designed especially for Scouts! Go on a Sounds of the Season scavenger hunt to explore themes common across holiday traditions around the world. See how our community joyfully celebrates a range of generations-old traditions that remain vibrant today throughout West Michigan, in the original film joy. Draw inspiration from the holiday trees, Railway Garden and other displays before you leave, then receive a take-home art activity kit to create your own handcrafted holiday instrument at home.  

 

Troops must register at least two weeks in advance. These rates include all materials:

  • $7.00 per scout or sibling
  • One leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for member adults. Must present membership card upon check-in.
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please email our Education Department at fieldtrips@meijergardens.org.

Scout Troops Self Led Experience

 

Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance to receive this special Scout Troop rate. If you have questions, please email our Education Department at fieldtrips@meijergardens.org 

These rates are valid throughout the year and include admission to all areas.

  • $4.00 per scout or sibling
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult chaperone
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)
  • No charge for children 2 years and under

Additional materials to enhance your experience are available. Please request the materials at the time you make your reservation or download them and bring them with you. A complete list can be found at meijergardens.org/plan/student-field-trips/

Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch

 

Patches are available from May through February and are not available during our Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and accommodate additional safety measures due to COVID-19, we are not able to offer Earn a Meijer Gardens Patch programs at this time.

During this self-guided program scout troops will discover fun and surprising things about birds as they explore Meijer Gardens using our “Take Flight with Birds” guide and exploration sheet. Scouts will visit a variety of habitats, including the Tropical Conservatory, wetlands, woods and Michigan's Farm Garden as they search for birds and examine bird sculptures, too. Dress for the weather and allow 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete the activities.

Troops must pre-register HERE at least two weeks in advance. These rates include all materials and a Meijer Gardens Patch:

  • $6.00 per scout
  • 1 leader is free, 1 additional leader is $4
  • $10.00 per additional adult
  • No charge for member adults (must present membership card upon check-in)

Cancellation policy: withdraw less than 7 days prior to the event—no refund