Girl Scout Programs

There’s always something new at the Conservatory! Girl Scout leaders can schedule programs for their troops to complement garden, culinary and art-related Girl Scout badge requirements. Programs range from 90 minute lessons with hands-on activities to overnights at The Wells Barn. Be sure to explore the Conservatory following your program.

Please note:
  • Maximum number of adults per program is 10. Due to limited space, all accompanying leaders and parents are required to pay the program fee.
  • Maximum number of girls per program is 25. Programs are designed for specific age groups and the girls will be completing badge related activities. Because of this, please no siblings or tagalongs. Thank you for your understanding!  We invite these individuals to explore the outdoor grounds or the Conservatory during program hours.
  • Conservatory admission is included with program fee during regular business hours. The Conservatory is open daily from 10am-5pm.
  • Badges are not included with programming fee.
Please contact Hope Anuskewic at hanuskewic@fpconservatory.org with questions regarding programs or registration.

 

Daisies

Brownies

Juniors

Cadettes

Camp-Ins



Daisy Programs

Seed Stories
Saturday, August 5, 10–11:30am
 
Almost all plants on Earth grow from seeds! Learn about seeds and their travels to become new plants. Make a garden in a glove to watch seeds sprout and plant seeds for a fall harvest at home. Daisies will work on “From Earth to Sky” Journey.

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant


Registration closed.


Brownie Programs

Buggy for Butterflies!
Saturday, August 26, 10–11:30am

Explore the diverse world of bugs and why they are important. Learn about insect bodies and adaptations on a fun bug walk. Create a butterfly craft to take home and enjoy! Brownies will enjoy the 2017 Blooms and Butterflies exhibition while completing three steps of the Bugs badge.

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant





Outdoor Art Creator
Saturday, October 21, 1–3pm


Shapes, color and sound can be found everywhere in nature. Have fun exploring the Conservatory and collecting ideas for your very own creating. Girls will make two art pieces, one to keep and one to give as a gift. Brownies will complete three steps towards the Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant




Snack Attack: Day of the Dead
Saturday, November 4, 11:30am–1:30pm


Make yummy snacks to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. Recipes will include a savory snack, a sweet treat and spiced hot chocolate. Brownies will complete three steps towards the Snacks badge.  

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Snack Attack: Winter Treats
Saturday, December 9, 10am–12pm


Make yummy snacks to celebrate the winter season! Recipes will include a savory snack, a sweet treat and hot chocolate. Brownies will complete three steps towards the Snacks badge.  

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Junior Programs

Cultivation Exploration
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10–11:30am

Enjoy garden exploration and getting dirty while planting for a fall harvest. Create a fun mini Zen Garden of your very own! Juniors will complete three steps of the Garden badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant





Awesome Blossoms
Saturday, September 9, 10am–11:30am

Flowers are not just pretty, they are an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Learn to be a junior botanist as we explore the beautiful and beneficial world of flowers. Have hands-on fun by arranging flowers to take home. Juniors will complete three steps towards the Flowers badge. 

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant




Outdoor Art Explorer
Saturday, October 21, 10am–12pm

Explore outdoor art at the Conservatory! Experience natural fall displays and Topiaries at the Conservatory: Wild Wonders. Create your own topiary to take home and enjoy! Juniors will complete three steps towards the Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant




Simple Meals: Fall Flavors 
Saturday, November 11, 10am–12pm


Visit the Conservatory to whip up a great meal to enjoy! Learn new skills and enjoy a fall-themed brunch with friends. Juniors will complete three of the five steps towards Simple Meals badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Simple Meals: Winter Brunch
Saturday, December 16, 10am–12pm


Visit the Conservatory to whip up a great meal to enjoy! Learn new skills and enjoy a winter-themed brunch with friends. Juniors will complete three steps towards the Simple Meals badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Cadette Programs

New Cuisines: A Taste of Asia
Saturday, November 18, 10am–12pm


Visit the Conservatory Kitchen to create and enjoy an Asian meal with your troop! From appetizer to dessert, girls will learn new skills and celebrate with food and friendship. Cadettes will complete Step One: Make A Dish From Another Country to work towards their New Cuisines badge during this two hour program.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Beneath the Bark 
Saturday, November 25, 10am–12pm

 
Did you know the Conservatory has a chocolate tree? Put on an apron to make a chocolaty treat and create a tree inspired art piece while it bakes. Girls will also explore the science of trees on a Conservatory tour. Cadettes will complete three steps towards the Trees badge.

Location: Conservatory Meeting Rooms A/B
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant




New Cuisines: Regional Favorites
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am–12pm 


Visit the Conservatory Kitchen to create and enjoy brunch with friends. Learn how to make the German dish, Goetta, an Ohio favorite! For dessert our taste buds will travel to the islands when we create and sample key lime pie. Cadettes will complete Step Two: Make A Dish From Another Region of the United States to work towards their New Cuisines badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





New Cuisines: Pastries
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10am–12pm


Roll up sleeves and dust the countertop with flour, it is time to bake! Cadettes, visit the Conservatory Kitchen to create and enjoy pastries with friends. Cadettes will complete Step Three: Whip Up A Dish From Another Time Period to work towards their New Cuisines badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





New Cuisines: Make it at Home!
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10am–12pm


Look at all those ingredients...what are they? Visit the Conservatory Kitchen to create homemade versions of those prepackaged favorites. From tater tots to mac-n-cheese, it can be made at home, and healthier too! Cadettes will complete Step Four: Cook A Dish That Makes A Statement to work towards their New Cuisines badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $17 per scout/leader/participant





Camp-Ins

Fall Girl Scout Camp-In (Brownies & Juniors)
Friday, October 27, 6pm – Saturday, October 28, 9am


Celebrate fall at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through exploration, fun and friendship. Enjoy the night with hot cocoa, fall treats, badge-related activities and a costume dance party! Spend the morning enjoying early access to the Conservatory’s unique environments. Receive a souvenir patch and paint a small pumpkin to take home and enjoy!

Location: The Wells Barn
Cost: $27 per person (evening snack & breakfast included)


Register for Fall Camp-In at Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland: www.gsoh.org


Winter Girl Scout Camp-In (Juniors & Cadettes)
Friday, January 19, 2018 6pm – Saturday, January 20, 2018 9am


Celebrate winter at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! Enjoy the night with friends, hot cocoa and winter treats! Spend the morning enjoying the Conservatory’s unique environments. Receive a souvenir patch to remember all the fun!

Location: The Wells Barn
Cost: $27 per person (evening snack & breakfast included)



Register for Winter Camp-In at Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland: www.gsoh.org