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Cub Scouts

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is proud to support Cub Scouts in central Ohio with fun, hands-on activities designed around scout adventures.

Programs (below) are 90 minute lessons including hands-on activities and a take-home component (dependent on program). Each program will satisfy a portion of the required steps of the desired adventure. Conservatory admission is included with program fee during regular business hours (daily from 10am-5pm).

The maximum number of participants 25 scouts and 10 leaders per program. All accompanying leaders and parents are required to pay the program fee.

Space is limited and programs are designed for specific age groups and scout adventures, we kindly ask for no siblings or tagalongs. Thank you for your understanding! We invite these individuals to explore the outdoor grounds or the Conservatory (with admission fee) until program is completed.

Programs

Wolf Scouts
Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:30–3:30pm Grow Something Hey Wolf Scouts, come grow something at the Conservatory! Almost all plants on Earth grow from seeds! Discover how seeds travel to become new plants and venture through the Conservatory’s unique environment. Plant seeds and create a terrarium to take home. Wolves will complete all five steps of their Grow Something Elective Adventure.

Location: Conservatory Room B/C/D
Cost: $13 per scout/leader/participant
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Bear Scouts
Saturday, August 4, 2–3:30pm Jr. Gardener Dig deeper into the world of plants while getting dirty in the garden. Bears will explore the science of compost including the Conservatory’s Red Wigglers-the worms that keep the gardens growing healthy. Take home seeds to plant a small garden of your own! Bears will complete steps three and five through seven of the Fur, Feathers, and Fern Required Adventure.

Location: Conservatory Room B/C/D
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday September 1, 2–3:30pm Critter Care Do you think a butterfly would make a good pet? Visit the Conservatory to find out! Search for creepy crawlies on a fun bug hunt that ends at a tropical haven full of fluttering butterflies. Take home a Painted Lady caterpillar to raise and release into nature. Bears will complete six of the seven steps of Critter Care Elective Adventure.

Location: Conservatory Room B/C/D
Cost: $13 per scout/leader/participant
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Tiger Scouts
Friday, October 5, 2018 6:30–8:30pm Fall Nights *New* Tour the Conservatory grounds on a fun evening hike. Use your senses and look for signs of wildlife. The evening will include fun and s’mores around the fire. Tigers will complete steps four through seven of Tigers in the Wild Required Adventure.

Location: The Wells Barn
Cost: $10 per scout/leader/participant
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