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Girl Scouts

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is proud to support Girl Scouts in central Ohio with fun, hands-on activities that can complement culinary-, art- and gardening-related badge requirements.

Programs (below) range from 90-minute lessons with hands-on activities to overnights at The Wells Barn. Be sure to explore the Conservatory following your program. Conservatory admission is included with program fee during regular business hours (daily from 10am-5pm).

The maximum number of participants is 25 girls and 10 leaders per program. For culinary programs, the maximum number of participants is 14 girls and 5 leaders. All accompanying leaders and parents are required to pay the program fee.

Space is limited and programs are designed for specific age groups and badge related activities, 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.

Note: Badges are not included with programming fee.

Programs

Brownies
Saturday, October 21, 1–3pm Outdoor Art Creator 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
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Saturday, November 4, 11:30am–1:30pm Snack Attack: Day of the Dead 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
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Saturday, December 9, 10am–12pm Snack Attack: Winter Treats 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
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Juniors
Saturday, October 21, 10am–12pm Outdoor Art Explorer 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
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Saturday, November 11, 10am–12pm Simple Meals: Fall Flavors 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
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Saturday, December 16, 10am–12pm Simple Meals: Winter Brunch 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
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Cadettes
Saturday, November 18, 10am–12pm New Cuisines: A Taste of Asia 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
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Saturday, November 25, 10am–12pm Beneath the Bark 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
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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am–12pm New Cuisines: Regional Favorites 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
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Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10am–12pm New Cuisines: Pastries 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
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Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10am–12pm New Cuisines: Make it at Home! 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
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Camp-Ins

Fall Girl Scout Camp-In

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!

Register at Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

Winter Girl Scout Camp-In

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!

Register at Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland