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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

Daisies
Saturday, March 10, 10–11:30am Seed Stories Almost all plants on Earth grown from seeds! Learn about seeds and their travels to become new plants while working on Daisy “From Earth to Sky” Journey. Take home a variety of seeds to plant in your garden! Location: The Wells Barn
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Thursday, March 22, 6–7:30pm Seed Stories Almost all plants on Earth grown from seeds! Learn about seeds and their travels to become new plants while working on Daisy “From Earth to Sky” Journey. Take home a variety of seeds to plant in your garden! Location: The Wells Barn
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Brownies
Tuesday, March 20, 6–7:30pm Buggy for Butterflies Explore the diverse world of bugs and why they are important while working towards Brownie Bug badge. Learn about insect bodies, behaviors, and needs on a fun bug walk that brings participants up close with butterflies! Create a butterfly craft to take home and enjoy. Location: Conservatory Meeting Room C/D
Cost: $9 per girl/leader/participant
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Saturday, March 24, 10–11:30am Buggy for Butterflies Explore the diverse world of bugs and why they are important while working towards Brownie Bug badge. Learn about insect bodies, behaviors, and needs on a fun bug walk that brings participants up close with butterflies! Create a butterfly craft to take home and enjoy. Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A/B
Cost: $9 per girl/leader/participant
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Saturday, May 5, 2–4pm Outdoor Art Creator Explore outdoor art at the Conservatory! Make a art piece inspired by nature, practice photography and create a mini garden to take home! Following the program, interact with Theo Watson’s digital ecosystem featured in the gallery. Brownies will complete three steps towards the Outdoor Art Creator badge. Location: The Veridian
Cost: $14 per girl/leader/participant
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Juniors
Saturday, April 7, 10am–12pm Outdoor Art Explorer Explore horticulture displays and the Conservatory’s art collections including sculpture, painting, and hand blown glass. Make a terrarium to take home and enjoy! Juniors will complete three steps towards the Outdoor Art Explorer badge. Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday, April 14, 10–11:30am Cultivation Exploration Let’s have fun exploring the gardens and getting dirty! Work on Junior Gardener badge and learn what plants need to survive. Plant seeds to take home and watch grow. Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday, April 28, 10–11:30am Cultivation Exploration Let’s have fun exploring the gardens and getting dirty! Work on Junior Gardener badge and learn what plants need to survive. Plant seeds to take home and watch grow. Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Thursday, May 3, 6–7:30pm Awesome Blossoms 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 while working on Junior Flower badge. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home. Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A/B
Cost: $9 per girl/leader/participant
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Saturday, May 5, 10–11:30am Awesome Blossoms 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 while working on Junior Flower badge. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home. Location: The Veridian
Cost: $9 per girl/leader/participant
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Cadettes
Saturday, January 27, 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, 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, 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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Saturday, April 28, 1–3pm Beneath the Bark Celebrate Arbor day at the Conservatory! First, make a chocolaty treat and create a tree inspired art piece while it bakes. Second, explore the science of trees on a Conservatory tour. Cadettes will complete three steps toward the Trees badge. Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant
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Camp-Ins

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