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Girl Scouts

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is proud to partner with Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland to offer educational, hands-on activities that 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. Each program will satisfy a portion of the required steps of each badge. Conservatory admission is included with program fee during regular business hours (daily from 10am–5pm).

Know Before You Go:

  • All girls, leaders and parents need to register and pay program fee if attending. Space is limited, we appreciate your understanding.
  • Admission to the Conservatory is included with paid program fee.
  • A scout leader or representative must attend with their group.
  • Parents/caregivers are not required to attend program. However, we invite these individuals to explore park grounds (free) or to explore the biomes and gardens (admission rates apply) during the program. Meet up with your child following the program to enjoy the Conservatory together.
  • Space is limited and programs are designed for specific age groups and adventure-related activities; we kindly ask for no siblings or tagalongs. We invite family members to explore park grounds (free) or to explore the biomes and gardens (admission rates apply) during the scout program. Thank you for your understanding!
  • If dates do not correspond with your group’s needs, please contact Hope Anuskewic to inquire about private experiences.
  • Take-home components are for scout participants.
  • Badges are not included with programming fee.

Programs

Daisies
Saturday, June 29, 10:30–11:30am Outdoor Art Maker Did you know the Conservatory is a great place to see and practice art? Daisies will create a colorful painting and music inspired by the outdoors. Following our classroom portion, enjoy an art scavenger hunt that will take you to all corners of the Conservatory! Location: Conservatory A/B
Cost: $12 per scout, $10 per leader/adult
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Brownies
Saturday, September 14, 10am–12pm Buggy for Butterflies Through hands on discovery, explore the diverse world of bugs and why they are important. Search for creepy crawlies on a fun bug hunt that ends at a tropical haven full of fluttering butterflies. Create a butterfly craft to take home and remember all the fun!

Location: AEP Education Pavilion
Cost: $12 per scout, $10 per leader/adult
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Juniors
Saturday, July 13, 10am–12pm Awesome Blossoms Flowers are not just pretty, they are an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Explore the beautiful and beneficial world of flowers. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home.

Location: Conservatory A/B
Cost: $13 per scout, $10 leader/adult
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Saturday, October 12, 10am–12pm Fall Cultivation Exploration Explore the Conservatory gardens and the annual Harvest Blooms exhibition. Girls, design and construct your very own mini Zen garden. Take home seeds to continue the fun with some at-home sprouting experimentation.

Location: Conservatory B/C/D
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 leader/adult
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Saturday, November 2, 10am–12pm Outdoor Art Explorer Did you know the Conservatory is a great place to see and practice art? Juniors, learn and practice new photography skills to capture the natural world-don’t forget your camera or smartphone! Design and create a mini garden to bring nature into your home.

Location: Conservatory A/B
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 leader/adult
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Cadettes
Saturday, September 7, 10am–12pm Beneath the Bark Trees - they provide shade on a sunny day, wood for building and the fruit we eat for breakfast. How different this world would be without trees?! Visit the Conservatory to uncover the science of trees and to get crafty while learning about these wondrous plants!

Location: AEP Education Pavilion
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 per leader/adult
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Camp-Ins

Cadette Fall Camp-In

Celebrate fall at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through exploration, fun and friendship.  Enjoy the season with fall-themed activities! Spend the morning enjoying early access to the Conservatory’s unique environments and receive a souvenir patch to remember all the fun.

Register through Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

Brownie & Junior Fall Camp-In

Enjoy fall at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through exploration, fun and friendship. Celebrate the season with a costume dance party! Spend the morning enjoying early access to the Conservatory’s unique environments and receive a souvenir patch to remember all the fun!

Register through Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland