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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.

Self Directed programs are available now! All other Girl Scout programming will be available this fall.

Programs

All of the Conservatory’s Girl Scout programs (save for Self Directed programs) are on hold until this fall. Please check back at a later date for more information.

New: Self-Directed Programs

Bring Your Troop to the Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens offers Girl Scouts unique opportunities to work towards earning badges while visiting our gardens.

Scouts will be provided packets upon check-in. At that time, they will be able to explore the Conservatory and complete the required activities. If interested, please contact us for more information and to finalize a program reservation.

Brownie Badge Adventures

It's Your Planet: Investigation Senses Badge Learn about senses and discover how extraordinary they are. Through hands-on activities and exploring the beauty of the Conservatory you will complete steps towards earning your Senses badge. Cost: $10 per scout/ $7 per adult
Legacy: Naturalist Bugs Badge (March-May Only) Explore the world of bugs and learn why they are so important to the well-being of our planet. With hands-on activities, an art project and an up-close visit with butterflies in the Pacific Island Water Garden biome, you will complete all the steps needed to earn this badge. Cost: $10 per scout/ $7 per adult

Junior Badge Adventures

Legacy: Naturalist Flowers Badge Work on qualifying for your Flower Badge by observing flowers inside and out. Explore our indoor and outdoor gardens to see real flowers and learn about orchids, some of the oldest flowers in the world. Take home materials to make flower look a-likes. Cost: $10 per scout/ $7 per adult
It’s Your Planet: Do It Yourself Gardener Badge Gather your troop and spend some time in our beautiful botanical gardens, learning what every plant needs to survive and thrive. Explore garden designs and find plants native to Ohio and create a garden plan for your very own backyard. Finish with seed experiments at home to earn your badge. Cost: $10 per scout/ $7 per adult
Brownies
2 hours Buggy for Butterflies Search for creepy crawlies on a fun bug hunt that ends in a tropical haven full of fluttering butterflies. Study insect anatomy and life cycles while investigating these amazing creatures. Create a butterfly craft to take home and remember all the fun!

Visiting the butterflies is only available March-May.

Bugs Badge Requirements Met:
Try a bug craft (Step 2)
See bugs in action (Step 3)
Take a bug field trip (Step 5)
Cost: $13 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Outdoor Art Creator Art can be found everywhere-not just inside four walls of a museum. Join us for a nature-inspired art hike exploring colors, music and nature’s beauty. Create an art piece of your very own.

Badge Requirements Met:
Find art ideas outdoors (Step 1)
Make something (Step 2)
Dance or make music outdoors (Step 3)
Design with nature (Step 5)
Cost: $13 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Snack Attack Savory, sweet, and full of energy; it will be a snacking sensation! Learn kitchen basics while making 3 different snacks to enjoy with Girl Scout friends.

Snacks Badge Requirements Met:
Make a savory snack (Step 2)
Try a sweet snack (Step 3)
Snack for energy (Step 4)
Cost: $16 per scout, $10 per adult
Juniors
2 hours Gardener Work towards your garden badge and gain new garden skills.


Gardener Badge Requirements Met:
Visit a garden (Step 1)
Explore garden design (Step 2)
Learn how to choose garden plants (Step 3)
Grow a garden (Step 5)
Cost: $16 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Outdoor Art Explorer Ramp up your photography skills while capturing the beauty of the biomes. In the classroom, learn how to propagate your own succulents to create a mini garden for some outdoor art in your home!


Badge Requirements Met:
Find music in nature (Step 3)
Be a nature photographer (Step 4)
Design with nature (Step 5 make a mini garden)
Cost: $16 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Simple Meals Broaden your culinary skills as you create in the Conservatory Kitchen! Learn new skills and enjoy brunch with your Girl Scout friends.


Badge Requirements Met:
Step up your skills with a pro (Step 1)
Whip up a great breakfast (Step 2)
Create a delicious dessert (Step 4)
Cost: $18 per scout, $10 per adult
Cadettes
2 hours New Cuisines Let your taste buds get lost on a culinary tour full of sweet, savory and spicy flavors from around the globe. Create and sample recipes with your Girl Scout friends!


Badge Requirements Met:
Make a dish from another county (Step 1)
Discover a dish from another region of the United States (Step 2)
Cook a dish that makes a statement (Step 4)
Cost: $20 per scout, $10 per adult