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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 scouts and leaders/representatives need to register and pay program fee if attending. Space is limited, we appreciate your understanding.
  • A max of 2 scout leaders or representatives may attend with each troop.  Space is limited, we appreciate your understanding.
  • Admission to the Conservatory is included with paid program fee during operating hours.
  • We invite parents/caregivers 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/badges/adventures; we kindly ask for no siblings or tag-alongs. 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.
  • Badges/belt loops are not included with programming fee.

Programs

Daisies
75 minutes Seed Stories Investigate the journey and needs of a plant. Create a garden in a glove to watch seeds sprout at home. Daisies will work on “From Earth to Sky” Journey. Cost: $10 per scout/adult
75 minutes Outdoor Art Maker Purple Coneflowers and buzzing bees, nature is full of art inspiration! Join us to be inspired and get creative with Girl Scout friends.

Badge Requirements Met:
See the colors of nature (Step 1)
Hear the sounds of nature (Step 2)
Share your outdoor art (Step 3, take home portion)
Cost: $10 per scout/adult

To register, see the Program Registration Form at the bottom of the page.

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!

Bugs Badge Requirements Met:
Try a bug craft (Step 2)
See bugs in action (Step 3)
Take a bug field trip (Step 5)
Cost: $12 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, Optional, visit the Fairy Garden to do this portion on your own)
Cost: $12 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Snack Attack Savory, sweet, and slurping; 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)
Slurp a snack (Step 5)
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 per adult

To register, see the Program Registration Form at the bottom of the page.

Juniors
2 hours Spring Gardener Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, spring has sprung and it is time to plant! Work towards your garden badge and gain new garden skills.


Gardener Badge Requirements Met:
Visit a garden (Step 1)
Learn how to choose garden plants (Step 3)
Grow a garden (Step 5)
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 per adult
2 hours Fall Gardener Explore the Conservatory gardens and the annual Harvest Blooms exhibition. Girls, design and construct their very own mini Zen garden. Take home seeds to continue the fun with some at-home sprouting experimentation.


Gardener Badge Requirements Met:
Visit a garden (Step 1)
Explore garden design (Step 2, make a mini zen garden)
Experiment with Seeds (Step 4, Take home portion)
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 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:
Be a nature photographer (Step 4)
Design with nature (Step 5, make a mini garden)
Cost: $15 per scout, $10 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/adult
2 hours Awesome Blossoms Discover the science of a flower as you explore the beautiful blooms of the Conservatory. Learn flower arranging basics and take home your own seasonal arrangement.


Flower Badge Requirements Met:
Uncover the science of one flower (Step 1)
Look under the petals (Step 2)
Send a message in flower code (Step 5, make an arrangement)
Cost: $13 per scout, $10 per adult

To register, see the Program Registration Form at the bottom of the page.

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/adult

To register, see the Program Registration Form at the bottom of the page.

Camp-Ins

Cadette Spring Camp-In (Spring 2021)

Cadettes join us to celebrate the new blooms of spring and the fluttering of butterflies. More details and registration to come!

Program Registration Form

If you are interested in any of the programs above, please fill out the form below.

Girl Scouts Registration Form

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