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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
Brownies
Juniors
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
Camp-Ins

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