Girls Scouts

Pricing- All scout programs are $5 per girl except for the Laura Ingalls Wilder badge ($10) and Geocaching badge ($10). Call (847) 459-2318 or email Debbie Fandrei at dfandrei@bgparks.org to schedule your troop.

DAISY GIRL SCOUTS

Zinnia Petal (Sharing)-  Your troop will visit a painting exhibit, do an art scavenger hunt and complete an art project that teaches the advantage of sharing resources. Please note: this program is only available in the month of December.

Sunflower Petal (Friendly and Helpful)– Scouts tour the museum and try hands-on activities as they learn how girls have been friendly and helpful through history, then discuss how they can be friendly and helpful today.

Money Counts Leaf- Girls will learn money skills the fun way as they go shopping the way that farmers did 100 years ago. First they’ll earn money, then make a shopping list, and finally spend their money at the General Store.

BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS

Election-  This fun program teaches girls the importance of political engagement and voting. They find out what it takes to become a citizen, about voting in an election and all about the struggle for women’s suffrage. The program finishes up with a mock election of their own. Please note: Badge included. This program is available from September to November in election years only.

Painting- Your troop will explore their creative side as they get inspired by an art exhibit, then try painting a still life, painting a mood, and painting without brushes. Please note: this program is only available in the month of December.

Letterboxing- What is letterboxing? Find out in this program. Girls will practice solving clues, make a stamp for her own letterbox, and go on a sample letterbox hunt.

Celebrating Community–  This new program combines two former programs into one super good time. Girls will learn about what makes Buffalo Grove special, about local landmarks, discover the symbols in the town flag and the US flag, and make a felt flag to take home.

Inventor- Girls learn about old-fashioned inventions and how they’ve changed and evolved over time. Then they practice problem-solving by creating and testing egg-drop contraptions.

Laura Ingalls WilderIn this popular program, girls learn about pioneer life and packing covered wagons, make bread dough from scratch to take home, and hand-sew their own apron while enjoying one of the all-time classics of children’s literature. Please note:  Suitable for Brownies or Junior scouts. Badge included.

Bugs!– Learn all about bugs in Buffalo Grove. Girls go on a bug hunting walk, and create cool bug art. Please note: this program is available in September, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

JUNIOR AND CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS

Forensic Science PatchThis exciting new patch combines science and history as Scouts work to solve a murder mystery, which occurred over 100 years ago. Participants will learn how to dust for fingerprints, examine bullets, map a crime scene, and even extract DNA from a strawberry to take home.  Please note: suitable for Junior and Cadette scouts. A very limited number of vintage retired badges are still available upon request.

Drawing- Your troop will explore their creative side as they get inspired by an art exhibit, then try drawing with different materials, adding shading, playing with perspective and making a portfolio to hold their art. Please note: this program is available in the month of December.

Geocacher- Take your troop on a treasure hunt! Girls will learn what geocaching is, how to work a GPS device, and hide and locate geocaches. Then, they will try out their new skills on the museum’s grounds and make a trade item. A limited edition Museum geocoin included in the $10 fee. Please note: This program is available September, October, April, May and June and is weather dependent.

Laura Ingalls WilderIn this popular program, girls learn about pioneer life and packing covered wagons, make bread dough from scratch, and hand-sew their own apron while enjoying one of the all-time classics of children’s literature. Please note:  Suitable for Brownies or Junior scouts. Badge included in the $10 fee.

 

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