Girls’ Science Programs

Girls’ Science Programs

Scouts can complete requirements and earn badges after school Monday – Friday, and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the fall and spring seasons. These workshops are designed to accommodate ten to 25 girls. Summer dates are available; please contact the program coordinator for details.

Girls 5-6 (Daisies)

The following programs are 90 minutes in length and can be run year-round. Winter and rainy day participants will visit the Chicago Botanic Garden's greenhouses.

CLOVER PETAL — USING RESOURCES WISELY
This program satisfies the requirements for the Clover petal.

Daisies will earn their Clover petal by completing the badge requirements, making a picture frame from old magazines, planting a seed to take home, visiting one of the display gardens to see flowers and learn how gardeners use resources wisely at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

ROSIE PETAL — MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
This program satisfies the requirements for the Rosie petal.

Daisies will earn their Rosie petal by completing the badge requirements, making a bird feeder, planting a seed to take home and visiting an in-bloom flower garden.

Girls 7-9 (Brownies)

The following programs are 90 minutes in length and can be run year-round. Winter and rainy day participants will visit the Chicago Botanic Garden's greenhouses.

Investigating Insects
This program satisfies requirements for the Bugs (Legacy: Naturalist) Badge.

In this badge workshop, participants will explore the world of bugs and learn about why they're so important to the Garden and the Brownies. Scout groups that plan programs between June and Labor Day will have the opportunity to visit the Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition (weather permitting).

Clean and Green
This program satisfies requirements for the Household Elf Badge.

In this badge workshop, participants will learn ways to save energy and water at home as well as how to use natural alternatives to conventional cleaning supplies. Scouts will brainstorm ways to be green everyday and plant a seed to take home.

Girls 8-11 (Juniors)

The following programs are two hours in length and can be run year-round. Winter and rainy day participants will visit the Chicago Botanic Garden's greenhouses.

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS
This program satisfies requirements for the Flowers Legacy Badge.

Flowers are more than pretty — they are an important part of a plant's life cycle. Participants will make a corsage, dissect a seed, and go on a flower hunt in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Please note: the snack (a requirement of Step 3) is apple slices and this is a peanut-free program.

CAN YOU DIG IT?
This program satisfies the requirements for the Gardener Badge.

Spend time with soil and learn what every plant needs to survive. Participants will create a terrarium to take home, setup a seed experiment and learn about plants that can endure the weather in the Chicago area.