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For Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts

It is a new scouting year and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is getting ready for another fantastic year of great Girl Scout programming.

 

View our 2017-18 Girl Scout Guide

A printable version of our Girl Scout Guide is available HERE.

Remember - There are TWO ways to pay for our great Girl Scout programs!!

1. Know your numbers? Use click here to register link at the bottom of the program description below and pay in full on-line using your troop debit card. Note: You may also register by browsing our digital Girl Scout Guide and clicking on eligible program listings.

2. Still solidifying your numbers? Call 440-871-2900, Ext. 211 and register for the program of your choice. Then, a 50% deposit is required with 2 weeks of registration with final payment due 2 weeks before the program date.

We know that girls want to have fun learning about themselves and exploring the world they live in.

That's why we specially-design our Girl Scout programs to complement the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and National Leadership Journeys.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center shares the Cleveland Metroparks' Huntington Reservation, including access to Huntington Beach on Lake Erie. As a learning environment, we have it all - live wildlife exhibits, access to the Great Outdoors as well as our Great Lake Erie and even the universe as seen from our own planetarium.

Come to the best place to do-it-all, discover, explore and investigate your way to a fantastic year!

Questions or to register for a program, call us at 440-871-2900, ext. 211.

Registration for all 2017-18 programs (except for Back to Nature Day Camp for Girls) begins on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

 

  • Daisy Girl Scouts
  • Brownie Girl Scouts
  • Junior Girl Scouts
  • Cadette / Senior / Ambassador Girl Scout
Daisy Girl Scout Mother-Daughter Flower Garden Tea
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time/Duration: 1 - 2 p.m.
OR
3 - 4 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Gr. K-1) Fee: $10/girl;$5/adult

Put on your best spring outfit and invite mom, grandma or your favorite adult to do the same. Take part in a Flower Garden Tea with cookies, tea and lemonade on our best china.

Did you know some animals love flowers?  They’re invited, too!  Meet our resident wildlife and make a beautiful spring craft to keep or give as a gift.

Program patch for uniform included.

All Girl Scout programs require advanced registration.

Click here to register



Daisy Girl Scout Journeys Program: Celebrate Spring with the Animals
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018 Time/Duration: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Gr. K-1) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

"Spring" into the Journeys program Between Earth and Sky.

See what’s just waking up from winter and what’s new with the animals. Make an adorable basket with a spring chick for yourself and a bird nesting box for the wild birds in your backyard.

Learn how you can help to protect our planet and how you can make a difference.

Complete the Firefly and Clover Awards.

Program patch for uniform included.

All Girl Scout programs require advanced registration.

 

Click here to register


Daisy Girl Scout Journeys Program: Discover December
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017 Time/Duration: 1- 2:30 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Gr. K-1) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Celebrate the holiday season and your road trip in the Journeys program Between Earth and Sky.

See the animals that can be found in and around our Center and in your backyard when it’s chilly.   Decorate a holiday "tree" for your family and make a yummy holiday treat for the wildlife in your backyard.

Learn how you can help to protect our planet and how you can make a difference.

Complete the Firefly and Clover Awards.

Program patch for uniform  included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

 

Click here to register


Daisy Girl Scout Hayride Night
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 Time/Duration: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
OR
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Grade K-1) Fee: Fee: $10/girl; $5/Adult

“Fall” for the changes in the season on a hayride through scenic Huntington Reservation and enjoy the fall foliage. Visit with our resident animals and see what they are doing this time of year. Enjoy a fall snack and make a cool autumn craft.

Program patch for uniform included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.







Click here to register


Respecting Nature’s Creatures Daisy Scout Day
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
OR
1 – 2:30 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Gr. K-1) Fee: Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Our live animals help you fulfill the requirements for two petals representing the Girl Scout Law.

We know girls are eager to help if they see an animal that appears to be alone or injured. Become the expert on when to call for help and when to let nature do its job!  Fulfill the requirements for Friendly and Helpful and Respect Myself and Others as you learn more about the world of wildlife. What you do in your world can really help animals in theirs.

Program patch (not Petals) for uniform included.

Note: Due to the all-inclusive packaging of the Daisy Girl Scout petal programs, we cannot provide the petals. However, we will provide a program patch for the girls to wear on their uniforms.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Love Your Mother Earth Daisy Scout Day
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
OR
1 – 2:30 p.m.
  Daisy Girl Scout (Gr. K-1) Fee: Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Have fun and fulfill the requirements for two petals representing the Girl Scout Law.

For Considerate and Caring, learning to care for nature takes practice-and we’ll be doing just that! Find out just how easy and fun it can be to recycle things that usually end up in landfills for Responsible for What I Say and Do.

Program patch (not Petals) for uniform included.

Note: Due to the all-inclusive packaging of the Daisy Girl Scout petal program, we cannot provide the petals. However, we will provide a program patch for the girls to wear on their uniforms.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Girl Scout Days: Love Exploring Lake Erie! Girl Scout Day
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time/Duration: Hikes will begin every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so please select hike time when registering. Entire patch program will take approximately 2 hours to complete all activities.
  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior/Ambasador Girl Scouts (Gr. K-12) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Did you know one of the natural wonders of the world is right in our backyard? Love Exploring Lake Erie!  will introduce Girl Scouts to one of the single most important resources in our region. Start (or finish) at the Center with hands-on activities that demonstrate how animals and people interact with the lake. You’ll learn how water has been used (and misused) for many years and hear about the growing movement of water stewardship and sustainability.

You’ll learn how and why water quality is tested and how to gauge if a body of water is viable for people and fish.  After you hike to the lake, you’ll get your feet wet and do some testing of your own. There will also be a mini-service project with Adopt-a-Beach. A program patch is included!

Love Exploring Lake Erie! offers activities for girls in grades K-12 and is a fantastic way for multi-level troops to explore and discover the flora and fauna around the lake, too. This program is a must-experience adventure for all Girl Scouts who want to make a change in their world!

Please select a hike time when registering. Troops may complete all other activities either before or after their hike during the Center's regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) It will take approximately 2 hours for participants to complete all activities. Hikes go out rain or shine so make sure to dress for the weather!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Our Natural World Daisy Scout Day
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 am
OR
1 - 2:30 pm
  Daisy Girl Scouts (Gr. K-1) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Get inspired and fulfill the requirements for two petals representing the Girl Scout Law.

Discuss small changes that can make a big difference to earn Use Resources Wisely. Take part in a community-based service project and earn Make the World a Better Place.

Program patch (not Petals) for uniform included

 Note: Due to the all-inclusive packaging of the Daisy Girl Scout petal program, we cannot provide the petals. However, we will provide a program patch for the girls to wear on their uniforms.







All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Girl Scout Special Events: Bridging Ceremony Rental
Date: Call for date availability
Time/Duration: Call for time availability
  Fee: $60.00 for up to 60 total girls and guests
Your troop and their families are invited to the picturesque Lake Erie Nature & Science Center backyard pond and bridge for your Bridging Ceremony. Plan your troop’s bridging activities and share in the excitement of watching the girls walk across the bridge to begin their new level of scouting. After your ceremony, your troop and their guests are invited inside to one of the Center’s program rooms to enjoy a reception. Bridging Ceremony Rental includes a total of 1 hour rental, with up to 30 minutes at the pond, and the remainder of the time for the reception.




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Brownie Girl Scout Badge Night: Outdoor Adventurer Badge
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
OR
Friday, April 20, 2018
Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Come and explore the amazing adventures waiting for you in the great outdoors!

We will explore the night life in Huntington Reservation, visit with nature, view the night sky outside (or in case of inclement weather in the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium), play games and cook s’mores over a campfire.

Earn and receive the Outdoor Adventurer Badge.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Badge Day: Senses Badge
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
OR
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time/Duration: 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Session 2 - Senses Badge
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Senses Badge

Investigate the world around you using your five senses.

Use your sight to test your memory and use your hearing to identify animal sounds. Let your nose be your guide on a sensory hike and take a test with your tongue. Use touch to feel textures and explore the five tastes.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Badge Day: Letterboxer Badge
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
OR
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time/Duration: 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Session 2 - Letterboxer Badge
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Letterboxer Badge

Investigate the adventure game of letterboxing.

Make your own stamp, solve clues and make a letterbox of your own. Search Huntington Reservation for 3 hidden letterboxes.

Please dress for the weather!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie/Junior Girl Scout Days: Nocturnal Nature Night
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-5) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

A lot of things in nature are waking up as you head to bed.

What exactly flies around and scurries all night?  Why are some animals, like owls, nocturnal?  There’s always a good reason for it.

Hike (weather permitting), view the night sky and enjoy a light snack and craft.

You’ll have a hooting good time exploring nature with the owls and their friends!

Program patch included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Badge Day: Pets Badge
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
OR
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m. - Session 1 - Pets Badge
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Pets Badge

Is your perfect pet furry? Feathered? Fishy? Learn about the animals in the Center to help you decide.

Play pet bingo to learn how to keep pets safe and comfortable.

Create a pet toy for a dog or cat and become an animal chef.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Badge Day: Bugs Badge
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
OR
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m. - Session 1 - Bugs Badge
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Bugs Badge

Buggy about bugs?  Creepy crawlies don’t creep you out? This program is for you, adventurous girl!

Take a hike to watch bugs at home and at work. Make a bug box and create a bug craft.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Journeys Day: Wonders of Water
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
OR
1 - 2:30 p.m.
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Sail through the Journeys program Wonders of Water  with a hands-on demonstration of the water cycle using our stream tables.

Find out why and how you should start protecting water, the planet's precious resource, and how you can motivate your family and friends to join you.

Investigate the science and wonder of rainbows and make a rainbow to take home.







Program patch included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Badge Day: Weird Science Day (Household Elf)
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time/Duration: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
OR
1 – 2:30 p.m.
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: Fee: $10/girl
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Experiment with ways to be "green" and "clean" as you explore how to save energy, save water, go natural, reuse or recycle and clear the air. Go on an energy scavenger hunt, find three ways to save water, make a natural cleaner, play a recycle game and make a natural air freshener. Earn and receive the Household Elf Badge.

Our inspiring badge programs provide all the materials, instruction and activities necessary for your troop to complete the badge.  The badge is included in the badge program fee and is presented at the end of your visit.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration. 





Click here to register











Brownie Girl Scout Campout in Huntington Reservation
Date: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3, 2018 Time/Duration: 6:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2 & 3) Fee: Fee: $35/girl; $15/adult

Make your own trail mix and tackle the trails in Huntington Reservation to earn your Hiker Badge!  Pitch your tent and make a sit-upon. Learn to recognize plants and wildlife you might encounter while camping.  Navigate by the stars like all true explorers. Learn how to pack light and right for longer camping trips.  In inclement weather, program moves indoors.

This program requires each troop to have tents suitable for the great outdoors. There must be at least one adult sleeping in each tent.

Includes an evening snack, breakfast, craft, Hiker Badge and take-home materials.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

 

Click here to register


Brownie Girl Scout Overnight Program: Pioneer Brownie Girl Scout Overnight
Date: Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time/Duration: 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $35/girl; $15/adult

Experience the past by playing pioneer games, hiking through John Huntington’s Estate, making pioneer food, learning pioneer skills and listening to stories from old. You get to make lasting memories as you explore the natural wonders of the past in this exciting time-traveling experience!

This overnight includes an evening snack, continental breakfast, craft, program patch and take-home materials.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Girl Scout Days: Love Exploring Lake Erie! Girl Scout Day
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time/Duration: Hikes will begin every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so please select hike time when registering. Entire patch program will take approximately 2 hours to complete all activities.
  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior/Ambasador Girl Scouts (Gr. K-12) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Did you know one of the natural wonders of the world is right in our backyard? Love Exploring Lake Erie!  will introduce Girl Scouts to one of the single most important resources in our region. Start (or finish) at the Center with hands-on activities that demonstrate how animals and people interact with the lake. You’ll learn how water has been used (and misused) for many years and hear about the growing movement of water stewardship and sustainability.

You’ll learn how and why water quality is tested and how to gauge if a body of water is viable for people and fish.  After you hike to the lake, you’ll get your feet wet and do some testing of your own. There will also be a mini-service project with Adopt-a-Beach. A program patch is included!

Love Exploring Lake Erie! offers activities for girls in grades K-12 and is a fantastic way for multi-level troops to explore and discover the flora and fauna around the lake, too. This program is a must-experience adventure for all Girl Scouts who want to make a change in their world!

Please select a hike time when registering. Troops may complete all other activities either before or after their hike during the Center's regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) It will take approximately 2 hours for participants to complete all activities. Hikes go out rain or shine so make sure to dress for the weather!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Girl Scout Special Events: Bridging Ceremony Rental
Date: Call for date availability
Time/Duration: Call for time availability
  Fee: $60.00 for up to 60 total girls and guests
Your troop and their families are invited to the picturesque Lake Erie Nature & Science Center backyard pond and bridge for your Bridging Ceremony. Plan your troop’s bridging activities and share in the excitement of watching the girls walk across the bridge to begin their new level of scouting. After your ceremony, your troop and their guests are invited inside to one of the Center’s program rooms to enjoy a reception. Bridging Ceremony Rental includes a total of 1 hour rental, with up to 30 minutes at the pond, and the remainder of the time for the reception.


Brownie Girl Scout Days: Astronomy Night
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
OR
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30pm
  Brownie Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-3) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Discover the North Star, Big and Little Dipper and other constellations in a guided tour through our marvelous solar system in our planetarium.

Strut your stuff in a "Dress for the Planets" Fashion Show and explore other galaxies.

Progam patch included.







All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register





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Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Night: Night at the Nature Center
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 Time/Duration: 7 - 10 p.m.
  Junior & Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-8) Fee: $10/girl;$5/adult

Do you want to celebrate the holiday season with your troop? Running short on time as the holiday approaches? Come enjoy animals, nature and the night sky as you hang out at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. We will snack over the inside campfire and visit with our Resident animals. Present making, wrapping (and unwrapping) will be on the agenda as we enjoy the beauty of the season and our Girl Scout sisterhood.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Detective Badge
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
OR
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time/Duration: 12:15 - 2 p.m. - Session 2 - Detective Badge
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Detective Badge

Delve into the world of the private eye! Check your powers of observation to detect clues. Create a code to communicate with your friends. Take and then examine your fingerprints to explore fingerprint identification.

Use forensic science to examine evidence and to solve the mystery of CSI: The Case of the Missing Thin Mints!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Badge Day: Geocacher Badge
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
OR
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time/Duration: 12:15 - 2 p.m. - Session 2 - Geocacher Badge
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Geocacher Badge

Grab your explorer’s hat and a GPS and set off on a technological treasure hunt in Huntington Reservation. But first, you’ll have to learn how to walk the walk and talk the talk of geocaching. 

After making a trade item and a “bug” you’ll execute your plan in the great outdoors, so please dress for the weather!



All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Badge Days: Animal Habitats Badge
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
OR
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time/Duration: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Session 1 - Animal Habitats Badge
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Animal Habitats Badge

Study local animal habitats and learn that animal parents, not people, provide the best homes for their young. Examine endangered animals and learn how to help protect animal habitats from further destruction.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Backpacks: Gardener Badge Backpack
Date: March - September Time/Duration: Minimum recommended time: 1.5 hours
  Junior Girl Scout (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $8/scout (no minimum)
Visit our Center gardens while exploring the art of garden design. Learn how to choose garden plants and experiment with seeds as you run a seed "race". Help a garden thrive and take a plant cutting home to start your own troop garden.



This all inclusive backpack provides all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete this Badge on your own.



Your troop is welcome to stay beyond the minimum time recommended to work on activities or to explore the Center from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.



Badges are included in the backpack rental fee.



Adults must leave a driver's license to secure the backpack rental. The backpack cannot be removed from Center property.



All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.



Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Days: The Chemistry of Cooking
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 a.m. - Noon
OR
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  Junior & Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-8) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults
Explore the science that just about everyone else calls cooking. Learn how a pinch of this and a pinch of that mixed together become something scrumptious. Discover why ingredients matter.  What happens if you “forget” something? Bake a chocolate cake and magically change several ingredients into another edible substance. Bring your appetite and your creativity! 

Program patch included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Brownie/Junior Girl Scout Days: Nocturnal Nature Night
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 2-5) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

A lot of things in nature are waking up as you head to bed.

What exactly flies around and scurries all night?  Why are some animals, like owls, nocturnal?  There’s always a good reason for it.

Hike (weather permitting), view the night sky and enjoy a light snack and craft.

You’ll have a hooting good time exploring nature with the owls and their friends!

Program patch included.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Journeys Day: Get Moving Day
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 Time/Duration: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

The Journeys program Get Moving! explores energy. Our stream tables provide a unique and hands-on demonstration of the power of water. Animals and plants conserve energy to survive and you’ll discover that you can copy some of their ideas. Make beads using recycled paper and learn how to conduct an energy audit of your home.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Junior Girl Scout Campout in Huntington Reservation
Date: Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3, 2018 Time/Duration: 6:30 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $35/girl;$15/adult

Earn your Camper Badge after you pitch a tent and spend the night in Huntington Reservation. Learn about troop and fire safety and plan your next adventure. Practice Leave No Trace camping. Find your inner “cast iron chef” while making your evening snack. Get the scoop on how the stars will help you find your way at night and meet wildlife you may encounter while camping!  In the case of inclement weather, program moves indoors.

Includes an evening snack, continental breakfast, craft, Camper Badge and take-home materials.







This program requires that troops have tents suitable for outdoor camping.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Badge Days: Flowers Badge
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
OR
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time/Duration: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Session 1 - Flowers Badge
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5)
Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badges at the end of the program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Flowers Badge

Beauty and brains!  The language of flowers includes lessons in medicine, cooking, science and more.  Identify flowers within our area and unearth the connection between flowers and people.  Use flowers to make something that can help you feel better. Then craft a flower arrangement.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Junior Girl Scout Days: Astronomy Night
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
OR
Friday, March 2, 2018
Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Share the out-of-this-world experiences of female astronauts invited to take part in the NASA space programs. In our newly renovated Walter R. Schuele Planetarium, start your journey on earth, and continue into outer space while viewing the planets and stars. After returning to Earth, map out your next night time adventure! Weather permitting, view the stars and planets in the night sky through a telescope.

Program patch included

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register


Girl Scout Days: Love Exploring Lake Erie! Girl Scout Day
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time/Duration: Hikes will begin every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so please select hike time when registering. Entire patch program will take approximately 2 hours to complete all activities.
  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior/Ambasador Girl Scouts (Gr. K-12) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Did you know one of the natural wonders of the world is right in our backyard? Love Exploring Lake Erie!  will introduce Girl Scouts to one of the single most important resources in our region. Start (or finish) at the Center with hands-on activities that demonstrate how animals and people interact with the lake. You’ll learn how water has been used (and misused) for many years and hear about the growing movement of water stewardship and sustainability.

You’ll learn how and why water quality is tested and how to gauge if a body of water is viable for people and fish.  After you hike to the lake, you’ll get your feet wet and do some testing of your own. There will also be a mini-service project with Adopt-a-Beach. A program patch is included!

Love Exploring Lake Erie! offers activities for girls in grades K-12 and is a fantastic way for multi-level troops to explore and discover the flora and fauna around the lake, too. This program is a must-experience adventure for all Girl Scouts who want to make a change in their world!

Please select a hike time when registering. Troops may complete all other activities either before or after their hike during the Center's regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) It will take approximately 2 hours for participants to complete all activities. Hikes go out rain or shine so make sure to dress for the weather!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

Click here to register



Junior Girl Scout Backpacks: Animal Habitats Badge Backpack
Date: Year Round Time/Duration: Minimum recommended time: 1.5 hours
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $8/scout (no minimum)
Study local animal habitats and learn that animal parents, not people, provide the best homes for their young. Examine endangered animals and learn how to help protect animal habitats from further destruction.



This all inclusive backpack provides all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete this Badge on your own.



Your troop is welcome to stay beyond the minimum time recommended to work on activities or to explore the Center from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.



Badges are included in the backpack rental fee.



Adults must leave a driver's license to secure the backpack rental. The backpack cannot be removed from Center property.



All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.


Junior Girl Scout Backpacks: Detective Badge Backpack
Date: Year Round Time/Duration: Minimum recommended time: 1.5 hours
  Junior Girl Scout (Gr. 4-5) Fee: $8/scout (no minimum)
Delve into the world of the private eye! Check your powers of observation to detect clues. Create a code to communicate with your friends. Take and then examine your fingerprints to explore fingerprint identification. Use forensic science to examine evidence and then solve a real mystery!



This all inclusive backpack provides all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete this Badge on your own.



Your troop is welcome to stay beyond the minimum time recommended to work on activities or to explore the Center from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.



Badges are included in the backpack rental fee.



Adults must leave a driver's license to secure the backpack rental. The backpack cannot be removed from Center property.



All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.


Junior Girl Scout Overnight Program: Pioneer Hayride Junior Girl Scout Overnight
Date: Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time/Duration: 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  Junior Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-6) Fee: $35/girl; $15/adult

Take a trip back in time with our pioneer ancestors!  Travel in a wagon for a night hayride through Huntington Reservation, make a snack over the campfire, dance the night away at a hoedown, and learn the traditional art form of quilting.  Experience living history!



This overnight includes an evening snack, continental breakfast, craft. program patch and take-home materials.



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Girl Scout Special Events: Bridging Ceremony Rental
Date: Call for date availability
Time/Duration: Call for time availability
  Fee: $60.00 for up to 60 total girls and guests
Your troop and their families are invited to the picturesque Lake Erie Nature & Science Center backyard pond and bridge for your Bridging Ceremony. Plan your troop’s bridging activities and share in the excitement of watching the girls walk across the bridge to begin their new level of scouting. After your ceremony, your troop and their guests are invited inside to one of the Center’s program rooms to enjoy a reception. Bridging Ceremony Rental includes a total of 1 hour rental, with up to 30 minutes at the pond, and the remainder of the time for the reception.




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Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Night: Night at the Nature Center
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 Time/Duration: 7 - 10 p.m.
  Junior & Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-8) Fee: $10/girl;$5/adult

Do you want to celebrate the holiday season with your troop? Running short on time as the holiday approaches? Come enjoy animals, nature and the night sky as you hang out at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. We will snack over the inside campfire and visit with our Resident animals. Present making, wrapping (and unwrapping) will be on the agenda as we enjoy the beauty of the season and our Girl Scout sisterhood.

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Senior Girl Scout Badge Days: Adventurer Badge
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018 Time/Duration: 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Session 2 - Adventurer Badge
  Senior Girl Scouts (Gr. 9-10) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Adventurer Badge

Girl Scouts love the great outdoors and this badge will help prepare you for an outdoor adventure. Brainstorm a camping trip and start planning. Sharpen your teambuilding skills with your Girl Scout sisters and prepare your body to endure whatever you encounter! Study the Leave No Trace principles so you can teach younger Girl Scouts.  All great explorers have a story to tell – start on yours!

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Cadette Girl Scout Badge Day: Special Agent Badge
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
OR
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time/Duration: 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Session 2 - Special Agent Badge
  Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 6-8) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Special Agent Badge

Take and then examine your fingerprints to explore fingerprint identification. Check your power of observation to detect clues and use forensic science to examine evidence.

Learn to translate body language while using forensic science to examine evidence and to solve the mystery of CSI: The Case of the Missing Thin Mints! 

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Cadette Girl Scout Badge Day: Trailblazing Badge
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
OR
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time/Duration: 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Session 2 - Trailblazing Badge
  Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 6-8) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 2: Trailblazing Badge

This badge will help you learn how to blaze a trail outdoors and in! Brainstorm a camping trip and start planning. Sharpen your teambuilding skills with your Girl Scout sisters and learn how to prepare your body to endure a good long hike. Create a trip menu and learn how to purify water.

After this program, you’ll have the skills to take an outdoor adventure to complete this badge.

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Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Days: The Chemistry of Cooking
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Time/Duration: 10 a.m. - Noon
OR
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  Junior & Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 4-8) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults
Explore the science that just about everyone else calls cooking. Learn how a pinch of this and a pinch of that mixed together become something scrumptious. Discover why ingredients matter.  What happens if you “forget” something? Bake a chocolate cake and magically change several ingredients into another edible substance. Bring your appetite and your creativity! 

Program patch included.

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Cadette Girl Scout Badge Days: Astronomy Night
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 6-8) Fee: $10/girl
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Are you a Night Owl? You should get to know the night sky, planets and stars. Our Planetarium staff will guide you through the pros and cons of working the night shift and show you three items that can be viewed through a telescope, weather permitting. What else comes out at night? Take a hike and meet your nocturnal neighbors.

Enjoy a star-studded evening while earning and receiving the Night Owl Badge.

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Senior Girl Scout Badge Days: Voice for Animals Badge
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018 Time/Duration: 1 - 2:30 p.m. - Session 1 - Voice for Animals Badge
  Senior Girl Scouts (Gr. 9-10) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Voice for Animals Badge

Learn how we rehabilitate injured animals. Investigate animal testing and use in the beauty and food production industries. View animals used for sports and entertainment and choose an animal issue to investigate.

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Cadette Girl Scout Badge Days: Trees Badge
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
OR
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time/Duration: 1 - 2:30 p.m. - Session 1 - Trees Badge
  Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 6-8) Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Trees Badge

Tiptoe through the trees of Huntington Reservation as you investigate and identify flora. Nibble on a food dish and make a craft with materials provided by a tree. Explore the connection between people and trees and make an action plan to add trees to your yard or community.

 This program includes an outdoor hike. Please dress for the weather!!

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Cadette Girl Scout Badge Days: Animal Helpers Badge
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
OR
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time/Duration: 1 - 2:30 p.m. – Session 1 - Animal Helpers Badge

  Cadette Girl Scouts (Gr. 6-8) Fee: Fee: $10/girl per badge
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Session 1: Animal Helpers Badge

Examine the important connection between humans and animals. Explore how animals help keep people safe and happy. Interview a Center employee who is raising a dog to be an assistance animal. Become a field scientist and use a journal to explore, observe and document an animal in our Wildlife Garden or Exhibit Hall.

Live animals, mounts, indoor and outdoor activities included.

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Girl Scout Days: Love Exploring Lake Erie! Girl Scout Day
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time/Duration: Hikes will begin every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so please select hike time when registering. Entire patch program will take approximately 2 hours to complete all activities.
  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior/Ambasador Girl Scouts (Gr. K-12) Fee: $10/girl
No Charge for Adults

Did you know one of the natural wonders of the world is right in our backyard? Love Exploring Lake Erie!  will introduce Girl Scouts to one of the single most important resources in our region. Start (or finish) at the Center with hands-on activities that demonstrate how animals and people interact with the lake. You’ll learn how water has been used (and misused) for many years and hear about the growing movement of water stewardship and sustainability.

You’ll learn how and why water quality is tested and how to gauge if a body of water is viable for people and fish.  After you hike to the lake, you’ll get your feet wet and do some testing of your own. There will also be a mini-service project with Adopt-a-Beach. A program patch is included!

Love Exploring Lake Erie! offers activities for girls in grades K-12 and is a fantastic way for multi-level troops to explore and discover the flora and fauna around the lake, too. This program is a must-experience adventure for all Girl Scouts who want to make a change in their world!

Please select a hike time when registering. Troops may complete all other activities either before or after their hike during the Center's regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) It will take approximately 2 hours for participants to complete all activities. Hikes go out rain or shine so make sure to dress for the weather!

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

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Girl Scout Special Events: Bridging Ceremony Rental
Date: Call for date availability
Time/Duration: Call for time availability
  Fee: $60.00 for up to 60 total girls and guests
Your troop and their families are invited to the picturesque Lake Erie Nature & Science Center backyard pond and bridge for your Bridging Ceremony. Plan your troop’s bridging activities and share in the excitement of watching the girls walk across the bridge to begin their new level of scouting. After your ceremony, your troop and their guests are invited inside to one of the Center’s program rooms to enjoy a reception. Bridging Ceremony Rental includes a total of 1 hour rental, with up to 30 minutes at the pond, and the remainder of the time for the reception.


Senior Girl Scout Badge Days: Astronomy Night
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time/Duration: 7 - 9 p.m.
  Senior GIrl Scouts (Gr. 9 - 10) Fee: $10/girl
Will receive badge at end of program
No Charge for Adults

Earn and receive the Sky Badge by navigating the solar system in our newly renovated Walter R. Schuele Planetarium.

Learn the location and ancient stories of the constellations and stars. Find out why the North Star is so important and which planets are visible in the night sky. Examine causes and solutions to light pollution.

Think you have the right stuff to become an astronaut? Learn what it takes to be part of a space mission.

All Girl Scout programs require advance registration.

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