GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS
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We offer a variety of badge programs for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes! With flexible scheduling, we can create a program that will fit your group's needs and introduce them to the many aspects of environmental science, conservation, and the outdoors.
If you are interested in a particular badge or setting up a program, please email Noëlle Raezer.
Check out the badges we offer below!
DAISY (GRADES K - 1)
USE RESOURCES WISELY CLOVER PETAL
Learn how to use nature wisely! Discuss “Clover’s Story”, investigate some of the roles played by the unsung heroes of nature – the decomposers, and discover how nature works together to maintain a beautiful world. After we read Don’t Throw it Away by Lara Bergen, we will be inspired to turn trash into treasure and conquer a recycling challenge. *Completes steps 1-3 of the Use Resources Wisely Petal. Badge not included.
ECO LEARNER BADGE
Begin with an un-nature scavenger hunt before heading out on the beautiful trails through Chandler Mill Nature Preserve to discover some of the many natural gifts Mother Nature provides free of charge. Play games to reinforce Leave No Trace hiking principles and learn at least three ways you can help protect our earth! *Completes steps 1-3 of the Eco Learner badge. Badge not included.
BROWNIE (GRADES 2 - 3)
Let’s get buggy! Join TLC for an insect safari where we will use nets and magnifying glasses to search for and identify some of the creepy crawlies that inhabit the meadows, fields and woodlands of the beautiful, privately owned, Bucktoe Creek Preserve. We will discover the unique features that distinguish insects and create a bug-tastic art project. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Bugs badge. Badge not included.
ECO FRIEND BADGE
Become an eco-warrior with a heart. As a Brownie, you practice your kindness skills every day. Now, learn how to be kind to the environment and teach others to protect Mother Nature too. Investigate wildlife habitat, discuss native and invasive species, review Leave No Trace principles and practice building a safe campfire. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Eco Friend badge. Badge not included.
Choose your own path as you decide which blazes to follow around the meadows, wetlands and forests of Stateline Woods Preserve. Learn the safety and essentials of hiking through games and activities in addition to preparing a healthy snack to enjoy on the trail. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Hiker badge. Badge not included.
LOVE WATER AWARD IN THE WOW! WONDERS OF WATER JOURNEY
Let TLC show you how to put a little tlc into the protection of a liquid vital to all life. Explore the beauty of a private 250 acre preserve and learn why water is so easy and important to love. This program includes hands-on stream exploration, water play, and a role-playing game to learn about the water cycle. *Completes the Love Water Award for the Wow! Wonders of Water Journey. Badge not included.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURER BADGE
A whole world happens outside after the sun goes down. Come to Bucktoe Creek Preserve and explore nature in a new way. Enjoy a flashlight scavenger hunt, discuss the animals that only come out at night and learn what people can do to care for them. End the evening gathered around a campfire, roasting roast marshmallows and bonding with your fellow scouts. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Outdoor Adventurer badge. Badge not included.
Explore the natural environment around Chandler Mill Nature Preserve using your five senses! We will play games to highlight each faculty and discuss how senses work together to help us navigate the world. What happens if one of your senses is impaired? How do animals use their senses to survive? Let’s investigate and find out! *Completes steps 1-5 of the Senses badge. Badge not included.
JUNIOR (GRADES 4 - 5)
ANIMAL HABITATS BADGE
Discover the incredible diversity of habitats that can be found in the beautiful meadows, creeks and woodlands of Bucktoe Creek Preserve. This privately-owned natural area is an ideal spot to explore what makes a space great (or not so great) for a variety of wildlife to flourish. Through scientific investigation and game-playing learn what you can do to help the animals living in your backyard. Finish the outing by making your very own Bee Hotel to help important pollinators like the imperiled mason bee survive and thrive. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Animal Habitats badge. Badge not included.
Build your outdoor skills in this modern-day treasure hunt! Search for a hidden geocache at Stateline Woods Preserve while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. Learn to use a GPS, make a unique cache treasure and discover the joys of hiking through meadows, wetlands, and forests. *Completes steps 1-4 of the Geocacher badge. Badge not included.
CADETTE (GRADES 6 - 8)
ECO TREKKER BADGE
Join TLC at our privately-owned preserve for a nature journey! You’ll explore 300 acres of protected space with meadows, forests, and wetlands. This special habitat will help you learn all about Leave No Trace Principles, water erosion issues, and invasive species. *Completes steps 1-4 of the Eco Trekker badge. Badge not included.
NIGHT OWL BADGE
Get ready to appreciate hiking at night without a flashlight! Explore the way your senses differ in the dark and learn about some of the living creatures who have adapted to thrive in darkness. A Star Party will wrap-up the evening as we identify some of the constellations in the night sky and enjoy the myths and legends associated with them. *Completes steps 1, 2,4 and 5 of the Night Owl badge. Badge not included.
Branch out and take a hike around the beautiful rolling hills of Marshall Bridge Preserve. Discover what makes a woodland in Pennsylvania unique and how important trees are to a healthy ecosystem. Build a human tree, crack hickory nuts, learn some of the native trees common to our area, remove invasive vines and make tree-tastic artwork. *Completes steps 1-5 of the Trees badge. Badge not included.