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Girl Scouts

While in-person programs are not available for Girl Scout troops at this time, we invite you to engage with Hillwood through our online offerings.

Live Virtual Program: In Fabergé’s Workshop
Hillwood’s most popular Girl Scout program goes virtual! 

Our virtual version of In Faberge’s Workshop brings a dynamic and engaging experience directly to your Girl Scouts through live video chat, led by a trained museum educator.  

Girl Scouts actively participate in playful games and create their own drawings, as they explore Hillwood’s sumptuous jewelry, glittering treasures, and magnificent art from the comfort of their own homes.

For more information, or to schedule a virtual program for your troop, email info@hillwoodmuseum.org

Price
$10 per Girl Scout
Free for accompanying adults

Timing
Programs can be scheduled daily, 9 am-4 pm, subject to availability

Group Size
Minimum 5, maximum 40

Program Length
45 minutes

Girl Scout Level and Badge Information
Program activities are engaging for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette girls.

The activities meet the following requirements to earn the Junior Jeweler Badge.
•    Step 1: Get to know the tools of the trade
•    Step 4: Jewelry inspired by another culture
•    Step 5: Make a sparkling gift

Technical Details
This program is presented live, via Zoom.  You will receive a link to join the program after you register. 
 

Hillwood is a Premier Program Partner of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.

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Bring your Girl Scouts to Hillwood to:

  • Create a jewelry box inspired by Fabergé
  • Design a Japanese-style garden diorama
  • Host your troop's bridging ceremony

 

Schedule Your Visit

Programs are subject to availability.  Your visit is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from a Hillwood representative by phone or email.

Girl Scout troops must register at least four weeks in advance.

To request a Girl Scout visit:

Program Options

In Fabergé's Workshop (Girl Scout Junior Jeweler Badge):  Explore sumptuous jewelry and fanciful objects including those created by imperial Russia's legendary jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé.  Then create a Fabergé-style gold box to hold personal jewelry collections.

  • Level:  Appropriate for ages 6-12
  • Group Size:  8-40 Girl Scouts, 4 adult chaperones
  • Time:  10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Dates:  Tuesday-Sunday, year-round
  • Price:  $10 per Girl Scout & tagalongs, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults
  • Badges:  Completes step 1 (Get to know the tools of the trade), step 4 (Jewelry inspired by another culture), and step 5 (Make a sparkling gift) of the 5 steps required to earn the Girl Scout Junior Jeweler badge.

Garden Journeys (Girl Scout Junior Gardener Badge):  Discover the beauty, tranquility and whimsy of the Japanese-style garden and French parterre.  Then design your own dream garden by creating a miniature garden diorama.

  • Level:  Appropriate for ages 6-12
  • Group Size:  8-20 Girl Scouts, 4 adult chaperones
  • Time:  10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Dates:  Tuesday-Sunday, March-November
  • Price:  $10 per Girl Scout & tagalongs, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults
  • Badges:  Completes step 1 (Visit a garden), step 2 (Explore garden design), and step 3 (Choose garden plants) of the 5 steps required to earn the Girl Scout Junior Gardener badge.

Flower Power!: (Girl Scout Junior Flowers Badge):  Go on a flower hunt, see dazzling orchids in bloom, and create flower artwork.

  • Level:  Appropriate for ages 6-12
  • Group Size:  8-20 Girl Scouts, 4 adult chaperones
  • Time:  10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Dates:  Tuesday-Sunday, mid-May - mid-October
  • Price:  $10 per Girl Scout & tagalongs, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults
  • Badges:  Completes all 5 steps required to earn the Girl Scout Junior Flowers Badge.

Bridging Ceremonies:  The half-moon bridges in the Japanese-style garden are a beautiful setting for bridging ceremonies.  After the ceremony, you are welcome to continue celebrating with tea in the Merriweather Café or a picnic on the nearby lawn.

  • Group Size:  40 maximum (includes Girl Scouts and accompanying family and friends)
  • Time/ Dates: 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, March-November
  • Price:  $50 per troop

Plan Your Visit

Transportation and Directions:  Directions, transportation and parking information.

Visit Guidelines:  Help us protect the art and gardens so everyone can enjoy them.  Please review Guidelines for Visiting before bringing your group to Hillwood.

Special Needs:  Inform the Youth Programs Associate of any special needs when you schedule your visit.  Please review Hillwood's accessibility services.

Dining Arrangements:  Girl Scout troops are welcome to make arrangements to eat during their visit.

  • Merriweather Café:  Purchase meals from the full service group dining menu, including an afternoon tea menu option for groups, or from the on the go group dining menu, including a kid's box lunch option.  You can make arrangements with the Youth Programs Associate when you schedule your visit.
  • Picnicking:  Bring a bag lunch or snack to enjoy on the lawn in a designated picnic area.  You may borrow picnic blankets or bring blankets with you.

Museum Shop:  Commemorate your visit to Hillwood with a Hillwood participation patch.  Enjoy the Shop's selection of toys, games, children's books, and jewelry.