Girl Scout Programs

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 4

Scouting at Cranbrook for Cadette Girl Scouts

Please note: Cadette Girl Scouts may register for Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Trees ($15)
May 9 || 9:30-11:30 am
Be a naturalist in the discovery of trees. Learn ways to identify amazing trees through bark, leaves and shape. Study the many uses humans have for trees and how we can help trees flourish.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Cadette & Junior Girl Scouts CSI ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Nov. 7-8; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 20-21; Mar. 20-21
Become an agent-in-training to solve a fictitious crime in the museum! Scouts learn the importance of a good memory while conducting an investigation, interviewing suspects and analyzing crime scene samples including blood splatter, microscopic examination of fibers and hair, and even fingerprints. Scouts will interpret data collected during the evening to solve the crime and determine…whodunit!


Scouting at Cranbrook for Junior Girl Scouts

Please note: Cadette Girl Scouts may register for Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Flowers ($15)
Oct. 25 || 9-11 am; Jan. 24 || 1-3 pm
Scouts become botanists as they discover the many wonderful things about flowers. Learn how flowers are beneficial in a variety of ways. Create beautiful artwork with flowers and seeds

Jeweler ($15)
Oct. 25 || Noon-2 pm; Jan. 31 || Noon-2 pm
Work with a jeweler to learn skills to create unique jewelry. Study jewelry from different cultures. Create your own beautiful piece of jewelry.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Oct. 10-11; Nov. 21-22; Dec. 5-6; Jan. 9-10; Mar. 6-7; Apr. 17-18; May 8-9
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Junior Girl Scout Astronomy ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Dec. 12-13; Apr. 24-25
The Universe is the limit in this astronomy workshop. Check out the sky above in our planetarium to create a chart to help you identify the stars and learn about the features of the Earth’s moon. Then, learn about the tools used by amateur and professional astronomers. We’ll take a look at the stars while using a planisphere. Scouts will get a chance to see how extensive our solar system really is by walking through our scale model. Finish with a visit to the Cranbrook Observatory to catch a glimpse of a celestial object or two.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Cadette & Junior Girl Scouts CSI ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Nov. 7-8; Jan. 23-24; Feb. 20-21; Mar. 20-21
Become an agent-in-training to solve a fictitious crime in the museum! Scouts learn the importance of a good memory while conducting an investigation, interviewing suspects and analyzing crime scene samples including blood splatter, microscopic examination of fibers and hair, and even fingerprints. Scouts will interpret data collected during the evening to solve the crime and determine…whodunit!

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Sat.-8 am Sun.
Feb. 7-8
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all ages of Boy and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.


Scouting at Cranbrook for Brownie Girl Scouts

1.5 hour workshop

Bugs ($10)
Dec. 10 || 5-6:30 pm; Jan. 17 || 1-2:30 pm; Feb. 4 || 5-6:30 pm; Mar. 25 || 5-6:30 pm
Brownies will have a great time learning about our creepy, crawly friends. Observe hissing cockroaches and darkling beetles. Put on our special “bug” eyes and view the world as an insect. Scouts will design and create their own insect.

Hiker ($10)
Mar. 21 || 1-2:30 pm
It’s time to plan a nature walk! Brownies will prepare a snack, pack gear and head outdoors for a visit to some of Cranbrook’s beautiful grounds! Perfect for all seasons - but come prepared - we hike in all seasons and weather!

Home Scientist ($10)
Nov. 5 || 5-6:30 pm; Jan. 17 || 11 am-12:30 pm; Feb. 21 || 11 am-12:30 pm
This is a fun, messy chemistry day! We mix, blend, bubble and blow the tops of things - all in the name of science! Brownies will study density and electricity in this FUN workshop.

Potter ($10)
Jan. 17 || 9-10:30 am; Feb. 21 || 1-2:30 pm
Examine pottery from cultures around the world and discover the art behind it. After investigating artifacts from the Cranbrook collection, Brownies will get a clump of clay and turn it into her own piece of art.

Senses ($10)
Jan. 21 || 5-6:30 pm; Feb. 21 || 9-10:30 am; Mar. 21 || 9-10:30 am
Look, listen, smell, touch and taste your way through this workshop. Brownies will have a great time investigating with their senses!

Water ($10)
Nov. 19 || 5-6:30 pm; Jan. 31 || 2:30-4 pm; Mar. 21 || 11 am-12:30 pm
Conservation is the focus of this workshop. We will study the water cycle and learn many ways to protect our resources. Many hands-on activities help Brownies realize how important fresh water is to our survival and way to help reduce water usage.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Fri.-8 am Sat.
Oct. 10-11; Nov. 21-22; Dec. 5-6; Jan. 9-10; Mar. 6-7; Apr. 17-18; May 8-9
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($40) 6 pm Sat.-8 am Sun.
Feb. 7-8
The Scientists at Cranbrook have put their heads together to create an exciting adventure for your Scouts! Take some time to explore the world of dinosaurs, learn a thing or two about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans and try your hand at mixing together a slimy concoction before ending your science exploration with an electrifying physics presentation. You will get all this, plus time to explore the museum and a private planetarium program. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change year to year or even date to date. To stay updated, please check our web site for more information. This program is open to all ages of Boy and Girl Scouts. No specific badge earned.


Cancellation Policy

Workshop credit will be issued for cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, without a fee. Cancellations made between 21 days and one hour prior to start of the workshop will be charged a $1 per scout fee. No refunds given for no shows and cancellation within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact the Scheduling Office at 248. 645.3210.

For registrations totaling less than $50 per program, please complete your booking by telephone at 248.645.3210.

Available October through May.
Advance registration is required.
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