Girl Scout Programs

Scouting at Cranbrook for Cadette Girl Scouts

Please note:

Trees ($15)
May 4 || 6-8pm
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 – Junior/Cadette Girl Scouts CSI ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Nov. 13-14;  Mar. 11-12;  May 13-14
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!

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Oct. 23-24;  Jan. 22-23; Mar. 4-5;  Mar. 18-19;  Apr. 22-23
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 – Junior/Cadette Girl Scouts CSI ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun. 
Jan. 16-17
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 ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun. 
Dec. 5-6
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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.

Scouting at Cranbrook for Junior Girl Scouts

Please note:

Flowers ($18, includes $3 materials fee)
Oct. 21 || 9:30-11:30am;  Jan. 23 || 9-11am
Scouts become botanists as they discover the wonders of the plant world. Learn how flowers are beneficial in a variety of ways and create beautiful artwork with flowers and seeds!

Jeweler ($18, includes $3 materials fee) 
Jan. 23 || Noon-2pm;  Mar. 30 || 6-8pm
Work with a jeweler to learn skills to create unique jewelry. Study jewelry from different cultures and create your own beautiful piece of jewelry to wear home.

Friday Overnight Workshops – Junior/Cadette Girl Scouts CSI ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat. 
Nov. 13-14;  Mar. 11-12;  May 13-14
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!

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Oct. 23-24;  Jan. 22-23;  Mar. 4-5;  Mar. 18-19;  Apr. 22-23
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 – Junior Girl Scout Astronomy ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun.
Jan. 30-31
The Universe is the limit in this astronomy workshop.
Check out the sky above in our Acheson Planetarium to create a chart to help you identify the stars and study the features of the Earth’s moon. Then, discover and explore 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 Institute’s Observatory to catch a glimpse of a celestial object or two.

Saturday Overnight Workshops – Junior/Cadette Girl Scouts CSI ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun. 
Jan. 16-17
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 ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun. 
Dec. 5-6
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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.

Scouting at Cranbrook for Brownie Girl Scouts

1.5 hour workshop

Bugs ($12)
Jan. 9 || 11:30am-1pm;  Mar. 5 || 9-10:30am;  Mar. 23 || 6-7:30pm
Brownies will have a great time learning about our creepy, crawly friends. Observe hissing cockroaches and darkling beetles and try-on our special “bug” eyes to view the world as an insect. Scouts will become entomologists as they design and create their own insect.

Hiker ($12)
Apr. 30 || 1:30-3pm
It’s time to plan a nature walk! Brownies will prepare a snack, pack gear and head outdoors for a trek through Cranbrook’s beautiful grounds! Perfect for all seasons - but come prepared - we hike in all seasons and weather!

Home Scientist ($15, includes $3 materials fee) 
Jan. 9 || 2-3:30pm;  Mar. 5 || 11:30am-1pm;  Apr. 23 || 9-10:30am
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 ($15, includes $3 materials fee) 
Mar. 9 || 6-7:30pm;  Apr. 23 || 2-3:30pm
Examine pottery from cultures around the world and discover the art behind it. After investigating artifacts from the Institute’s collection, each Brownies will get a clump of clay and turn it into her own piece of art.

Senses ($12)
Mar. 16 || 6-7:30pm;  Apr. 23 || 11:30am-1pm
Look, listen, smell, touch and taste your way through this workshop. Brownies will have a great time investigating with their senses!

Water ($12)
Nov. 7 || 10-11:30am;  Jan. 9 || 9-10:30am;  Mar. 2 || 6-7:30pm;  Mar. 19 || 3-4:30pm
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 ways to help reduce water usage.

Friday Overnight Workshops – All Scouts Science Explorer ($45) 6pm Fri.-8am Sat.
Oct. 23-24;  Jan. 22-23;  Mar. 4-5;  Mar. 18-19;  Apr. 22-23
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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 ($45) 6pm Sat.-8am Sun.
Dec. 5-6
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 balance and motion 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 attend a private scout program in the Acheson Planetarium. Please note: we are constantly developing different ideas for this overnight experience; the content may change 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.


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 $5 per scout fee. No refunds or rescheduling given for no shows or cancellation within one hour prior to the start of the workshop. Please contact our Scheduling Office at 248 645.3210 for changes to your registration. All credits must be used within the current scouting season.

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

Available October through May.
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