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Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Programs 2018-2019

Our fun, skill-building workshops for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 provide great opportunities for girls to earn badges. Programs have a maximum of 20 participants. Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. For more information about History Center Girl Scout programs, email Cynthia Tomerlin at Cynthia.Tomerlin@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8556.

September 22, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Scribe

Words are powerful tools. Great writing can make people feel encouraged, entertained, or excited. It can create fantasy worlds or preserve events from history. Join us for this workshop to find out what you can do with words and how important words are!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: My Family Story

Share your family story with us! This is your chance to explore and learn more about the people you call family. In this workshop, Brownies will share their family stories with their friends, build their own story tree, and design their own family crest. Our young storytellers should come prepared to share a favorite family recipe, dance, or tradition with the rest of the group because here, we are all family!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


October 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Jeweler

Who doesn’t like jewelry? This workshop is a great way to learn about the history of jewelry and to make fun gifts in new and interesting ways. Girls will work on their individual jewelry projects and draw from their own imagination. When finished, they will know how to create a thing of beauty from just about anything around them.

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Potter

Learn about the origin of pottery, the people in Florida who first made things from clay, and how they used their pottery creations. Doing this can give us a unique look at how ancient people lived their lives. This workshop will allow you to express yourself with clay, just like Florida’s first people, in ways you haven’t thought of!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


November 3, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Inside Government

Do you ever wonder exactly what government is and what it does? Active citizens should know the basics of government, so here’s your chance to go behind the scenes. In this badge, you’ll explore laws that affect you every day, meet people who work in government, and be active in government yourself!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Celebrating Community

Communities like to celebrate what makes them special. Your Brownie troop is a community, so let’s celebrate together! We will learn about ceremonies, landmarks, symbols and how to celebrate with singing and marching—all while having fun!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


February 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Playing the Past

If you could go back in time and put yourself in the shoes of a girl or woman, who would you be? Perhaps a Girl Scout in the 1950s, dressed in your poodle skirt and saddle shoes? A Wild West cowgirl? How about a medieval duchess or a Japanese princess? You can be someone who really existed or a historical woman from your imagination. Get ready to live history and learn more about ladies from the past!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Senses

Explore the incredible ways that animals and plants sense the world around them—through light, sound, touch, proximity, and vibration. Using these organisms and their natural sensory systems as inspiration, you’ll use your own senses to extend and learn about your perception of what’s around you.

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


March 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Social Butterfly

Travel back in time to sip tea with Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low and learn about Victorian customs such as calling cards, making conversation, and the language of fans. The highlight of the day will be a Victorian tea at which Scouts will learn table manners and etiquette and enjoy a visit from Ms. Daisy!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Making Friends

Travel back in time to sip tea with Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low and learn about Victorian customs such as calling cards, making conversation, and the language of fans. The highlight of the day will be a Victorian tea at which Scouts will learn table manners and etiquette and enjoy a visit from Ms. Daisy!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


April 20, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Gardener

In this enchanting workshop, you will create a miniature container garden that is sure to invite fairies into your world. And who knows—if you build it, they just might come! You will gain knowledge of flowers and plants and learn a bit of fairy history. Once you’re done, you can take home your little garden and feel just a little more magical than when you started!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Bugs

Many people call all insects “bugs.” But did you know that a bug is actually a certain kind of insect? Let’s build a bug house and see what we can put in it. Come along and explore the fascinating world of bugs. We’ll take a closer look at these little creatures and learn all about them!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.


May 18, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon

Juniors: Detective

Stories, movies, and television are full of amazing detectives solving mysteries and bringing criminals to justice. Their jobs are important, exciting, and require serious skill! Girl Scouts will learn to crack codes, examine fingerprints, and learn the techniques of solving a mystery!

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.

Brownies: Pets

Whether they’re cute, cuddly, slimy, or scaly, pets are so much fun! Being a pet owner is a major responsibility. Pets need love, attention, special care, and of course . . . food!  Girl Scouts will learn how to choose the perfect pet and how to keep their pets happy and healthy—whether the pet is a new addition or already part of their family.

Cost: $13 per Girl Scout. Adults free. Click here to register.