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Girl Scout Outdoor Art Badge Workshop

Sculpture from Rich Soil exhibitionCalling all Brownies and Juniors! Earn your Girl Scout Outdoor Art badge, with outdoor art-making inspired by the sculpture exhibition Kristine Mays: Rich Soil.

Walk Hillwood's gardens to discover life-sized wire sculptures by contemporary African American artist Kristine Mays, and learn how she creates her work, and what motivates her. Inspired by Kristine Mays's artwork and Hillwood's grounds, create your own nature-inspired wire art. You'll explore Hillwood at your own pace using an activity booklet that leads you on a self-guided adventure through the gardens.

Junior Girl Scout in Hillwood's gardensThis program fulfills all requirements to earn the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badge and the Junior Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Supplies for the wire art projects will be individually packaged and include step-by-step instructions. Girl Scouts create their art in Hillwood's courtyard tent. Museum educators will be nearby to answer questions and offer assistance. 

Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity.

Girl Scouts must be accompanied by an adult to attend, and all participating adults must purchase a ticket for the program.


  • This program takes place outdoors and in the courtyard tent, with limited capacity, and follows the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital recommendations for covid safety precautions.

  • See our visitor guidelines for information about how we are following the latest local and national guidance.

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

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Rich Soil at Hillwood