Girl Scouts

We welcome Girl Scouts to engage with Hillwood through a variety of virtual and in-person offerings!

  • Schedule an in-person or virtual badge-earning program for your troop.
  • Hold your bridging ceremony in our Japanese-style Garden.
  • Explore Hillwood from home with coloring pages, art projects, games, and a variety of digital resources.
  • Check our calendar for information about upcoming programs.

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

GSCNC premier partner logo.

Badge-Earning Programs

  • In-person and virtual options available
  • $10 per Girl Scout and tagalong, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults (in-person)
  • Programs meet requirements for Junior badges (see program descriptions for details) and are age-appropriate and engaging for Daisy, Brownie, junior, and Cadette girls

For more information, or to schedule a program for your troop, email grouptours@hillwoodmuseum.org or call 202.243.3914. 

Please submit program requests at least 4 weeks in advance.

In-person:

  • Group size: minimum 8, maximum 25
  • Times: 10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Dates: Tuesday-Sunday
  • Includes an art workshop, with materials individually packaged for each participant
  • See our visitor guidelines for information about how we are following the latest local and national guidance related to COVID-19.

Virtual:

  • Group size: minimum 5, maximum 35
  • Dates and times: daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., subject to availability
  • Program length: 45 minutes
  • Includes a drawing activity; Girl Scouts should be prepared with paper and a pencil, crayons, or markers to use during the program
  • Technical details: presented live, via Zoom; you will receive a link to join the program after you register

 

In Fabergé’s Workshop (available virtually and in-person, year-round)

Explore sumptuous jewelry and fanciful objects including those created by imperial Russia's legendary jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé, and design your own magnificent jeweled creations.

Meets 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

Garden Journeys (available virtually year-round, and in-person March-Nov)

Discover the beauty, tranquility and whimsy of the Japanese-style garden and French parterre, and design your own dream garden.

Meets the following requirements to earn the Junior Gardener Badge:
•    Step 1: Visit a garden
•    Step 2: Explore garden design
•    Step 3: Learn how to choose garden plants

Flower Power (available in-person only, May-October)

Go on a flower hunt, see dazzling orchids in bloom, and create flower artwork. Completes all 5 steps required to earn the Junior Flowers Badge.

Bridging Ceremonies

The half-moon bridges in the Japanese-style garden are a beautiful setting for bridging ceremonies.  

  • $50 per troop
  • Group Size:  25 maximum
  • Time:10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m.
  • Dates: Tuesday-Sunday, March-November

 

Plan Your Visit

Getting to Us:  Directions, transportation and parking information.

Visit Guidelines:  Help us protect the art and gardens so everyone can enjoy them.  Please review these hints and tips before bringing your group to Hillwood and see our visitor guidelines for information about how we are following the latest local and national guidance related to COVID-19.

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

Dining:  

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.