Cutting garden in fall


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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.
  • Explore Hillwood from home with coloring pages, art projects, games, and a variety of digital resources.
  • Check our calendar for information about upcoming programs.

Complete the Girl Scout Program Request Form to schedule an in-person or virtual program for your troop. Please submit program requests at least 4 weeks in advance. 

For more information email or call 202.686.5807. 

Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us on October 14 and 15 to earn your Girl Scout Outdoor Art badge with art-making inspired by Hillwood's spectacular gardens. Click here for details.

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 tagalongs, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults (in-person)
  • Programs meet requirements for Junior badges (see descriptions for details) and are age-appropriate and engaging for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette girls


  • Group size: minimum 8, maximum 25
  • Hands-on art project included
  • See our safety guidelines for information about how we are following the latest guidance related to COVID-19
  • Dates and time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m., subject to availability

The following dates and times are currently available for fall 2023 in-person programs. Weekday programs, Tues-Fri, are also available upon request.

  • Sunday, October 29, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 10-11:30 a.m.

Please complete the Girl Scout Program Request Form to request a visit date.


  • 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 a blank paper and a drawing implement (such as pencil, crayons, or markers) during the program
  • Technical details: presented live, via Zoom

To request an in-person or virtual program, please complete the Girl Scout Program Request Form

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

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.

NEW! Meets all requirements to earn the Craft and Tinker badge for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts.

Garden Journeys: Gardener Badge (available virtually year-round and in-person March-November)

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: Flowers Badge (available in-person only, May-October)

Go on a flower hunt, see dazzling orchids in bloom, and create flower artwork. The activities meets all requirements 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: 35 maximum
  • Dates and times: Tuesday-Sunday, March-November, 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m., subject to availability
  • To request holding a bridging ceremony at Hillwood, please complete the Girl Scout Program Request Form


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