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Girl Scouts

We welcome Girl Scouts to engage with Hillwood through a variety of programs and activities! 

  • Schedule a badge-earning program or bridging ceremony 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.

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

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Badge-Earning Programs (onsite)

  • $10 per Girl Scout, 4 adults free, $18 additional adults
  • Group size: minimum 8, maximum 15 Girl Scouts; 4 accompanying adults
  • Dates and time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m., subject to availability
  • Note: a virtual version of these programs is available upon request, presented live, via Zoom

Programs through the end of the 2023-24 school year are fully booked. Available weekend dates for fall 2024 programs will be posted in late summer 2024.

Please complete the Girl Scout Program Request Form to requst

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

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 onsite March-November or  virtually, year-round)

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

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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