Tiny lambs are teetering around Firestone Farm, the train is whistling in Greenfield Village and toads and birds are popping up around the Ford Rouge Factory Tour – it’s springtime all around The Henry Ford!
And for Girl Scouts at The Henry Ford, spring means one thing: it’s time to get outside! On Saturdays in May, we offer three badge programs that allow Girl Scouts to learn, have fun, and spend time outdoors.
In Greenfield Village, Brownie Girl Scouts can participate in Listening to the Past: The Story of Henry Ford, where they visit buildings from Henry Ford’s life and play historic games outside. Also in the Village, Cadettes and Seniors can earn the Heritage Hunt badge while learning about stories of women from the past, planting herbs and collecting recipes from different eras.
For our Junior Girl Scouts, we have a special day planned at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, where scouts can study the plants, animals and people that make the Rouge so unique. In our Earth Connections at The Henry Ford: Balancing Industry and Nature program, girls can become ecologists and investigate how the air, water and soil are managed at the Rouge Plant and discover how they can make more environmentally-friendly decisions in their own homes and communities.
Remember, this will be your last opportunity to earn these badges before they are realigned and discontinued, so gather your fellow Girl Scouts and come to The Henry Ford for a memorable day outside.
All three of these badge programs will be offered this Saturday and next, May 12 and 19. As with all Girl Scout programs at The Henry Ford, girls will receive their badges the day of the workshop. The cost for the program is $11 per scout, which includes a badge; $8 per adult; and one Troop Leader per group may attend for free. To reserve tickets, contact our Call Center at (313) 982-6001. Space for these programs is limited, so don’t delay!
Christopher Hemler is the Curator of Education for Youth, Adult and Digital Programs at The Henry Ford. He also heads up the Scouting at The Henry Ford group page on Facebook – stop by the page to ask him your questions, or tell us about your troop’s visit to The Henry Ford!