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Girl Scout Troop Programs

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Morning Girl Scout Troop Experience

The Girl Scout Troop Experience is a three-and-a-half-hour program available Monday through Saturday for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors.

At the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, we invite Girl Scouts to spend a morning discovering the unconventional life of Juliette “Daisy” Low, the daughter, debutante, wife, adventurer, and artist who became the first Girl Scout. Together, your troop will experience Daisy’s childhood home, play her favorite games, and look closely at how she challenged expectations for women in her day to become a confident leader.


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Morning Activity Session Choices

Be True to Your Selfie

The bossy girl. The princess. The tomboy. The geek. We’re all-too-familiar with stereotypes that limit how girls are seen and understood. We also know girls’ identities run deep. Girls can like to wear dresses and play in the mud; they can be heroes while struggling with shyness. They can be smart and silly. They can defy stereotypes and change the world for the better. Daisy found meaning for her life in creating art, and she shared this passion with her Girl Scouts. As you explore Daisy’s life, you’ll also consider your own, and make an “inner selfie” collage to show the world how you want to be seen. (Help us use resources wisely. Bring one plastic shopping bag per person for taking artwork home.)

She's Got Game

Are you afraid of making mistakes? Falling flat? Looking weird? Sounding silly? What holds you back from taking action in life? Did you know that playing games can help you with that? Juliette “Daisy” Low knew that the time she spent as a kid playing and making up games with family and friends helped give her the courage, confidence, and character she needed to overcome fear of failure and start Girl Scouts. Daisy made sure that “real FUN” was an important part of early Girl Scouting from the beginning. Carry on this Girl Scout tradition! Have fun and hack your fears while playing high-energy games with other girls! (This is an active session. Participants should wear clothes that allow them to be comfortable for lots of movement. Flip flops are not recommended.)

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Over Tea Cups: A Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Afternoon Tea Experience

What do you imagine when you think of “afternoon tea”? White gloves, formal chitchat, and dainty tea cakes? What about Women’s Suffrage, Civil Rights, and Girl Power? Throughout history, tea time has given women a chance to meet and talk about real challenges and find inspiration to make the world a better place. It was “over tea cups” with her cousin Nina that Juliette “Daisy” Low laid out her plans to start an groundbreaking new organization for girls. Now, we cordially invite Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors to join us for afternoon tea and a tasting tour in Daisy’s family home. We’ll taste our way through stories from the life of Juliette Low and the Girl Scouts as we explore the house together. Then we’ll sit down to afternoon tea with light refreshments in the parlors of Daisy’s family home, where the first Girl Scout recruitment teas were held. You’ll contribute a favorite recipe to our recipe box, and find one left by another troop to copy for your own recipe collection. And maybe--just as it did for Daisy and other daring women before and since--your tea talk will inspire a new recipe for empowering women and girls!

(Some tasting items may contain common food allergens such as dairy, wheat, or nuts. If someone in your group has food allergy concerns, please email us for more information.)

Tea Testimonials

My favorite part about the tour and tea today was trying new foods. It made me think about how each dish tied to history. Amari, age 17

The most important part of the tour and tea today was the interactiv[ity] and the questions. It made me feel like I was a part of everything and not lectured to. Margarita, age 39

My favorite part of the tour and tea today was getting to sit on the furniture and eat in the house. It made me think that I was special and trusted. Shellie, age 47

The most interesting food we tasted on the tour was chutney because it was new and exciting and something I hadn’t tried before. And the dysentery remedy because it was an interesting insight into old-fashioned medicine. Sydnie, age 15

The food story or activity that made me feel most connected to Daisy was the [wild] rice story [about Juliette Kinzie] because it showed me how Daisy got her independence and character, and it also connected to my family in Wisconsin. Sydnie, age 15

The most important part of the tour and tea today was how girls who didn’t know each other enjoyed each other’s company. It made me feel included when I only knew a few. Angela, age 50

The food story that made me feel most connected to Daisy was the saltwater taffy story because my best friend suffered similarly due to gum. Amari, age 17

The food activity that made me feel most inspired as a Girl Scout was making the women’s empowerment recipe because it makes you think about what you need to accomplish great things. Amari, age 17

Program Highlights

You’ll have an amazing time at the birthplace as you…

  • Experience Daisy’s home on a fun tour filled with games and activities
  • Enjoy Girls Writing the World: A Library Reimagined, a special place for Girl Scouts to browse literature made by, for, and about women
  • Unleash your artistic side when you create an empowering “inner selfie” portrait or find your fearlessness playing confidence-boosting group games during our morning troop program, or share food history and imagine a brighter future over tea cups during our afternoon tea program for Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors
  • Participate in a Girl Scouts’ Own and pinning ceremony to celebrate your time at the birthplace with your troop.
  • Explore the museum’s gift shop, where you’ll find the perfect souvenir.
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What Our Girl Scout Visitors Are Saying

Praise from Troop Leaders

“The program gave the girls an opportunity to not only explore themselves, but to draw connections to Daisy. It allowed them to explore their own potential by looking at how they see themselves and who they aspire to become.”

 “The tour of the house was phenomenal. We enjoyed seeing the history behind the rooms. The kids had a great time!”

“I liked the historical games that we played in the parlor. They got the girls to work together and have fun.”

Praise from Girl Scouts

“I liked making my inner-selfie portrait and how it gave us a chance to think.”

“I liked seeing Daisy’s bedroom because I got to see how she lived.”

“My favorite activity was writing and performing poetry. I like that it let our creativity flow.”

“I think Daisy’s favorite room at the birthplace would have been the reimagined library—and I loved the videos and quotes. They really inspired me, and they would have shown Daisy how much her creation [of Girl Scouts] has grown.”


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Reservation and Payment Procedures

Morning Girl Scout Troop Experience:

May be booked up to six months in advance, and must be booked at least a month in advance.

The total cost for our Morning Girl Scout Troop Experience is $26 per person, half of which is due upon booking. Your balance is due on your date of visit.

For the morning program, you must register a group of at least eight, consisting mostly of girls who are Juniors through Ambassadors and which includes at least one adult. We can accommodate a maximum of 100 participants per day, divided into four groups. Groups of any size may be split.  Learn more about the experience and reserve your visit today!

 

Over Tea Cups: A Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Afternoon Tea Experience

May be booked up to six months in advance, and must be booked at least a month in advance.

The total cost for our Over Tea Cups: A Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Afternoon Tea Experience is $40 per person, half of which is due upon booking. Your balance is due 30 days prior to your date of visit.

Although groups of fewer than 6 people may join others for our afternoon program, we reserve the right to cancel a tea event if our 6-participants minimum is not met. Reserve your visit today!

 

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for any cancellation with less than 30 days’ notice, 50 percent of fees paid are refundable 30 to 59 days prior to the date of visit, and 100 percent of fees paid are refundable 60 or more days prior to the date of visit. All refunds must be applied to the card used in the original purchase.