Girl Scout Badge Programs
Following are Girl Scout programs offered at the Seno Center. All programs are two hours in length, and cost $6.00 per scout with a $60 minimum. There is no charge for adult chaperons. Contact the Seno Center for additional information and to schedule programs. Call 262-539-3222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scout Programs
Make the World A Better Place – Spring only
On a hike through the Seno Center woods learn about garlic mustard and how it is harmful to other plants. Look for other early spring plants and learn how they were helpful to Native Americans. We will also play hide and seek in the remnants of the tall prairie plants from last season.
Using Resources Wisely
Come to Seno Woodland Center and learn about trees, make recycled paper, take a hike and play a game as you earn your Using Resources Wisely badge.
BROWNIE TRY-IT PROGRAMS
Earth and Sky
Examine the soil beneath our feet and the sky over head to find out how they affect our daily lives. Learn to tell time with the sun and how scientists predict lunar and solar eclipses. What can you tell about the weather by looking at the clouds? Should you wear red or yellow on a sunny day? See which color absorbs or reflects the most sun.
Explore the woods and find out who lives there and the type of habitat they need to survive. Make a food chain and a food web to see how the animals and plants depend on each other.
Fun In The Forest – Fall Only – Wisconsin Blackhawk Council Patch
Learn what trees grow in the forest and the kinds of animals that depend on the forest for their home. Find out what forest products you use everyday. Gather leaves and make a leaf print bandana.
Make a pinwheel and a paper copter and learn what makes them go. Experiment with other styles of paper airplanes from a ring glider to the standard paper airplane. Fire off a balloon rocket and a bottle rocket launcher and find out what they use for fuel and how to make them go way high.
Plants – Fall Only
Plant prairie seeds to take home and watch grow. Make a leaf print bandana to help remember leaf shapes. Find out how different seeds are transported on the prairie.
Make bubble mixture and experiment to see who can make the biggest bubble and the funniest shape. Make your own recycled paper and magalope (envelope made from a magazine page). Experiment with magnets and static electricity to see how many things you can make stick to the magnet
Space Explorers – Your Site Only
Requires 25 x 25 foot space with 11 ft ceiling. Go stargazing inside the portable planetarium and find out which stars and planets are visible. Experiment with the different phases of the moon and learn why the moon changes shape and position. Make your own sundial to track the motions of the sun and a star chart to help find your favorite constellation. We will also make our own personal constellations and give them a name.
Find out how much water is in a grape or a carrot. Learn ways to conserve water in your house or school. Explore the underwater world of the pond to find out who lives there.
On a walk through the woods learn where animals build their homes and what they use to build them. Listen the nature’s symphony and figure out which animals are making which noise. Observe bugs and earths worms in their natural habitat and learn who eats them for lunch.
JUNIOR BADGE PROGRAMS
Make and test fly different styles of paper airplanes. Which one will fly the farthest? Watch a space flight launch and find out how the astronauts survive in space. What things will they need for an extended space trip to Mars?
Explore the Forest – Wisconsin Blackhawk Council Patch
Explore the forest, identify trees and learn their history. Discover what forest products are produced in Wisconsin. Trace the making of maple syrup from the Native Americans to modern day.
Finding Your Way
Learn to use a map and compass with 3 different types of maps. Use the compass to navigate a course and find the hidden treasure.
Making It Matter
Make your own polymer and change its look and shape by adding different ingredients. Make your own electrical device and find out how ball bearings work in a machine. Work in a group to build your own structure to hold a hanging cup. Learn about pH and why it is so important to living things.
We will explore the Seno Center and look for plants used by the Native Americans for food and medicine. We will learn to use a tree identification key and identify the trees and learn how to read tree rings to determine the age and history of a tree. We will also play games like Oh Deer! and How Many Bears Can Live in the Woods? to learn how animals adapt to their surroundings and how animals depend on each other.
How was oil created and where does it come from in the world? Learn how animals are affected by oil spills and how we can help them. How do we clean up oil spills on the beach? What products do you use every day that are made from petroleum? Find out the answers to these questions.
Lets be rock hounds and go on a rock hunt and learn about the different rock families and how they were formed. Test the soil and look for geologic clues to the Earth’s history. Make your own fossil to take home. View the earth from space and see if you can locate Wisconsin.
Make your own chemical reaction. Try amazing water tricks. Make a kaleidoscope and unravel optical illusions. Become a scientist and find out what they do every day.
Sky Search – Presented at Your Site Only
Requires 25 x 25 foot space with 11 ft ceiling.
Go stargazing inside the portable planetarium and learn which constellations and planets are visible. Make a star map to help you find the stars on your own. Find the North Star and find out how sailors used it to navigate. Hear stories from the Native American and African cultures about the Big Dipper and Orion.
Find out the state flower, bird and tree for Wisconsin. On a hike, pick out a plant to draw that represents you. Learn what mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have in common and what makes them different. Match the shape of a bird’s beak to what they eat. Find plants that Native Americans used for medicine or food out on the prairie.