Girl Scouts

Daisy Programs

Journey: Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

Wildflower Walks

Learn to identify native woodland or prairie wildflowers as you hike! (60-90 minutes)

Roots of Gardening

Learn about composting, gardening, and more! This helps your scouts earn the Golden Honey Bee Award. (60-90 minutes)

Journey: Between Earth and Sky

Sensory Hike

We will use our senses to explore the wide variety of seeds, colors, shapes, and textures in nature. An additional $5 is needed for materials. (60-90 minutes)

Protecting Natural Treasures

Learn about Champaign County’s natural treasures, and how to inspire others to protect our environment! This program helps your scouts achieve the Clover Award. (60-90 minutes)

Journey: 5 flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Animals Safe & Sound

Meet the resident animals at the Homer Lake Interpretive Center, learn about how we care for them, and then go for a hike to look for signs of animals in the wild. (60-90 minutes)

Red Robin

Daisies will work toward their Red Robin Project as they help care for our resident animals, use puppets to tell the story of animal care, and take a hike to look for animals in the preserve. (60-90 minutes)


Learn about native birds, the nests they make, and how they are different from other types of animals. Take a hike to search for birds, and help us fill our bird feeders! (60-90 minutes)

Are there other kinds of wildlife that you would like to learn about? We offer custom programs on reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and insects!

Brownie Programs

Journey: WOW! Wonders of Water


We will explore the five senses, investigate natural artifacts, and learn how human senses compare to those of animals. An additional $5 is needed for materials. (60-90 minutes)


Together we will prepare for and embark on a nature hike. Through activities and games, scouts will practice orienteering and outdoor preparedness skills. (60-90 minutes)


Discover the history and art of pottery! We will look at artifacts from the Museum’s collection, and each scout will make a pot of her very own. An additional $5 is needed for materials. (60-90 minutes)

Water Everywhere

Explore water conservation and why it is important. We’ll take you pond-dipping to see what creatures live in underwater worlds. (60-90 minutes)

Outdoor Adventurer

We will use a guide to follow a nature trail, search for the smallest living creatures, practice building a survival shelter, and use our senses to explore life off the trail. (60-90 minutes)

Journey: A World of Girls


Experience the thrill of a real-life treasure hunt as we solve clues and search for letterboxes! An additional $5 is needed for materials. (90 minutes to 2 hours)

Making Games

Scouts will learn and play several nature-based games together. They will design their own scavenger hunt, and we will hit the trails for a hike to search for the items on their list. (60-90 minutes)

Junior Programs

Journey: aMuse


Experience the global sport of geocaching as scouts prepare for and embark on a GPS-led treasure hunt! (90 minutes to 2 hours)

Animal Habitats

Explore local wildlife and the habitats they need to survive. Scouts will discuss the essentials of a safe habitat and brainstorm on how we can help keep habitats healthy. (60-90 minutes)

Playing the Past From Jane Addams to Dottie

Schroeder, we will learn about Illinois’s and Champaign County’s most famous female historical figures through activities, and of course, dress-up! (60-90 minutes)

Social Butterfly

What better way to learn etiquette and good manners than through a tea party? We will explore social styles of the past, as well as teach ways to be polite and comfortable for any situation today. (60-90 minutes)

Journey: Get Moving! (It’s Your Planet—Love It!)


Tour the Discovery Garden and greenhouse to see how plants are both outside and inside. Scouts will learn about garden plants that will grow well in Illinois, start an experiment with seeds, and then take this new knowledgehome to start a garden of their own. (60-90 minutes)

Outdoor Adventurer

This program will help scouts of any level prepare for survival outdoors. Scouts will practice starting a fire without matches, learn the basics of map and compass orienteering and GPS, and construct debris shelters. This program helps your scouts earn their Camper Badge. (60-90 minutes)

Energy Hike

Scouts will hike through a variety of habitats to search for evidence of animals collecting and storing energy for the winter. This program is best done in the fall. This program helps scouts earn their Energize Award. (60-90 minutes)


Museum & Cultural History

Pat Cain
(217) 586-2612

Interpretive Center and Environmental

Jennifer Wick
(217) 896-2455

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