Girl Scout Programs

Scouting Events

Scouts on the WWII Home Front

October 24, 2021, 1-4 PM  | $13 per Scout, $10 per adult | Badge Earned: Fun Patch for Scouts

All Boy and Girl Scout levels welcome!

In honor of Juliette Low's birthday, Naper Settlement will celebrate the history and spirit of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and Boy Scouts of America with a look into the home front efforts of the Scouts during World War II. Join us for exciting activities and crafts, military vehicles, a public service opportunity, a visit from a Rockford Peach, and more.

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Spring Fling

March 20, 2022, 1-4 PM  | $13 per Scout, $10 per adult | Level: All | Badge Earned: Fun Patch for Scouts

Welcome warmer weather and shake off cabin fever during Naper Settlement’s annual tribute to the changing seasons. Explore the museum’s historic buildings, talk with costumed interpreters, create a fun Spring craft, and learn how to build teamwork with your troops! 

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May Day

May 1, 2022, 1-4 PM  | $13 per Scout, $10 per adult | Level: All | Badge Earned: Daisies-Clover Petal, Brownies-Letterboxer Badge, Juniors-Flowers Badge

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors are able to pick up their badge-in-a-bag at check-in at Naper Settlement, visit stations, tour buildings, play games and earn their Petal or Badge.  

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Year-Round On-Site Programs

All scout offerings require a minimum of 12 scouts and a maximum of 25 scouts per program to run. A maximum of 1 adult per 4 scouts is required. For questions or more information, please call us at 630.420.6010 or email grouptours@naperville.il.us. 

Geocaching 

1.5-hour program offered April 15-October 10 | Level: Juniors, Brownies | Badge Earned: Juniors-Geocacher Badge
$200 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $300 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Explore Naper Settlement’s grounds like never before! Grab a GPS unit and geocache to find hidden caches.  Learn about coordinates so you can geocache on your own.

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Letterboxing 

1.5-hour program offered year-round | Level: Juniors, Brownies | Badge Earned: Brownies-Letterboxer Badge
$225 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $330 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Following clues and solving riddles, Scouts will become sleuths and practice their seeking skills to find hidden letterboxes throughout Naper Settlement. Everyone will make their own stamp to leave their mark in the letterbox journal.

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Junior Detective

1.5-hour program offered year-round | Level: Juniors | Badge Earned: Juniors-Detective Badge
$225 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $330 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Come and learn what it takes to become a Junior Detective. Learn observation techniques that will help you find clues and solve a mystery! Junior Detective completes requirements for Detective Badge. Request a Program Opens in new window

Home Scientist 

2-hour program offered year-round | Level: Brownies, Juniors| Badge Earned: Brownies-Home Scientist Badge
$300 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $425 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Become a kitchen chemist and learn to make dancing candy. Survey the principle of density and how static electricity makes your hair stand on end. Mix and measure to make slime. Explore chemical reactions and make toothpaste for a giant. Scouts will explore different principles in science including density, static electricity, and carbon dioxide reactions with fun, hands-on science.

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CADS - Investigative Agents

2-hour program offered year-round | Level: Cadettes | Badge Earned: Cadette-Special Agent Badge
$300 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $425 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Begin your Special Agent training by discovering how to identify when someone is hiding something. Then, learn how to analyze a crime scene and examine evidence through DNA extraction. This program is two hours long and is geared towards Cadettes in 6th through 8th grades. 

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Fairy Tea

1.5-hour program offered year-round | Level: Daisy | Badge Earned: Mari Petal
$300 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $380 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

A little cup of friendship goes a long way, especially when joined by fairies on this very special day! Listen to a story about a Girl Scout fairy, make your own fairy doll, then enjoy a tea party with your new friend. 

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Victorian Tea

1.5-hour program offered year-round | Level: Brownies, Juniors | Badge Earned: Brownies-Making Friends Badge, Juniors-Social Butterfly Badge
$350 (up to 15 Scouts + 4 Adults), $420 (16-20 Scouts + 5 Adults)  

Come for a charming Victorian Tea Party. Enjoy drinks and sweet treats, learn proper manners, tour the Martin Mitchell Mansion, and make a special craft. Great for a mother/daughter outing. This program is 90 minutes long and geared towards Brownies in 2nd through 3rd grades and Juniors in 4th through 5th grades. 

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Digital Programs

Naper Settlement's Girl Scout programs have gone digital! Book one of our engaging, interactive programs led by Naper Settlement's museum educators.  Each  90-minute program will provide your troop the skills and knowledge for a badge requirement!

All 90-minute programs are available Tuesday-Friday from 3-5 p.m., CST.  Every live digital program can accommodate a maximum of 25 scouts and must have at least 7 scouts to run. Troop leaders  will be sent a password-protected Zoom room to distribute to participants. Program kits can be picked up one-week prior to the registered program at Naper Settlement.  Programs require that scouts have water, glue, scissors, and a pen/pencil to complete activities.

To register, please complete the registration request form, save, and attach to an email to grouptours@naperville.il.us

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Planet Protectors

Daisies, K5-1 | $20 per scout
Making our world a better place – one Daisy at a time. Help beautify the world by planting your very own flowers. Learn about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling through hands-on and digital, interactive activities. Planet Protectors completes requirements for Rose Petal Badge.

My Family Story

 Brownies, 2-3 | $20 per scout
Find your place on your family tree as you learn about genealogy by discovering your family’s story through video and at-home activities. My Family Story completes requirements for the My Family Story badge.

Junior Detectives

Juniors, 4-5  | $20 per scout
Come and learn what it takes to become a Junior Detective. Learn observation techniques that will help you find clues and solve a mystery! Junior Detective completes requirements for Detective Badge.

If you have any questions, please email MaronicJ@naperville.il.us