The Thornton Burgess Society
Girl Scout Programs
Try It, Badge, Patch, Achievements, Jam Making and Overnights
Green Briar offers a number of
science and nature-based programs for Scouts throughout the
school year. Programs include, but are not limited to, Fetch Patch, map
and compass, rocks and minerals, kitchen science, dinosaurs and fossils,
and night walks, including overnights. Troops and dens can also schedule
their own programs with a naturalist.
Overnights in the Education Center BOOKING NOW see below
PROGRAMS FOR GIRL SCOUTS AT GREEN BRIAR
Scheduling and Fees
BADGE and PATCH WORK
Troops and Dens can schedule programs after school, on weekends or during vacation weeks. Programs run 1-hour to 1.5 hours depending on age level. We do not provide the badges or patches.
Cost: $7.00 per scout
Scouts can prepare their own delicious jam or yummy candy in our circa 1903 kitchen. Scheduled after school, on the weekend or when kitchen is not operating in the winter.
Troops choose either 1 type of jam or 3 types of candy to make together. Jam choices range from simple recipes for scouts ages 6—8 to more challenging recipes for scouts ages 9 and up. All children must be at least 6 years old to be in our kitchen. For scouts ages 6-8 years plan on having a 1 adult for every 4 scout ratio for chaperones.
JAM COST: $45.00 per pot. One or two scouts may work on one pot. Each pot yields 4 to 6 (6-ounce) jars. There is a 6 pot minimum for any private class.
$20.00 per scout. There is a 9 scout minimum for any candy class.
Phone: 508-888-6870 ext 13
WHEN CAN WE COME? - Overnights are scheduled at Green Briar Friday evening to Saturday morning from September through June. Dates are scheduled with the Education Director.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? - The cost for the overnight is $375.00 for up to 15 scouts. Up to 4 adults are free. Each additional person is $25.00
CANCELLATION POLICY - A 50% deposit is due two weeks prior to start of program. Refund less $25.00 cancellation fee will be given for a cancellation received within 72 hours prior to program. No refund of deposit if less than 72 hours notice of cancellation.
WHAT DO WE BRING? - Each person needs to bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, PJ’s, toiletries, and a complete change of clothes. (See below for night hike clothing) Teddy bears and other stuffed companions are welcome .
We always go on a night hike unless weather prohibits so bring a pair of long pants, long socks that you can pull up over your pant bottoms and a jacket.
WHAT FOOD IS PROVIDED? - Night Snack is s’mores at the fire pit outdoors (weather dependent) or Popcorn and Juice.
Breakfast is in our historic Jam Kitchen at Green Briar and includes: fruit, choice of either cold cereal or pancakes, milk, hot cocoa and juice. List your choices on the contract you will receive.
Coffee and Tea are available for adults.
WHERE DO WE SLEEP? - Putnam Education Center at Green Briar: Everyone sleeps on the wood floor. Your troop will be the only troop on site. A Burgess Naturalist stays on site over night in an upstairs room. There are no shower facilities.
WHO WILL BE WITH US? - A staff naturalist organizes and conducts your program. Only one group is scheduled per overnight.
CAN WE VISIT THE GIFT SHOP? - We do not encourage groups to visit the gift shop. The gift shop does not open until 10:00 am.
VISITS WITH THE ANIMALS - The animal room is open for exploration. Many of our scout programs include visits with our animals. Scouts may have an opportunity to handle the animals at the naturalist’s discretion.
WHAT DO WE DO IF IT RAINS? - Programs at Green Briar are rain or shine. Activities will be shifted as needed.