Power of the Pollinators is part of the Celebration of Roses and Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and offers Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors an opportunity to earn badges. October 20, 2018 the program has four sessions every 30 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Each session is approximately one hour and 40 minutes and registration is limited to 25 participants for each time slot.
The experience is divided into five segments:
- Decorate #2 recycled tin can that will be used for floral arrangement.
- Make a floral arrangement from various flowers that pollinators are attracted to. The arrangements will be on display at the Farmers Branch City Hall until 4:00 p.m. before transporting them to an area retirement home for residents to enjoy.
- Make a bug house to take home.
- Learn about the importance of saving and encouraging pollinators to your garden.
- Make a bookmark to remind them the importance of protecting pollinators.
Brownie Girl Scouts can complete the requirements to earn the Bug Badge and Junior Girl Scouts can earn the Flowers Badge. The badges are not included with the program.
After the troop completes the session they are invited to go to the adjoining Pavilion at Gussie Field Watterworth Park to enjoy complimentary hotdogs, chips and drinks. The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Advance registration for Power of the Pollinator is required and the cost is $3 per Girl Scout, cash only please. All proceeds will go towards helping maintain the pollinator garden Troop 7258 is designing to implement in Farmers Branch. Troops should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the session to complete on-site forms. There will be signs to direct troops to the activity area. Parking is located at the Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.
Download the program flyer Power of the Pollinators 2018 or to discover more please call Lou Ann Cross at 469-585-0088.