Girl Scout Badge Explorer

at Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

During a visit to Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, Girl Scouts will be able to accomplish the following badge requirements. Please call 765.847.1691 to make your tour reservation.

As you arrive

What do you notice about the buildings and land around you?
Who would have lived here 100 years ago?

During your visit

What do you see?
Focus on an object in the room you are in.
Have you seen something like this before? Where?
How is it the same or different?
If you were a kid then, what would you do?
What is the coolest thing you see?
If you were an inventor then, what would you create?
Why do you think the historic site was preserved for people to visit?

After your visit

Talk with your family and/or troop about your visit.
Share your top three things you found interesting, surprising, or cool.

201 US Highway 27, Fountain City, IN, USA

Take a trip to see us

Timed, indoor tours are available Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


    Making Games
    Step 1 – Try a Scavenger Hunt:
    Scavenger hunts are a great way to have fun with your
    friends or get to know new people. In this step, make your own. First, decide what you’ll look for. Then go on
    your search.


    Good Neighbor
    Step 2 – Discover your city or town:
    In your city or town, neighbors work together in lots of different places. These places help make sure everyone  has what they need. How many different places can you think of?
    Step 3 – See what makes your state special: There are 50 states in the United States. They’re all neighbors to one another, and each one is special in its own way. When you put them together, they make a big community – and your part of it. See what makes your state unique in this step.


    Playing the Past
    Step 5 – Become your character:
    Now, act as your character. Wear your costume and plan to share one thing about your life. You could teach some friends a game you learned, share the food you made with your family, or tell anything else you can dream up to other Girl Scout Juniors or classmates at school.

    Step 1 – Visit a garden:
    The best way to get inspired about gardening is to explore and enjoy a well-cared- for garden. Take a tour of one of the gardens below to start learning about how gardens are planted, how to take care of them, and the right way to pick flowers when they’ve blossomed.


    Social Innovator
    Step 1 – Explore the big picture:
    You need to understand how an issue fits in the world at large before you can form a strategy to make a difference. Pick one choice to expand your understanding of your chosen issue. Here, we’ve used “healthy eating” as an example to show how each choice offers possibilities for exploration.
    Step 3 – Build empathy for people affected by your issue: Gaining empathy – that’s being able to connect to the thoughts and feelings, and attitudes of others – helps innovators develop a gut sense of which ideas could work and which won’t, and how to make existing solutions better.

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