Girl Scouts

Tours, Programs and Workshops for Girl Scouts of All Ages!

Girl Scout Programs

Special programs just for Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors provide unique opportunities to get close to aviation while pursuing an age-appropriate Journey. All Girl Scouts receive a special Hiller Aviation Museum patch as part of their program. Patches issued by Hiller Aviation Museum are wearable on the reverse side of girls’ vest or sash.

Girl Scouts and COVID-19

In-person Girl Scout programs return to the Hiller Aviation Museum in October 2021.  Each session will be conducted in full compliance with state and county health rules, including California’s K-12 program guidance.  All program participants, including parents and tagalong siblings, must comply with all health rules as communicated by Hiller Aviation Museum staff.  Current rules require all program participants (including parents) to use face coverings when inside the Hiller Aviation Museum’s buildings, regardless of vaccination status.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

In the event that future changes to the public health environment preclude a scheduled Girl Scout program from taking place as planned, troops and families will have the option of transferring to an upcoming virtual program or cancelling to receive a full refund, at the discretion of the parent or troop leader.  Virtual programs are also available on a limited schedule throughout the year.

Online enrollment is available for parents to enroll Girl Scouts individually, or for Troop leaders to enroll multiple Scouts at once:

Additional dates are available to Troops of 12 or more. Contact the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Education Department at (650) 654-0200 to find out more about Troop-specific programs.

Sky Daisies – In-Person Program

Open to Daisy Girl Scouts Grades K-1
$16 per Girl Scout, $10 per Adult/Sibling
10 AM – 12 PM

Launch an adventure in flight and discover aviation and technology in a fun-filled way.  Get up close to a real airplane, touch its parts and climb inside to test the controls.  Make and fly a working glider and explore a collection of historic aircraft flown by inspiring women in aviation.

Includes a “Sky Daisies” fun patch.  Suitable as a side trip for the Between Earth and Sky Journey or Tula petal.

Program Dates

Saturday, November 20, 2021
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, January 22, 2022
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, March 19, 2022
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Additional 2022 dates:  April 30, May 28.

Brownie Flyers – In-Person Program

Open to Brownie Girl Scouts Grades 2-3
$19 per Girl Scout, $10 per Adult/Sibling
10 AM – 12 PM

Explore the world of flight!  Help assemble a full-sized airplane and fly a working model aircraft.  Complete a scavenger hunt discovering the roles of fabulous female aviators, take a virtual flight using the Sky Portal mapping exhibit and more in a hands-on aviation experience.

Includes “Brownie Flyers” fun patch.  Completes Step 1 of the Senses Badge and Step 3 of the Computer Expert Badge.

Program Dates

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, November 13, 2021
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, January 29, 2022
10 am – 12 pm
Availability: YES

Additional 2022 dates:  March 12, April 16, May 7

Junior Pilots – In-Person Program

Open to Junior Girl Scouts Grades 4-5
$27 per Girl Scout, $10 per Adult/Sibling
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Take the controls in a high-flying adventure!  Master pilot skills in a realistic flight simulation.  Build and fly a model airplane, experiment with Morse code, explore a giant Grumman Albatross seaplane used to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s mysterious flight and more in an aerial adventure!

Includes “Junior Pilots” fun patch.  Completes Step 2 of the Detective Badge.

Program Dates

Saturday, October 23, 2021
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, November 13, 2021
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Availability: YES

Saturday, January 29, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Availability: YES

Additional 2022 dates:  March 12, April 16, May 7.

 

Virtual Program – Brownies and Juniors

Open to Brownie or Junior Girl Scouts Grades 2-5
$19 per Girl Scout
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Wednesdays)

Brownies and Juniors take flight with a 90-minute Zoom session to earn a fun aviation patch!  Explore airplanes and helicopters in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s collection via a live Zoom presentation, identify parts of an airplane, explore the engineering design cycle with paper helicopters and more!

A fun patch and a special VIP admissions pass valid for admission for any 2 adults or children at the Hiller Aviation Museum during 2021-2022 will be sent to participating girls by US Mail immediately following the program.

Program Dates

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Availability:  YES

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Availability:  YES

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Availability:  YES

Additional 2022 dates:  April 27.

 

 

Supply List and Handouts

 

Registration

for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors

Online enrollment is encouraged for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors to facilitate immediate processing.  Space is limited and programs may fill up.  Telephone registration is available at (650) 654-0200.  Paper registration forms may be submitted with payment to the Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA  94070.  Registrations may also be faxed to (650) 654-0220.

The program fee for each Girl Scout is charged at the time of registration. Additional girls may be added on a space-available at a later date and will be grouped together with their Troop so long as the Troop number is provided on the registration form. Cancellations must be requested seven days in advance and will have a processing fee of $5/Scout deducted from the refund.

Adults and siblings joining in-person programs will be admitted at the discounted rate of $9/person. Adult/sibling admission is not charged together with Girl Scout registration, but must be paid in person on the day of the program.

Women in Aviation Exhibit Safari

All Girl Scouts will participate in a Women in Aviation tour.  The Hiller Aviation Museum displays several aircraft flown by noted female aviators, and its Women in Aviation exhibition highlights twenty different female flyers past and present from around the world.

Girls are encouraged to explore the Gallery to learn more about these pioneering aviatrices and their aircraft by completing an Exhibit Safari, with answers found within the Gallery.  Troops returning a completed safari to the Docent Station (adjacent to the Gift Shop and bathrooms) will receive a special prize for each girl in attendance.

Women in Aviation Exhibit Safari