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Frying Pan Farm Park, Scouts

2709 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171 • 703-437-9101

New Scout badges coming soon!

General Notes:

  • Reminder for all parents:   Children should be dressed for the weather!  

The barn, indoor arena and Meeting House are not heated or air conditioned.

  • For badge programs, all requirements are met to complete the badge.  
  • For elective programs, the electives listed are covered.
  • Scout leaders will need to purchase the badges separately.



Using Resources Wisely:

Length: 1 hour
Meets: Kiosk
Concludes: Kidwell Barn classroom

Requirements covered:
Green petal (the petal is the Daisy equivalent of a badge, and the girls complete their Green petal for Using Resources Wisely at the program)


Junior Girl Scouts

Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts

Tiger Cub Scouts

Making My Family Special, Achievement #1:

Length: 1 hour
Meets: Kiosk
Concludes: Kidwell Farmhouse

Requirements covered:
1g   Go see it activity (They will visit an old farm or historical building... (and) discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago.)

  • This covers the Go see it portion of the Making My Family Special Achievement, which is a required activity, not an elective.

Bear Cub Scouts

What Makes America Special, Achievement #3:

Length: 1 hour
Meets: Kiosk
Concludes: Meeting house on Centreville Rd. (or farmyard)

NOTE:   The location of this program is dependent on weather and daylight remaining.   Drivers may be needed to transport Scouts between locations.

Requirements covered:
b Important Americans
c Two old homes
d Visit a historic building (Meeting House)
e State emblems

  • They will complete the requirements for this Achievement.

Farm Animals, Elective #16:

Length: 1 hour
Meets: Kiosk
Concludes: Kidwell Barn classroom

½ hour outside, ½ hour in barn classroom

Requirements covered:
a Take care of a farm animal (grooming)
b Six breeds of farm animals and uses
c Story about a farm animal
d Visit a livestock exhibit (Kidwell Farm)

Wolf Cub Scouts

Machine Power, Elective #8:

Length: 1 ½  hour
Meets: Kiosk
Concludes: Kidwell barn classroom

Requirements covered:
a Name ten machines
b Use a wheel and axle
c Use a pulley
d Observe a windlass


Boy Scouts

Animal Science Merit Badge:

Length: 2 hours
Meets: Kidwell Barn classroom
Concludes: Kidwell Barn classroom

Fulfills all requirements including the Dairy Option
Bring blue card for instructor to sign

Requirements covered:
1 Livestock breeds
2 Principal diseases
3 Digestive systems
4 Livestock care and feeding
5 Career options
6D Dairying option
a dairy cow physiology
b ingredients of cow's milk
c pasteurization
d dairy processing equipment and sanitation
e observe/participate milking a cow or goat

Register through Parktakes Online
for these exciting, fun-filled programs.

Junior Ranger Program
Junior Ranger Program Patch

Children who complete the Junior Ranger Booklet can take it to the Country Store or the Park Office for verification. Completion of the booklet entitles children to purchase a Junior Ranger Patch.

Download the booklet


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