Badge Programs

Scouts everywhere now have new opportunities to experience the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.  Participate in many different programs revolving around Edison and Ford science or the lives of the famous inventors and their families.  Scout programming at the Edison Ford includes a 2 or 3 hour program that includes a badge from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the opportunity to tour the Homes & Gardens Self-Guided once the program is complete.  If you do not see a program that interests you and you know of an area that your troop or pack has not covered we can easily create custom programming to suite your needs.  Contact the Edison & Ford Winter Estates to book your Scout program.  Girl Scouts can work with Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida to book their program for scouts to receive the Girl Scouts badge.

 Scouts’ Manners

Have you ever sat down at a restaurant and wondered what forks, knives and spoons you should use?  Why are there so many glasses?  Is it really this hard to eat?  You may be interested in learning what all those utensils are used for! Learn proper etiquette during your own three course meal, plus how to properly introduce yourself, use your cell phone, write e-mails and text with the manners of a young lady or man.  After the program, scouts and their parents may tour the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on their own.

Age Level:  All Ages No adults in classroom.  (Fee includes Instruction staff, materials, certificate, and full meal)

  • Minimum:  15
  • Maximum: 20

ESI:  Edison Science Investigation

What would the world be like without lights, music, movies, batteries, and even toast?!  Thomas Edison created inventions that made these amazing objects come to life!  Experience the amazing life of the greatest inventor in history, Thomas Edison.  Enjoy seeing where Mr. Edison lived and even worked in his laboratory.  Scouts will also be part of a hands-on science show that demonstrates the amazing things you can do with air, electricity, heat and even polymer (slime)!  After the program, scouts and their parents may tour the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on their own.

Age Level:  All Ages(Fee includes Estates staff, materials, science show, patch and certificate)

  • Minimum:  15
  • Maximum: 30

Eco-Action Adventure

Do you want to make an environmental difference in your community?  Are you interested in planting trees and learning how to grow different varieties of plants?  Maybe you just want to earn a badge that shows you have a ‘green thumb’!  Learn how to be green with the Edison & Ford Winter Estates by planting trees, propagating historic plants, making botanical prints using gelatin, and exploring the world of horticulture.  After the program, scouts and their parents may tour the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on their own.

Age Level:  All Age(Fee includes Estates staff, materials, plants, tour, patch and certificate)

  • Minimum:  15
  • Maximum: 30

Eager Engineer

Age Level:  All Ages(Fee includes Estates staff, materials, patch and certificate)

  • Minimum: 12
  • Maximum: 30

Book your Edison Ford Badge Program today by contacting us or calling 239-334-7419 or filling out the Group Inquiry Form.  INQUIRY ONLY - MUST SPEAK WITH EDISON FORD REPRESENTATIVE TO MAKE RESERVATION.