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Martin's School of Cooking Girl Scout Badge Programs

Martin's School of Cooking has several classes to help girls earn cooking badges!  Girl Scout Daisies can complete 'Cook the Books', Girl Scout Brownies can do 'Snack Attack', Girl Scout Juniors class is 'Simple Meals', Girl Scout Cadettes take 'New Cuisines', and Girl Scout Seniors can do 'Locavore'.  Learn more!

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Health, Fitness and Water Safety - Ft. Wayne area YMCA

Monica Weaver, Aquatics Director at the Parkview YMCA in Ft. Wayne, is willing to help your troop with badge activities that include health, fitness and/or water safety! If your troop is in need of assistance for any badge requirements in these areas, Monica will work with you to provide activities for your troop. There are no age limits - Daisies through Ambassadors are welcome. Monica is a current Girl Scout leader so she understands the details of badge work. She provides assistance free of charge – no YMCA membership is required. Please call Monica @ 260-755-4851 or email her at monica.weaver@fwymca.org to discuss a personalized visit.

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ANDKids World Film Festival

Each summer, Michiana's largest annual children's film festival screens an independently selected program of the best international films for young audiences. Now celebrating its 8th year, ANDkids appeals to tiny tots, tweens, and all ages in between.

Find the festival daily schedule and reserve FREE tickets at performingarts.nd.edu/andkids or call 574.631.2800.

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Healthy Habits

Save time and priceless energy by letting HealthWorks! run your next Girl Scout meeting!  Your Girl Scouts will complete requirements for a badge in one easy and fun HealthWorks! program.  Learn more

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2017 Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard

Since 1974, Girl Scouts have had the honor of serving in the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp program.  It is an opportunity for girls to play a vital role on historic Mackinac Island.  Selected applicants serve the State of Michigan for seven days by taking on tasks including flag ceremonies, guide duties and service projects. Contact Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan for more informtaiton.  

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Conservation Scouts

Conservation Scouts is a two-hour program that allows scouts to get involved with the zoo and to talkabout conservation. After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch.  Learn more.

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Cranbrook Institute of Science

CIS offers a variety of Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scout workshops and overnights.  Learn more.

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Scouting at the Air Zoo

The Air Zoo works with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies to learn about aviation, space and science.  Learn more.

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Leslie Science and Nature Center

Activities are offered for Daisy through Cadette Girl Scout levels. Your troop may choose a two-hour program or an overnight program. You will complete most, if not all, of the requirements but the badge itself is not included. Come join them for a wonderful experience enjoying the great outdoors! Girls can earn Journey Awards, Legacy and Skill Building badges depending on the topic they choose. Learn more.  

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Shedd Aquarium

Save on regular admission with a special rate to all Scouts and their families! Enjoy a day filled with adventure, where you’ll take in a 4-D Experience, go on a scavenger hunt and earn a “Shedd Aquarium Salute to Scouting” patch!  You can also earn special patches through Shedd’s group overnights and weekend programs.  Learn more or email group reservations.

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P.R.A.Y.

Programs of Religious Activities with Youth, is a not-for-profit organization whose national board of directors includes representatives from Protestant and Independent Christian Churches and the national youth agencies.  PRAY offers several religious awards programs for several faiths that help young people to develop a deeper relationship with God and to understand how God is active in their lives and in the world around them.  It is a Christian education resource that uses Bible lessons paired with service projects to help young people not only to grow in Christian faith but to also express their faith by reaching out in love and in service to others.  Learn more.

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Sarett Nature Center

2300 North Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 927-4832
Looking for a fun way for your troop to earn badges? Come and experience hands on activities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Sarett Nature Center located in Berrien County, Michigan. Visit their website. Please contact Eileen Carlson to set up a date for your troop. For more information on the badge workshops and activities available for Brownie, Junior and Cadette troops, please check out the flyer.

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Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 424-2400
Science Central is located in Allen County, Indiana in the city of Fort Wayne and is an Ex-power plant turned 30,000-sq.-ft. interactive museum for science, math & technology learning. Daisy through Cadette Girl Scouts can choose from overnights, Girl Scout Badge workshops and Girl Scout parties. Learn more.

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Krasl Art Center

707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-0271 ext. 16
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Located in Berrien County, Michigan; Krasl Art Center is the place to go if you are working with Brownies or Juniors who want to earn their Painting or Drawing Legacy badges. Email them to schedule your own private workshop and your troop will enjoy a one of a kind experience! Learn more.

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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Chicago has always strived to offer great pricing and a great group experience to your scouts.  Due to popular demand, they are extending their normal September-November and January-February scout discout dates into the spring.  Click for more information.

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Fernwood Botanical Gardens

13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI 49120
(269) 695-6491
If you are looking to get your troop outside and earning a badge with hands on activities, Fernwood Botanical Gardens has fun options for you! Call Wendy Jones at extension 220 and set up a badge workshop for your Brownie, Junior or Cadette troop. Located in Berrien County Michigan,The Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 105 acres, is an arboretum, botanical garden, and nature preserve. You may also visit their website.

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DeCamp Gardens

1165 North 75 East, Albion IN, 46701
260-636-2924
Located in Noble County, DeCamp Gardens is a working organic farm open to the public. You can schedule a visit with your troop, earn a badge or work on a Journey.  DeCamp Gardens is listed as a tour location and their "Garden Adventures" environmental education program is offered for pre-elementary through middle school. This is a great experience for those wanting to learn about gardening.

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Challenger Learning Center

Hands-on science for Girl Scouts!  Bring your troop to the Challenger Center to work on Skill Building Badges related to the Brownie Quest Journey, the Junior Get Moving Journey and the Cadette Media Journey.  To book your Scout workshop, contact Challenger Learning Center at 219.989.3250. Learn More.

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Wellfield Botanical Gardens

N. Main St.
Elkhart IN
Wellfield Botanical Gardens is located in Elkhart, Indiana. Troop leaders are encouraged to email Angie or call 574.266.2006 and schedule a tour or ask about workshop options! Learn More.
 

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Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Various locations        
 
Take your troop on a field trip and your tour will include:

  • The history of pretzels and how Auntie Anne’s came to be.
  • How to roll your own pretzel with real dough.
  • A delicious, hot, golden brown Original Pretzel & Lemonade.

For more information and details on how to register, please click here.

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Surfari Joes Indoor water park

8258 Arnt Blvd, Watervliet, MI 49098
269-463-7946
 
Located in Watervliet, Michigan, this indoor waterpark is a fun alternative to your regular troop meeting. GSNI-M has approved this activity site with certified lifeguards on staff. Click here for more information on how to make your reservations.  Learn more.

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Scout Programs at The Indianapolis Zoo

Your scouts will have a fun time discovering the Zoo and collecting experiences to assist them in reaching their scout goals. The programs are designed specifically for Girl Scouts. During their time at the Zoo the girls will be encouraged to explore and accomplish a number of requirements for their Journeys.  Learn more.

Girl Scouts Leadership Experience in Jamaica  

Girl Scout Ranger Program  

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M.T. Pockets Ranch

Located in northwest La Porte, Indiana, M. T. Pockets Ranch prides itself on the one-on-one or small group attention it can give to those interested in learning more about horses or beginning to ride a horse. Girls can learn about horses and their care and Girl Scout Juniors can work on their Horseback Riding badge. Our horses are western-pleasure trained and our instructor is a Level 1 Western Seat certified instructor through Certified Horsemanship Association.

The riding program is seasonal running about April through October depending on weather, however, we can schedule time to come talk to your troop about the non-riding components of the Horseback Riding Badge at most any time. Contact Karen via e-mail (knye@csinet.net) or by phone at 574-707-5335.

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Ann Cole Training Center

The Ann Cole Training Center is one of Southern Michigan's/Northern Indiana's finest full-service equine training facilities, whose mission is to bring horse and rider together as a team in a slow, step by step process with the horse's and rider's best interest in mind at all times. We offer an indoor heated riding arena and an outdoor riding arena. See below for information about our facility and everything we offer including horseback riding programs for Girl Scouts. anncolehorses.com

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Spring Creek Equestrian Center

Spring Creek Equestrian Center offers a fabulous program of mounted riding lessons while learning all about the horse and its care. Programs combine qualified staff, experienced horses, and friendly facilities to create an environment where visitors can begin or advance their horse backing riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and make new friends. All in the confines of a beautiful farm in southwest Michigan. Girl Scout Juniors can earn their Horseback Riding Badge. Call us at 269-756-3894.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan @ Murray Hotel

Bring your group to the Murray Hotel - where our family has been welcoming guests for over a century.

With our amenities, rates, downtown location and first-class service, the Murray Hotel remains one of the most popular places for groups, workshops, meetings, family reunions, girl scout troops, boy scout troops, school groups and wedding parties.

We'll help build the perfect itinerary and make exploring Mackinac Island fun and easy. Email us at groups@mymurrayhotel.com or call us at 855-MyMurray to start planning your Mackinac Island group vacation today!

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Circus 1903

The producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular!

Sensational puppetry puts elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire acts and more!

Get tickets as low as $14.50! Call 312.977.1710 or visit www.broadwayinchicago.com for more information!

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Social Skills Program for Peer Model Volunteers Age 11-17

BACA Hart is seeking neurotypical peer models to participate with our current BACA clients! The peer models would volunteer a few hours of their time weekly or bi-weekly to model appropriate social skills such as taking turns during a game, conversation skills and initiating appropriate play interactions, all with the guidance and instruction of BACA’s highly educated and skilled staff. The peer models will strengthen skills in flexibility, giving back to others, tolerance, acceptance, patience and kindness.

Peer models would need transportation to and from BACA and volunteer times can be arranged by contacting BACA Hart’s Clinical Director, Tracy Harrison.

For questions, to register your child or learn more about pricing for the program, please contact Tracy Harrison at tharrison@thebaca.com or 574-343-2001 or visit www.thebaca.com.

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The Region of Three Oaks Museum

To make reservations for any of the below programs: Please contact us at www.regionofthreeoaksmuseum.com . Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. All programs last 2-2.5 hours. Cost is $8 per girl, 5 girl minimum. Troops are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the museum grounds.

  • Daisies: Make the World a Better Place Petal
  • Brownies: Celebrating Communities
  • Juniors: Playing the Past