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Make Your Own Program!

Want to organize an activity with your troop or service unit at a time, date or place that works for your schedule? No problem! 

Rent a Program Kit from one of our offices to hold your own event at a time and location of your choice. Or, schedule your own adventure with one of our program partners! 
 

Program Kits

Complete the Program Kit Reservation Form >

Available Kits: 

Fashion Designer
Hey Fashionista! It is time to walk the runway as you express yourself through fashion! Try new styles, jazz up outfits, and show off styles that make you feel and look great. This kit is haute! Use this as you work on an It's Your Story, Tell It Journey, as part of the Eating for Beauty Badge or Make Your Own Badge. 
GS level
: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Request time frame
: Three weeks prior to pick up
Cost: FREE

Mad Eggs-periments
Be an egg head! Become Home Scientists as you dive into these fun experiments! Explore the fundamentals of density, bubble making, and kitchen science as you find out where science has been hiding in your own home. Brownies earn the Home Scientist badge, or Make Your Own Badge. 
GS level
: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Request time frame
: Three weeks prior to pick up
Cost
: FREE

For Goodness Cakes
The cookie is your canvas as you learn how to use icing and decorating tips to create masterpieces you can eat! This is the most delicious art class you will ever have!  Girls take home their own cake decorating kit from Wilton's and earn an Icing Fun Patch.  
GS Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Request time frame
: Four weeks prior to pick up
Cost
: $10 per girl (Includes Wilton cake pipping bags, three decorating tips and a patch)

Insane Improv
Let your imagination go crazy as you play games that take your performance skills to the next level!  Try animal imitation or host a party with the weirdest guests you can think of!  Use this kit to help with team and confidence building, public speaking, or the media components of your Journeys and Badges.  
GS Level
: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Request time frame
: Three weeks prior to pick up
Cost: 
FREE

Pet/Animal Care 101
Cute and cuddly, slimy and slithery, wet, or feathered, animals are awesome!  If you hope to someday care for an animal, either as a pet owner or by caring for wild animals in their natural habitats, this is a great place to start. Use this kit to work on the Daisy Journey--5 Stories, 4 flowers, 3 Cheers for Animals, the Pets Brownie Badge, or the Animal Habitats Junior Badge.
GS Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior
Request time frame: Three weeks prior to pick up
Cost: FREE

Please note:

  • A $25 refundable deposit is required to reserve a kit. Deposits are refunded when the kits are returned on time and in their entirety. 
  • The only program that currently requires a non-refundable payment is For Goodness Cakes. The $10 per girl fee includes a patch and the girls keep the kits. 
  • Program kits must be returned within two weeks to the same location where they were picked up.
  • Kits must be requested 3-4 weeks prior to picking up (see descriptions above).
Complete the Program Kit Reservation Form >
Schedule Your Own

Choose your own adventure at a time that works best for your troop. While these programs aren’t run by GSWPA staff, our Program Partners who offer them may offer discounts or relate their program to Girl Scout badges. Plus, they meet all safety requirements. Program Partners take all questions directly about the event – as well as registrations. (P.S. We’ll include updates in our Patched In enewsletter for volunteers.)

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh PA 15212
412-322-5058
Take part in workshops that use museum exhibits and expertise to meet badge requirements. Contact the museum at 412-322-5058 or reservations@pittsburghkids.org for reservations. Pre-registration is required two weeks before the workshop.

Crystal Conservatories at St. Barnabas
100 Conservatories Court, Valencia, Pa 16059
724-625-3807
Three hour pool parties available in an indoor pool setting.

Elk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821
814-787-5173
Visit the center for programs or contact the center directly to receive your free All About Elk program kit.

Erie Art Museum
11 State St, Erie, PA 16501
(814) 459-5477
The Erie Art Museum offers art classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. Classes are open to beginners and pros, and are offered in quarterly class sessions. Topics offered include pottery, painting, photography, framing, drawing, bellydancing, and more. A complete list of current classes follows. See the upcoming class schedule. 

Erie Zoo
423 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16509
814-864-4091
Workshops are available year round by calling the Erie Zoo educational department at 814-864-4091 to schedule your program at least two weeks in advance and may be scheduled year round.

ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum
420 French St., Erie, PA 16507
814-453-3743
Programs are offered for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors.

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA
412-454-6418
Self-guided badge programs are offered for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors by exploring Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum. 

Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway
(directly on U.S. Route 22 – three miles west of Huntington PA 16652)
814-643-0268
Lincoln Caverns have provided programs for Girl Scouts since 1990. Programs are available year round.

Metro Tours
724-942-3688
Metro Tours provides personalized tours with quality service specifically for students and Girl Scouts. Tours can run with as few as 40 participants and include pre trip meetings with MetroTours staff to help you prepare and get the girls involved in the planning. They offer competitive pricing, safety-checked buses with highly qualified drivers, excellent accommodations and meals and licensed hotel security, and every tour director is or has been a teacher, offering a lifetime of training and experience. Destinations include Girl Scout favorites such as Disney, New York, Washington DC, Hershey, Cedar Point, and more. Please contact MetroTours with any questions at 724-942-3688.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-454-9101
Attend a performance of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker or Peter Pan and receive a complimentary creative movement class. Girl Scouts will learn basic ballet positions and steps and a modified short dance sequence from the ballet they attend, along with a customized patch. The class takes place two hours before the ballet performance. Visit pbt.org/girl-scouts for dates and more information, and call the number above or email groupsales@pittsburghballet.org to reserve.

Pittsburgh CLO
412-325-1582
Pittsburgh CLO has proudly hosted hundreds of Girl Scouts through the years! Once again, we invite all Girl Scouts troops - new and returning - to join us at one of our Girl Scout Events with our 2016 Summer Season! Earn a patch, meet fellow Girl Scouts, participate in activities, and see the show!
Visit the Pittsburgh CLO website or contact groups@pittsburghCLO.org

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (use this address for directions)
412-365-2527
Workshops are available year round, last two hours and include a tour. Please make reservations three weeks in advance and allow seven days for processing.

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center
201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814-938-1000
Three programs are scheduled this fall. Call marlene at 814-938-1000 for reservations.

Somerset MedExpress
1490 North Center Ave., Somerset, PA
814-443-4740
Troop leaders can schedule an hour time frame for the MedExpress First Aid Badge Program, where girls can tour the center, get a "fruity" first aid demonstration, and learn how to put together a First Aid kit to take home.