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Make Your Own Program!

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

Check out our new Girl Scout Discovery Packs, quarterly activity boxes delivered to your doorstep! Or, rent a Program Kit (not available at this time) from one of our council offices to hold your own troop or service unit event at a time and location of your choice. You can also schedule your own adventure with one of our Program Pros listed below.

Are you, or do you know of an organization that would be a great program partner? If you would like your organization listed below for troops to schedule their own programs, please fill out our Program Partner Website Listing application. If you are interested in partnering with us to offer a Girl Scout council-sponsored event listed on our Activities List, please fill out our Program Partner Council Sponsored Event application. For additional questions, email us at customercare@gswpa.org

Girl Scout Discovery Packs

What is a Girl Scout Discovery Pack?
Available exclusively for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania members, the Girl Scout Discovery Pack is a self-paced activity box full of Girl Scout fun and goodies delivered to your doorstep. Each box will have a specific theme and include three to four hands-on challenges with an age-specific guide and other fun items. Please see the activity listing for more details and cost.

Program Kits

Due to safety precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19, program kits are not available for rental at this time . If you would like to make your own kit, we have provided the program guides and any additional documents needed for the Fashion Designer, Mad Eggs-periments, Insane Improv, and Pet/Animal Care 101 kits below!


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. 
GS level
: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Program Guides: Fashion Lingo Guide; Fashion Designer Facilitator Guide; Fashion Design Magazine Scavenger Hunt
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. 
GS level
: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Program Guide:
Mad Home Egg-speriments Facilitator Guide
Cost: FREE

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
Program Guide:
Insane Improv Outline
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
Program Guides: Pet Care 101 Outline; Pet Care Add Ons
Cost: FREE

Brownie Making Things Zoom – Goldieblox
Design, Build, and Test! The Brownie Making Things Zoom Goldieblox kit can be used to earn all 3 Brownie Design Challenge Badges - Fling Flyer, Leap Bot, and Race Design. Learn about engineering, gravity and force by building and testing a leap bot. Use design to affect speed by designing and testing a car. Discover how forces affect flight by building and testing a Fling Flyer.
GS Level: Brownie
Request time frame: Two weeks prior to pick up
Cost: $25.00 Each kit includes six sets of Goldieblox parts for 12 girls to work in pairs. $5.00 from the $25.00 deposit will be held if kit is returned with missing parts.  

Daisy Making Things Move – Goldieblox
Design, Build and Test! The Daisy Making Things Move Goldieblox kit can be used to earn all 3 Daisy Design Challenge badges. Daisies learn about inventing as they create a board game, engineering and friction by building and testing a model car, and engineering and motion by building & testing a roller coaster.  
GS Level: Daisy
Request time frame: Two weeks prior to pick up
Cost: $25.00 Each kit includes six sets of Goldieblox parts for 12 girls to work in pairs. $5.00 from the $25.00 deposit will be held if kit is returned with missing parts.  

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).
Program Pros

Choose your own adventure at a time that works best for your troop. A Program Pro is a business or group in your community that offers amazing programs and benefits just for Girl Scouts. While these programs aren’t run by council staff, our Program Pros who offer them may offer discounts or relate their program to Girl Scout badges. Plus, they meet all safety requirements. Program Pros take all questions directly about the event—as well as registrations. Be sure to check back often as this list will be updated quarterly.

Allegheny County
Animal Friends

562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Humane Helpers: Troops who are interested in making a difference in the lives of animals are invited to become Humane Helpers for Animal Friends. Girls can choose from a variety of ways to contribute to the shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits, including organizing community supply drives, crafting enrichment toys for bunnies and kitties, or making blankets for dogs. Troops can request a special donation drop-off experience at the shelter in acknowledgment of their service.

All Ages | 412-8477092 | lwoge@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org | website

Baker's Dozen Academy

Ohio Township Nature Center
325 Nicholson Road
Sewickley, PA 15143

Baker's Dozen Academy offers a baking and dessert preparation class. Our unique program encourages creativity, while "whipping up" loads of fun all in a safe environment! Our young chefs will proudly take home their amazing desserts to their families. Girl Scouts earn a fun patch.

All ages | 724-272-6242 | info@bakersdozenacademy.com | website

Children's Music Academy (M&M Music)

31 Donati Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

You're invited to a fun-filled music class that the whole troop or family can enjoy! If you are new to Children's Music Academy of Greater Pittsburgh, you may be wondering what we are all about. We invite you to join us for a music class so that you can experience CMA for yourself. We encourage you to come as a troop or a family! We are a parent participation program and request that an adult attends with the child. Parent involvement encourages musical togetherness and play and is key to a child’s musical growth! The small-group setting of CMA classes is fun and supportive and naturally draws children into the learning activities. Activities are fast-paced, incorporating games, stories, songs, dances, and ensemble playing, all within a nurturing and holistic environment. They may involve a variety of musical instruments including keyboard, recorder, glockenspiel, guitar, and various percussion instruments. Our curriculum fosters the development of memory, math, creative, self-discipline, and leadership skills. Girl Scouts can earn their Musician badge.

Grades K-5 | 412-385-5160 | mm.music520@gmail.com | website

The Education Partnership

281 Corliss St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

We provide school supplies for students and their teachers in low-income schools in southwestern Pennsylvania. Education Partnership is well-positioned to meet the ever-changing needs of the 157 local schools in the 8 counties we serve through our Teacher Resource Center, STEAM Lending Library, and Adopt-A-School Programs. Volunteer your time. Take part in our programs for schools or collect supplies. We make it easy for individuals, families, and organizations to make a difference in local students’ lives. Topics for badges or patches include STEM, life skills, financial literacy, and relationships.

Grades 4-12 | 412-922-6500 | Stacy@TheEducationPartnership.org | website

Heinz Memorial Chapel

University of Pittsburgh
Fifth & Bellefield Avenues
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Girl Scout Patch Program at Heinz Memorial Chapel: Here's how to earn the Heinz Memorial Chapel patch the Girl Scout way:

1. Discover - Set up a visit to discover the history represented in Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh
2. Connect - Learn more about historical figures and neo-gothic architecture.
3. Take Action - Bring the knowledge you gain from this experience to other girls. 

All Ages | 412-624-4157 | heinzchapel@pitt.edu | website

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Pittsburgh

North Park
303 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park PA 15101

L.L.Bean's Outdoor Discovery Programs offer a wide variety of customizable outdoor courses. Our programs include 90-minute discovery courses, three-hour tours, and advanced skills courses. We offer custom courses to Girl Scouts at a non-profit rate and will work with your troop individually to accomplish your goals and accommodate your needs.

Grades 4-12 | 888-552-5571 | wputnam@llbean.com | website

North Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center

194 Swinderman Road
Wexford, PA 15090 

Our activity department works with adults who either reside in our nursing home or individuals who participate in short-term rehabilitation services. Through the use of music, arts, nature, and faith, we encourage people to view themselves positively. Our activities also include sports, games, and pet visits. Girl Scouts can participate alongside our clients in a way that promotes teamwork, kindness, learning, and creative thinking. Topics for badges or patches include arts, public speaking, community involvement, patriotism, and pets.

All Ages | 724-935-3781 | kmgoldstrom@savasc.com

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh. PA 15222

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offers programming ranging from the EQT Children's Theater Festival to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series to workshops and classes. Theater is a great outing for a troop fostering imagination through creative, high-quality, professional theater performances from around the world. Troops save on ticket prices and specific events will be added throughout the year. Cultural District, Children's Festival, and show-specific patches are available for purchase with any Girl Scout group. Shows offer different themes that can be applied to a badge including theater, creative arts, and performance. 

All Ages | 412-471-6930 | GroupSales@TrustArts.org | website

Pittsburgh Opera

2425 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Opera creates live opera at the highest standards of artistic excellence. It produces six full-scale productions per year as well as many smaller concerts with exclusive discounts and opportunities, such as backstage tours, available to Girl Scouts.

Grades 2-12 | 412-281-0912 | wparkulo@pittsburghopera.org | website

Plum Creek Acres

501 Center New Texas Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Intergeneration opportunities include technical assistance for residents with phones, iPads, or PCs, gardening such as flower planting for spring, summer activities such as picnics, and yard clean-up for fall. Task opportunities are based on badge needs and assisting residents.

All Ages | 412-795-5617 | tarnold@srcare.org

Quasics Robotics Club

3000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville PA, 15146

Quasics travels to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania troop meetings to run free STEM badge workshops for all levels of Girl Scouts. Workshops are led by high school robotics team members. Girls can earn various STEM badges from all levels.

All Ages | 412-334-1822 | coach.seanmcmahon@gmail.com | website

Square One Medical

3706 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

We offer First Aid and CPR classes as well as Babysitting Safety Courses. We offer classes at our training location in Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville) or can come onsite to your location to conduct group classes. We have all in-person classes or the option of blended learning (part online and part in-person). We are also a national distributor of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators).

Grades 6-12 | 724-779-2278 | kevin@sq1med.com | website

SurfSUP Adventures

western Pennsylvania

SurfSUP Adventures provides Girl Scouts with standup paddleboarding adventures throughout western Pennsylvania. Trip options include eco-tours, group events, lessons, glow-light paddles, and more!

Grades 2-12 | 724-989-7259 | ian@surfsupadventures.com | website

Butler County
Presbyterian Senior Care-Senior Care Network

400 Park Manor
Butler, PA 16001

We can partner Girl Scouts with residents on different community service opportunities including planting flowers, intergenerational programs (i.e. assistance with mobile phones and tablets), assistance with pet walkers, and resident appreciation events.

Grades 9-12 | 724-283-3661 | bdunmyre@srcare.org

Erie County
Archery Encounters LLC

2070 Interchange Rd #305
Erie, PA 16565

Exclusively for Girl Scout troops seeking a fun group activity or to earn the Cadette Skill-Building badge. This two-hour program gives the girls all they need to earn their Skill-Building badge or a fun patch as well as a broad understanding of the sport and the experience to enjoy the lifetime sport of archery. Pricing is $20 per student. The minimum group size is six and the maximum is 24.

Grades 2-12 | 814-923-7093 | timc@archeryencountersllc.com | website

Goodell Gardens and Homestead

221 Waterford Street Route 6N
Edinboro, PA 16412

We offer special educational programs for children of all ages that focus on the importance of plants and nature. We also offer volunteer and service project opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.

All Ages | 814-734-6699 | andrew.sipple@goodellgardens.orgwebsite

Presque Isle Canoe and Boat Livery

Presque Isle State Park
1 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

We have a wide variety of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and row boats for rent. ACA-certified instructors are available for instruction, lessons, and tours. Tours showcase Presque Isle's over 600 years of biological succession. We focus on local wildlife and the ecology of the area, while also touching on the history of the peninsula. Special rates are available for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. We will accommodate programs for badges where applicable.

Grades 4-12 | 814-450-4144 | Presqueislepaddlesports@gmail.com | website

Splash Lagoon

8091 Peach St
Erie, PA 16509

2022 Scout Discount Days at Splash Lagoon: Full-day admission is $24.95 per person with a group reservation of 15 swimmers or more, valid on July 7, 2022; July 14, 2022; July 21, 2022; or July 28, 2022. Full-day admission is $29.95 per person with a group reservation of 15 swimmers or more valid on July 16, 2022; July 17, 2022. Group reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to arrival at Splash Lagoon. A limited number of group reservations are available for each day. To reserve, please call 814-868-9559 or toll-free, 866-377-5274.

All Ages | 814-868-9559 | ashlies@visitscott.com | website

Indiana County
American Eagle

2334 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701

American Eagle is willing to customize events and activities at our store for troops.

Grades 4-12 | 724-349-3986 | gapshesmorgan1@gmail.com

Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission

10829 Rt. 422
Shelocta, PA 15774

Our agency offers free tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and gambling prevention programs and activities for students in grades K-12. Lessons are all age-appropriate and discuss healthy choices, peer pressure refusal, conflict resolution, and how substances negatively affect the body. Operation Prevention program educates kids on medication safety and opioids and is eligible for Girl Scouts to earn a Red Ribbon patch through the DEA. 

All Ages | 814-226-6350 | jnorthey@aicdac.org | website

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership

Exploration and Innovation Station
1745 Frew Mill Rd., Ste. 7
New Castle, PA 16101

We offer STEAM activities, AG and nutrition education, gardening fun, hydroponics, and nature exploration. We've worked with area troops to develop several different Girl Scout badge programs that can be offered by staff.

All Ages | 724-944-4624 | kgreen@lccap.org | website

Little Neshannock Stables

1145 Fayette-New Wilmington Road
Volant, PA 16156

We offer a variety of programs and can tailor them to fit your badge needs or girls’ athletic ability/interests. For full details please visit our website. Please, for safety issues, no tag-a-longs are allowed. Since we are a working farm, not all areas are suitable for those with physical handicaps or wheelchairs, though we do our best to accommodate where we can. Individual Girl Scouts will receive a 10% discount on their first lesson or lesson package. Girls can work towards all horse-related badges/patches.

All Ages | 724-946-2399 | info@neshannock.com | website

Michele Goodman Studio

134 North Mercer Street, Studio 122
New Castle, PA 16101

We offer Grooming and Etiquette Workshops. The grooming and appearance classes cover "head to toe" body care, first impressions, proper dress attire, and general hygiene. Manners and Etiquette classes cover public behavior, table manners, telephone manners, introductions, and social interactions. All workshops include literature, demonstrations, and visual aids.

All Ages | 412-537-8245 | trymern@aol.com

Mercer County
Munnell Run Farm

753 Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137

Munnell Run Farm, located in Mercer, PA, boasts 163 acres of farmland, woodlands, wetlands, and more. We offer a variety of educational programming for all ages throughout the year. Our program topics include PA wildlife, stream ecology, sustainability, orienteering, and more. Various badge/patch topics available.

All Ages | 724-662-2242 | kmarini@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

Premier Tour and Travel

499 N Hermitage Road, Suite B
Hermitage, PA 16148

We offer tours to Savannah or anywhere in the US or Canada. Some of the attractions offer badges and/or patches

All Ages | 724-342-4546 | timm@premiertourandtravel.com | website

Washington County
Sunni Bell Stables

1386 Smith Township State Road
Burgettstown, PA 15021

Sunni Bell Stables offers private Girl Scout events which include horseback riding and horse education. Girls can work towards Pets and riding badges.

All Ages | 412-973-4727 | sunnybell84@yahoo.com

Westmoreland County
Rewind-Reuse Center and Workshop

5853 Washington Ave.
Export, PA 15632

We offer craft maker space for creative projects and community service projects. We can offer older girl award sponsorship. We offer many badge topics including jewelry, business, outdoor art, etc.

All Ages | 724-900-6638 | vpaulisick@gmail.com | website

Mary Kay Cosmetics Entrepreneurship Programs

121 Summit Dr.
Irwin, PA 15642

I can adapt my program to help the girls earn badges by focusing on the issues required. I can focus on how modern companies try to create products that protect the environment and work to give back to social issues. There can be topics like how to operate your own business, keep a budget, and market to customers. Other topics could be comparison shopping to get the best deal. Badge topics include Women's Health, Business Owner, Eco Advocate, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Comparison Shopping, and Give Back.

All Ages | 412-817-4842 | sbone@comcast.net | website

Multi-County
American Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania

4961 Pittsburgh Avenue
Erie, PA 6509

We offer three Emergency Preparedness programs, one for girls in grades K-2, one for girls in grades 3-5, and one for girls in grades 6-8.

Grades K-8 | 814-240-7598 | geoffrey.domowicz@redcross.org | website

Out-of-Council
Lincoln Caverns Inc and Whisper Rocks

7703 William Penn Hwy
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Fascinating, educating, and inspiring Girl Scouts of all ages about the underground world for over 30 years by providing activities that are both engaging and educational. Programs include GSUSA badge programs as well as Lincoln Caverns' own patch programs, suitable for all age levels. Pre-scheduled events are available for smaller troops in the spring, summer, and fall. Larger troops may plan their own event at any time.  Join the Scout Leaders’ Area on our website for more information. Girl Scouts can work toward Brownie Eco-Friend, Letterboxer, and WOW Journey, and Junior Geocacher and Animal Habitats. Patch Programs include Daisy, Brownie & Junior Geology Rocks, Going Batty, and Cave Explorer, and Girl Scout Teen Geology, Directions Matter, Going Batty, and Cave Explorer.

All Ages | 814-643-0268 | ann@lincolncaverns.com | website

Out-of-State
ACE Adventure Resort

1 Concho Rd. 25879
Oak Hill, WV 25901

We offer high-adventure outdoor activities, as well as STEM outdoor education trips and the Wonderland Water Park. You'll find budget-friendly lodging along with meals and activities.

All Ages | 304-469-0130 | acasto@aceraft.comwebsite

Chesapeake Children's Museum

25 Silopanna Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

We offer badge and Journey workshops on Zoom and in-person. View our website for full details.

All Ages | 410-990-1993 | debbie@theccm.orgwebsite

International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

Calling All Girl Scouts: Come see what the International Spy Museum has to offer! Troops can discover the world's largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts on public display and engage either on-site or virtually through our exclusive Girl Scout programming. Girls can work toward their Detective badge or Special Agent badge.

Grades 2-12 | 202-654-0987 | lmueller@spymuseum.org | website

Oglebay Good Zoo

465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003

We offer multiple programs throughout the year geared towards the different age groups. They are two-hour-long workshops, some of which are badge-related and others not. All take place at the zoo and involve animals and/or nature. 

All Ages | 304-582-6727 | csnyder@oglebay.com | website

Virtual
Claster Educational Services

1340 Queen St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Claster Educational Services offers virtual workshops for Seniors and Ambassadors on college planning and admissions. These events are aligned with the College Knowledge and Financing My Future badge requirements and are aimed at helping girls use their Girl Scout experience to inform their college search and strengthen their college applications. 

Grades 9-12 | 202-368-1888 | becky@clastereducation.com | website

BUILD.org

900 Jefferson Ave., Box Building A, 7th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Girls embrace entrepreneurial thinking as they create real-world solutions to today’s challenges. BUILD's Thriving Communities Design Challenge invites youth to use Design Thinking to answer: How might we build powerful, thriving communities where everyone enjoys safety, wellness, and economic freedom. Programming includes 10 hours of curriculum accessed through any wi-fi-enabled device, accompanying guidebooks, and an engaging, relevant curriculum for both troop and individual use. Girls can work toward Entrepreneurship badges/Take Action Project Planning.

Grades 9-12 | 571-243-1152 | bcostanzo@build.org | website