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On Your Own

Sometimes schedules don’t work out – never fear! There are plenty of resources for you and your troop to access on your own. We partner with dozens of businesses to offer fun and exciting opportunities. Be sure to check out our Girl Scout properties to serve as your base camp, when planning your next troop “On Your Own” adventure!

Appleton

Outdoor and Adventure

1000 Island Nature Center

1000 Island Nature Center provides three different Girl Scout programs throughout the year. Registration goes through Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Be sure to check it out on the calendar. Interested is scheduling additional programming? Contact us to learn more.

1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, WI 54130
920.766.4733 | Debra-ThousandIsland@new.rr.com


Bubolz Nature Center

Bubolz offers badge workshops and cross country ski rentals. Perfect for having an overnight at the Appleton Service Center, then going there for programming.

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
920.731.6041


Fox River Kayaking Company

Fox River Kayaking Company has a passion for guiding and equipping adventures throughout the Fox River Valley. We can provide kayaking opportunities for Girl Scouts!

The Harbor House, 1 Center Street, Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
The Draw, 800 South Lawe Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
920.931.4311


Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

The Heckrodt Wetland Reserve naturalist will work with your troop to develop a program for any nature badge or journey. Programs must be arranged in advance and a reservation made.

1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952
920.720.9349 | andreab@heckrodtnaturecenter.org


Singing Tree Acres

Discover the Wonder of Horses- Discover the Wonder of You! A fun and informative learning experience with horses and a certified horse trainer. Hosted by Victoria Schasny, Certified Equine Facilitated Learning Coach.

3162 Heise Rd, Omro, WI 54963
info@singingtreeacres.com

STEM

Barlow Planetarium

Since 1999 the Barlow Planetarium has offered programs especially for Girl Scouts.  With your Girl Scout troop, you can set up your own private event, attend one of the scheduled shows or attend the Girl Scout Event:  Astronomy/Space Adventure Night, which will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI
920.832.2848 | alan.peche@uwc.edu

Museums, Arts, and Culture

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Discover the art of glass at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI. Tour the museum and create a fused glass sun catcher.  Appropriate for all ages.

165 N Park Ave, Neenah, WI 54956
920.751.4658 | answers@bmmglass.com


Building for Kids

Explore hands-on exhibits, participate in guided badge workshops, and attend an unforgettable overnight with your troop!

100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
920.734.3226 | reservation@buildingforkids.org


History Museum at the Castle

Schedule a field trip to the History Museum at the Castle! We offer programs for Girl Scouts, including papermaking, learning about Harry Houdini, and learning about how we preserve history here at the museum.

330 E. College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
920.735.9370 ext. 115


Paine Mansion

The Paine Mansion would like to partner with Girl Scouts to offer a variety of options including activities and tours for troops. Contact us to learn more.

Paine Mansion, 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
kathryn@thepaine.org


Renewed & Reclaimed

Renewed & Reclaimed is excited to work with Girl Scouts to create art projects using paint and reclaimed wood.  Troops can contact the business to discuss and set something up based on the troop needs.

216 Main St, Menasha, WI 54952
renewed&reclaimed@yahoo.com


The Fire

The Fire is a great place to let your creatvity flow and create your very own master peice using ceramics, glass  and painting. We offer 20% off to troops!

230 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
920.882.2920

Programming in the Community

Oshkosh Zoo Society

Join the Oshkosh Zoo Society at the Menominee Park Zoo for some fun and education! Our educational programming can take the shape of guided tours, educational games, animal meet and greets, service projects, and more!

520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh, WI, 54901
ozs.education@gmail.com

Member Perks

Nearby Girl Scout properties: Camp Winnecomac (Kaukauna) and the Appleton Service Center (Appleton)

Central

Outdoor and Adventure

Blue Haven

Take your troop to Blue Haven to enjoy various horseback riding programs.

N435 Blue Haven Lane, Merrill, WI 54452
715.536.4210


Northwoods Zip Line

Northwoods offers a variety of outdoor adventure opportunities including, Zip lining, paddle boarding, mountain biking, wilderness group dynamics and badge earning programs. Visit our website to learn more!

7849 Hwy 51, Minocqua, WI 54548
262.443.0036 | josh@northwoodszipline.com 


Raptor Education

Raptor Education is a raptor rehabilitation center in Antigo, WI. They have a group of 'Avian Ambassadors' who love to share their stories, and teach girls about hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. They can set up tours of their facilities in Antigo, or they can come to a group.

W Rollwood Rd, Antigo, WI 54409
715.623.6523 | elise@raptoreducationgroup.org


Stable Hands

Equine therapy and activities for special needs children and adults, and community outreach.

3501 Swan Ave. Wausau, WI 54401
715.359.6046 | dabitz@stablehandstherapy.com


Wild West Campground and Corral

Enjoy horseback riding, camping, hay rides with Wild West Campground and Corral!

9495 Highway 54, Amherst, WI 54406
715.824.5112 | wildwest@wi-net.com

STEM
Museums, Art, and Culture

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Scheduled on a troop-by-troop basis, Woodson Art Museum volunteers and staff offer guided gallery experiences and hands-on-art-making opportunities for Girl Scouts.

700 N. 12th Street, Wausau, WI 54403
715.845.7010 |  scheduling@lywam.org


Programming in the Community

Women's Community

Interactive programming for elementary school ages & up that addresses bodily respect & safety, bullying, secrets, boundaries, respect, self-esteem, feelings, safety planning, internet safety, and healthy relationships.

3200 Hilltop Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
kimberly@womenscommunity.org

Member Perks

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils is a non- profit natural history museum that creates hands-on educational programs and exhibits for children. Our primary focus revolves around science and natural history, giving kids an up- close look at extinct animals and how they compare to animals that are still alive today. By teaching them about these amazing animals, it is our hope that children will gain a greater appreciation for the world around them, and the animals that call this planet home.

411 Washington Street, Wausau, WI 54403
715.303.9407 | dave@colossalfossils.com


Nearby Girl Scout properties: Camp Birch Trails (Irma), Camp Del O'Claire (Wausau), Camp Sacajawea (Wisconsin Rapids)

Green Bay

Outdoor and Adventure

Door County Adventure Center

Challenge yourself on high and low ropes courses while learning about trust, respect, support, communication, leadership, bullying, and more. Kayaking and canoing with certified guide and multiple location options. Ziplining and other activities as well. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Chaperones attend free of charge.

4497 Ploor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920.371.1289


First Tee

The First Tee will instruct you through a fast-paced 90 minutes of golf using a variety of activities and equipment. Learn to swing, chip, put, and even etiquette and important life skills.

920.606.6607 | thefirstteenew@gmail.com  


Forward Farm

We offer a safe and fun environment to learn about horse safety, care, and riding. Come ride with us! Email or call to schedule!

1033 County S, Manitowoc, WI 54220
920.758.3535 | gingereva1@hotmail.com


Green Bay Botanical Garden

Take a guided tour of a beautiful garden and participate in outdoor activities to learn more about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. Programs can be tailored to fulfill badge requirements. Tours available upon request April-October. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI 54303
920.490.9457


Green Bay Paddle & Sail

We provide youth instructional programming for sailing, kayaking, and water sports. Contact us to learn more!

101 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay, WI 54302
920.393.1983 | info@gbsail.org


L. H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve

Barkhausen is a large nature preserve that hosts many different hands-on educational programs for Daisies through Ambassadors. Troop Opportunities change seasonally and include Snowshoeing, Maple Syrup, Tracks and Signs, Pond Studies, Orienteering, and much more. Programs can be used to satisfy a variety of outdoor and STEM badges, as well as teach parts of the It's Your Planet- Love It! Journeys. Feel free to work with the facilitator to modify programming to meet your troop's needs.

2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, WI 54173
920.434.2824 | petrella_jw@co.brown.wi.us

STEM
Museums, Art, and Culture

Hazelwood Historic House

Hazelwood is a historic home and museum that offers several badge programs for Girl Scout troops.  The Troop Opportunities include the My Family Story badge and Making Games badge for Brownies, with more options coming soon.  Tours and museum visits are available for any age group.

1008 S Monroe Ave, Green Bay, WI 54301
920.437.1840 | bchsvolunteer@netnet.net


National Railroad Museum

National Railroad Museum offers a variety of educational workshops for a variety of prices.  Call for more information.

2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304
920.437.7623


Neville Museum

Hold your next meeting at the Neville!  Scout groups can either schedule a customized guided tour based on your badge, or explore the museum on their own.  Both packages include meeting room use, $3 per person.

210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI 54303
920.448.7840 | swadley_rd@co.brown.wi.us


The Children's Museum of Green Bay

The Children's Museum of Green Bay offers various badge workshops.  Daisies: Rosie's Story and Money Counts, Brownies: Painting and Senses, and Juniors: Staying Fit and Flowers.

301 N Washington St, Green Bay, WI 54304
920.432.4397 | ganderson@gbchildrensmuseum.org

Programming in the Community

YWCA

The YWCA offers a varitey of  events throughout the year with a focus in STEM for grades 3 and above. Inerseted in learning more, please contact us!

230 S Madison St, Green Bay, WI 54301
920.432.5581


Cultivate Taste

Cultivate Taste hosts educational tea parties for Girl Scouts were tea sampling, treats, and etiquette are enjoyed. The instructor can also travel to do a party!

De Pere, WI
608.509.8583 | cultivatetaste@gmail.com

Member Perks

Nearby Girl Scout properties: Camp Cuesta (Bailey's Harbor)

North East

Outdoor and Adventure

Isle Royale National Park

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime. The island is closed November 1 through April 15. The visitors center in Houghton is open year round.

800 East Lakeshore Drive Houghton, MI


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes.  This National Park also offers the Girl Scout Ranger program, troops can call ahead if they are interested in participating.

N8391 Sand Point Road Munising, MI

STEM
Museums, Art, and Culture

Magic Kiln Studio

Complete the requirements for either the Painting or the Potter badge at our "paint your own" pottery studio. Call to schedule. Or just bring your girls of any age for a fun outing.

312 Quincy St, Hancock, MI
920.523.5361 | magickilnstudio@yahoo.com

Programming in the Community
Member Perks

Nearby Girl Scout properties: Camp Pow-Low (Gwinn)

West

Outdoor and Adventure

Beaver Creek Reserve

With more than 400 acres of diverse habitat including upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands, and savannah areas, Beaver Creek Reserve is home to a multitude of flora and fauna. Our nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property.

S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, Wisconsin, 54742
715.877.2212


Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures

Wilderness Pursuits, located near Neillsville Wisconsin is offering several different programs for girls to enjoy the fun and learning of horseback riding. Located in Wisconsin’s North Woods we offer trail rides on established and maintained County Forest trails. You will ride through Pine Forests, cross gurgling streams, and ascend scenic ridges. The guides and horses are experienced, ready and willing to handle the trails. All riders must be in fourth grade or older but no riding experience is needed. All riding is done on the trail – no arena lessons.

W7448 Chili Rd, Neillsville, WI 54456
715.937.5652

STEM

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Would your troop like to learn more about architecture, careers in architecture or educational paths for architecture? Learn from WITC's Deb Kutrieb! Potential activities include: watching presentations, create an "as-built" and hand-sketch a room or building, do a scavenger hunt through blueprints, use a computer program to modify a building, analyze historic buildings in your community, and much more.

505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871
800.243.9482 ext. 5219 | deb.kutrieb@witc.edu

Museums, Art, and Culture

Chippewa Valley Museum

The Chippewa Valley Museum can help you earn a variety of badges! Contact the museum for a list of badges, or to take advantage of the unique programming events offered.

715.834.7871


Eau Claire Children's Theatre

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre offers discounted tickets to registered Girl Scouts and Leaders to family friendly performances year-round! Email frontdesk@ecct.org to purchase $7 tickets to The Boxcar Children (Nov. 3-5, 2017), Annie (Nov. 16-19, 2017), Madeline's Christmas (Dec. 2-3 and 8-9, 2017), Disney's My Son Pinocchio (Feb. 2-4, 2018), Junie B. Jones is NOT a Crook (March 2-4, 2018), Charlotte's Web (Apr. 6-8, 2018), Go Dog, Go! (Apr. 28-29 and May 4-5, 2018). Or sign up for one of ECCT's awesome activity days, overnights, and backstage tours! These offerings can be found on the Activities page of GSNWGL's website.

1814 North Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
715.839.8877 | info@ecct.org


The Tree House

We can help your troop earn a badge, patch or just have a fun time cooking together! Our Healthy Hands Cooking Classes are all about fun, food, and facts! We offer our own badge or we can work with your troop to fit the requirements of a current badge. Contact The Tree House to schedule your private troop cooking class. Also specializes in yoga and reiki.

11 E. Eau Claire Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
715.651.2299 | julie@thetree-house.com

Programming in the Community
Member Perks

Escape EC

We are Eau Claire's only locally owned and operated escape room! We offer uniquely themed rooms that are fun, challenging, and exciting - perfect for troop team building! Enjoy 20% off for Girl Scout troops.

1727 Westgate Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703
715.598.5695 | jack@escapeclubllc.com


Tactical Escape 101

Practice working together while navigating escape rooms at Tactical Escape 101. Enjoy a 40% discount for Girl Scout troops.

4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701
715.418.0012

Nearby Girl Scout properties: Eau Claire Service Center (Eau Claire), Camp Nawakwa (Cornell)

Out of the Council

Outdoor and Adventure

Apex Adventures

Your troop can enjoy a day of fun and learning at Devil's Lake on the cliffs. Apex Adventure Alliance works with groups of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Beginners welcome! All gear, instruction, and guides included. Senior Girl Scouts can work on their Adventurer Badge! Girl Scouts receive special pricing on adventure packages, ranging from $40 - $70 per person.

S5780 Park Road 123, Baraboo, WI 53913
608.434.3360 | apex.adventure.alliance@gmail.com


Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

From archery, orienteering, and river canoeing to a treetop high ropes course, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center has it all! Check out all of their offerings to meet your outdoor education needs. Day and overnight programs available!

28097 Goodview Dr, Lanesboro, MN 55949
507.467.2437 | schools@eaglebluff.org


Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

Our diverse habitats and miles of hiking trails provide the perfect setting for students to immerse themselves in hands-on studies of the environment.  We offer day and residential programs throughout the spring and fall, as well as special summer programs.

N2384 Hunt Hill Rd, Sarona, WI 54870
715.635.6543

STEM

SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America

SEA LIFE offers Journey programs including Daisies "Between Earth & Sky," Brownies "Wonders of Water," and Juniors "Get Moving." Girl Scouts love the overnight "Sleep Under the Sea" program as well!

Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
952.853.0631 | sales@sealifeus.com

Museums, Art, and Culture
Programming in the Community
Member Perks

Council Resources

Appleton

Goldieblox Kit Rental

Earn the new engineering badges! Here's what we have:

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Eau Claire

Goldieblox Kit Rental

Earn the new engineering badges! Here's what we have:

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Green Bay

Goldieblox Kit Rental

Earn the new engineering badges! Here's what we have:

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Marquette

Goldieblox Kit Rental

Earn the new engineering badges! Here's what we have:

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Schofield

Goldieblox Kit Rental

Earn the new engineering badges! Here's what we have:

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Interested in becoming one of our partners? Contact us at program@gsnwgl.org