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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 Region

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

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

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

Learn 2 Fish With Us

Learn 2 Fish With Us brings fishing activities to your troop or service area!  These fishing basics seminars will show Girl Scouts all the skills and equipment needed to fish, including safety, casting, tying, identifying fish, information on aquatic invasive species and much more!  There is no cost to this program and all girls receive a My Fishing Journal.  Learn 2 Fish With Us is located out of Oshkosh, but will travel up to 2 hours.  Please note that there must be at least 40 participants, so this would make for a great Service Area event!

1976 East Murdock Ave., Oshkosh, WI
captaingreg@learn2fishwithus.com | 920.213.0373

Navarino Nature Center

Navarino Nature Center is located on the 15,000 acre Navarino Wildlife Area WDNR. Programs include primitive camping, insects, wetlands, forests, prairies, mammals, birds, hiking, survival skills, canoeing, snowshoeing, and more!  Staff can alter programs to fit badge requirements with advanced notice. Overnight camping on the wildlife area is permitted at the nature center site.  Contact us to learn more!

W5646 Lindsten Road Shiocton, WI 54170
715.758.6999 | navarinonc@gmail.com

Tree Top Explorer

Treetop Explorer is a recreational tree climbing company that visits parks in the Fox Valley and Central Wisconsin regularly.  They will also set up a private climb for any groups who would like more experience.  Treetop Explorer is a great outfitter to work on the Snow or Climbing Adventure badges.  Check their website to see when Treetop will be in your community next!

Coming to a park near you!                                                      curt@treetopexplorer.com | 262.894.4949


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

National Inventors Hall of Fame - Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a nationwide day camp program, hosted by various community locations, and provided by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  The Camp Invention program earns all 3 Robotics badges for at the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior level, and earns the Junior Product Designer and Cadette Entrepreneur badges.  At Camp Invention children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on STEM-based challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, collaborate with teammates, and build invention prototypes.

800.968.4332 | campinvention@invent.org

Mtoxins Venom Lab

MToxins is one of 9 venom extraction facilities in the world and we offer an incredibly detail-oriented and safe presentation where girls can watch us work with the animals safely behind glass. Attendees receive a personally narrated tour of our facility and learn all about venom science! After the venom extractions, it's time to meet our ambassador animals where visitors can interact very intimately with turtles, tortoises, lizards, and snakes, and see over 60 animals! We guarantee a family-friendly, professional and safe learning experience unique to any other animal facility in the country. Mtoxins is a great place to work on the Junior Animal Helpers badge.

Mtoxins is willing to travel to any region for programming as well. Traveling programs can include live owl and/or reptile experiences. 

717 Oregon St. Oshkosh, WI 54902
920.267.8073 | nate@mtoxins.com

Museums, Arts, and Culture

The Art Spark

An art studio offering painting classes for groups and/or individuals. Painting is done on a variety of mediums such as canvas, wood/wood shapes, ornaments, and tote bags. Step by Step guided instruction. All supplies included. The Art Spark is the perfect setting for any art-based badge!

1051 N. Lynndale Dr.Appleton, WI 54914
920.882.6095 | theartsparkfc@gmail.com

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

Board and Brush Appleton

Book a private party for your troop with Board & Brush Creative Studio in downtown Green Bay or Appleton! Our workshops provide a fun and creative experience for children ages 5+ with badge earning opportunities. Choose from a wide variety of unique and stylish wood projects for your group. Troops will create a beautiful art piece for their room or for a gift. We customize the materials and guide participants step by step through the entire creative process. All materials, set up and clean up provided. Choose from a variety of paint and glitter colors in the workshop. Board & Brush Creative Studio is a great place to earn the Brownie Painting or Cadette Woodworking badge, or as a fun troop outing. Also, enjoy an exclusive Girl Scout Member Perk of $25 youth projects and $10 off adult projects.

109 North Durkee St, Appleton, WI 54911
920.903.5019 | appleton@boardandbrush.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

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

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

The Trout Museum of Art

The Trout Museum of Art's mission is to excite the Fox Cities about the visual arts. They have several different types of programs for all ages and abilities. Girl Scout troops and families can check out the Young Audiences Fine Arts series, a free monthly event, or leaders can organize one of many hands-on fieldtrip opportunities. The experience is always fresh, with new exhibits and opportunities all the time! The Trout is a great place to work on elements of any art badge.
111 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54911
info@troutmuseum.org | 920.733.4089


Life Skills and Entrepreneurship

Oshkosh Fire Department

Bring your Troop to an Oshkosh Fire Station! Your Troop will get to tour the fire station, see where the firefighters live, and work while on duty, and best of all, get to see the firetrucks! While the girls are visiting we'll discuss fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Fire Station 15 101 Court St. Oshkosh, WI 54901                Mstanley@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

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

Ultimate Fusion Athletics

Bring your Troop to Ultimate Fusion to run, jump and play! Challenge your flexibility and strength while learning gymnastics and life skills.  Your Troop will have a great time on trampolines, spring floors, rope climb, foam pit and more! Earn your "Staying Fit" Badge or just enjoy a great troop outing.

1670 Drum Corps Dr. Menasha, WI 54952
920.886.1046 | ultimatefusion@yahoo.com

Verve A Credit Union

Earn Daisy leaves including Making Choices, Money Counts, and Talk It Up with the hands-on All About Money workshop from Verve!  The workshop is 1 hour long, with an optional half-hour add-on for piggy bank building.  If a troop would like to build piggy banks, they should supply a jar, coffee can, or another container for each girl.  Verve will bring the decorations! 

Verve will come to your troop meeting space. Will travel to Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, Sherwood, Brillion, and neighboring communities.
800.448.9228 | MMichiels@verveacu.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

Roxanne Cobb

Roxanne Cobb is a certified trainer that can provide babysitting and first aid courses to Girl Scout troops at your troop meeting location. The babysitting course is for girls ages 11-16 and includes official certification. A shortened and lower cost first aid course is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, and does not include certification. If you would like to add certification you may.  These courses are a great opportunity for girls to earn their Cadette Babysitter badge, or First Aid badges at any level. 

Will travel up to 60 miles from Oshkosh, WI, 54901

Member Perks

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Girl Scout Troops receive Member Perk pricing on tickets to many shows.  Groups must purchase 10+ tickets, and at least half of the order should be for girls in Girl Scouts.  Pricing varies by show, once you have a show in mind reach out to the Fox Cities PAC to learn what options exist.

400 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911
920.730.3786 | groupsales@foxcitiespac.com

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Swimtastic Swim School

Enjoy a Swimtastic Swim Party! Girls will spend an hour in the pool with time spent learning water safety skills and free swim. Also includes use of a party room where troops can bring in snacks. Swim Party times are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Swimtastic Swim School is a great place for troop celebrations! 

1420 University Drive, Menasha, WI 54952                                                920.722.7946 | mandy@swimtastic.com

Horse Stables

Lucky Stables

Enjoy a horseback riding experience at Lucky Stables.  The program is 90 minutes long and includes horse education and hands-on riding experience.  Girl Scout troops can bring up to 20 girls for a flat rate of $250.  Lucky Stables is a great place for Juniors to work on their Horseback Riding badge, or for girls of all ages to simply take a ride! 

6976 Woodenshoe Roade, Neenah, WI 54956
920.213.5203 | katie_brucks@hotmail.com

Meadowood Farm

Enjoy a horseback riding experience at Meadowood Farm.  Girls will learn about horses, riding equipment, and be able to ride in an arena.  Juniors can earn their Horseback Riding badge.  All ages are welcome.

N9250 Boettcher Rd. Brillion, WI
920.251.9154 | mrmarcmeadows@gmail.com

Pony Playce

Learn about ponies and enjoy a pony ride.  The Pony Playce educators will also work with your troop to develop a program for girls to earn their  Petals and Badges.  We are all former teachers, and have experience creating plans to meet your learning goals.  We are also an excellent choice for your yearend party or a special event to earn a fun badge.  Programs must be arranged in advance.

N2757 Alphorn Lane, Appleton, WI
920.931.2918 | ponyplayce@gmail.com

Singing Tree Acres

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

3162 Heise Rd, Omro, WI 54963
920.685.2113 | info@singingtreeacres.com

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

Central Region

Outdoor and Adventure

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Experience the refuge with a naturalist to earn badges or participate in a stewardship project! Girls can work on various badges and journeys including Clover Petal, Rosie Petal, Bugs, Senses, Hiker, WOW! Wonders of Water, Flowers, Animal Habitats, and Trees.

N11385 Headquarters Road; Necedah, WI 54646
hannah_mcbrearty@fws.gov | 608.565.4403

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

SUP the Rapids

Try your hand at standup pattleboarding to work on the Senior Paddling badge or to simply enjoy the great outdoors.  SUP the Rapids has classes, tours, and rentals to be enjoyed along the Wisconsin River.

715.570.2989 | suptherapidsllc@gmail.com


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

National Inventors Hall of Fame - Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a nationwide day camp program, hosted by various community locations, and provided by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  The Camp Invention program earns all 3 Robotics badges for at the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior level, and earns the Junior Product Designer and Cadette Entrepreneur badges.  At Camp Invention children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on STEM based challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, collaborate with teammates, and build invention prototypes.

800.968.4332 | campinvention@invent.org

Museums, Art, and Culture

Center for Visual Arts

Learn about art from the experts at The Center for Visual Arts!  Girls can try their hand at art while earning Brownie Painting, Junior Drawing, or Cadette Comic Artist badge.

427 N 4th St, Wausau, WI 54403
715.842.4545 | cvaeduvol@gmail.com

Clay Corner Studio - Wausau

Enjoy a day at Clay Corner Studio, where girls can pick an art project to complete for fun, to earn a badge, or even as a community service project!  Clay Corner Studio can help girls earn parts of the Celebrating Community, Making Friends, My Family Story, Jeweler, Business Owner, Digital Photographer, Financing My Dreams, Room Makeover, and Collage Artist badges. Girl Scouts also receive special Member Perk discounts on certain projects.

4125 Rib Mountain Dr., Wausau, WI  54401
715.848.2607 | claycornerstudio@gmail.com


Clay Corner Studio - Plover

Enjoy a day at Clay Corner Studio, where girls can pick an art project to complete for fun, to earn a badge, or even as a community service project!  Clay Corner Studio can help girls earn parts of the Celebrating Communtiy, Making Friends, My Family Story, Jeweler, Business Owner, Digital Photographer, Financing My Dreams, Room Makeover, and Collage Artist badges.  Girl Scouts also recieve special Member Perk discounts on certain projects.

1820 C-1 Plover Rd., Plover, WI  54467
715.544.6068 | claycornerstudio@gmail.com

Clay House

Try your hand at pottery, glass, canvas, and wood painting, glass fusing, jewelry making, and more.  Clay House is the perfect place to work on a variety of art badges, including Painter, Potter, Jeweler, and more!

2111 Schofield Ave, Schofield, WI 54476
715.355.9999 | gretchen@clayhouseonline.com

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

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship

2 1/2 Cupcakery

2 1/2 Cups is delighted to provide scheduled tours of our Cupcakery and Bakeshop. Girls will be introduced to the world of baking including appropriate environment, equipment, ingredients, safety, customer service, products, and more! 2 1/2 Cups is a great place to be educated on the components of baking.

126 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI 54449
715.898.1199 | 2.5cups@charter.net

Humane Society - South Wood County

South Wood County Humane Society is the perfect place for your next Take Action project.  The organization provides tours, is happy to accept donations, and has other community service opportunities available.

3621 64th St N Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
715.423.0505 | swchs@swchs.com

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

Humane Society - Marathon County

Check out the Humane Society in Marathon County for tours and community service opportunities.  The Humane Society is the perfect place to work on any animal badges!

7001 Packer Dr., Wausau WI 54401
715.845.2810 | info@catsndogs.org 

Wooster Garage

Tour Woosters Garage, a female-owned auto mechanic shop, and learn about the trade, vehicles, and what it is like working in a male-dominated field.  Woosters Garage is a great place to work on your Senior Car Care badge.

5406 Schofield Ave, Weston WI 54476
715.841.0007 | info@woostersgarage.com

Humane Society - Portage County

Visit the Humane Society to learn about animals, volunteer, or donate items for the animals.  The Humane Society of Portage County is the perfect place to work on animal badges, or community service and Take Action projects.

3200 Iber Lane, Plover WI, 54467
715.344.6012 | executive.director@hspcwi.org

Associated Bank

Associated Bank will come to your troop meeting to offer financial literacy programming.  Girls will learn how to balance a checkbook, budget, save for the future, be aware of fraud, the importance of credit, and even how to plan for retirement! These lessons are perfect for any financial literacy badges, including Making Choices, Money Counts, Money Manager, Savvy Shopper, Budgeting, Financing My Future, and Good Credit.

400 Scott St., Wausau, WI, 54403
715.207.1045 | melissasinha@hotmail.com


Member Perks

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Wisconsin Woodchucks

Enjoy a night at the ballgame with the Wisconsin Woodchucks!  Look for their annual Girl Scout night and enjoy group pricing for troops all the time. Great for a fun troop outing.

2401 N 3rd Street; Wausau, WI 54403
715.845.5055 | traci@woodchucks.com

Horse Stables

Blue Haven

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

N435 Blue Haven Lane, Merrill, WI 54452

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

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

Green Bay Region

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 canoeing 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

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  

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

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

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

Join the NEW Zoo for an interactive adventure to complete your badge or journey. We will meet and touch animals up-close, play games and make crafts, as well as tour animal exhibits. Workshops include the Birdbath Award for Daisies, the Bug and Pets badges for Brownies, the Animal Habitats badge for Juniors, and the Animal Helpers badge for Cadettes. For an extra adventure, try our overnight program too!

4378 Reforestation Road, Suamico, WI 54313
920.662.2405 | education@newzoo.org

Warrior Jungle

Test your abilities at Warrior Jungle.  Girls will receive training on specific obstacles, try out an obstacle course, and enjoy some open gym time.  Warrior Jungle is a great place to work on any athlete badge, such as Fair Play, Practice with Purpose, Good Sportsmanship, Cross-Training, or Coaching.

2125 American Blvd.De Pere, WI 54115
warriorjunglegb@gmail.com | 920.857.8873

WWF Panda Ambassador - Erin Mader

World Wildlife Fund Panda Ambassador and Volunteer, Erin Mader, can join you at a troop meeting and offer animal-based programming.  Erin can help girls earn Junior Animal Habitats, Cadette Animal Helpers, Senior Voice for Animals, and Ambassador Eco Advocate.  Erin will travel up to 45 miles from Green Bay. 

Will travel to troop meeting location.  Up to 45 miles from Green Bay.
715.383.4051 | mader.erin@outlook.com


Hands On Deck

Troops will focus on teamwork, problem solving, confidence, leadership, and more as they learn traditional building skills and create one of a kind projects. Daisies and beyond can create Bent Wood Bracelets, Toy Boats, and more. Contact Hands On Deck for a complete menu of over 20 project options.

Hands On Deck is a great way to work on the STEM program pillar for all ages. The Bent Wood Bracelet or Leather Key Fob projects can help Juniors earn the Jeweler badge, and nearly all projects can help Cadettes earn the Woodworker badge.

mark@handsondeckgb.org | 920.544.1915

Proto, Inc.

With Design Thinking at its core, Proto programming develops and strengthens a "maker-mindset" that empowers us to take on new challenges and opportunities. Tinkering, guided projects, instant maker challenges, personally directed projects, and design challenges offer a wide range of opportunities to learn, sharpen and utilize the hard and soft skills that prepare us for our creative economy. Programming can be tailored to meet STEM badge requirements.

The Einstein Project, 1255 Einstein Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
920.569.9888 | info@protogb.org 

Einstein Project

With Design Thinking at its core, the Einstein Project programming develops and strengthens a "maker-mindset" that empowers us to take on new challenges and opportunities. Tinkering, guided projects, instant maker challenges, personally directed projects, and design challenges offer a wide range of opportunities to learn, sharpen and utilize the hard and soft skills that prepare us for our creative economy.  Programming includes robotics, engineering, and more and can be tailored to meet STEM badge requirements.

2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
920.569.9888 | dennis@einsteinproject.org

Museums, Art, and Culture

Board & Brush Green Bay

Book a private party for your troop with Board & Brush Creative Studio in downtown Green Bay or Appleton! Our workshops provide a fun and creative experience for children ages 5+ with badge earning opportunities.  Choose from a wide variety of unique and stylish wood projects for your group. Troops will create a beautiful art piece for their room or for a gift. We customize the materials and guide participants step by step through the entire creative process. All materials, set up and clean up provided. Choose from a variety of paint and glitter colors in the workshop.  Board & Brush Creative Studio is a great place to earn the Brownie Painting or Cadette Woodworking badge, or as a fun troop outing.  Also, enjoy an exclusive Girl Scout Member Perk of $25 youth projects and $10 off adult projects.

235 N. Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303
920.593.9411 | greenbay@boardandbrush.com

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

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

NEW Beads and Jewelry

Try your hand at jewelry making with NEW Beads and Jewelry.  Girls will learn how to use different tools and materials to make their very own jewelry.  Juniors can earn their Jeweler badge.  All ages are welcome.

2275 Main Street Green Bay, WI 54311
920.445.0585 | jo@newbeadsandjewelry.com

Simply Art

Simply Art travels to you to offer customizable art experiences!  Set up a badge workshop to earn most art-based badges, including Painting, Drawing, Digital Photographer, Comic Artist, Book Artist, and any Outdoor Art badge!  Crafting parties are available as well!  Simply Art works on site at your troop meeting.

Luxemburg, WI
608.290.8269 | simplyart2017@gmail.com

Studio 12 School of Music

Girl Scouts receive a Member Perk discount of 20% on private lessons for piano, voice, guitar, cello, violin, and drums, as well as group classes.  Both girl and adult members are able to use this Member Perk!

1383 W. Mason St. Green Bay, WI 54304
978.855.5559 | kaara@thestudio12.com

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship

Budding Chefs

Budding Chefs classes inspire children in the kitchen by providing fun, hands-on cooking experiences. They will practice listening skills, following directions, and learn respect and teamwork in the kitchen. They will learn how to read and follow a recipe, as well as table setting, serving and cleaning up. Troops may sign up together for a workshop to earn the Snacks, Simple Meals, New Cuisines, Locavore, or Dinner Party badges, or as a fun troop outing.  Girl Scouts also receive a special Member Perk discount on community-based classes. Classes take place in Downtown Green Bay.

deb@buddingchefsinfo.com | 920.621.9230

Ellipse Fitness Allouez

Check out Fitness Foundations with Ellipse Fitness.  In this one hour experience girls will try out different fitness activities, enjoy team building relays, and even learn a bit about nutrition.  Ellipse Fitness is happy to customize to fit specific badge requirements and is a great fit for many health badges.  Ask about upcoming GLOW Fitness Parties as well!

801 Hoffman Rd #104 Green Bay, WI 54301
allouez@ellipsefitness.com | 920.737.6697

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

The Packers Hall of Fame invites Girl Scout troops to participate in a number of events throughout the year, as well as ongoing opportunities including Girl Scout Sleepovers. All programs offer a unique way of teaching hard-work, persistence, teamwork and so much more through history. A one of a kind Green Bay Packer patch is offered to commemorate each visit. All ages are welcome.

1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54304
920.569.7145 | nickh@packershalloffame.com

Greater Green Bay YMCA

Meet at the YMCA or ask the YMCA to come to you for a youth development program, including Let's Get Ready to Babysit and On My Own at Home.  The YMCA is a offers great opportunities to earn the Cadette Babysitter Badge, or one of many health and life skills badges.

All Green Bay YMCA Locations
kathy.zasada@greenbayymca.org | 920.436.9656

Heritage Hill State Park

Heritage Hill offers a wide variety of badge programs that meet two or more requirements for Outdoor Adventurer, Playing in the Past, Gardener, New Cuisines, and Textile Artist.  If you can't make it there, they can come to you!  They can offer the Playing in the Past badge program with indoor and outdoor versions at your troop's meeting location. 

2640 S Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI 54301
920.448.5150, ext. 102 | education@heritagehillgb.org

Phoenix Martial Arts

Phoenix Martial Arts travels to your troop meeting location and offers several different seminar experiences, including Self-Defense, Stranger Danger, Anti-Bullying, and Leadership.  Using a blend of self-defense training and discussion, girls will enjoy a program that works on physical fitness, self-esteem, and goal setting, tailored to the topics most relevant to your troop.  The minimum group size is 20.  You may partner with another Girl Scout troop, or Phoenix can pair you with another troop interested in the experience if your group is smaller than 20. 

Will travel throughout the Green Bay, Appleton, and Central Regions.
phoenixmartialartskenosha2gmail.com | 920.606.3958

Wisconsin Humane Society - Green Bay Campus

The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus hosts regular Girl Scout Nights where girls can take a tour of the shelter, learn about animal safety, make a cat toy, and even meet a dog and a cat!  All Girl Scout nights take place from 5:30-7 pm and run 1-2 times per month October-May.  Check out the full schedule on their website.  These animal workshops are great for any animal-related badges and journeys. 

1830 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI
920.469.3110 X 2122  | jsafranski@wihumane.org


The YWCA offers a variety of events throughout the year with a focus on STEM for grades three and above. Interested in learning more, please contact us!

230 S Madison St, Green Bay, WI 54301

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) is excited to offer a variety of ways for Girl Scout troops to learn about our shelter and how we provide for the nearly 200 companion animals in our care every day. We offer three special workshops for the Pets badge, Animal Helpers badge, or a special HEA patch. Or maybe your troop just wants to take a tour of our Adoption Center! Visit our website to read about all of our Girl Scout opportunities and to book yours.

2255 Fox Heights Lane, Green Bay, WI 54301
920.634.9701 | jdanen@heanokill.org

Safety Town - Center for Childhood Safety

Safety Town is a weeklong day camp opportunity from the Center for Childhood Safety.  Focusing on a variety of safety topics, girls can earn their entire Girl Scout Safety Award by participating. 

842 Military Ave, Green Bay, WI 54301
920.272.0110 | egossens@ccsgb.org

Fusion Athletics GB

Discover your inner Ninja Warrior at Fusion Athletics GB!  Girls will participate in fun activities including running their very own agility course. This activity can be paired with an overnight lock-in that includes a movie. Girls can earn several badges:  Respect Myself and Others Petal (Daisy), Fair Play (Brownie), Practice with Purpose (Junior), Good Sportsmanship (Cadette).

999 Ashwaubenon St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304                                          920.323.5505 | melissa@fusionallstars.com 

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

Rock On, Kindness!

Stepheni Curran is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, an author, and a Girl Scout volunteer.  Mrs. Curran published her first children's book, Rock On, Kindness!  Pass It On!, in February of 2018 through Orange Hat Publishing.  She has been touring the state of Wisconsin since March of 2018 to share the themes of her story with others.  Mrs. Curran has presented at 50 different locations within Wisconsin ranging from school assemblies to libraries to community events.  During the presentation, Mrs. Curran highlights the following themes, which are embedded in her children's book: kindness, diversity, friendship, inclusion, compassion for others, and the kindness rock movement.

Will travel up to 60 miles from Shawano County, Wisconsin
920.858.3947 | scurran0823@yahoo.com

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

Brown County Community Garden

The Community Gardens Program provides garden space and logistical assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate their access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.  The program currently offers 12 community gardens across the county.  Girl Scouts are invited to rent a plot as a troop to grow produce for themselves or to donate to a pantry, as well as to sign up to help with general volunteer tasks.


National Railroad Museum

National Railroad Museum offers Girl Scout Journey Sleepovers, helping girls earn their Think Like an Engineer journey at any level and A World of Girls and Brownie Quest for Brownies.  Additional sleepover programs include Hobo Jungle and High-Speed Rail Designer.  All food is included, and girls will sleep among the trains!

2285 S Broadway, Green Bay 54304
920.437.7623 | rjlett@nationalrrmuseum.org

 QuickHIT Fitness Lab

Invite QuickHIT Fitness Lab to your next troop meeting, or plan a field trip to visit them!  QuickHIT can help your troop earn the My Best Self badge for Brownies or the Staying Fit badge for Juniors.

 110 Packerland Drive Suite C Green Bay, WI 54313
 920.268.7154 | ewehrle@quickhitfit.com

CJ's Glass

Challenge your design skills with glass art at Cj's Glass!  Girls are taught basic glass nipping techniques to form shapes, and/or can choose from pre-cut colorful shapes, to create glass projects including a glass mosaic suncatcher!  Cj's Glass is a great place to work on many art-based badges.  

802 Main St, Marinette, WI, 54143
608.354.2303 | cjsglass@gmail.com

UWGB Public Safety

Come and explore the UW-Green Bay Campus while earning your Junior Detective or Cadette Special Agents badges. Use your investigative skills and learn what makes a great detective with the University Police. This fun opportunity is offered around Spring Break or during the Summer. Reach out for more information and to schedule.

2358 Leon Bond Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311
920.465.2300 | jonesd@uwgb.edu

Member Perks

Escape Room Wisconsin

At Escape Room Wisconsin- Green Bay girls will use elements of the room, to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room or complete their mission within 60 minutes.  Girl Scouts enjoy Member Perk pricing, just $20 per girl.  Most escape rooms are appropriate for ages 10+.

985 Centennial St., Green Bay, WI
920.968.2583 | greenbay@escaperoomwisconsin.com


Get Air Green Bay

Enjoy half off admission at Get Air Trampoline Park when you mention Girl Scouts at the counter.  Jumping is a great outing for the the Staying Fit badge for Juniors and Cross Training badge for Seniors.  Girls can work on life skills focusing on health and wellness or team building, or simply have a fun troop celebration.

790 Hansen Road, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54313
920.212.4036 | greenbay@getairsports.com

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center

Enjoy a special Girl Scout rate at the Tundra Lodge for a troop celebration!  January-April: Full Day $20.95, Half Day $11.95.  May-December: Full Day $18.95, Half Day $9.95.  Applies to groups of 10 or more.

865 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI, 54304

Horse Stables

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

Community Service Opportunities

Golden House

The Golden House of Green Bay's mission is to provide safety and support for victims of domestic abuse while leading efforts to end domestic violence in our community. They provide a variety of volunteer opportunities from helping with yard work, making activities, making cards for residents, and more! The Golden House can also provide age-appropriate and interactive presentations about healthy relationships. This experience can satisfy a Citizenship Badge for all ages at the same time as helping your community!

1120 University Ave, Green Bay, WI 54302                          jodi@goldenhousegb.org | 920.435.0100

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

Northeast Region

Outdoor and Adventure


Blue-Mystique offers kayak, standup paddleboard, and bike rentals, allowing Girl Scouts to adventure into the great outdoors.  The rentals will make for a great way to earn the Senior Paddling badge or to simply enjoy a day on the waters of Lake Michigan.

375 Harbor View Drive, Manistique, MI 49854
920.286.4535 | bluemystiquerentals@gmail.com

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

Mont Ripley Ski Area

Ski and Snowboard Mont Ripley is an instructed 1.5-hour ski or snowboard lesson.  Girl Scout Member Perk pricing is $50.00 per person and includes a professional instructor, one-day lift ticket and one-day equipment rental. Groups of 20 or more only pay $40.00 per person and will be placed in groups based on age and ability with multiple instructors. 24-hour notice required for individuals. Call ahead for group opportunities.  The Ski and Snowboard Mont Ripley is perfect for the Snow and Trail Adventure badges for all levels!  

M-26 and Ski Hill Rd, Hancock, MI 49930
906.487.2340 | montripley@mtu.edu

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

Seney Wildlife Refuge

Visit the Seney National Wildlife Refuge to experience the great outdoors or for any of their great outdoor education trips and receive an exclusive Seney Refuge patch.  Staff at Seney can provide their existing programming or modify it to earn specific Girl Scout badges.  Seney is a great place to work on outdoor and animal badges like Bugs, Hiker, Outdoor Adventurer, Animal Habitats, Flowers, Animal Helpers, and Trees.  Perfect for a fun outdoor adventure.

1674 Refuge Entrance Road, Seney, MI
906.586.9851 ext. 10 | sara_giles@fws.gov 

Big Snow Resort

Check out Big Snow Resort, including Blackjack Mountain and Indianhead Mountain.  With ski, snowboard, and snowshoe rentals, Big Snow Resort is the perfect place to work on any Snow or Climbing Adventure Badges.

Blackjack: N11251 Blackjack Rd, Bessemer, MI
Indianhead: 5000 Indianhead Rd, Wakefield, MI
800.346.3426 | groups@bigsnow.com


AE Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech

A geology museum on the Keweenaw peninsula, through Michigan Tech. Features a world wide mineral collection with the largest public exhibit of minerals from the Great Lakes region. They offer a program specifically for Girl Scouts, with a patch that troops can purchase.

1404 E. Sharon Avenue; Houghton, MI 49931
906.487.2572 | tjb@mtu.edu

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Experience Night at the Museum with the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. Troops will enjoy activities, programming, and even investigate the museum’s exhibits and artifacts at night! Troops will have also have access to the theater to watch movies.  Great for a fun filled troop outing. Contact the museum to set up your stay.

73 Forge Road, Negaunee, MI 49866
906.475.7857 | jamesb@michigan.gov 

Museums, Art, and Culture

Keweenae National Historical Park

From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.  Explore the park or schedule a fieldtrip to the Calumet Visitor Center.  Keweenae is a great location to work on your Playing the Past badge!

25970 Red Jacket Road Calumet, MI
906.483.3175 | kathryn_keller@nps.gov

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 

Marquette Regional History Center

The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is hosting a special exhibit titled Vote and Be Counted: Local Elections and the Census.  On display until June 6, 2020, this exhibit marks the fact that 2020 is an election year, a Census year, and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.  MRHC will waive admission fees for Girl Scouts for the entire month of May!  MRHC is the perfect place to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and work on any community or civics badges.

145 W. Spring St. Marquette, MI 49855
906.226.3571 | cris@marquettehistory.org

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship

Coach Sarah Rice

Life Coach, Sarah Rice, will join your troop to facilitate I AM, a program to build self-confidence and grow an understanding of self-worth.  Sarah is able to travel 100 miles to a troop's location.

Will travel up to 100 miles from Iron Mountain, MI
734.585.6748 | coachsarahkrice@gmail.com

The Dance Academy

The Dance Academy offers dance, gymnastics, tumbling, parkour, and more!   The Dance Academy is a great place to work on many Like Skills badges, including Dancer for Brownies, Staying Fit for Juniors, and Cross Training for Seniors.  Visit any location!

612 W. Adams St., Room #302 and Gym, Iron River, MI 49935
906. 828.2222 | info@thedanceacademymi.com

Member Perks

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Murray Hotel

Enjoy the Girl Scout Travel Package from Muray Hotel, including 2 nights lodging, round trip ferry passage, a self guided tour of Fort Mackinac, hot breakfast buffet, luggage handling, and group rates on island activities. Packages start at $138 for Girl Scouts and $149 for adults.

7260 Main Street Mackinac Island, MI 49757
groups@mymurrayhotel.com | 855.696.8772

Troop Mackinaw

Enjoy a fully planned travel package to Mackinac Island. Troops or individual Girl Scouts with parents can register for one of four separate weekends during the summer months and join a Girl Scout-only travel group to explore the island. Full details and registration forms are available!

Mackinac Island, MI 

U Putt

Girl Scouts receive Member Perk discounts on mini-golf at U Putt!  Enjoy Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, arcade, concessions, and more!  Meeting rooms are also available for troops needing troop meeting space.

2805 N Lincoln Rd Escanaba MI, 49829
906.233.7733 | contactuputt@gmail.com

Horse Stables

Spotted Hawk Acres

Visit Spotted Hawk Acres to learn about horse care and grooming, enjoy riding lessons, and even take a trail ride.  Spotted Hawk Acres has gentle horses, experienced equine facilitation and assistance to accommodate all comfort levels.

N1637 E Main St. Vulcan, MI 49892
906.563.5393 | smaahs@norwaymi.com

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

West Region

Outdoor and Adventure

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is a nature sanctuary and learning center dedicated to fostering understanding, appreciation, and protection of the environment. Girl Scouts can visit for day or overnight programs related to environmental education. Hunt Hill features nearly 600 acres of protected wilderness including lake, bog, forest, and prairie habitats. We have opportunities for Girl Scouts to earn many types of Outdoor badges including Camper, Outdoor Art, and Paddling badges. 

N2384 Hunt Hill Rd, Sarona, WI 54870
715.635.6543 | program@hunthill.org

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. The nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property. Girls can visit the reserve, or even camp overnight!  Beaver Creek is a great place to work on any Outdoor badges or journeys!

S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, Wisconsin, 54742
715.877.2212 | bcr@beavercreekreserve.org


Cool Creator Club

Cool Creator Club has its mission to strengthen learning skills for the next generation.  To do so, we encourage children to review and reuse the core knowledge from their classrooms, which leads them to research and learn more about the topics.  Furthermore, children will be guided to develop STEAM skills and 21st Century skills and bridge these skills to their real life.  Our services include Computer Coding, Robotics, Thai Language Courses, and Day Camps.  We also offer an educational/cultural private tour in Thailand for you and your family to explore and gain cultural awareness with a Former Thai Culture and Language Instructor from U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School.  Several Girl Scouts Badges are offered at Cool Creator Club such as Cybersecurity 1 & 2 and Robotics 1, 2, & 3.

431 S Main Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
715.501.0260 | coolcreatorclub@gmail.com

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

Blugold Beginnings: College and Career Readiness

The Blugold Beginnings: College and Career Readiness (BB:CCR) program engages youth in creative inquiry in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through robotics and coding afterschool clubs, STEM day and overnight camps, tutoring, and mentoring in Northwestern Wisconsin. Will travel to troops within 30 miles of meeting location, or will welcome troops to campus.

105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54702                                                                    715.828.2196 | mcdougpj@uwec.edu

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology (CFMIT) features informative, meaningful, and affordable field trips and tours for a variety of group sizes and ages. Students are able to discover science, industry, technology, local history, and more.  CFMIT is a great addition to many STEM badges.

21 E Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715.720.9206 | info.cfmit@gmail.com

Museums, Art, and Culture

Children's Museum of Eau Claire

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC) is an interactive environment for kids and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, creativity, discovery, and the love of learning. CMEC can help girls earn Eco Learner and Robotics (Daisy), Fair Play, Household Elf, Painting, Snacks, Home Scientist, and Making Games (Brownie), Detective (Junior), and Space Science for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior levels. Contact CMEC to learn more and schedule your adventure!

220 S Barstow St. Eau Claire, WI 54701                  breana@childrensmuseumec.com | 715.832.5437

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.


Cheers Pablo

Check out Craving Canvas and Ceramic for a fun-filled troop outing or to work on art-related badges, such as Painting or Potter. Girl Scouts also enjoy special discounts.

2839 Mall Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
cheerspabloeauclaire@gmail.com | 715.514.3686

Girl Scout History Tour

Take a tour of historic Girl Scout items such as uniforms from the past, scrapbooks, camp memorabilia, and Girl Scout publications. Try on uniform pieces; materials are also available to be checked out to further your experience. Presentation is for K - 12th grade girls and lasts around 45 minutes.  

4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54701
715.833.8427 | marianna.gilbertson@gmail.com

Swan Lake Ballet Studio, LLC

Experience an hour of dance or cheer at Swan Lake Ballet Studio with your troop! Your troop can try ballet, poms (cheer), jazz, or lyrical dance. Classes for all ages can be scheduled for Sundays at 4:45 – 5:45 pm and are just $5 per Girl Scout.  Swan Lake Ballet Studio would be a great place to work on the Dancer or Staying Fit badge, or as a fun troop outing!

930 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703 - Banbury Place, Bldg 13, Ste 122
ganna@swanlakeballetstudio.com | 715.590.8502

Arts, Etc.

Learn about abstract acrylics with paint pouring, decorate hair scarves (or even your favorite shoes) with fabric marbling, and so much more are Arts, Etc.!  Many activities can meet art badge requirements.

930 Galloway St, Box #4, Suite 16, Eau Claire, WI 54703
715.312.0072 | jeanine@artsetc1.com

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship

College Inside Track

How do colleges decide who gets admitted?  Find out with An Insider Look at College Admissions.  In this interactive workshop, girls will divide up into team to review sample applications and vote on which students should be admitted to our sample college. Then we’ll discuss what the applicants needed to be a sure admit, and how this knowledge can help them create excellent applications of their own. Q & A afterward to answer all the girls' college questions.  This workshop is perfect for the College Knowledge badge.

919 Fairfax St. #205, Altoona, WI 54720
715.497.2717 | lscherrer@collegeinsidetrack.com     

Member Perks

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Eau Claire Express

Take the girls out to a ball game with the Eau Claire Express!  Enjoy Girl Scout Member Perk pricing, $12 for general admission, a hot dog, and a soda. 

Purchase tickets online using promo code: gs

Carson Park, 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, WI

Horse Stables

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

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

Out of the Council + Virtual

Outdoor and Adventure

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources.  Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Explore the park or rent kayaks. National Parks are great places to work on Outdoor badges!

415 Washington Avenue: Bayfield, WI 54814
715.779.3398 | jeanette_hoopman@nps.gov

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

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway: Namekegon Visitor Center

Become a Girl Scout Junior Park Ranger by stopping in the Visitors Centers on the riverway for some fun activities, or call ahead to request a program to earn an outdoor badge!  Visiting St. Croix is a great outdoor adventure.

W5483 US Highway 63 Trego, WI 54888
715.635.8346 | megan_mcmillan@nps.gov

Trek & Trail

Get ready for a kayaking adventure! Trek & Trail offers kayaking day and overnight trips on Lake Superior with safety certified guides. Enjoy the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore while practicing Leave No Trace principles, and growing teamwork and leadership skills. Trek & Trail is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Kayaking trips are a great fit for many outdoor badges, including Eco Trekker, Primitive Camper, Trailblazing, Adventure Camper, Adventurer, Paddling, Survival Camper, and Ultimate Recreation Challenge.  

7 Washington Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814                                                      1.800.354.8735 | info@trek-trail.com


Microsoft Store

Microsoft Stores will host sessions during which girls work toward earning a myriad of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) badges, including the Computer Expert badge (Brownies), Digital Movie Maker badge (Cadettes), Digital Photographer badge (Juniors), and Robotics badge (Daisies and Brownies).  Microsoft Stores in the Midwest can be found in the Mall of America, Chicago, Il and Troy, MI.  Call the store and set up your experience with the in-store Community Development Specialist.

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

US Navy: NRD

Invite Alexandra Hentzen of the US Navy to a troop meeting for a Nuclear Power Workshop!  The workshop will cover what nuclear energy is, how it works, and how it compares to other engergy sources.  The content is perfect for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.  This would be a great workshop for Juniors working on their Get Moving Journey! 

Will travel up to 150 miles from Madison, WI
alexandra.hentzen@navy.mil | 608.449.6272

Museums, Art, and Culture

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and tour a World War II submarine, explore the galleries of artifacts, and splash in the waterways room.  Visit the museum on your own, or check out one of their many educational programs including overnight stays in the U.S.S. Cobia!  This is the perfect place to work on the Brownie Celebrating Community badge or Junior Geocacher badge!

75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220
920.684.0218 | slee@wisconsinmaritime.org

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship
Member Perks

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

Girl Scouts can use classroom space to hold troop meetings, host Cookie Booths, and receive a 15% discount on all purchases at all Joann Fabrics and Crafts locations.

Fiserv Forum

Enjoy Member Perk ticket discounts on many shows and events at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.  Use promo code GSCOUTS to purchase tickets online.  Groups of 10+ may be eligible for greater savings, contact Meredith Pipkin at 414-227-2875 or Meredith.pipkin@bucks.com to set up your group outing and learn about additional Girl Scouts opportunities!

1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
414.227.2875 | meredith.pipkin@bucks.com



Try your hand at coding and earn your Think Like a Programmer Journey online!  CodeCampKidz will guide girls step by step through each of the journey requirements including the Take Action project throughout the course of 6 sessions.  This is a great STEM experience for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts!

617.974.0539 | rian@codecampkidz.com

Microsoft Virtual Program

Did you know that your troop can earn their Computer Expert badge while staying safely at home? Join Microsoft for an interactive badge experience completely online! Check out this opportunity on our On Your Own page, under our Virtual STEM .

STEM: Girls like to figure out how things work, come up with new ideas, understand the cause of problems, and know that science and technology is important for being a good citizen.

Challenge Seeking: Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.     

162 South Ave. Bloomington, MN 55425
612.701.4501 | meedwin@microsoft.com


Complete Financial Literacy badges online with VicTreeFi courses. VicTreeFi is a female-founded company, dedicated to promoting financial education. The company’s co-founder was a Girl Scout.  VicTreeFi provides virtual courses for Girl Scouts that are self-paced and mobile-friendly.  Courses are built around national standards for financial literacy and take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Girl Scout can complete badge steps related to Financial Literacy badges. Courses are priced at $2 each.

17 E 37th St Unit 3 Savannah, GA 31401                                          christine@victreefi.com | 865.384.4405


codeSpark Academy is an online platform that introduces young learners to the fundamentals of computer science and coding concepts through interactive puzzles, games.  With fun activities that grow computational skills like sequencing, pattern recognition, and abstraction, codeSpark is the perfect place to work on Coding for Good badges.  Find the Plug It In instructions for the Coding for Good badges on the Volunteer Toolkit to find specific activities. 

Girl Scouts also receive free access to certain codeSpark content for service units to use at events as well as discounts for parents and Troop Leaders to access codeSpark Academy. 

Council Resources

Council Patch Programs

Our Council offers several patch programs for Girl Scouts of all ages to try.

Equipment Rental

Goldieblox Kit Rental

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

Daisies Making Things Move Kit
Brownie Making Things Zoom Kits

Resource Request Form

Our Council offers lots of items for rent - flags, lummi sticks, parade banners, GPS units, and more!

Girl Scout Tree Promise

Girl Scouts is joining forces with the Elliott Wildlife Values Project and American Forests to launch a bold tree-planting initiative. We’re setting out to plant 5 million trees by 2025. Not only is this great for wildlife, it’ll also provide tangible climate solutions. Girl Scouts everywhere are being called to help by planting, protecting, and honoring trees in their backyards, communities, states, across the country, and even across the world. From Daisy and Ambassador Girl Scouts to adult members and partners, every member and friend of the Movement is being asked to join together to support the Girl Scout Tree Promise. Five million trees is A LOT of trees, but TOGETHER we can do it!


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