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Program Partners

Program Partners

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania joins forces with businesses and organizations across our region who want to help prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success! Program Partners come in all shapes, sizes, and species. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming Program Partner events, or browse our list of partners below for badge-earning opportunities, Girl Scout discounts, and other unique opportunities. 

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We Keep Water Flowing 

Girl Scouts are invited to learn more about water sources in their community through the “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program brought to GSHPA by Pennsylvania American Water. Through the program, girls will learn how they can protect their local water sources and explore careers in the water industry.

After completing all necessary steps within their Girl Scout level for the program, girls can request their PA American Water patch! Patches will be mailed on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2023.

Northeast Partners
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 Bear Butterfly Sanctuary

2 West 7th Street , Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Experience the wonder of live butterflies and exotic reptiles in Jim Thorpe’s unique hands-on education center. Bear Butterfly Sanctuary hosts annual events, including Scout Day at the end of the school year. It is bound to be a metamorphosing experience!

Contact Bear Butterfly Sanctuary to learn more about their events: (570) 325-4848 or bearmb@ptd.net.

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Bloomsburg Children's Museum

2 West 7th Street , Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Bloomsburg Children's Museum offers unique, sustainable, and dynamic learning opportunities for children of all ages through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach.

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Blue Mountain Resort

1660 Blue Mountain Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071

Blue Mountain Resort is the best resort in PA for outdoor fun. From skiing to ziplining, enjoy a mountain getaway to our scenic Poconos resort anytime of the year.

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Davinci Science Center

3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, 
Allentown, PA 18103

   

Help us welcome our returning Program Partner, Da Vinci Science Center! Da Vinci Science Center offers day, evening, and private camp-in programs for Girl Scouts with hands-on activities led by professional educators and time for girls to explore the Science Center. On their visit, Girl Scouts earn badges, patches, pins, other awards, or exclusive Da Vinci Science Center patches and badges.

Explore the partnership today!

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Lackawanna State Park

Educational and recreational programming is available year round at Lackawanna State Park. Programs can be requested for your troop or individuals can attend any scheduled public program.

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Pocono Environmental Education Center

538 Emery Rd., 
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

   

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a variety of classes and activities that will help fulfill requirements for environmental and outdoor Girl Scout badges (Brownies - Seniors). A day or weekend program at PEEC can be individually designed to meet each troop's needs.  In addition to badgework, troops can add activities such as team building, challenge courses, or a campfire. 

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Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Rd., 
Reading, PA 19611

  

The Reading Public Museum is the perfect place for Girl Scouts to earn a variety of badges! From collections featuring a 2,000-year-old mummy to art from around the world, to the 25-acre Arboretum, to the state-of-the-art Neag Planetarium, they have many incredible experiences to share with your Girl Scouts. All workshops are led by qualified, enthusiastic Museum Educators. 

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Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

235 Montage Mountain Rd.
Moosic, PA 18507

   

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Moosic, Pennsylvania. The team is an affiliate of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball and plays at PNC Field (formerly Lackawanna County Stadium), our home since 1989. The organization’s goal is to provide affordable family fun to our community through professional baseball and to enhance the communities where we live, work, play and win. As an organization, the SWB RailRiders understand that it is the citizens of NEPA that make the team successful. We have a level of social responsibility to meet, and we plan to exceed that level. Supporting our non-profit and local partners like the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA has been extremely important to the team and the community over the years. 

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Whitewater Challengers

288 N. Stagecoach Rd.,
Weatherly, PA 18255

   

Choose from a variety of outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, trail biking, camping, hiking and more. Whitewater Challengers specific Girl Scout programs are designed to foster a spirit of adventure, environmental stewardship, and a love and enthusiasm for the great outdoors. The Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers offers a variety of programs great for every experience and age level!

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Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins

255 Highland Park Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Description: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have recently renewed their partnership with GSHPA. They have also brought back the annual Girl Scout Night which will be Saturday, April 1 this year where each girl will have the option to skate and receive a commemorative patch! Contact Dave Casey for more information dcasey@wbspenguins.com.

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Wyoming County Conservation District

21 Hollow Crest Rd,  Tunkhannock, PA 18657

The Wyoming County Conservation District serves to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resources concerns and conserve the land, water, and resources of Wyoming County. Wyoming County Conservation District is honored to help provide badge opportunities for Girl Scouts in the area.

For a tailored badge program, you can reach Laura at WCCD by calling (570) 240-4667 or through email at landerson@wycopa.org

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Central PA Partners
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Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership

   

The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort of more than 100 organizations, businesses, and citizens committed to improving Pennsylvania's ecology, economy and future by planting 10 million trees by the end of 2025. Roughly 19,000 miles of our rivers and streams are damaged by pollution and trees are the most cost-effective tools for cleaning and protecting our waters. Meeting this massive restoration challenge will take many hands—landowners willing to plant trees, volunteers willing to help, conservation partners connecting them, and funding to make it all possible. To schedule a tree planting or sign up to volunteer, visit tenmilliontrees.org.

Earn our new “Clean Water Grows on Trees” Girl Scout fun patch by exploring the various types of trees in your neighborhood and learning how they help #SaveTheBay and its rivers and streams!

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Lewisburg Children’s Museum

815 Market Street, Suite 14
Lewisburg, PA, 17837

Started in 2016, the Lewisburg Children’s Museum inspires learning, imagination and play through interactive, enriching experiences in a safe, accessible environment to all children and their families. Through that, they nurture lifelong learning and encourage children and families to explore, create, and grow.

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Lincoln Caverns

7703 William Penn Highway - U.S. Route 22. 
Huntingdon, PA 16652

  

Lincoln Caverns is commited to providing quality educational programming for Girl Scouts of all ages. In addition to GSUSA badges and Journeys, Lincoln Caverns has developed patch programs to introduce girls to the worlds of geology, geocaching, and of course, caves!  Event days are designed for small troops to participate since no minimum fee is required. Individual group programs are available year-round on date of your choice, subject to availability (minimum fees apply). 

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Butterbee Foundation

 Hanover, PA, 17331

Grown from the ground up, just like a freshly pollinated plant, The ButterBee Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting the powerful pollinators our ecosystems and agriculture rely on.

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Dauphin County Parks & Rec

100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110

  

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation embraces the Girl Scouts of the USA. Our program educates Girl Scouts about nature and the environment. We encourage all Girl Scouts to look into our programs and workshops for different levels. We offer a variety of programs on topics such wonderful water, hiking, animals, plants and leave no trace.

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Destination Gettysburg

1560 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bring your Girl Scout group to Gettysburg, PA and see how you can make your own history here. From interactive museums and hands-on demonstrations to civilian stories, unique battlefield tours, agricultural experiences and a multitude of group-friendly dining options, you will find that Gettysburg and surrounding Adams County is an ideal destination. We even have special Girl Scout itineraries built with your needs in mind.

To find out more about ideas, rates, and site visits, visit Destination Gettysburg at www.DestinationGettysburg.com

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Dickinson College Farm

553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Dickinson’s College Farm is an 80-acre, USDA-certified organic farm and a living laboratory where students can gain distinctive, hands-on learning experiences. As a college farm, the Dickinson College Farm aims to be an educational resource as well as a working production farm.

To explore their programs, click here: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm 

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Good Karma Garage

1611 Buckingham Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Good Karma Garage came out of a desire to form an inclusive environment where “non-car” people feel safe and a desire to give back to the community by helping our struggling neighbors maintain their vehicles providing them with safe transportation. Good Karma Garage is proud to be a location for Seniors to work towards their Car Care badge.

You can reach Jeff at Good Karma Garage by calling 717-329-7196 or through their website.

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Keystone Kidspace

10 Hamilton Ave, York, PA 17403

   

Keystone Kidspace blends freedom to play, a focus on STEAM, and a hands-on approach to learning to help kids discover their passion(s) and find their people. Keystone Kidspace provides the space, support and tools; kids bring their imaginations. Keystone Kidspace gives kids an awesome place to stretch their curiosity, take some risks, and try new things. Learn more.

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Lancaster Barnstormers

650 N Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603

   

The Lancaster Barnstormers can help you hit a home run for one of your Girl Scout outings. Join them for a sleepover for the experience of a lifetime!

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Lancaster County Environmental Center

One Nature's Way., Lancaster, PA 17602

   

Private and public programs for all Girl Scout levels that meet partial or complete badge requirements, depending on the badge. Some include geocaching, hiker, scientist, letterboxing, bugs, eco explorer, camping and more! Learn more about their programs here

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17 N 2nd St #1300, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Becky MacDicken has worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) for more than twelve years, with most her work being financial education outreach and training. She serves as an Outreach Specialist in the Financial Services for Consumers and Business (FSCB) unit, where she works to help state employees, the disabled community and incarcerated populations achieve financial capability.

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Strawberry Hill

1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, Strawberry Hill has been teaching and promoting environmental stewardship since 1986 and is home to Adams County's only nonprofit environmental education center. . Through innovative nature programs, summer camp, and hands-on learning, our naturalists educate more than 8,000 people every year. 

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Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Featuring a cinema, live shows, and a science center, Whitaker Center for the Science and the Arts is a premier location to truly discover it all. The Whitaker Center offers ongoing badge earning programs for all levels at their downtown Harrisburg building.  

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York County Astronomical Society

Mundis Race Rd, York, PA 17406

Since 1989, the York County Astronomical Society (YCAS) has dedicated itself to the advancement of science and astronomy in the local community. A non-profit organization, the YCAS provides programming around astronomy and the night sky.

The YCAS is also a proud partner with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, offering opportunities to earn various badges through programs ideal for up to 20 girls. To learn more about these affordable programs, contact the YCAS at info@astroyork.com, leave a voice message after the recording at 717-759-9227, or visit our Facebook page.

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York Revolution 

1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320

York Revolution is proud to support the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania through various opportunities throughout the year! Join York Revolution in learning about opportunities within sports for the next generation of female leaders, troop stadium tours and our annual Girl Scout Sleepover!

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Virtual and Out-of-State Program Partners
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Bear Branch Nature Center

Bear Branch Nature Center has been serving the residents of Carroll County for more than twenty years by providing quality, family-friendly nature programs, festivals, and outdoor activities, including Girl Scout badge programs.

To sign-up for Girl Scout badge programs, please contact naturalist Jenna Mele at bearbranch@carrollcountymd.gov.

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Dementia Friends PA!

Help create a dementia-friendly generation! Dementia Friends Pennsylvania offers opportunities for Girl Scouts to become Dementia Friends by attending a free interactive 45-minute session or become a Dementia Friends Champion where they can provide sessions to other community members. Learn More. 

 

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Girl Boss Chess

Girl Boss Chess is an empowerment company that uses chess as a vehicle to boost confidence and competence in girls, with a mission to close the gender gap in all male-dominated fields, particularly in STEM fields.

Girl Boss Chess is proud to bring chess classes to Girl Scouts all over the country.

Classes within our council will be listed on our website.

To find out more about Girl Boss Chess, visit https://www.girlbosschess.com/

 

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VicTreeFi

For numerous years, VicTreeFi has been providing financial literacy classes to Girl Scouts all over the country, including at Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. VicTreeFi, run by a former Girl Scout, offers the chance to virtually obtain Financial Literacy, Cookie Business, and Entrepreneurship badges.

Explore the partnership today! 

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Interested in partnering with Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania? Learn more about how to become a Program Partner. Ready to partner with GSHPA? Sign up now!  

Have questions about our Program Partnerships? Contact our Member Services team at MemberServices@gshpa.org or 800.692.7816.