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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. 

Northeast Partners

Abescon Lighthouse

31 S. Rhode Island Ave., 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Ever wonder what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper 150 years ago? Visit Abescon Lighthouse for an overnight adventure and find out!  This Keeper Sleeper adventure explores maritime history and the dangerous lives of lighthouse keepers in the 1800s. The program includes the following activities: Absecon Lighthouse's history, video on lighthouse illumination and history, night time climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of Atlantic City, the Great Lighthouse Challenge competition, and optional ghost stories. 

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609.449.1360                             miltglenn@abseconlighthouse.org

Blue Mountain Resort

1660 Blue Mountain Dr.
Palmerton, PA 18071

Check out Blue Mountain year round with an adventure park, scenic chair lift rides, glamping, and disc golf in the summer, and skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in the winter.

Event Listings | Website

610.826.7700 x 1205                             groupsales@skibluemt.com

Davinci Science Center

3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, 
Allentown, PA 18103

The Da Vinci Science Center offers day programs and camp-in programs for Girl Scouts with hands-on activities led by professional educators and time for girls to explore the Center. On their visit, Girl Scouts earn badges, patches, pins, other awards, or exclusive Da Vinci Science Center patches and badges.

Event Listings | Website

610.841.1875                             scouts@davincisciencecenter.org

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

2027 Fairmount Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Explore the world’s first true penitentiary, discover the spaces and stories held within its walls, and reflect on Eastern State’s relevance today. Eastern State is a modern ruin and museum that interprets the legacy of American criminal justice reform. Private group tours are available every day. Tours not recommended for children under 7 years old.

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215.236.5111x240                             grouptours@easternstate.org

The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th St., 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Where else can you sleep next to a Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive? The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for Girl Scout troops. The Franklin Institute provides Exhibit Guides for the following Journeys: Brownie WOW Wonders of Water, Junior Get Moving, Cadette Breathe.

Event Listings | Website

215.448.1200                             guestservices@fi.edu

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art

1901 Mulberry St. 
Scranton, PA 18510

Through the Everhart Museum's collections, exhibits, and programs, they strive to integrate natural history, science, and art into the lives of people.

Event Listings | Website

 570.346.7186
                            development@everhart-museum.org

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St., 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

At the National Constitution Center’s Girl Scout Days, Girl Scouts and their leaders will participate in a wide variety of activities throughout the museum. Activities include both independent museum exploration, as well as programs led by our staff, including games, tours, and workshops.

Event Listings | Website

215.409.6800                             groupsales@constitutioncenter.org

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. 

Event Listings | Website

 570.828.2319                             peec@peec.org

Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd.  
Long Pond, PA 18334

Experience a free track tour, or visit for a special event or race. Children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE Admission to 100 and 200 levels of the Grandstand, as well as Fan Fair, for all  NASCAR event days in 2020.

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 570.643.6710                             Contact

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. 

Event Listings | Website

610.371.5850 x258                             rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org

Sesame Place

100 Sesame Rd., 
Langhorne, PA 19047


Bring your Girl Scout group of 15 or more, earn your 2019 Patch and save over 75% on admission! Ticket is valid for one visit any operating day September 7 - January 1, 2020. Receive one complimentary ticket for every 10 paid! Troop Tax ID required. 

Event Listings | Website

215.702.3566                             Contact

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!

Event Listings | Website

 800.443.8554                              Contact

Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins

255 Highland Park Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Enjoy the action at Penguins annual Girl Scout Night, Saturday, March 28th. All are invited to attend and as an added bonus, all Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders will receive a commemorative Penguins fun patch, Penguins hat, and group recognition on the Jumbo Tron.

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 570.208.5419                             dcasey@wbspenguins.com
Central PA Partners

Draw the Lines PA


Draw the Lines Civics fun patch with activity sheets for all ages help Girl Scouts think about the importance of voting, being involved in the community, and how to share their voice. Use maps to help Girl Scouts learn about Pennsylvania’s geographic and cultural diversity. DTL will help invite your local legislator to a troop meeting.

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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.

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    Contact

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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 814.643.0268                             Contact

Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association

Throughout PA

Have a fourth or fifth grader? Sign them up for @GoSkiPA’s Snowpass program. Just by signing up, they can ski and snowboard for FREE up to three times at 21 participating ski resorts. The Snowpass also contains (1) FREE Learn to Ski/Board package, which includes beginner lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental with a paying adult. And, also comes with 50% off one adult Learn to Ski/Snowboard package to the resort of choice.

Event Listings | Website

 570.443.0963                          

Penn State University

201 Old Main, University Park 
State College, PA 16802

At their first PSU athletics event, Girl Scouts will receive a Nittany Lion logo patch center, plus a rocker for every sporting event attended! 

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 866.225.8707                             futurestudents@ist.psu.edu

Turkey Hill Experience

301 Linden St.
Columbia, PA 17512

Girl Scouts are invited to a hands on, self-guided, interactive experience enjoying unlimited ice cream and tea samples. Girl Scout troops receiving group pricing with no minimum group size.

Event Listings | Website | Flyer

 717.684.0134 x 108                              groupsales@turkeyhill.com

Weis Markets

Locations throughout GSHPA footprint and beyond.


Try one of two engaging, real-world experiences at your local Weis Markets and earn an exclusive Mystery Tours & Explorers patch. The Explorer and Mystery Tour programs have real-world applications like play-based learning, developing social skills, understanding health and nutrition concepts, developing health literacy, and developing literacy & numeracy.

Event Listings | Website

800.987.6409                             fieldtrips@weismarkets.com
South PA-South Central PA Partners

After Dark Investigations

Gettysburg, PA 

After Dark Investigations hosts small, intimate investigations where YOU get to use all of the paranormal equipment you see on TV and learn the techniques of your favorite TV ghost hunters. Experience a night you will never forget!

Event Listings | Website

717.451.1070                             adinvestigators@gmail.com

Brown's Orchard

8892 Susquehanna Trail South,
Loganville, PA 17342

The perfect way to learn about the importance of farming, food production, and respect for nature is to visit a real working farm. Brown's Orchards tours are fun and informative for all ages.

Event Listings | Website

717.428.2036                             info@brownsorchards.com

Byrnes Health Education Center

515 South George St.,
York, PA 17401

Whether you are interested in bringing Girl Scouts to the Byrnes Health Education Center for a visit, having an educator visit your meeting, learning about health as a family, or participating with a community group, you can be sure it will be an exciting program with Byrnes Health Education Center fun interactive programs!

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 717.848.3064                            Contact 

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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Dickinson College Farm

533 Park Dr.
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

The Dickinson College Farm invites your Girl Scout Troop to their farm for a hands-on educational lesson that brings farming into everyday life, and can fulfill a variety of badges from Daisy to Ambassador! Learn more.

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Dutch Wonderland

2249 Lincoln Hwy East,
Lancaster, PA 17602

Join us for a weekend of camping, Girl Scouting, and FUN at Dutch Wonderland May 15-17, 2020! Our package options allow you to participate in our Camp-O-Ree weekend at your own pace—whether it’s joining us just for the day or tent camping with us at Old Mill Stream Campground located right next to Dutch Wonderland! 

Event Listings | Website

          1.866.386.2839                                    infodw@dutchwonderland.com       

Hershey Bears

550 West Hersheypark Dr.,
Hershey, PA 17033

Attend Girl Scout Night on March 28th, 2020 and earn an Animal Adventure patch by completing a scavenger hunt at ZooAmerica prior to attending the Bears game at Giant Center. Package includes game ticket, meal voucher, ZooAmerica admission, Animal Adventure patch and Hershey Bears Scout patch OR join Hershey Bears for the Girl Scout Sleepover on March 13, 2020.

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717.534.3352                             Contact

The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

Experience the many stories of Hershey and learn about Milton Hershey's life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Hershey Story: The Museum on Chocolate Avenue offers badge workshops for Brownies and Juniors. Girls of all program levels can earn an exclusive Hershey Story patch by completing one of their scavenger hunts designed specifically for Girl Scouts! Patches can also be earned by attending a Chocolate Lab class, or participating in a Chocolate Tasting or Little Elves Workshop. 

Event Listings | Website

717.520.5587                             smhetrick@hersheystory.org

Jen's Pottery Den

711 Olde Hickory Rd.,
Lancaster, PA 17601

Jen’s Pottery Den is a Paint-Your-Own pottery and craft studio located in the heart of Manheim Township. There is always FREE parking and NO Studio fees!

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717.581.1427                             jenspotteryden@gmail.com

krb Ceramics

278 Northwood Dr.,
Lebanon, PA 17042

Girl Scout classes cover the Brownie pottery badge, but we can customize a project to earn a different badge, too. Badge opportunities available for Daisies - Cadettes. Our most popular class is making a fairy house. We offer two-part classes to learn the complete ceramic process; we build the project in wet clay one week, then come back a week later to glaze it.

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717.679.0475                             karen@krbceramics.com

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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717.358.9859                             sbiastre@lancasterbarnstormers.com

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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 717.295.2055                             parks@co.lancaster.pa.us

Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave.,
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Lancaster Science Factory has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer a program that generates interest in the sciences and helps young girls understand their own abilities and potential. The Program offers a Scientific Achievement patch, a second-level Science Expert Pin, Brownie Home Scientist and Inventors badges, complimentary group admission, or complimentary individual admission. Reserve in advance with their Girl Scout Reservation Request Form.

Event Listings | Website

717.509.6363                             info@TLSF.org

Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center

455 Camp Rd.,
Stevens, PA 17578

Experience the thrill of Refreshing Mountain's professionally-guided outdoor adventures, including 5-star ziplines, ropes courses, climbing tower, archery range, GPS nature hunt, wildlife center and nature studies programs, or take a refreshing dip in the community pool!

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 888.353.1490                             Contact

Roundtop Mountain Resort

925 Roundtop Rd.,
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Experience a variety of activities found nowhere else! Roll down the hill in an 11-foot inflatable ball, zip line from a tower, splash in bumper boats, ski, snowboard, go snow tubing, and more outdoor adventures all year 'round.

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 717.432.9631x3723                              groups@skiroundtop.com

Snapology of Lancaster

1571 Manheim Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601

Located in Lancaster, Snapology's Discovery Center boasts a large "creative play" area with TECHNIC engineering challenges and themed LEGO brick building stations, virtual reality, programmable robots, giant marble runs, "smart" racing track and more. Book a class to earn badges or learn a new skill. We are approved for a variety of Girl Scout Journeys and badges, and offer a fun STEAM patch for everything else! Snapology classes are mobile, too! Their teachers can visit your troop wherever you normally meet and curate a program to meet whatever your STEAM goals may be. 

Event Listings | Website

 717.719.4154                             beckaS@snapology.com

Turkey Hill Experience

301 Linden St.,
Columbia, PA 17512

Girl Scouts are invited to a hands on, self-guided, interactive experience enjoying unlimited ice cream and tea samples. Girl Scout troops receive group pricing with no required minimum group size. Learn more about visiting Turkey Hill Experience with your troop.

Event Listings | Website

 1.844.847.4884                           

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

222 Market St.,
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Join the Whitaker Center's education staff for a Girl Scout Badge workshop! Each session allows Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, or Cadettes the opportunity to earn official Girl Scout STEM-related badges plus enjoy time in Harsco Science Center at no additional cost. 

Event Listings | Website

 717.214.2787                             info@whitakercenter.org

 

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.