Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania joins forces with businesses and organizations across our region that want to help prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success! Program Affiliates (Previously Program Partners) come in all shapes and sizes. Check our event calendar for upcoming Program Affiliate events, or browse our list of affiliates below for badge-earning opportunities, Girl Scout discounts and other unique opportunities.
Note: Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania works to ensure all program affiliates meet our standards for delivering Girl Scout activities; these partnerships do not constitute Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania’s endorsement of a particular organization, its other activities, or its views expressed.
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Help us welcome our returning Program Affiliate, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are excited to partner with JEM Group, Warehaus and LIVIC Civil to develop the “What’s in your Toolbox?” patch program. Each organization features female leadership, with women in architecture, engineering and construction fields. JEM Group is a woman-owned construction contractor. Warehaus is an architecture and engineering firm, and LIVIC Civil specializes in site/civil engineering, land development and municipal engineering. Click here to request your Girls in AEC patch!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Mountain Resort is the best resort in PA for outdoor fun. From skiing to ziplining, enjoy a mountain getaway to their scenic Poconos resort any time of the year.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 email@example.com
Lincoln Caverns is committed 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 the date of your choice, subject to availability (minimum fees apply).
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.
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 as wonderful water, hiking, animals, plants and leave no trace.
Private and public programs for all Girl Scout levels that meet partial or complete badge requirements, depending on the badge. Some include geocaching, hiking, science, letterboxing, bugs, eco explorer, camping and more!
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.
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 becoming a Dementia Friends Champion where they can provide sessions to other community members.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
At STEM the Gap Academy, our mission is to empower girls to explore and excel in STEM fields by building their confidence and skills. That's why we offer unique online classes and resources that combine empowerment training and critical life skills, through subjects like chess, math tutoring, space science, cybersecurity, coding and website design.
We're passionate about providing Girl Scouts with engaging and empowering learning experiences that inspire them to pursue their interests in STEM. Our goal is to help them develop a love for learning and discover their potential in these fields. With our programs, Girl Scouts can become confident, resilient, and powerful in all aspects of their lives. Let's work together to create equal opportunities and STEM the Gap to create a brighter future for girls everywhere!
Confident Camper Foundation provides training for adult leaders and guided outdoor experiences for adults and youth. Our goal is to help Girl Scouts gain confidence in their outdoor skills and empower them to have new and exciting outdoor adventures. We offer on-demand first aid certification, paddle sports adventures, guided backpacking trips, and outdoor skills programs.
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.
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.
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 and providing them with safe transportation. Good Karma Garage is proud to be a location for Seniors to work towards their Car Care badge.
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!
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!
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.
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.