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Community Partners

Our Community Partners offer unique opportunities for Girl Scouts to enhance their Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Through these experiences, Girl Scouts will meet other girl members and non-members and really show the community what Girl Scouting is all about!

Whenever you’re at a Community Partner activity, remember to wear your vest/sash!

Interested in exploring the option of becoming a community partner? Contact Customer Care to learn more.

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We will have more program partners coming soon. 

Life Skills
Outdoor

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center is the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different river and land-based itineraries, learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, travel abroad with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at its LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as its three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging.  Experience whitewater rafting on one of NOC's 7 river's across the southeast, or spend time at our Nantahala Adventure Resort with access to zip lining, lake adventures, and mountain biking. Enhance your group programming with educational content from our paddling and wilderness medicine / survival schools, or join us for team building on our challenge course and alpine tower.  For groups of all sizes, Nantahala Outdoor Center is the perfect experience for your recreational, experiential, and outdoor adventure needs. For decades Nantahala Outdoor Center has a history in providing high value, meaningful experiences to scout groups from across the nation. Nantahala Outdoor Center is excited to continue partnerships that provide . value to Girl Scout groups across the region.

Where 13077 West Highway 19 Bryson City, SC 28713
Contact Liz Hoekwater | jan.w@noc.com | 828.488.7185
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Palmetto Outdoors

Palmetto Outdoors has been West Columbia's professional outfitting service for tubes, kayaks and tours for the last 14 years. We offer self guided tubing and kayak rentals on the Saluda River during the summer and guided trips to the Congaree National Park in the Spring and Fall. We can do private, guided trips outside of our existing programs for groups. We wish to develop premier packages specifically for girl scouts as requested.

Where 131 Alexander Road West Columbia, SC 29169
Contact 
Sierra Hylton | info@palmettooutdoors.com | 803.404.8254
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Adventure Center of Asheville

The Adventure Center of Asheville open all year

• 5 minutes from Downtown Asheville

• group picnic area discounted group rates

• free parking

• ages 4+ The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential adventure for activities that cultivate leadership skills, team building, and character development!

We create exciting and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members by offering:

• Asheville Treetops Adventure Park – largest WNC aerial challenge course in the trees with 70 unique climbing, rolling, and swinging elements in a wooded park with smart clips, ages 4+

• Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures - urban canopy tour with 11 ziplines & 3 sky bridges in treetop platforms on adventure towers with views of downtown, ages 8+

• Tree Quest- recreational tree climbing on a large oak tree, ages 7+

• Team Building-facilitated programs highlighting the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, task sharing/delegation and completion

• Kid Zip- zipline park created for kids ages 4-10 with 9 zips and 4 climbs

• Kolo Bike Park- mountain bike sampler-pack designed for all rider levels Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others, enrich problem solving skills, and offer fun with a challenge.

While expanding your comfort zone, each person is supporting and planning with others in the team, developing positive relationships, enhancing cooperation and trust and inspiring positive changes. Girl Scouts love the Adventure Center of Asheville! The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential trip in Asheville for Girl Scouts.

Where 85 Expo Drive Asheville, SC 28806
Contact 
Sarah Dickson | groups@adventurecenterofasheville.com | 828.450.3400
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Wildlife Action Inc., Upstate Chapter

Wildlife Action is a coalition of hunters, fishermen, and environmentalists who strive to take care of the environment, wildlife, and our natural resources.  We are dedicated to conservation by bringing awareness to the public and educating local children. We provide environmental educational programs for school-age children ( k-5 th grade ) at our Lost Acres facility. Some of these activities include : skins & skulls, nature trail, archery, build bird boxes, leaf prints, etc.

Where 127 Halibut Lane Spartanburg, SC 29303
Contact 
Linda Poag | linda_poag@yahoo.com | 864.621.0946
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Lake Conestee Nature Park

We are a privately owned nature park of 400+ acres. We provide many educational opportunities and have often provided Girl Scout specific events in the past including Night Hikes and Badge Days.

Where 601 Fork Shoals Road Greenville, SC 29604
Contact Erin Knight | erin@lakeconesteenaturepark.com | 864.277.2004
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The Local Hiker

The mission of The Local Hiker is to educate, encourage, and equip people of all ages and skill levels to get outdoors and enjoy our natural resources safely and while leaving a minimum impact on the environment. Kathy Silverman owns The Local Hiker and is a huge advocate and supporter of Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs. She has volunteered in both organizations and understands their mission. Opportunities are available at The Local Hiker for troop workshops on a variety of outdoor skills as well as other outdoor education opportunities offered at the shop throughout the year.

When 173 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Contact Kathy Silverman | kathy@thelocalhiker.com | 864.764.1651
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STEM

Ignite Learning Center

Ignite is a STEAM learning center located in Greenville, SC. During the school year, Ignite offers a variety of programming for all learners that includes weekly after school classes for school age students, day time classes for preschool children, and home school classes in the STEAM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Classes cover topics such as coding, circuitry, engineering challenges, propulsion, and digital storytelling.  During the summer, we offer half-day weekly STEAM camps.

At Ignite, we want to provide an engaging environment where girls can explore STEAM topics and build a strong foundation for future STEAM opportunities.

When 5016 Old Spartanburg Rd Greer, SC 29650
Contact 
Beth Kinzer | beth@igniteingenuity.org | 864.787.8621
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Entrepreneurship
Other

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden offers a variety of educational programs for Girl Scout Troops including Overnights, Journey's in a day, and 1.5 to 2 hour merit based programs that help meet badge, awards, and achievement requirements.

Participants can sign up for pre-set dates and programs online or contact us with a desired date in mind for their individual troop.

Where 500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia, SC 29210
Contact Alma Ruffin | aruffin@riverbanks.org | 803.602.0885
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