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Cookie's Crafts is a custom tailoring and alterations company specializing in creating custom apparel and accessories. Our company is home based in Columbia, South Carolina. We can provide inclusive STEAM activities through fashion design and innovation, entrepreneurship and business activities and opportunities, as well as life skills through garment creation and maintenance education.
Where: 2223 Dart St. Columbia, SC, 29229
Contact: Willyette Barnett | email@example.com | 803-354-3874
Fit Columbia is an award winning studio offering a balanced approach to sustainable fitness & life enhancement through strength & mobility training, childlike play, and yoga. We would like to work with local Girl Scouts to provide an opportunity to teach yoga, meditation and non-traditional yoga (such as aerial yoga, wall yoga and yoga with baby goats).
Where: 2002 Blossom Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Contact: Angela Sellers | firstname.lastname@example.org | 803-529-4075
The Food Academy is a full service event planning and catering company specializing in American-Fusion cuisine. We also own and operate 2 restaurants in the midlands of South Carolina. Services offered: Event planning and coordination, catering, event decor, cooking classes, nutrition workshops, meal prep, and hospitality consulting. We can provide inclusive STEAM activities through culinary arts & innovation and Food Science principles, entrepreneurship and business activities and opportunities, as well as life skills through nutrition education.
Where: 5 Lake Carolina Way Suite 130, Columbia, SC
Contact: Jessica Carswell | email@example.com | 803-290-9571
The GCMA is able to provide tours and hands-on studio activities to support ART badges. We often do programs on Sunday afternoons, and otherwise are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. We can schedule tours with two-week notice; studio activities with two months notice. All programs are free of charge.
Where: 420 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Contact: Ellen WestKaemper | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-546-4047
Our mission is to inform women and teens on the importance of Healing Naturally the Mind and The Body. Our goal is to normalize untraditional topics that affect all females by having positive healthy conversations about menstrual health, controlling emotions, and having a positive self-image of ourselves. We make it educational and fun for all participants.
Where: Mail - 542 DeKalb St. Unit 1294, Camden, SC 29020
Contact: Tina Ramsay | email@example.com | 803-713-5135
Just Excellent Productions, LLC is a theatre company committed to providing a fun, safe, and productive environment for individuals who desire to expand their artistic knowledge and theatrical abilities. Now offering programs designed for Girl Scouts who desire to earn their badges in the following areas: (1) Troupe Performer, (2) Screenwriter, (3) Public Speaker, (4) Dancer, (5) Textile Artist, and (6) Woodworker. This program designed just for you is an excellent way for you to gain the education and hands on experience needed to earn your badges while having a great time.
Where: 355 Suite A. East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC, 29301
Contact: Pamela Brewster | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-641-8937
We offer cooking classes for adults and children. We would like to offer in person or virtual cooking classes for girl scouts to participate in so they can earn certain culinary themed badges. This can be done as individuals or in a group setting. If virtual classes are what the participants choose, we can provide all ingredients (locally) for either pickup or delivery. For those not local, we could still provide the class and recipes, but they would be responsible for purchasing their own ingredients.
Where: 108 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC, 29651
Contact: Spencer Kimbrell | email@example.com | 864-915-2640
The mission of South Carolina Children's Theatre is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through participation in high-quality theatre, year-round education, and accessible outreach. We offer group discounts for our MainStage Performances for Girl Scout Troops. Additional SCCT opportunities for Girl Scouts include 2nd Stage Performances that may help fulfill non-theatre badges, and backstage tours in conjunction with your planned MainStage show.
Where: 1200 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC, 29611
Contact: Debbie Bell | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-235-2885
Super Beauty, Inc. is a brand related to the implementation of the character Super Beauty, a fictional superhero with powers that lessens the influence of bullies and boosts self-esteem. The purpose to help individuals embrace their uniqueness and actively implement Anti-Bullying, Confidence, and Self-Love.
Where: 2237 Leaphart Road Suite B, West Columbia, SC, 29169
Contact: Tiffany Wider | email@example.com | 803-380-8433
Stephanie Gives is an educator, artist, illustrator, speaker, and the mother of Tiffanie Nina Simone Hayes. After the passing of her only child, Gives established The Tiffanie Nina Simone Foundation in 2015 to help inspire children to see their value no matter what circumstances they were dealing with. The foundation is also used to bring awareness to Rett Syndrome which is a progressive, genetic disorder that affects girls and boys at the beginning stages of infancy; currently there is no known cure for (RS).
Where: 136 Wood Fox Drive, Elgin, SC, 29045
Contact: Stephanie Gives-Winckler | firstname.lastname@example.org | 803-467-2356
Twists N Turns Murder Mysteries and Escape Rooms presents an interactive virtual detective game experience in which Girl Scouts become active participants in our immersive murder mysteries, and must work together as a team to unravel the plot before time runs out! We aim to engage and excite our participants in our obstacle-driven mysteries, leaving them with memories that will last forever.
Badge Connections: Brownie Badge: Senses, Junior Badge: Detective, Cadette Badge: Special Agent Mystery
The Perilous Castle - An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience A well-loved castle owner has mysteriously died. You have been tasked with exploring her castle and finding out who the murderer is. The castle is full of mysteries. Only if you can solve all of the puzzles together in time will you discover the culprit and escape. If not you may just end up as their next victim.
A Trip To Mars - An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience in Space Rumor has it that there has been some foul play on the planet Mars! After a secret mission went awry, an astronaut has gone missing. The final transmission was concerning and we were hired to investigate. Can you help solve the mystery and find a way home?
Additional Info: Zoom link will be provided a day before the class begins. This event is 50 minutes. Materials needed: Paper and pencil to write down clues Cost per girl: $17 Cost per adult: $10 Click here to register or email Rebecca Eliav.
Contact: Rebecca Eliav | email@example.com | 213-280-1275
The Adventure Center of Asheville offers many different options for fun and excitement. Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures or head up into the trees at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park. Jump on a mountain bike to experience Kolo Bike Park or grab your kids and check out KidZip, America's first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10.
Where: 85 Expo Drive Asheville, SC 28806
Contact: Sarah Dickson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 828-450-3400
We provide opportunities to develop leadership, communication and life skills, with horses as the teachers. Girls will learn how to communicate with horses on the ground, learning about the nature of horses and why they do what they do. The will learn basics of riding, horse care and handling. Badges may be earned.
Where: 909 Broadway School Rd, Belton, SC 29627
Contact: Rebekah Maddox | email@example.com | 864-444-4549
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-277-2004
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.
Where: 173 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Contact: Kathy Silverman | email@example.com | 864-764-1651
Nantahala Outdoor Center is the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. Experience whitewater rafting on one of NOC's 8 river's across the southeast, or spend time at our Nantahala Adventure Resort with access to zip lining, kayaking, fishing, 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.
Where: 13077 West Highway 19 Bryson City, SC 28713
Contact: Liz Hoekwater | firstname.lastname@example.org | 828-488-7185
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: Michael Mayo | email@example.com | 803-404-8254
Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of orphaned or injured wildlife. We provide educational presentations accompanied by our federally licensed, non-releasable animal ambassadors that promote peaceful coexistence with native wildlife . For our older scouts, we have on-site projects that would meet requirements for service hours. For our younger scouts, we have a variety of programs to assist with earning badges and learning how to care for the environment around you. If you are looking for a new and different way to earn your scout badges, let PAWS provide you with some exciting experiences.
Where: PO Box 157, Waterloo, SC, 29384
Contact: Julie Schmidt | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-416-1272
Harbison State Forest is an educational forest that is managed by SC Forestry Commission. Currently SCFC offers an annual badge workshop for Girl Scouts – Cadette “Naturalist” Tree Badge Workshop. “Grab your naturalist hat and get ready to get to know trees from the shade to the science, the fruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber.” Scouts will cover all five requirements during this 3.5 hour program. SC Forestry Commission is happy to offer education programs by request. All programs need to be focused around a tree or forestry related theme. We require a minimum of 10 students and will see a maximum of 50 students for a program.
Where: 5600 Broad River Rd., Columbia SC, 29212
Contact: Beth Foley | email@example.com | 803-896-8855
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-621-0946
Think Like a Programmer: An Online Journey
Are you interested in learning more about coding? Do you want to become a computer programmer? Participate in CodeCampKidz to dig deeper into coding and earn your Think Like a Programmer Journey! This journey is progressive and self-paced, allowing you to work through the process on your own time and learn new concepts in every session. Each activity is reviewed and supported by the staff at CodeCampKidz. The journey will culminate in a final project to earn a Certificate of Completion. Once you complete this journey, you are welcome to continue with other options. Additional learning plans are available for purchase through CodeCampKidz.
Girls can start the program at any time after enrollment is completed. There is a $20 fee. After completion, Think Like A Programmer Journey badges can be purchased from the Girlz Gear shop.
This program is completely virtual. All you need to participate is a modern browser, high speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability. Unfortunately, Chromebooks are not supported.
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.
Where: 5016 Old Spartanburg Rd Greer, SC 29650
Contact: Beth Kinzer | email@example.com | 864-787-8621
Roper Mountain Science Center is a model of collaboration between public and private resources. School District of Greenville County's vision for a science center that could provide the district’s 68,000 students with innovative opportunities to experience hands-on science enrichment activities. Public programs now include, Second Saturday, Starry Nights, Butterfly Adventure, Summer camps, and Science on Wheels. We also host day events for badge completion as well as offered lock-ins on the mountain. Individual troops are able to book directly with us for their specific badge needs.
Where: 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615
Contact: Jasmin Poor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-355-8930
VicTreeFi is a female-founded company, dedicated to promoting financial education. The company’s co-founder was a Girl Scout from her Daisy years through high school graduation. Complete financial literacy badges online! VicTreeFi provides online courses for Girl Scouts that are self-paced and mobile-friendly. Girl Scouts are invited to register for one or more of VicTreeFi’s courses to complete steps required to earn financial literacy badges. Courses are built around national standards for financial literacy. Girl Scouts can enroll at any time to begin to complete badges!
Where: 17 East 37th St. Unit 3, Savannah, GA 31401
Contact: Chrissy Earl | email@example.com | 865-384-4405
The Swamp Rabbits are in the business of affordable family entertainment. Our professional hockey team is only part of the entertainment package patrons receive when they enter Bon Secours Wellness Arena! Concourse attractions, intermission games, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with our mascot "Stomper," are all included in the price of one low-cost ticket. Swamp Rabbits ticket fundraisers are also a great way to give your organization a financial boost!
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Contact: Anthony Quiles | AQuiles@swamprabbits.com | 864-250-4948
The Greenville Drive hosts a game each Spring dedicated to the Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands members. We use the game as an opportunity for the council to be celebrated & recognized but also to drive more awareness around the programming, goals and objectives of Girl Scouts.
Where: 935 S. Main St. Ste 202, Greenville , SC 29601
Contact: Katie Batista | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-335-0056
Flight Fit N Fun Columbia is a FEC (Family Entertainment Center) We have varies activities for all ages 20,000 square foot Trampoline Park Jumping Jack's Inflatable Park (Bounce House Area) Roller Skating Sector X Laser Tag Arena Large Arcade Area with the latest games Indoor Turf Field for Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, etc. Full Cafe' for Food and Drink needs 4,000 square foot Mezzanine for Birthday Parties 2 Large Birthday Party Rooms.
Where: 741 Fashion Dr, Columbia, SC, 29229
Contact: Chuck Davis | email@example.com | 803-360-7300
With a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, an amphitheater, and a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, rehearsal, and event spaces, the Peace Center has become the hub of cultural life in Upstate South Carolina. What makes the Peace Center special are the performance venues and each space is architecturally and acoustically remarkable. Classical, dance, jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, pop, and comedy performers, as well as a full calendar of national Broadway tours, are equally spectacular on the Peace Center’s stages. For the Girl Scout Members, we are able to make Girl Scout Night programs available that include a special meet and greet opportunity with cast members, educational experiences and discounted tickets for performances.
Where: 101 W. Broad St., Greenville, SC, 29601
Contact: Michael Ciaccia | firstname.lastname@example.org | 864-679-9277
An online photography course for Girl Scouts. Learn the basics of photography, shooting like a pro and even owning a business! Photography is one of the largest, most used skill worldwide. With over 1.8 billion photos uploaded to social media each day, everyone is a photographer. Learning photography allows us to not only share our life with generations to come, but it’s a valuable skill in marketing businesses. Our goal is to empower young girls to learn new skills and understand they can use it for much more than taking the perfect selfie. We take our experience, our knowledge and passion for this job and share it with as many photographers as possible! We provide online courses for students that are self-paced and mobile-friendly. Photography can be very technical, confusing and it takes a lot of snap shots to learn a new skill. With our new online format girls learn a new skill in just a few minutes through video instruction, review examples of work, see real life demonstrations and then complete a photo challenge geared to perfecting the skill. Each photo challenge builds upon the previous skill and before they know it, they have the skills to locate the best light in their situation and can compose the image to tell a story.
Where: 9131 Davenport Rd., Gloucester, VA 23061
Contact: Pamela Hogge | email@example.com | 757-870-5080