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Even More Activities for Girl Scouts!


Girl Scouts, Send Us Your Activity Photos! We’d LOVE to hear from you, so send us photos and stories for our social media pages and Badgerland Banner. Email communications@gsbadgerland.org.

Interested in promoting a community opportunity? Contact the Badgerland Customer Care Team 800.236.2710 or info@gsbadgerland.org.

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Badgerland Friends Community Opportunity Basics What is a Community Opportunity? A Community Opportunity (also known as a Badgerland Friend) is a local businesses/organization that has Girl Scout program opportunities. Community Opportunities are part of how girls connect with the world around them.

What types of events do the Badgerland Friends offer? Community Opportunity Organizations offer two different types of events. 1. Scheduled events | Programs that are marketed through Badgerland Girl Scouts in the upcoming events listing as well as on the Council Calendar. 2. Flexible Events | Events that are marketed through the Community Opportunity Directory that you call and set up on a date and time that works for your Girl Scout troop.

How do I register for a Community Opportunity? There are two ways to register for a community opportunity. 1. Locate the Badgerland Friend’s community opportunity that your girls want to participate in on the Council Calendar or Activity Listing. Follow the links or instructions provided to register. 2. Contact the Badgerland Friend directly to register for the program event or opportunity. The Badgerland Friend can also help if you have any questions about their program.

Should we follow the Safety Activity Checkpoints for our desired activity? When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints written specifically for that particular activity. See current Safety Activity Checkpoints here.

Do we need to maintain proper adult to girl ratio while at the Community Opportunity? Your group must have at least two unrelated, background checked and registered adults present at all times, plus additional adult volunteers as necessary, depending on the size of the group and the ages and abilities of girls. See the Safety Ratios here. • Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old (or the age of the majority defined by the state, if it is older than 18) One volunteer in every group must be female. •

There may be a program that has been given approval; by Badgerland Girl Scouts to not have adults present at. In these instances, all of the adults that will be working directly with the girls will have passed the Badgerland Girl Scout background check. If you are unsure if the business/organization has been given approval to run a program without Girl Scout adult supervision please contact our Customer Care Team and they can help you. info@gsbadgerland.org | 800.236.2710

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Table of Contents Girl Scouts believes in delivering consistent, high-quality experiences that serve our girls. Our volunteers prepare girls to empower themselves and build skills with lifetime values. These experiences focus on five national outcomes: increasing sense of self, developing positive values, building healthy relationships, seeking challenges in the world and problem solving within their community. Girl Scouts provides these experience and fulfills these five outcomes using our four program pillars: Outdoor, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, and STEM. This directory is organized by the four pillars. Please refer to the corresponding area to see community opportunities within that pillar.

Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy

Life Skills, Healthy Living, Art

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Outdoor, Environmental Education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)


Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy

Program Type

Life Skills, Art, Healthy Living

Organization Name

Outdoor, Environmental Education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

City

What They Offer

Grades

Page

Blu’s Treat Shoppe

Evansville

workshops | frozen yogurt

2-12

6

Clean Sweep Farm

Milton

horseback riding

2-12

10

Madison

dance workshops

2-5

11

Devil’s Lake State Park Eagle Bluff, MN

rock climbing | rappelling | standup baddle boarding lodging | team building

2-12

20

2-12

24

Fitchburg

gardening | flowers

K-12

21

GEMS

all areas

community service

K-12

9

Goodwill Industries

all areas

environmental program

2-12

9

Hostel International

Madison

cultural programs | lodging

2-12

13

Verona

homemade craft workshops

K-12

14

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva

zipline | high ropes | hiking

4-12

23

Meeper Bots

Whitewater

build and program robots

K-5

27

Middleton

entrepreneur workshop | frozen yogurt pottery painting

K-12

7

K-12

15

2-12

16

K-12

22

2-5

25

Dance Life Devil’s Lake Climbing Guide Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Fitchburg Farms

JNJ Craftworks

Menchies Paint It Pottery Phantom Ranch Bible Camp

WI Dells Mukwanago

Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Middleton

Robotics Saturday

Janesville

horseback riding | lodging | archery | team building environmental | backpack programs robotics

Sea Life Aquarium

Bloomington, MN

aquarium | workshops

K-12

26

Summit Credit Union

Madison

financial literacy workshops | tours

K-12

8

Timber Ridge Lodge

Lake Geneva

lodging | waterpark | skiing

K-12

12

Victory Ridge Stable

Highland

horseback riding

2-12

17

Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures Wildman Adventure Resort

Neillsville

horseback riding

2-12

18

all areas

camping | outdoor adventure

2-12

20

WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Cedarburg

history | homemade crafts

K-12

19

Check back often! New community opportunities are being added all the time!

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Entrepreneurship Building business savviness that gives girls early in life fiscal confidence and skills to make decisions in real time.

11 E Main St | Evansville, WI

Business Owner Badge 60-minute program Cost: $10 per Scout -­‐ Learn  about  the  business  concept  and  mission  of  Blu’s  Treat  Shoppe  and  think  about   how  to  turn  your  dream  of  owning  a  business  into  a  reality.  Share  your  dream  business   idea  with  the  group  and  explore  the  steps  you  take  to  create  that  business!   -­‐   Understand  what  is  customer  service  and  discuss  why  is  it  important  for  every  business.   Learn  how  we  approach  customer  service  at  Blu’s  so  every  customer  feels  welcomed.   -­‐   Find  out  how  to  determine  whether  a  business  might  really  work  by  understanding  the   basics  of  a  business  plan.   -­‐   Tour  the  shop  to  see  how  yogurt  is  made,  how  to  keep  food  safe,  and  what  happens   behind  the  scenes  in  business  operations.   -­‐   Create  a  mini  marketing  plan  and  message  to  encourage  customers  to  shop  at  Blu’s.   -­‐   Create  your  unique  frozen  treat,  take  a  photo  of  it  for  the  Blu’s  in-­‐shop  marketing  show,   and  enjoy  it!    

Product Designer Badge 60-minute program Cost: $10 per Scout -­‐ -­‐   -­‐   -­‐  

Learn how  soft-­‐serve  is  made  and  what  ingredients  go  into  different  types  of  soft-­‐serve.   Learn  the  difference  between  frozen  yogurt,  ice  cream,  custard,  sorbet  and  Italian  ice.   Tour  the  shop  to  see  how  soft-­‐serve  is  stored  and  handled  safely.   Discuss  what  innovation  means  and  think  about  products  you  would  like  to  design.   What  do  you  need  to  make  them?  Could  you  sell  these  products?   -­‐   Create  a  new  flavor  of  soft-­‐serve,  name  your  new  flavor  and  market  your  new  flavor!   -­‐   Create  your  unique  frozen  treat,  take  a  photo  of  it  for  the  Blu’s  in-­‐shop  marketing  show,   and  enjoy  it!     Combine the Business Owner and Product Designer badge into one 90-minute outing for $15 per Scout. Or, contact co-owner Jan Klaehn directly (blusfroyo@gmail.com) to tailor a small business program to your troop or group’s interests.

Learn more or reserve your event at blusfroyo@gmail.com or 608-658-2977.


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Financial Literacy Programs for Girl Scouts Are You Looking to Teach Your Girl Scouts About Money? Summit Credit Union believes that anyone can succeed financially – and we know that starts at an early age. That’s why Summit Credit Union is a Girl Scout Friendly Business and Program Partner. We want to provide guidance to leaders to teach financial literacy through girl-led activities and cooperative learning programs like those in the Girl Scout Financial Empowerment Program and the Financial Literacy Badges. Our financial literacy programs make it fun and easy for girls to learn about money, build wealth and reach their dreams.

Please read on to learn more…

Encourage your girls to Discover, Connect and Act with…A trip to Summit Credit Union’s Inspiration Branch. Summit offers financial literacy programming and tours at our Inspiration Branch, located in Fitchburg, WI. Created to inspire people to dream, the branch includes Summit’s Dream College. Girls will be inspired and energized to bring their dreams to life through activities around identifying what their dreams are, setting goals and saving money to reach them. We also offer an activity on planning what to do with money earned from cookie sales. For older girls, Summit staff offers presentations on credit reports and first time car buying. For reservations & tour/presentation times please contact: Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist / 608-243-5000 x2834 / amy.crowe@summitcreditunion.com

Junior Girl Scouts - Savvy Shopping Badge Kit. A step by step curriculum kit that contains everything you need in order for a troop to expand the Savvy Shopper Girl Scout experience. Junior Girl Scouts will learn the difference between wants & needs while working on this badge. They will gain skills to be able to critically think about making savvy money choices in the future, whether it’s with fashion, shopping for groceries, setting goals to buy what they want or reaching their dreams. Starting this fall, the badge kit can be checked out from the Council office, a Madison area Summit Credit Union branch, or Summit Credit Union branches in Lake Mills, Cottage Grove, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Lake Mills, Portage and the Milwaukee area. To reserve the Savvy Shopper Badge Kit please contact: Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist / 608-243-5000 x2834 / amy.crowe@summitcreditunion.com

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Life Skills

GEMS Developing and building skills that will have a lifetime impact and value on girls as well as prepare them to empower themselves.

GIRLS

EMPOWERED and MOTIVATED to SERVE

GEMS is a program created by former Miss Wisconsin contestant, Jessica Hammer. GEMS is designed for girls to discover self worth and confidence by exploring their passions and talents and steering those interests into community service. COMMUNITY SERVICE projects

FREE to all troops* FUN group activities

Earn a GEMS patch!

*$2 per girl for patch

From La Crosse to Milwaukee, Jessica is willing to travel to meet your troop during a regular meeting time! For more info, contact Jessica Hammer at: gemswisconsin@gmail.com facebook.com/GEMSGirlsEmpoweredAndMotivatedToServe

We Invite You To Experience Goodwill From The Inside Out! Bring your troop and learn firsthand why Goodwill believes we all can

“Reduce...Reuse...Recycle” In Southeastern Wisconsin and Metro Chicago alone, Goodwill kept over 75 million pounds of clothing and textiles out of landfills! Your troop will learn about the Goodwill mission to provide training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. After this incredible opportunity, we’ll even reward your scouts with a unique Goodwill patch to commemorate the experience. reduce. reuse. recycle. Goodwill kept over

75 million

pounds of clothing & textiles out of landfills last year!

To schedule a tour, please call 262-551-2851 today.

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Have fun and break a sweat at Dance Life while earning badges! You won’t believe fitness can be this fun. Brownies- earn your Dancer badge 60 minute program includes: Animal themed warm ups! Crawl like a tiger, slither like a snake, jump like a rabbit, and then pick your favorite as we get loose to fun Arabic music. Learn an Egyptian folkloric dance full of bouncy, expressive movements that tell the story of the music. Girls will have fun while learning some of the history of Middle Eastern dance, plus how to hold themselves like dancers while performing and while entering and exiting the stage. Split up into groups, and each group performs for each other to show off our new moves! Cost: $10 per Girl Scout; minimum of 8 girls ($15 per Girl Scout with jingly coin belt girls can take home)

Juniors- earn your Practice with a Purpose badge 60 minute program includes: Girl scouts will learn a five minute Egyptian-African fusion dance fitness routine they can take home to practice that will get the blood pumping and the body moving! After getting warmed up, girls will learn all the necessary moves to get the arms, legs, feet and hips into action, and then practice to the music. Included in the dance is a 1 minute long drill of power shimmies, which girls can use to build their strength and Egyptian dance skill. Girls will show off their moves as we split into groups to perform for each other. Cost: $10 per Girl Scout, minimum of 8 girls ($15 per Girl Scout with jingly coin belt girls can take home)

To book your event or learn more call (608) 616- 9440 or email info@madisondancelife.com.

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GREAT GROUP RATES AT THE WATERPARK With a safety-certified waterpark, arcades and all the foods that kids love, Timber Ridge is a great choice for your group’s next party or outing. Whether it’s Boy or Girl Scouts, 4H, or a Church group, all kids love Timber Ridge Lodge. Group rate information for 10 people or more. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H Clubs, MOPS, and Daycares get a special admission price of just $12 per person Sunday through Friday.

SCOUT OUT A DEAL:

GIRL SCOUT SPECIAL OVERNIGHT RATES. Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark welcomes the Girl Scouts with special rates on overnight stays. Our package includes: • One-night deluxe suite accommodations • 4 waterpark passes for a one-bedroom suite (6 passes for a two-bedroom suite) • 15% off best available rate of the day

Valid Boy/Girl scout identification is required per room, at check-in. Prices do not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Package based upon availability, black out dates may apply. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax. Not applicable toward group bookings. One-bedroom suites accommodate four people and provide guests with four waterpark admissions. Two-bedroom suites accommodate six people and provide guests with six waterpark passes. Additional passes can be purchased for $25 per day.

7020 Grand Geneva Way | Lake Geneva, WI 53147 | (866) 636-4502 | TimberRidgeResort.com


HI MADISON 141 South Butler St Madison Wisconsin 53703

1 (608) 441-0144 (phone) hiusa.org/madison madison@hiusa.org

HI Madison is more than just a place for solo travelers and groups from around the world to stay. HI USA was founded on the enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, we reinvest every dollar made towards creating a more tolerant world.

PROPERTY DETAILS •

20 dorm beds in rooms with 4-6 beds each – male and female rooms available

5 private rooms with double beds or Houston-style bunk beds

Free high speed Wi-Fi

TV/Music room

Shared kitchen and dining room

Lounge

Laundry room

Personal storage lockers in all dorms

Parking available

Convenient access to public transit, restaurants and local attractions

madisonhostel

HI Madison

HI USA inspires a genuine understanding of people, places and cultures for a more tolerant world.


Girl

Scout workshops at JNJ Verona, WI

Please note that class cost includes all supplies.

RUFFLE SCARF

*Cost: $15 Time required: 1 Hour

Become a fashionista as you learn to make your own ruffle scarf. Choose your own colors!

BASKET WEAVING Learn to weave your own basket hassle free. Our instructor will guide you from start to finish. *Cost: $15 Time required: 1 1 – 1 Hours

MINDFUL MEDITATION & BRACELET MAKING Both these workshop comes in a package!!

Through this workshop you will learn how to practice mindfulness meditation and integrate with your life daily to feel refreshed and focused.

Spice up your bracelet rack through the fun learning workshop of making bead mala bracelet. The best part is, it is easy to make.

1

*Cost: $20; Time required: 1 Hours 2

MINDFUL MEDITATION & ESSENTIAL OIL MAKING Both these workshop comes in a package!!

2

HAND EMBROIDERY Learn to monogram your name or make a small flower. Get your gloves if you like! *Cost: $15 Time required: 1 Hour

Create and take home your Through this workshop you own custom blended essential will learn how to practice oils! All essential oils and mindfulness meditation and take home containers are integrate with your life daily included in this workshop. to feel refreshed and focused. *Cost: $15; Time required: 45 mins

CARD MAKING

*Cost: $10; Time required: 45 mins

Get creative with card stock, stamps & various embellishments as you learn to make 3 professional looking cards.

PAPER FLOWER

*Cost: $20; Time required: 1 Hour

Make 5 to 6 beautiful flowers using paper material and you may get to take home some additional supplies to create at your own space.

For questions or to book your Girl Scout workshop contact: jerina@jnjcraftworks.com / 608.692.1476

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Girl Scout Painting Workshops!

517 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 wwww.paintitpotteryshop.com 608.254.5456

Throw on a painting shirt and get ready for an awesome experience! Whether you are a local troop or spending time in the Dells Paint It Pottery Shop is the place to go for fun, creative workshops. Girls will get a chance to express themselves through painting their very own pottery piece!

What we do: We offer many different options here in our shop to let your creativity come out! Our guests paint their own pieces and we then fire them in our kiln! Pieces come out with a glossy finish and are food safe! We will guide your troops the whole way through!

What do Girl Scouts get? Girl Scouts can come in and pick a piece that is $12.00 or less. If a piece selected is more than $12.00 you will pay the difference. Before painting, our staff will walk your troop through the process and a short instruction of how it works. Our staff will gladly provide instruction for the girls so they create the best piece that they can.

Cost: $15 per girl (includes the ceramic piece, painting, glazing and firing)

How long does it take? Workshops can last 1 – 1.5 hours long depending on what piece the girls select. Once the piece has been completed our staff will glaze them and fire them in our kilns over night! Pieces will be ready by noon the following day! If you are unable to come back and pick them up, we will ship your troop’s pieces to you for a flat rate of $6 in one box.

Can’t Wait to Paint! Call us at 608-254-5456 to schedule your troop’s workshop!

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Horsemanship AT

Phantom Ranch

GIRL SCOUT OPPORTUNITIES

GIRL SCOUT WEEKEND AND DAY EVENTS

Take a break from the busyness of life and enjoy time with your troop in nature, playing with horses. During the rest of your weekend do as much or as little as you like, from hanging out at the beach to taking an archery class. Our facilities and staff focus on setting up our guests for a successful retreat.

OVERNIGHT PACKAGES

BOOKING AN EVENT

1 overnight and 3 meals - $84 2 overnights and 5 meals - $109

1. Determine the possible dates for your event and the number of people you are likely to bring. 2. Call the Guest Group Director to schedule your event. A deposit is needed to secure your dates. 3. We will begin working with you to plan a great event.

OVERNIGHT INCLUDES Cabins with bunk beds, bathrooms and air conditioning. Meeting room with projector and sound equipment. A wide variety of free activities, including: disc golf, game areas, fields, a traverse wall, and more.

TRAIL RIDES

TEAM BUILDING

OPEN ARCHERY

LEVEL 1 CLINIC

OPEN SWIM

CRAFTS

ARCHERY CLASS

LEVEL 2 CLINIC

DISC GOLF CLASS

ORIENTEERING CLASS

OPEN CANOE

$15 per student $20 per hour

$6 per student

$6 per student Prices vary

$6 per student $6 per student

$6 per student

$20 per hour

CANOE CLASS $6 per person 1 hour

For more details and information go to

$40 per student $75 per student

Available for Day Events and Retreats.

Phantom Ranch

www.phantomranch.org/girlscouts

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W309 S10910 CR-I Mukwonago, WI 53149 262-363-6940


Victory Ridge Inc

Dane Country Humane Society is a charitable, non-profit animal shelter. DCHS is an open admission shelter that takes in approximately 7000 animals per year including pets, farm animals and wildlife.

An Equestrian Learning Center

WORKSHOPS AND TOURS OF THE SHELTER Dane County Humane Society offers workshops for Brownies - Pets badge, Juniors - Animal Habitats 4864 County Road Pbadge. HighlandEach WI, 53543 badge, Seniors - Assistance with Voice for Animals workshop includes a tour of the humane society, an education session, and an interaction with our classroom animals. Badges usually take 1.75 hours to complete. Dane County Humane Society also provides educational tours, assistance with service projects and birthday parties. Who: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors When: Call to schedule an appointment. Available times are days, evenings and weekends depending on shelters schedule. Where: 5132 Voges Rd, Madison, WI 53718 Hours of Operation:

An equine awaits! patch). Come FREE and explore Victory 1Ridge has to ratio offer.must Develop Cost: • $10 adventure per scout (includes for adultswhat (a minimum adult to 7 girl be fundamental skills that will last a lifetime. Our program has something to offer at every observed). Limit 17 girls per session (minimum 5 girls). Educational Tours of the shelter = suggested level in a fun and $20 safe- learning environment. donation between $30 depending on number of participants attending the tour. Cost $30.00 per rider. Ask us about our scholarship opportunities! Capacity: Minimum 6, Maximum 30. Larger group arrangements available, contact us for more info.

Basic Package: 3 hours long Registration or Questions: Emily at 608-838-0413 ext 115 or email at education@giveshelter.org Perfect for beginner riders or young Girl Scouts! Girls will learn the basic Refunds: If you have booked ancare, appointment and are horses, unable totack attend wegrooming, would encourage you to fundamentals of horse safety around and and get reschedule. due at services are Riders rendered. ready Payment to spendistime uptime on the horse. will have fun with a obstacle challenge, anatomy puzzle, and then have fun with a basic ride in the arena.

Premium Package: 3 hours long Ready to take the next step with horseback riding? Come and learn about introduction to communication with horse, ground control and horse exercising, arena riding and obstacles as well as introduction to trail riding and safety.

Elite Package: 5 hours long Combine everything you learned in the basic and premium package for our Elite package. You will also get to have fun with arena and trail obstacle courses.

To book your troop’s horse experience or for questions please contact: More Info Contact Us:www.victoryridgeinc.com [Type here]

victoryridgeequine@gmail.com [Type here] 608.778.7224

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Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures

Wilderness Pursuit is offering trail riding and workshops to girls in grades 2-12. Daisy Girl Scouts may enjoy a horseback riding experience being led by a troop supplied adult. Programs for older girls range from troop scheduled 2 and 4 hour trail rides to day workshops and overnight stays. Cost for 2 hour trail ride is $42/rider. A 4 hour lunch trail ride is $89. These are scheduled by the troop on a date of their choosing. To register please call 715-937-5652. Scheduled programs are planned for all levels of Girl Scouts. Work on the GS horse badge will be done on all day workshops and overnights. Daisy 2 hour rides (led by adult) are $40/rider. Day workshops for Brownies, Juniors, and older girls fee $100 for a 9am-4pm day. Day program fee includes riding, workshop, and lunch. Overnight are scheduled for Juniors, older girls, and a mother-daughter overnight. Fee is $175/person which includes riding, workshops, four meals, and overnight stay in our rustic cabins. To register or for questions for any of the scheduled programs please contact Joanne Dumar at 602-638-7525 or joanne.dumar@yahoo.com Specific program information, date, and time for Girl Scout horse programs can be found at https://www.gsbadgerland.org/en/activities/more.html

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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Girl Scout Workshops 1. A tour of the current exhibit will be included with every workshop. 2. Please book each workshop at least two weeks ahead of time to ensure everything is prepared for your group. 3. Workshops can take place after museum hours or on weekends. Ask about options when booking your workshop. 4. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact the Education Coordinator to customize your class.

Sewing Textile Artist

Weaving

GIRL SCOUT

Workshops Courageous & Embracing

Paint & Stitch

Jewelry Piecing The Past

Quilting

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts N50 N5050 Portland Rd. Cedarburg, WI 53012 www.wiquiltmuseum.com youth@wiquiltmuseum.com 262-232-3307 Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council   ☙ 19


Outdoor Engaging in nature focused experiential activities in the outdoors, girls develop curiosity, critical thinking, stewardship for the environment as well as a sense of adventure.

guided rock climbing, rappelling, and outdoor leadership adventures in the hear t of the Midwest

608.616.5076 | www.d evils la ke clim bin gg ui d e s . c o m

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Workshops starting at $15 per Participant per

The Farm is also a great location for Fundraisers! (Your Girl Scout troop can host a concessions stand on busy weekends, sell hot chocolate, or set up a Girl Scout Cookie booth sale)

Find us on

Girl Scout Opportunities Situated on 46 acres of farmland on the corner of US highway 14 and County Road MM, Fitchburg Farms is a full-scale 1/2 acre Garden Center that sells a vast array of annuals, perennials, and other garden materials. Our goal is to provide a fun, yet educational shopping experience. We provide world class products and experiences to our valued customers, and our local community while continuing to focus on our environmental impact, and community contributions.

Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors: Come and enjoy a tour of the greenhouse, see all of the beautiful flowers and plants and meet our botanists. Girl Scout Brownies Check out all the beautiful flowers that Fitchburg Farms has to offer and earn your Flowers badge. Girl Scout Juniors Discover your green thumb as you play in the dirt and earn your Gardener badge.

Facebook!

BOOK YOUR GIRL SCOUT OPPORTUNITY TODAY! FITCHBURG FARMS LLC 1839 Cty. Rd. MM Fitchburg, WI 53575 (608) 819-6693 www.fitchburgfarms.com

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Girl Scout Hiker Backpack

Program Kit developed by 

Troop Check Out Program Kit Self Guided Backpack The Hiker Backpack includes everything you need to complete the Brownie Hiker Badge at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Any Girl Scout level troop can check out the Backpack for ideas and materials to explore the outdoors.

In partnership with 

Materials and instructions are provided for the 5 steps a Brownie troop has to complete for the badge. Activity cards are laminated. You can write on them with dry erase markers and then wipe them clean. What is in the backpack? o o o o o o o o o o o o

3 copies of Pheasant Branch Conservancy trail maps 1 PBC Phenology Calendar 1 ring of 5 plant identification cards 10 copies of Gear Match-up cards 3 copies of Tree Finder tree key book 5 copies of animal track card 1 copy of Birds of PBC booklet 1 copy of Butterflies of PBC booklet 1 copy of Mammals of PBC booklet 10 copies of Habitat Scavenger Hunt 1 ring of Common Trees of Pheasant Branch Conservancy cards 1 ring of butterfly photos and poems cards

More backpacks are coming in early 2017 to help with the following badges and journeys: Animal Habitats, Bugs, Flowers, Trees, Night Owl, and It’s Your Planet – Love It! Questions? To find out more about any of these backpacks, please contact: 

Colleen Robinson, Education Coordinator, 608-395-4724, education@pheasantbranch.org Visit us online at: pheasantbranch.org

To support these programs please consider: 1. 2.

Becoming a Friend online for $25 per year. Like us on Facebook and spread the word: Facebook.com/FriendsOfPheasantBranchConservancy

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And partially funded 

Reserve the Hiker Backpack through the Madison Girl Scout Service Center. 800.236.2710 info@gsbadgerland.org


COOPERATION. CONNECTION. LEARNING. TEAM BUILDING AT ITS BEST We provide leadership development through hands-on experience, cooperation, and discovery—a perfect fit for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Our experienced facilitators customize your team building program to focus on your specific learning outcomes and the leadership qualities you want your Girl Scouts to develop.

PERFECT OUTDOOR

HALF DAY PROGRAMS 3-4 HOURS

ADVENTURE FOR GIRL SCOUTS

FULL DAY PROGRAMS 5-6 HOURS

FOR PRICES AND PLANNING GUIDE VISIT: lakegenevacanopytours.com/scouts

4 AWESOME ADVENTURES Add to your team building session to enhance your Girl Scouts’ experience!

ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR

RACING ZIPLINE

Soar through the trees on 9 Experience an electrifying different zip lines, 5 sky bridges, 1200-foot thrill ride, and race and spiral stairways. a friend.

HIGH ROPES COURSE Tackle 16 fun and challenging obstacles ranging in height from 18-32 feet.

TRAILS Enjoy beautiful hiking and biking trails winding through the forest

262-214-6734

LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com

N3232 County Rd. H Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

2016-2017 Girl Scouts Overnight Pricing

Package One 1 night, up to 3 meals and 1 class Youth Groups (17&under): $60 per student & adult For an Adult-Only Group: $70 per person

Package Two 2 nights, up to 6 meals and 1 class Youth Groups (17 & under): $90 per student & adult For an Adult-Only Group: $110 per person

Please visit this link for info on classes: http://www.eagle-bluff.org/top/programs/ overnight/curriculum-resources/ Additional nights, meals and classes Please call or email for more information or to book your overnight stay! 507-467-2437 or groups@eagle-bluff.org

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Embracing scientific discovery through girl-led programming promotes innovation and creativity while fostering a passion for STEM.

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New Robotics Badges with meeperBOTS are a remote-control, programmable BOT with a free controller App that makes your brick-blocks come alive! The lowest-cost, easiest-to-use, most versatile robotics toy on the planet can now be used to obtain the new Girl Scout Robotics Badges!

Visit the Meeper Makerspace for your Robotics classes and earn your badges. Meeper provides all attendees with a meeperBOT and a device as well as bricks and other accessories to Build! Drive! and Code! your BOTS. For class details, pricing, more information and to register: www.meeperBOT.com under STEM Journey

Badge/Session

Daisy

What Robots Do (1 Hour Program, $10)

Learn about Robots with the meeperBOT. Learn what Robots Do and design your own BOT. Get started with BOT basics personalizing and controlling your BOT.

How Robots Move (1 Hour Program, $10)

What are the parts of a Robot? How is it made? How do I control it? Answer these question and more building and controlling your meeperBOT. Engage in fun activities with the meeperBOT including races, demo derbies, mazes and more Biomimicry: Solutions that imitate nature. In this session, design, build and control BOTS that imitate nature to solve challenges. For example, build the most durable BOT, build the safest BOT. Design & Build simple machines. Code and control these machines using BOTCode, scratch-like, drag-n-drop coding.

Brownie

Designing Robots (1 Hour Program, $10) Programming Robots (1 Hour Program, $10)

Junior

meeperBOTS Robot Design, Build, Program, Control‌and FUN!

Designing Robots (1 Hour Program, $10)

Biomimicry: Solutions that imitate nature. In this session, design, build and control BOTS that imitate nature to solve challenges. Code & Control Multi-BOTS to work together.

Programming Robots (1 Hour Program, $10)

Design a Martian lander, calibrate and build your BOTCode to control one or more features of your lander. Use one or more BOTS to execute a path or maze together or individually.

www.meeperBOT.com info@Meepertek.com 262-458-2750

141B Whitewater St. Whitewater, WI 53190


Girl Scout Friendly Businesses If your Girl Scout troop is looking for a fun place to go in your community for an educational workshop, tour, or activity and you do not see a flyer for that activity in the directory, check out these great places that you can call to schedule a Girl Scout workshop. The following organizations are Girl Scout friendly and would love to have your Girl Scout troop visit their organization. They do not have ads in the Community Opportunity Directory. Contact the organization directly to see what they have to offer. Beloit / Janesville / Lake Geneva Areas AKF Martial Arts (Janesville) | self-defense workshops | 608.754.4770 American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness Dan Patch Stables (Lake Geneva) | trail rides | 262.215.5303 Dancing Horses Animal Gardens (Lake Geneva) | horse show, animals | 262.728.8200 Doodles (Beloit) | art workshops | 608.365.1077 I Am Magic Horse Stable (Barneveld) | trail rides, lessons, arena work, basic, intermediate and advanced riding programs, tack and grooming | 608.238.9213 Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center (Milton) | birds of prey workshops, tours | 608.883.2795 Lake Geneva Canopy Tours (Lake Geneva) | zip lines and team building | 262.248.9271 Lutherdale (Elkhorn) | lodging, high ropes, team building, hiking, water sports, sledding | 262.742.2352 UW-Whitewater (Whitewater) | educational presentations, speakers White Pines Ranch (Oregon, IL) | trail riding, lodging, fossil hunts | 815.732.7923

La Crosse Area Amanda Zieba (Author) (Onalaska) | creative writing workshops, presentations | 608.387.4440 All Glazed Up / Generous Earth Pottery (La Crosse) | pottery, painting | 608.782.7248 American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness Aquaponics (La Crosse) | water based floating gardens, community service | 608.781.7727 Build a Bear (La Crosse, Madison, Wisconsin Dells) | Build a Bear workshops Beaver Creek Reserve (Eau Claire) | environmental education programs | 715.877.2212 Children’s Museum of La Crosse (La Crosse) | hands on kids museum | 608.784.2652 Clearwater Farms (La Crosse) | farm, gardening, animals | 608.780.5682 Creative Canvas and Board Center (La Crosse) | painting on canvas or boards| 608.784.0737 Great Harvest Bread Company (La Crosse) | bread making, tours | 608.519.5450 Kane Street Community Garden (La Crosse) | community garden | 608.386.3319 Minnesota Science Museum (Bloomington, MN) | science field trips, overnights | 651.221.4511 Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, MN) | zoo | 952.431.9200 Mount La Crosse Ski and Snowboard (La Crosse) | skiing, snowboarding | 608.788.0044 National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN) | birds of prey, educational workshops | 651.565.4989 28  ☙  Community Opportunity Directory


La Crosse Area continued... Nicklaus Martial Arts (La Crosse) | self-defense workshops | 608.788.4410 Petco (Onalaska) | tour the pet store and learn about pet care and pet costs | Barb at 608.783.3910 Planetarium (La Crosse) | UW La Crosse Planetarium | 608.785.8669 Pump House Regional Arts Center (La Crosse) | painting, drawing, pottery | 608.785.1434 Rainbow Ridge Farms (Onalaska) | farm, educational programs | 608.783.8181 Shenanigans (La Crosse) | family entertainment center | 608.783.3333 Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (La Crosse) | Environmental, Council’s Own badge | 608.539.2311 La Crosse County Solid Waste Department (La Crosse) | tours, community service | 608.785.9768 Wild Winds Stable (West Salem) | horseback riding, trail ride, tack and grooming | 608.786.0307

Madison Area Aldo Leopold Nature Center (Fitchburg) | hands on environmental science, trails | 608.221.0404 American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness educational workshop Bio Trek (Madison) | science and chemistry workshops | 608.265.2019 Build a Bear (La Crosse, Madison, Wisconsin Dells) | Build a Bear workshops Busy Barns Adventure Farm (Fort Atkinson) | farm themed workshops | 920.691.6742 Dream Bank (Madison) | dream and inspirations, meeting space Cave of the Mounds (Blue Mounds) | cave tours, gemstone mining | 608.437.3038 Children’s Etiquette (Madison) | manners and restaurant etiquette classes | 608.228.8275 Dance Life Studio (Madison) | dance workshops | 608.616.9440 Fired Up Pottery (Madison) | pottery, painting, jewelry | 608.442.9900 Heartland Farm Sanctuary (Madison)| animals, farm | 608.230.5352 Hula Dancing and Zumba (Madison) | Hula and Zumba | 608.347.9390 Wisconsin Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Madison) | self-defense | west side: 608.249.4606 | east side: 608.831.5425 | north side: 608.441.5425 La Fleur Stables (Verona) | horseback riding, horse care | 608.833.3635 little om BIG OM (Madison) | yoga | 802.242.1642 Lumen Electronic Jewelry (Madison) | blinking LED jewelry | 801.842.9546 Madison Children’s Museum (Madison) | hands on kid’s museum | 608.354.0541 Madison Metro Sewage Department (Madison) | tours | www.madsewer.org/Education/Take-a-Tour Madison Swim Academy (Madison) | swimming lessons, parties | 608.347.2626 Menchies Frozen Yogurt (Middleton) | Girl Scout workshops, yummy frozen yogurt | 608.215.3549 Olbrich Botanical Gardens (Madison) | botanical garden | 608.243.0583 Plasma Physics (Madison) | plasma physics workshops | 608.262.9153 Rockin’ Jump (Madison) | indoor trampoline park | 608.819.5368 Summit Credit Union (Madison) | financial literacy workshops | 608.243.5000 x2834 UW-Madison Outreach Programs (Madison) | sciences | 608.265.2420 UW Madison Space Place (Madison) | astronomy Wonders of Physics (Madison) | interactive physics show | 608.262.2927 Wisconsin Historical Museum (Madison) | educational history workshops | 608.264.6555 Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Madison) | veteran educational history workshops | 608.264.7663 Write like a Pro (Madison) | writing workshops | spindlerwriting@yahoo.com

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Madison Area Continued... UW Madison Resources • Schedule your Girl Scout field trip to UW-Madison or request a scientist presenter • Discover all of the fun science outreach opportunities at UW-Madison • Science outreach contacts • Information about K-12 field trips to UW-Madison • Contact information for Campus and Visitor Relations who specialize in setting up field trips, including science-focused field trips

Milwaukee Area American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness educational workshop Door County Adventure Center (Sturgeon Bay) |team building, ropes course, zip line, backpacking, kayaking, hiking | 920.746.9999 Discovery World (Milwaukee) | educational workshops, museum 920.387.7893 Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center (Horicon) | educational workshops, museum | 414.765.8768 Jellies Market (Helenville) | gardening and food to table workshops |920.220.1026 Old World Wisconsin (Eagle) | living history | 262.594.6301 Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts (Cedarburg) | educational workshops | 262.546.0300

Platteville Area American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness educational workshop Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)| skiing, mini golf, river cruises | 815.777.4674 Crystal Lake Caves (Dubuque, IA)| cave tours, gem mining | 563.556.6457 Horse 2 Human (Highland) | trail rides, wagon rides, tack and grooming, lessons | 608.623.2888 I am Magic Horse Stable (Barneveld) | trail rides, lessons, arena work, basic, intermediate and advanced riding programs, tack and grooming | 608238.9213 Live Well Chiropractic (Platteville)| Health and wellness, tours, nutrition | 608.348.6600 Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum (Platteville)| History, mining tours | 608.348.3301 National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Dubuque, IA) | educational programs, aquarium | 563.557.9545

Wisconsin Dells Area American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project (council wide) | Emergency Preparedness educational workshop Build a Bear (La Crosse, Madison, Wisconsin Dells) | Build a Bear workshops Circus World (Baraboo) | circus | 608.356.1800 Devils Lake Rock Climbing (Baraboo) | climbing and rappelling | 608.556.1135 Kalahari (Wisconsin Dells) | water park, theme park and lodging | 608.254.5466 Miss Northern Lights (Portage) | self-esteem, goal setting workshops | 608.697.9284 Red Ridge Ranch (Mauston) | trail rides | 608.847.2273 Upham Woods (Wisconsin Dells) | lodging, canoeing, hiking, birds of prey, educational workshops, science/technology programs | 608.224.9965

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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Badgerland Community Opportunity Directory  

A list of businesses which support Girl Scouting by offering programs and events for girls in our area. Updated August 2018.

Badgerland Community Opportunity Directory  

A list of businesses which support Girl Scouting by offering programs and events for girls in our area. Updated August 2018.