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Programs on Demand

Choose your own adventure with Programs on Demand! Whether it be building birdhouses, going horseback riding, or getting creative at a studio, there is no shortage of what you and your troop can do!
Program Partners with an asterisk (*) next to their name offer virtual opportunities.

Please contact the Program Partners directly regarding in-person opportunities and COVID-19 precautions. 

Contact if you have questions about a partner or programming.

Interested in becoming a program partner? Learn more about what being a Program Partner is all about here.

Available Anywhere - Virtual & Downloadable Programs

2020 Women's Right to Vote Centennial Patch Program


In 2020, Girl Scouts across Michigan celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote. GSMISTS honors this milestone with the Michigan 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch. Girls can earn this patch by learning about the suffragists who fought for years for the right to vote. As they learn about the history of the suffrage movement, girls will also learn key lessons about how our government works, and how individual citizens can participate in government and make their voices heard.

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Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapter*


4081 Cascade Rd. SE
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

Did you know almost two thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer's or dementia are women? Work toward your Women's Health badge with the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter. Now offering virtual programs FREE for Seniors, Ambassadors, and Adults.

The Alzheimer's Assocaition can also support girls looking to pursue their highest award by helping them brainstorm projects and give them expert support.

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Claster Educational Services*


1340 Queen St NE
Washington, District of Columbia

Claster Educational Services guides students and families step-by-step so they are well-prepared and confident as they navigate the college admissions process.  In their programs, girls will learn how their Girl Scout experience can make them stronger candidates for college and inform their college search.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered

Senior - Your Girl Scout Experience and the College Search
Ambassador - Your Girl Scout Experience and the College Search
Ambassador - College Application Strategies for Girl Scouts
Ambassador - College Essay Strategies for Girl Scouts


Code Camp Kidz*



Program is offered entirely online

CodeCampKidz will guide you step by step as you work through your projects. No experience or previous knowledge is required.

You are free to come and go as your schedule permits picking up where you left off. All you need to participate is a modern browser, high speed Wi-Fi, and a computer with audio capability. You will have as long as you need to complete your Journey!

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered:

Cadettes through Ambassadors can complete their Think Like A Programmer Journey

Delta Dental Foundation - Smile Squad Patch Program


Earn the Smile Squad patch with this self-paced program by the Delta Dental Foundation. This online/self-guided program teaches Girl Scouts how dental health links to their overall health and well-being. 

Learn more and registration information here

Program Offered:

Smile Squad Patch Program - available to all Girl Scout levels.

As girls complete the requirements to earn the Smile Squad patch, they will also be able to work on earning Girl Scout badges, including My Best Self, Snacks, Eating for You and Staying Fit.

D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y Patch Program

Created and offered by Silver Award Girl Scouts Grace and Mia, this patch program was created so that girls can learn about various cultures and interact with the diversity in their communities.

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FARE - Food Allergy Resource & Education


Program to be completed with troop at troop meeting.

FARE enhances the lives of individuals with food allergies empowering them to lead safe, productive lives with the respect of others through education and advocacy initiatives and improved awareness around healthcare options and treatment. FARE is pleased to offer Girl Scout Councils across the country its new food allergy awareness patch. 

Program on Demand information

Download FARE Patch Resource Packet

Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge 2023

Enjoy the 4th annual Love the Outdoors Challenge!

Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and earn yourself a brand new patch. From May 18—September 10, 2023 complete activities of your choice to earn your free patch from GSMISTS!

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GSMISTS Winter Challenge

GSMISTS' annual patch program is perfect for Girl Scouts of all ages. From sledding to snowshoeing, service project s and more, take the Winter Challenge and earn a new patch!

Already completed the challenge last year? Try new, different activities to earn a special 2023 year rocker bar to add to your vest or sash! 

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International Day of the Girl

October 11th was declared International Day of the Girl (IDG) by the United Nations in 2012. Ever since, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world have been celebrating IDG every year. It is a key moment for us to come together to raise up girls' voices and show how our Movement empowers girls and young women to shape the world they want to see all year long.

Learn more.

STEM Careers

Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes can explore STEM Careers and work towards a new badge with a virtual resource from Girl Scouts at Home and GSMISTS.

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Remembering September 11th, 2001

September 11th, 2001, happened over 20 years ago. Our Girl Scouts today were not yet born. Some of their parents were young children.

This toolkit is to support Girl Scout leaders who want to work with their troop to remember and honor this day. 

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Resilient. Ready. Strong. Patch Program

Try activities from GSUSA's Resilient. Ready. Strong. program to unlock a patch and strengthen your mental wellness. 

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VicTreeFi Online Badge Programs*


All Programs are offered online

VicTreeFi is a female-founded education tech company, dedicated to promoting financial literacy. Girl Scouts can complete financial literacy, STEM, and democracy badges online with VicTreeFi courses.

Learn more and registration information here


Greater Grand Rapids

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd

Portage, MI 49002


Gather your friends and enjoy an overnight camp-in at the Air Zoo! 

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Amped Reality

Amped Virtual Reality Logo

2923 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Explore the amazing world of Virtual Reality (VR) and the STEM principles behind it at Amped Reality GR! Girl Scouts can earn badges as they learn about all the possibilities that exist with the power of VR. 

Learn more and registration information here

Badges Offered

Daisy Space Science Explorer
Brownie Space Science Adventurer

Brownie & Junior Programming Robots


Aptitude Fitness + Yoga


5779 13 Mile Road NE

Rockford MI 

Aptitude Fitness offers a wonderful program, Kidding Around Yoga. This program is offered weekday evenings and weekends, depending on availability. The yoga instructor will travel to your troop meeting to teach girls all about the science of yoga. This is a fun patch program with some steps earned towards badges. Fun patch is included other badges are not received, troop leaders/caregivers are responsible for purchasing them on their own.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs offered:

Kidding Around Yoga Fun Patch - available to Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes

Archery Equipment Rentals - Camp Anna Behrens

Arrows away! GSMISTS archery gear is available for troop and service unit use. Recurve bows, universal compound bows, arrows, safety signage, and more available

Learn more and reserve archery gear here. 

Blandford Nature Center


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Blandford Nature Center offers several quality programs for GSMISTS. These programs can be scheduled year round after schools and on Saturdays, a 6 week notice is required for each program. Girl Scouts will earn and receive their badges.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered:

Outdoor Adventurer Badge
ECO Friend Badge
Bugs Badge
Animal Habitats Badge
ECO Trekker Badge

Camp Anna Behrens Overnight Camping Workshops

9841 Colby Road

Greenville, MI


Girl Scouts are invited to Camp Anna Behrens for primitive camping workshops facilitated by GSMISTS staff. Earn badges, develop outdoor skills, and enjoy summer with your Girl Scout sisters!

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Challenge Island 616 West*

Holland, MI

Challenge Island is a cross-educational STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment program. Find a Girl Scout Badge or Journey Workshops for ALL girl levels - Daisy - Ambassador!

Programs available in-person and online. 

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Frederik Meijer Gardens


1000 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. The Girl Scouting tradition emphasizes a love of nature, an appreciation of the arts and a commitment to the good stewardship of the environment. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park shares these values and is pleased to support Girl Scouts through discounted admission rates and special programs.

Learn More and Registration Here

Full Bloom Yoga



Instructor will travel to your troop's location

Offering children's yoga and mindfulness classes for children in preschool through middle school. Full Bloom also offers social-emotional education classes for elementary-aged students.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered:
These are not badge earning programs. Fun Patch is available upon completion.

Daisy & Brownie Introduction to Yoga
Junior & Cadette Youth Yoga and Mindfullness

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation*

Gerald R. Ford Museum Logo

303 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI

May 2022: Programs on Demand are temporarily unavailable. Please check back later this summer for Girl Scout opportunities. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum*

101 Monroe Center

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Girl Scout Art Badge Programs - Offered In-Person and Virtually 

Bring your Girl Scout troop to GRAM for an enriching, unique experience while earning scout badge requirements. The Learning and Creativity staff invites troops of all levels to explore our collection of paintings, sculpture, and more through programming specifically designed for their needs. Each program is led by highly trained staff and docents, for in-person programming supplies will be provided but for virtual programming, girls will need to purchase their own supplies

Learn more here. 

Grand Rapids School of Dance

2401 Camelot Ct SE

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546


Grand Rapids School of Dance seeks to be a place where students can foster their love of dance with a foundation in ballet that will continue on for a lifetime. Led by Artistic Director Jon Upleger, Grand Rapids School of Dance provides ballet classes and training for students of all ages. The studio features a dedicated team of teaching professionals living in the area looking to share their expertise and passion for dance with the Grand Rapids community.


Learn more here

Heritage Woodworks


318 Paris Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Heritage Woodworks focuses on youth development by teaching basic woodworking skills and to encourage curiosity about the world and ways to engage in it..

"Heritage Woodworks did a wonderful job teaching the girls about woodworking. My daughter felt confident and comfortable working with the tools, and her success with the birdhouse will inspire her to continue taking on woodworking projects" - GSMISTS Troop Leader

Learn more and registration information here

Programs offered:

Junior Birdhouse Build – Fun patch
Cadette Toolbox Build- Woodworking

A House of Books
Brown and Peach Organic and Feminine Beauty Logo


3151 Broadway Ave S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

Offering workshops to earn the Book Artist Badge. Tour House of Books’ 5,000 square foot warehouse and enjoy hands-on learning to discover book binding, construction, and more.

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Howard Christensen Nature Center

HCNC - Full Color

Howard Christensen Nature Center
16190 Red Pine Dr NW
Kent City, MI 49330

From animal habitats to adaptations, hiking to snowshoeing, and everything in between, Howard Christensen Nature Center can help troops earn new badges in a hands on, experiential environment! From Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors, teachers at HCNC will work with you to develop a program that meets the needs of your troop. Call or email to schedule your troop’s visit today!

Learn more and registration information here

Kent District Library

Kent District Library offers GSMISTS Girl Scouts a FREE patch program to discover their local libraries. This self-paced program is available year round at various KDL branches. 

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Legacy Stables and Karin's Horse Connection


Karin’s Horse Connection and Legacy Stables LLC.
8001 Patterson Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

During the 2 hour program, Girl Scouts will learn horse psychology, how to behave around a horse, safety, proper apparel, grooming, feeding, how to lead a horse, stable management and will ride a horse/pony. We also have some in-saddle and out-of-saddle horse games included such as ‘horse soccer’ or a jumping contest with one of our Miniature Horses! Junior's can earn their Horseback Riding Badge, but parents or troop leaders are responsible for purchasing the badge. 

Learn more and registration information here

Michigan Born and Raised

Michigan Born & Raised offers complete badge earning workshops for Girl Scout health and safety awards. Additional American Red Cross and American Heart Association trainings available as well. 

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Sian Ventures LLC - Babysitter Training

Sian Ventures offers Girl Scout Cadettes workshop opportunities to earn their Babysitting badges. 

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Small Craft Rentals - Camp Anna Behrens

GSMISTS canoes, kayaks, and rowboats available for use on Lake Lester. Lifejackets, safety equipment, and paddles included in reservation request. 

Learn more and reserve watercrafts here. 

T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods, LLC


Greenville, MI

Earn all of your cooking badges with Chef Syndy from T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods!  Each badge package includes the food, recipes, and badge.  Accompanying adults are free.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered:

Brownie Snacks
Junior Simple Meals
Cadette New Cuisines
Senior Locavore
Ambassador Dinner Party


Camp Henry


5575 S Gordon Ave
Newaygo, MI

Bring your Girl Scout troop to Camp Henry for a day or overnight retreat! From backpacking to boating, archery and hiking, Camp Henry can help your troop work toward outdoor and camping badges. Comfortable lodging and excellent food service are available. 

Learn more and registration information here

Michigan State Parks*


From archery to stewardship, Michigan State Parks work with Girl Scouts to provide access to unique outdoor experiences. Take advantage of interpretive programs to earn a new badge or simply get outdoors!

 Learn more and registration information here


Snowshoe Rentals - Betsy Cutler House

Snowshoes of varying sizes available for troop and service unit use. Enjoy the snow and try snowshoeing at a GSMISTS property or on your own!

Learn more and reserve equipment here. 

Northern Michigan

Challenge Island Northwest Michigan*

Challenge Island is a cross-educational STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment program. Find a Girl Scout Badge or Journey Workshops for ALL girl levels - Daisy - Ambassador!

Programs available in-person and online. 

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Forbush Corner Nordic Skiing


4971 W Co Rd 612
Frederic, MI

Forbush Corner Nordic is a recreational non-profit cross country ski facility where you and your family can enjoy miles of rolling, wooded trails that are designed for all ability levels. Their entire trail system is groomed with large Pisten Bully snow cats to provide the best classic tracks and skate lanes possible.  They have also added a state of the art SMI snowmaking system that almost guarantees skiing for the majority of the winter. 

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Inland Seas Education Association

100 Dame St #218

Suttons Bay, MI 49682


Inland Seas Education Association provides authentic science inquiry experiences for all ages. Programs can be easily adapted to meet badge requirements of troops, and affordable dorm spaces are available with a shared lounge and kitchenette for overnight experiences. Enjoy a bonfire by the Bay, share a movie night, or invite ISEA to facilitate an evening program. 

Explore Programs on Demand here.



Newton's Road*

Newton’s Road is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to STEM-related learning for all youth in our Northwest Michigan region. Through these experiences and career exploration, we empower our young people to thrive in our community and beyond. 

Discover STEM near you

Paddle Antrim

PO Box 323

Elk Rapids, Michigan, 49629

Paddle Antrim offers adult and kid kayaking classes. Designed with fun and water safety as primary goals, we teach students through a variety of games and exploration. Our experienced, certified instructors teach basic skills with the goal to empower kids to be comfortable while out on the water.

See Programs on Demand here. 

Murray Hotel


7260 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI

Murray Hotel offers an incredible overnight opportunity for GSMISTS. This program is available Sunday-Thursday during the months of May-June. A minimum of 1 month notice is required to schedule this program however, troops may want to schedule 3 months in advance as this program fills up quickly.

Learn more and registration information here

Program Offered:

Murray Hotel Girl Scout 2 Night Package - available for Brownies through Ambassadors