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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 girlexperience@gsmists.org 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.

Online Program offerings are indicated with an *

GSMISTS Badges

STEM Careers
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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.

Learn more and registration information

Women's Right to Vote Centennial
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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.

Learn more and registration information

Art

Grand Rapids Art Museum*
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101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI
49503

Programs offered online and in-person

Grand Rapids Art Museum offers a quality badge program for GSMISTS. This program is available Tuesday-Sunday and troops must schedule two weeks in advance. Troop leaders/caregivers are responsible for purchasing badges on their own.

Learn more and registration information here

Programs offered:

Daisy Outdoor Art Maker
Brownie Painting
Junior Drawing
Cadette Comic Art
Senior Collage Artist

Grand Rapids School of Dance
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2401 Camelot Ct SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546

Grand Rapids School of Dance is a place where students can foster their love of dance with a foundation in ballet that will continue on for a lifetime. 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 and registration information

Lions and Rabbits Art Gallery*
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1264 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49505

Explore your artistic side with Lions & Rabbits! Work done may apply various badges and you can earn a Lions & Rabbit Fun Patch upon completion. 

Learn more and registration information

Programs Offered:
These are not full badge programs. Fun patch is available.

Daisy & Brownie - Creating a Landscape
Brownie - Storyteller
Brownie, Junior & Cadette - Mixed Media
Junior & Cadette - Design Our Nature
Seniors & Ambassadors - After Dark Grand Rapids

Life Skills

Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapter*
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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.

Learn More and Registration Information 

Claster Educational Services*
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1340 Queen St NE
Washington, District of Columbia
20002

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

 

 

Delta Dental Foundation*
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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.

FARE - Food Allergy Resource & Education
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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

Full Bloom Yoga
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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*
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303 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI
49504

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation fosters increased awareness of the life, career, values, and legacy of America’s 38th President. It does so through activities designed to promote the high ideals of integrity, honesty, and candor that defined President Ford’s extraordinary career of public service. The Foundation promotes the ideals, values, commitment to public service, and historical legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and further promotes greater civic engagement and recognition of integrity wherever it exists in the public arena.

Learn about our government and begin earning a citizen or democracy badge today!

Learn more and registration information here

 

 

Heritage Woodworks
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318 Paris Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49503

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

Kidding Around Yoga with Eight Leos*
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5779 13 Mile Road NE

Rockford MI 

8 Leos Kid Yoga 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

Norte - Youth Cycling
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1213 Civic Center Dr
Traverse City, MI
49684

Norte offers an opportunity for GSMISTS members to get active and learn new skills while bicycling! Norte will teach girls confidence, independence and bike safety skills as well as how to maintain and fix their bicycles.

Program Offered:
These are not full badge earning programs.

Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library

The Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library aims to keep awesome, elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure their bike always fits, no matter their family’s resources. Norte has branches of the library in Traverse City, Kalkaska, and Elk Rapids.

Thanks to supporters, young people can borrow a bike for as long as it fits them. Once they outgrow the bike, they return it to Norte in exchange for the next size up. All of this for free thanks to continued support and donations.

Learn more here

***Programs temporarily on hold***
Cadettes through Ambassador Bike Mass Project
Juniors & Cadettes The Solution: A Community Bike Fix

SpartanNash Supermarket
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Locations vary

SpartanNash offers a quality program for GSMISTS. Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market are excited to offer a 'Kids Crew' fun patch for completing a Kids Crew Supermarket Tour where they will learn about the different areas of the supermarket, how the supermarket works, and nutrition!

Learn more and registration information here

Program Offered:

Kids Crew Supermarket Fun Patch - for all levels

T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods, LLC
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Greenville, MI
48838-9128

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

Twists N Turns - Immersive Mystery Experience*
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Offered Online Only

Twists N Turns presents a unique and interactive detective game experience in which Girl Scouts become active participants in our immersive stories, 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.

Learn more and registration information here

VicTreeFi Financial Literacy*
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All Programs are offered online

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

Learn more and registration information here

Programs Offered:

Daisy
Talk It Up
Making Choices
Money Counts

Brownie
Meet My Customers
Money Manager
Philanthropist

Junior
Buisness Jumpstart
Business Owner
Cookie CEO
Customer Insights
Savvy Shopper

Cadette
Budgeting
Comparison Shopping
Financing My Dreams

Senior
Buying Power
Financing My Future

Ambassador
Good Credit
On My Own

Outdoor

Blandford Nature Center
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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 Henry
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5575 S Gordon Ave
Newaygo, MI
49337

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

Forbush Corner Nordic - Cross Country Skiing
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4971 W Co Rd 612
Frederic, MI
49733

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. 

Learn more and registration information

Frederik Meijer Gardens
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1000 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525

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

Howard Christensen Nature Center
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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

John Ball Zoo*
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1300 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI
49504

John Ball Zoo offers quality programs for GSMISTS, online and in-person!

Virtual Program On-Demand

In-Person Program On-Demand
The overnight program is available April-November. A minimum two weeks’ notice is required for this event, spots fill up quickly. The John Ball Zoo Badge Program is offered year round. 

Badges Worked on:

Daisy Three Cheers for Animals
Brownie Bugs, Hiker, Senses,
Junior Animal Habitats
Cadette Animal Helpers, Night Owl
Senior Voice for Animals

Legacy Stables and Karin’s Horse Connection
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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 State Parks*
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From horseback riding to water parks, kayaks, RVs and more, Michigan State Parks work with Girl Scouts to provide access to unique outdoor experiences and equipment rentals in our state parks and recreation areas, trails and waterways.

In-Person - Learn more and registration information here

Online - Learn more and registration information here

Paddle Antrim
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P.O. Box 323
Elk Rapids, MI
49629

Learn all about the sport of kayaking with Paddle Anthem! Offering a kayak essentials course for all ages and a kids kayak course, this organization is great for Girl Scouts of all ages.

Learn more and registration information here

STEM

Amped Reality
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2923 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49512

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 
Daisy Robotics
Daisy Coding for Good
Brownie Space Science
Brownie Coding for Good
Junior Coding for Good

 

City of Muskegon
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1350 East Keating Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49442


Working towards a new badge? The City of Muskegon is here to help! Contact us to connect with city departments, meet city professionals, and complete steps of your Democracy, Citizen, or STEM badges. Tours of the water filtration plant available for Girl Scouts working towards Wonders of Water journey. 

Learm More and Registration Information 

Challenge Island*
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Programs are offered online and in-person

Challenge Island offers a wide array of exhilarating, collaborative STEMtastic programming for girl scouts. Their action-packed options include afterschool enrichment classes, in-school field trips, camps, parties, and much more.

Learn more and registration information here

Daisies through Cadettes can earn a variety of STEM Badges

Code Camp Kidz*
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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. Optional live support classes are available daily to help you. 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

Newton's Road
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10850 E Traverse Hwy, Ste 4400
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684

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, they empower our young people to thrive in our community and beyond.

Learn more and registration information here

Special Offers

Murray Hotel
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7260 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI
49757

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