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Program Partners

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore partners with businesses and organizations throughout the council to create robust programming for Girl Scouts.

Our Program Partners either work with us to create council-wide events which can be found on our Event Calendar or to create in-person or virtual Programs on Demand which troops can schedule at their convenience.

Interested in being a Program Partner? Learn more about what being a Program Partner is all about here or contact our Program Team at

Our Program Partners


The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth! Air Zoo features historic air and space artifacts, Missions Theater, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, exhibits and educational activities.

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Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. 

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Amped Reality
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Amped Reality offering cutting edge virtual reality experiences for fun times with family and friends. With their immersive VR education system, you can swim with sharks, visit outer space, turn the room into a museum, go inside the human body and more! 

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Aptitude Fitness & Yoga

Through, games, songs, yoga postures, and mindful activities your troop will get to know their bodies and play in a healthy way. They will also learn how to stress a little less and gain tools and skills they can take back to the whole family.

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Blandford Nature Center

The mission of Blandford is to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. Our vision is a thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy, natural world.

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Broadway Grand Rapids
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Broadway Grand Rapids (BGR)  leverages access to performances and performers in order to create educational opportunities for students at schools and colleges and to create unique back-stage opportunities for service clubs and other area organizations.  All Broadway Grand Rapids presentations take place in DeVos Performance Hall located conveniently in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

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Camp Henry

Camp Henry sits on 200 beautiful acres of forests,  elds, and wetlands in Newaygo, with over 1/4 mile of lake-frontage on Kimball Lake and provides an ideal setting for Girl Scout groups.

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Challenge Island 616 West

Challenge Island partners with Girl Scout Councils, Service Units and Troops Nationwide to provide Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes with one-of-a-kind STEAM -based experiences that fulfill multiple Badge and Journey requirements. Scouts receive a Certificate of Completion and a Challenge Island Fun Patch during every program!

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Challenge Island Northwest Michigan

Challenge Island is a cross-educational STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment program.

Programs are completely unplugged with no digital technology or Legos! Girls work in collaborative groups to take on high-level thinking challenges on real world issues. Challenge Island offers Girl Scout Badge and Journey Workshops for ALL girl levels - Daisy - Ambassador, including multi-level workshops. Challenge Island can also craft a workshop specifically for the troop’s levels and what the girls want to earn!

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Claster Educational Services

Claster Educational Services guides students and families step-by-step so they are well-prepared and confident as they navigate the college admissions process. We work with students to develop and highlight the qualifications colleges seek and to identify colleges where each student will succeed and thrive, both academically and personally. 

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Code Camp Kidz

Open a gateway to a future in coding. Code Camp Kidz's unique, easy to use, eLearning platform was designed to introduce students to coding in a fun and achievable way. Girls will have fun building projects and learn real skill at the same time. It's a great way to get a foundation in coding and open the door to future possibilities!

The Common Thread Studio

The Common Thread Stuido is a sewing studio that esteems childhood and equips children with the valuable skill of sewing.  Our creative atmosphere of sewing has the potential to create vision for future career paths or satisfaction as a timeless hobby.

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Delta Dental Foundation

The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) was established in 1980 as a nonprofit, charitable organization and serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The mission of the DDF is to develop and enhance partnerships and programs to improve oral and overall health. 

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Dempsey Manor Bed & Breakfast

A Victorian mansion nestled in the heart of charming Manistee, MI. authentically era replicated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn as well as a living museum. 

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FARE - Food Allergy Resources & Education

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.

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Forbush Corner Nordic Cross Country Ski Center

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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Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.

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Full Bloom Children's Yoga and Mindfulness

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


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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation DeVos Learning Center

At the DeVos Learning Center, learners of all ages will engage in interactive and meaningful programs that seek to instill the qualities of President and Mrs. Ford: character, integrity, public service, and civic education. The Foundation’s education team has carefully designed programs with the needs of students in mind.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)

Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper.

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Grand Rapids Griffins

The Grand Rapids Griffins are a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and play home games at Van Andel Arena. They are the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, and are the 2013 and 2017 Calder Cup champions.

Established in 1995 by Dan and Pamella DeVos, the Griffins Youth Foundation promotes academic excellence, community involvement and healthy lifestyles among the youth of West Michigan, enhancing their lives through hockey and ice-related sports.

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Grand Rapids School of Dance
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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.

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Grand Rapids Trampoline Academy

1601 Galbraith SE Suite 301

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546


Grand Rapids Trampoline Academy is committed to the guidance of our youth, through education in the art of movement and the physical relationship we have with the world around us.  We offer recreational and competitive instruction in the sport of trampoline and tumbling and double mini trampoline for all ages.

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Grand Valley State University Student Nurses' Association

Grand Valley’s professional organization for student nurses; dedicated to empowering future nurses through student assistance and service at the local, state, national, and global level. SNA is an excellent way to develop professionalism in nursing, meet fellow nursing students & KCON faculty and staff, connect with fellow Lakers, become involved in current issues in nursing, and help others through volunteering. 

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Heritage Woodworks

Heritage Woodworks focuses on youth development by teaching basic woodworking skills through organizations such as the Girl Scouts.

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Hope College (ExploreHope)

ExploreHope offers innovative programming for the community allowing K–12 students and teachers to experience hands-on activities in science, engineering, math and the arts. Summer and afterschool programs expand learning opportunities that complement in-classroom goals.

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A House of Books
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Grandville, MI

House of Elements specialize in all things books! Our mission is to promote the value of books in multiple ways including book collecting, paper crafting and home decor.

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Howard Christensen Nature Center
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Located in Northern Kent County and nestled upon 135 acres of natural ecosystems, HCNC has become refuge to a multitude of plants and wildlife.  The property boasts plant species imported in the 1940’s and found only a few places in Michigan, a tannic kettle lake home to our resident Snapping Turtle Jaws and miles of swamp and ponds that were once part of a sophisticated manmade lagoon system.

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Humane Society of West Michigan

The Humane Society of West Michigan works to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement & protection.

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Inland Seas Education Association

Inland Seas Education Association provides authentic science inquiry experiences for all ages. We bring you into the watershed, through the stream, and out on the Great Lakes to inspire stewardship of our greatest natural resource - water. 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.

Karin's Horse Connection (Legacy Stables)

Open year-round, Karin's Horse Connection's highly qualified staff works with over 20 gentle and well-trained horses and ponies to provide a wide variety of riding programs, equestrian vaulting, and therapeutic programs.

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Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University


As a college within Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design prepares students for leadership in design, the visual arts, and art history; provides innovative, collaborative education that fosters intellectual growth and individual creativity; and promotes the ethical and civic responsibilities of artists and designers, locally and globally. 

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Kent County Parks

Established in 1924, Kent County Parks is one of the oldest park departments in the state of Michigan. Today, they manage 41 sites covering more than 6,700 acres, and 28 miles of paved inter-community recreation trails. The county parks emphasize land rich in natural resources and recreational opportunities. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find a Kent County park or trail that’s just right for you!

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Lavender Hill Farm

Lavender Hill is the largest lavender farm in Michigan, home to 29 varieties of lavender, honeybees, and a restored century old barn where live music performances, weddings, lunches, and private events are held. Located minutes from Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Boyne City.


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Michigan Ballet Academy

Michigan Ballet Academy is the premier ballet training school in West Michigan. They share a collective aspiration to enrich the lives of children and adults in their community through the beauty and discipline of classical ballet training and performance.

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Michigan Born & Raised

Health and safety training, badge workshops, and certifications taught by field-experienced medical professionals, educators, and Girl Scout alums.

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Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation

Through mentoring, leadership development, networking, and technology experiences for all career cycles—from youth summer camps, to college and graduate school scholarships, to professional networking events, and more—the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is inspiring and nurturing technologically oriented women.

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Murray Hotel

Family owned and managed since 1882, this charming hotel is located in the heart of downtown Mackinac.

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Muskegon Conservation District

It is the mission of the Muskegon Conservation District to conserve, restore, and protect local natural resources for the public good and for the long term stewardship of the land. The District provides technical assistance, demonstration projects, research, education, outdoor recreational opportunities, publications, equipment, and conservation materials for the public to properly manage and use their natural resources. 

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Nautical North Family Adventures

Come join Nautical North for glass bottom boat tours ripe with history and science, snorkeling over a shipwreck, or even kayaking. Discover exciting educational activities on the water!

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

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Paddle Antrim
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Paddle Antrim's mission is to protect our water resources by using paddle sports to connect people to our waterways. Through stewardship, education, improved water trail access and promotion of our waterways they increase water resource protection and enhance the economic vitality of the region.

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Pigeon River Discovery Center

Pigeon River Discovery Center is located in the middle of the Pigeon River State Forest. It is an educational facility focused on forest history, conservation and environmental education.

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Raven Hill Discovery Center

Raven Hill Discovery Center's mission is to provide a place that enhances hands-on & lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Raven Hill is a unique place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both inside and out. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities & programs that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow & play.

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Riverside Guitar School

Riverside Guitar School is Grand Rapids’ only music school dedicated exclusively to helping you learn and grow as a guitarist. From our Young Strummers program for kids ages 4 – 8 and a parent to private lessons for adult guitarists of all levels to our innovative Guitar Explorers homeschool program, we are committed to helping you enjoy playing the guitar to the best of your ability.

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Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy

The Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy located in Traverse City offers martial arts, self defense and fitness classes for ages 3 and up.  

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Sian Ventures LLC - SafeSitter Babysitting Training

Sian Ventures LLC provides educational classes to help Girls Scouts and others to earn badges, by learning new skills that they can use immediately.

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T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods, LLC.

Personal chef & owner of T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods, Syndy Sweeney loves using food to connect people in cooking classes that are fun, informative, and inclusive.

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Traverse City Pit Spitters

The Traverse City Pit Spitters mission is to provide a family fun experience and entertainment to the Northern Michigan community. By providing friendly faces, open minds, our time and energy, they welcome you as our guest and hope you return as a fan!

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Van Andel Education Institute

Van Andel Institute is committed to improving the health and changing the lives of current and future generations, through biomedical research and science education.

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

West Michigan Whitecaps

The Whitecaps Professional Baseball Corporation's mission is to provide affordable family entertainment to the West Michigan community. By providing friendly faces, open minds, our time and energy, they welcome you as our guest and hope you return as a fan!

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West Michigan Youth Ballet

Inspiring students from different dance schools to bring their talents together to create beautiful performances while continuing their ballet technique at their home studio.

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