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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 girlexperience@gsmists.org.

Our Program Partners

AirZoo

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
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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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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

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
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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

Challenge Island is the #1 STEAM Franchise (Entrepreneur Magazine). We are a one-of-a-kind enrichment program that is on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and 21st Century Learning, now offering virtual programs.

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Chemical Bank

For nearly a century, Chemical Bank's hometown approach to banking has remained steadfast and focused on community banking, highlighted by local leadership and decision making, a devotion to community and personalized service. We have 212 branches that are divided among our 12 Community Banks, each of which has its own Community Board.

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City of Muskegon
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1350 East Keating Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan
49442


The City of Muskegon is proud to have the largest beach in West Michigan. A city rich with history and strong sense of community that won the Strongest Town Award in Michigan!


Their high level of services, recreational opportunities, and spectacular shoreline provide a high quality of life with the benefit of low costs of living – They are growing fast!

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Claster Educational Services
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Claster Educational Services guides students and families step-by-step so they are well-prepared and con dent as they navigate the college admissions process. We work with students to develop and highlight the quali cations 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!

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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Forbush Corner Nordic Cross Country Ski Center
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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
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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 Drive

The Grand Rapids Drive is the Official NBA G League Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. The team's inaugural season of play was the NBA D-League's 2014-2015 season. The organization's mission is to provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment and an elite level of basketball to the West Michigan community. The team is committed to giving back to the community through various programs and fundraisers.

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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 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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Great Lakes Children Museum
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13240 S W Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI
49684

 

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum provides a foundation for lifelong learning through play-based exploration. We believe every child can benefit from having a safe and welcoming place to explore the world around them at their own pace and in their own way. Great Lakes Children’s Museum exhibits and programs are designed to provide those opportunities for learning as a foundation to developing a lifelong love of learning.

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Heritage Woodwork

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

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Hope College (Explore Hope)

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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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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John Ball Zoo

Go WILD with John Ball Zoo. Explore about the world of animals with virtual programming offering upclose meets with ambassador animals or join us on-site for a guided tour. Programming offered year round! 

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Karin's Horse Connection (Legacy Stables)
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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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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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Kidding Around Yoga with Eight Leos
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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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Lions & Rabbits
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Currently housing over 120 local visual artists, Lions & Rabbits functions as a gallery, education center, and event space in the Creston business district. Pop up shows, community parties, classes, weddings and more- we welcome you to experience your own wonderland. each minute you spend in our cozy space will inspire you. 

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Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW)
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The Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) helps the West Michigan community understand, protect and improve the natural resources of the Lower Grand River Watershed for all to enjoy. LGROW is a unique collaboration between individuals, non-governmental organizations, and local governments that empowers communities to protect and revitalize the watershed. LGROW is housed within the Grand Valley Metro Council's Environmental Programs Department.

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Meijer

Meijer is a family business that believes in treating each other with dignity and respect. They are committed to strengthening the communities they serve.

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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 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
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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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Norte

Our mission is to help build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly communities by empowering the young and young at heart through our many projects, initiatives, and programs.

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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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Quarkmine Space

A company created (quarkmined) to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in northern Michigan through events, education, and project-based hands-on learning

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T. Rex and the Rabbit Foods, LLC.

 T. Rex & the Rabbit Foods is all about no judgment. Just good, clean and exciting foods that bridge the gaps between people and what they like to eat.

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Twists N Turns - Immersive Mystery Experience
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An entirely virtual experience, 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! They aim to engage and excite our participants in our obstacle-driven mysteries, leaving them with memories that will last forever.

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USS Silversides

 The Mission of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology.

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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

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 Aviation Academy

The West Michigan Aviation Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school founded by Dick DeVos upon encouragement from wife, Betsy. Stemming from their passion for education and aviation, the school opened its doors in the Fall of 2010 and is located on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

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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
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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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