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Our Program Partners offer Girl Scouts activities to enhance their experiences. From skiing to tea parties, there are many exciting opportunities for girls to do throughout this region.

Click on a location for a full list of each area's Program Partners.
DC | Maryland | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia

Dates and descriptions of Program Partner events will be listed on our online events calendar and promoted to Girl Scout Troop Leaders and Service Unit Managers through Troop Edition

You can also find Community Program Partner events and activities in the latest edition of Yellow Pages!

DC Partners

DAR Museum

1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

The DAR Museum offers programs for Girl Scouts (currently the My Family Story Brownie badge), families, schools, and more. We tell the story of the American experience through objects and art of the American home from the Colonial Era to the early 20th century.

Events listings  |  Website

202.879.3241 museum@dar.org

Dumbarton House

2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Dumbarton House provides fun and interactive youth program for scouts geared toward badge requirements. Learn about the Federal Period in early Washington as you explore our historic house museum, built in 1799 and home to Joseph Nourse, first registrar of the Treasury. 

Events listings  |  Website

202.337.2288 education@dumbartonhouse.org

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Explore enchanting gardens and discover glittering treasures from France and Russia in a unique and intimate setting. Girls can earn a badge, create jeweled treasures, design a garden diorama, host their bridging ceremony, or enjoy an elegant tea.

Events listings  |  Website

202.243.3935 rsinger@hillwoodmuseum.org

International Spy Museum

800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

The International Spy Museum offers a series of workshops throughout the year that explores the role of female spies in history and gives Girl Scouts an opportunity to meet a real former spy. The Museum’s KidSpy programs also offer Scouts the chance to learn and practice the tradecraft and tools used in the world of espionage. 

Events listings  |  Website

202.654.0933 lstirn@spymuseum.org

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum welcomes you into the world of mail and stamp collecting, and lets you experience how letters travel, who delivers them, and how the postal system has touched the lives of so many people all over the world. Girls Scouts have the opportunity to earn badges through hands-on, engaging programs held at the museum throughout the year.

Events listings  |  Website

202.633.8904 bartelsd@si.edu

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

1644 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark, was home to six generations of descendants of Martha Washington. With an historic mansion completed in 1816 and 5 1/2 acres of botanic gardens, Tudor Place offers year-round Girl Scout programming for all levels in art, architecture, history, and science.

Events listings  |  Website

202.965.0400 x108 education@tudorplace.org

Washington Architectural Foundation

421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Washington Architectural Foundation provides Saturday morning architecture programs for youth at District Architecture Center.  Programs for the Girl Scouts include a summer camp for Juniors and a mentor program for Cadettes. Architecture is one of the most exciting fields that not only uses all of the STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) but also encourages creative thinking through art and design skills. 

Events listings  |  Website

202.347.9403 mfitch@aiadc.com

World Wise Schools

1111 20th St, NW
Washington, DC 20526

World Wise Schools provides educational resources and programs to promote global competence and cross-cultural understanding. Connect your troop with Volunteers in the field, invite a returned Volunteer to be a guest speaker, or access our free global education resources, events, and opportunities through our website.

Events listings  |  Website

202.692.1961 wwsinfo@peacecorps.gov

NJ Partners

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

457 Shirley Road, PO Box 888
Elmer, NJ 08318

Appel Farm is pleased to offer a range of programming designed for Girl Scouts to earn their Visual and Performing Arts Petals, Badges and Journey Awards, while reinforcing the three keys of Girl Scout Leadership:  Discover, Connect and Take Action! Weekend retreats include Journey Jamborees, Crafty Campout and Daisy Daycamp.

Events listings  |  Website

856.358.2472 mtevere@appelfarm.org

MD Partners

24/7 Dance Studio

482 Prospect Blvd.
Frederick, MD 21703

We invite the Girl Scouts 5 times a year to celebrate and participate in the Performing Arts. Four of our events help Girl Scouts meet the requirements of certain badges while enjoying the Performing Arts. 

Events listings

301.846.4247 susandes@aol.com

Accokeek Foundation

3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607

At the National Colonial Farm history comes alive! Our free Green History programs connect contemporary sustainability issues to its colonial-era equivalent. These exhibits and visitor experiences designed and curated on the themes of soil, water, energy, and food waste, entertain while educate with interactive museum theatrical performances. 

Events listings  |  Website

301.283.2113 abarnes@accokeek.org

Adventure Theatre MTC

7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

At the National Colonial Farm history comes alive! Our free Green History programs connect contemporary sustainability issues to its colonial-era equivalent. These exhibits and visitor experiences designed and curated on the themes of soil, water, energy, and food waste, entertain while educate with interactive museum theatrical performances. 

Events listings  |  Website

301.634.2267 abradley@adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind

1930 A Lincoln Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

A true and interactive sailing experience in Annapolis, Maryland on two, fast and fun 74-foot wooden schooners, Woodwind and Woodwind II. We have developed a 2-hour sailing cruise where we train the girls on different aspects of sailing, as we cruise past the United States Naval Academy and then out onto the Chesapeake Bay.

Events listings  |  Website

410.263.1981 beth@schoonerwoodwind.com

Arts on a Roll

7833 Walker Drive,
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Bringing the Arts to You! Earn your badges and add some creativity to your next Girl Scout event or meeting.  Express yourself with our fun and exciting mobile arts service.  We offer unique workshops in theatre, dance, music, and visual art for the young and the young-at-heart.  The ideal hassle-free experience; we provide the teaching artists, supplies, and equipment.  You make the art!  Customized options are available upon request.        

Events listings  | Website

301.446.3232 Arts.onaroll@pgparks.com

 

Bobby McKey's


172 Fleet Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Offering monthly Dueling Piano Shows that feature all request live music. This show introduces young people to an appreciation for live music and the arts. Let’s nourish your child’s enthusiasm for music and movement at Bobby McKey’s and help them earn the Musician Badge.

Events listings  | Website

301.602.2209 beth@bobbymckeys.com

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

We offer discounted tickets to our professional theatre productions. Troops can opt to do a show-related workshop afterward. 

Events listings  | Website

301.280.1664 groupsales@imaginationstage.org

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Maryland Science Center offers Camp-In for girls in grades 3-5, a one-night overnight that includes IMAX and Planetarium shows, science workshops, snack, breakfast, and a participation patch.

Events listings  |  Website

410.545.5955 dbellomo@marylandsciencecenter.org

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC

Torrey C Brown (TCB) Rail Trail 

It’s all about the dogs! Girl Scouts work closely with our team of well-behaved sled dogs harnessing, feeding, watering, and learning all about sled dogs including: what the dogs eat; how the dogs are trained; positions on a dog team; equipment used in dog sledding; famous dog sledding events; and the commands used in dog sledding. Each girl will take a short individual (1/2 mile) ride. Fun patch and light snack included. Minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 Girl Scouts. Tagalongs (age five and up) welcome.  

Events listings  |  Website

443.562.5736 catherine@marylanddogsledding.com

Maryland Youth Ballet

926 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Maryland Youth Ballet invites Girl Scouts to our two annual performances: The Nutcracker and our Spring Concert. Following the performance, Girl Scouts are invited to meet the dancers, take a group picture and work towards earning their Nutcracker Patch or Dance Badge.

Events listings  |  Website

301.608.2232 info@marylandyouthballet.org

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Arundel Mills Mall
Hanover, MD 21076

We offer Scout Appreciation Shows. Dinner and Show at a reduced rate for Scouts, leaders and family members. Girl Scouts receive a free patch when they come as a group!

Events listings  |  Website


410.904.7013 x2820

Shawana.Spotwood@medievaltimes.com

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy

220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

"Patch Chats" with cast and crew members after major ballet performances, where girls can learn about the theater, ballet production, and preparation (free with ticket to ballet, group rates available). Studio Field Trips - free field trips to our studios for troops learning about dance and movement, or for troops interested in talking to faculty about careers in the arts. Best scheduled on day-off-of-school days or Sundays. Special classes - special-scheduled repeat classes to Girl Scout troops looking to take recreational dance class together.

Events listings  |  Website

301.762.1757 paula@mbtdance.org

National Aquarium

111 Market Place, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202

From reef to rainforest, come face-to-face with 20,000 animals in Baltimore's Inner Harbor! Along with exploring exhibits like the hands-on Living Seashore and Blacktip Reef, Scouts can engage in programming like Scout Day, special tours, and sleepover adventures. Group pricing available. 

Events listings  |  Website

410.576.3833 reserve@aqua.org

Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Overnight Adventures combines the fun and excitement of exploring the great indoors of Port Discovery with hands-on, educational workshops! The program includes: Free play in the Museum's exhibits; Creative arts and science based projects; Evening snack and light breakfast; Discount parking at Harbor Park Garage.

Events listings  |  Website

410.864.2726 khawkins@portdiscovery.org

River & Trail Outfitters

604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758

River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, climbing, cycling & hiking trips in the historic Harpers Ferry area. River trips & lessons take place in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Antietam Creek. Potomac River Tent & RV Camping are available on the C&O Canal. River & Trail provides a unique overnight or weekend stay. 

Events listings  |  Website

301.834.9950 river@rivertrail.com

Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. Strathmore offers world-class performances in the Music Center, afternoon tea, performances and rotating art exhibitions in the historic Mansion, a variety of educational activities for children and adults, free summer outdoor concerts, a sculpture garden, and much more. 

Events listings  |  Website

301.581.5199 groups@strathmore.org

Summers Farm

5729 Old National Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

A simple visit to Summers Farm will fulfill some badge requirements. Highlighted activities include our corn maze, moonlight maze, giant jumping pillows, farm animals, pumpkin picking, hayrides, slides, pig races, farm fresh food, and much more.  Show your Girl Scout spirit by wearing your sash, vest or pins during this weekend and receive a complimentary participation patch!   Participation patches will be available for purchase while supplies last during the remainder of the season for $1 each.

Events listings  |  Website

301.788.0704 Teresa@SummersFarm.com

Terrapin Adventures

8600 Foundry St
#50 New Weave Building
Savage, MD 20763

Terrapin Adventures's unique adventure park helps girls gain confidence and improve relationships through outdoor adventure,team building and local tours and trips.

Events listings  |  Website

410.925.9574 mbaker@terrapinadventures.com

The Capital Wheel at National Harbor

116 Waterfront St
Naitonal Harbor, MD 20745

Learn what makes The Capital Wheel spin! Groups are led through a discussion regarding the science & engineering of The Capital Wheel. Participation patch included!

Events listings  |  Website

301.857.0145 mnorris@iconattractions.com

University of Maryland: Grow It Eat It

18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

University of Maryland, Grow It Eat It strives to educate area residents about gardening.  We offer programs for Brownies to do their Bugs Badge, Juniors to do their Flowers or Gardening Badge, and Cadettes to do their Trees badge.

Events listings  |  Website

301.590.9638 mc.growit@gmail.com

Waredaca Riding Center

4501 Damascus rd.
Laytonsville, MD 20884

Waredaca offers horseback badge programs for all levels of scouts including uncounted/grooming all the way to trail rides. 

Events listings  |  Website

301.919.8297 cgm1223@aol.com

PA Partners

Lincoln Caverns, Inc.

7703 William Penn Hwy
U.S. Route 22
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Lincoln Caverns has provided exceptional programming for Girl Scouts since 1990 focusing on Caves & Cave Life, Rocks & Fossils, Geocaching, and Groundwater.  Hands-on fun with games & crafts, all programs also include cavern tours.  One-day and overnight events are offered for troops of any size and individual troop programs are available year round for larger groups.

Events listings  |  Website

814.643.0268 ann@lincolncaverns.com

Roundtop Mountain Resort

925 Roundtop Road
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Unique adventure at Roundtop Mountain Resort, summer or winter, offers Girl Scouts the chance to explore in a safe environment.  Confidence is built from learning a new sport - skiing or snow boarding. Character is rooted in being open to new experiences. We invite all Girl Scouts to our summer or winter, special pricing days.

Events listings  |  Website

717.432.9631 x3723 events@skiroundtop.com

VA Partners

Bridging Leaders

26067 Little Rocky Ter
Aldie, VA 20105

Bridging Leaders provides Journey workshops, Badge Workshops, and Scout event planning. Take part in one of our scheduled workshops or contact us to schedule a custom workshop for your troop. We help Girl Scout leaders lead more by reducing your planning and prep work.

Events listings  |  Website

703.665.9618 info@bridgingleaders.com

Classical Ballet Theatre

320 Victory Drive
Herndon, VA 20170

Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) delights audiences with its ballet, contemporary dance, and Children's Series performances. Every fall, hundreds of Girl Scouts attend the magical Nutcracker and enjoy discounted tickets and free behind-the-scenes tours. CBT offers similar discounts for its popular Children's Series, which has included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and more! 

Events listings  |  Website

703.742.9395 or 703.471.0750 rmaxwell@cbtnva.org

Cupcakes and Lace

39184 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA 20105

Our sewing and crafting studio offers sewing, crafting, and badge workshops specifically for Girl Scouts. Private troop workshops are available as well as individual based registration for classes on our workshop calendar. Birthday parties and summer camps are also offered. Girls are encouraged to use their creativity and develop problem solving skills through sewing and crafting.

Events listings  |  Website

703.898.7407 cupcakesandlace@gmail.com

Encore Stage & Studio

125 S. Old Glebe Rd. 
Arlington, VA 22204

"Theatre By Kids, For Kids!" Encore Stage & Studio offers a variety of special Girl Scout experience packages. These packages will allow girls to not only see a production, but also participate in a workshop specially designed to meet selected badge requirements while exploring theater as an art form.

Events listings  |  Website

703.548.1154 info@encorestage.org

Encore Theatrical Arts Project

4299 Henninger Ct 
Chantilly, VA 20151

ETAP announces our 21st holiday musical “Christmas Undercover, A Holiday Musical”! We are happy to partner with Girl Scouts again this year and offer our behind the scenes tour, GS patch, pre-seating, intermission snack, and discounted group ticket price! ETAP’s new Broadway-Style song and dance musical is appropriate for all ages, Christmas Undercover is sure to be a highlight of the holiday season!

Events listings  |  Website

703.222.5511 encoreperformers@verizon.net

eSTEAM eXplorers

10193 Wavell Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032-2337

eSTEAM eXplorers will come to your troop meeting or event.  We'll provide a teacher, materials, and badge STEAM lesson/activity*. You provide first aider and parent volunteers to maintain parent/child ratio. Troops are responsible for purchasing their badges for related activities through the Girl Scouts Store.  ​  *Minimum: 5 Scouts, Maximum: Unlimited, $15/scout.

Events listings  |  Website

202.930.1180 mnelson@esteam.education

Fairfax County Park Authority

12055 Governement Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

We offer badge programs prescheduled in our quarterly program magazine as well as a menu of programs by request for groups.

Events listings  |  Website

 Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for contact information for each park.

Fancy Girl Tea Parties, Crafts & Bling LLC


2839 Maple Lane
Fairfax, VA 22031

Girls of all ages, and their families are invited to attend a variety of themed tea parties and  programs held in Northern Virginia locations. Tea parties allow girls and guests to dress up fancy and put their social and creative skills to work, while bonding with family and friends. Everyone enjoys a full tea party of sandwiches, sweets and teas in an elegant private setting, while they create themed crafts and participate in fun activities. Girls always receive take home gifts and patches! Additional items at The Fancy Girl Craft & Bling Gift Shop. Fancy Girl employs Girl Scout teenagers to run each craft and activity, gets input from girls to create exciting programs, provides Girl Scout discounts, and thanks Girl Scout leaders by offering free tickets to events.  This is truly Girl Power in Action!  Also offering: 1. Girl and Girl Scout Educational, Life Skill and Badge Work Programs- guests enjoy a mini tea party. 2. Private Tea Party Packages​- We Bring the Tea Party to You!

Events listings  | Website

703.208.1138 jf.rubeiz@yahoo.com

 

George Mason University Athletics

4400 University Drive
MS 3A5
Fairfax, VA 22030

Offers interactive experiences with George Mason University's NCAA Division 1 Athletic Programs. Visit gomason.com for schedules and ticket info. Special group rates available!

Events listings  |  Website

703.993.3265 jmeyer2@gmu.edu

Metropolitan School of the Arts

5775 Barclay Drive
Suite 4
Alexandria, VA 22315

MSA is a comprehensive performing arts school for ages 2+ offering a wide range of noncompetitive, pre-professional training programs and performances in all types of dance, music and theater. Our Nutcracker and Spring Ballet productions feature Girl Scout troop ticket discount and badge programs.

Events listings  |  Website

703.339.04445 production@metropolitanarts.org

The Motley Fool


2000 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Bring your troop to Fool School at Fool HQ to attend a customized workshop about investing, financial literacy, money management, and/or business. Complete a badge, receive a patch, learn from professionals in the STEM field, and tour our nontraditional office.

Events listings  | Website

703.254.1450 foolschool@fool.com

 

My Kissing Hands & Spirited Pottery, LLC

9129 Patton Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22309

My Kissing Hands & Spirited Pottery looks forward to working with both younger and older scouts. Being the owner of two small businesses, I am able to provide the older scouts with all areas of business as well as building a dream into reality. For the younger scouts I can work on potter journey badges and come to the troops location. It is so much fun! I look forward to working with GSCNC troops!

Events listings  |  Website

703.969.2041 info@mykissinghands.com

Nova Fencing Club

3431 Carlin Springs Rd
Suite E
Falls Church, VA 22041

The Fencers Club Fun Patch - An 1.5 hour fencing class and epee team tournament introduces your Scouts to the sport of fencing. The Fencers Club fun patch is included. Brownie Fair Play Legacy Badge - A 2.5 hour class introduces your Brownies to the sport of fencing. All the badge requirements are met in this fun program. 

Events listings  |  Website

703.999.8077 fencingclasses@comcast.net

Office of Historic Alexandria

134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Historic Alexandria offers special tours and programs for Girl Scouts, including Journey-based programming. From overnights and teas to historic fire-fighting and good citizenship, our museums cover a variety of topics. Local museums include: Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Muesum, Friendship Firehouse, and The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum.

Events listings  |  Website

703.746.4739 michele.longo@alexandriava.gov

The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons

3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Horizons OLC offers three categories of programming that include Outdoor Adventure (caving, rock climbing horseback), Team Building and Leadership (high and low ropes challenge courses) and Science and Environmental Education. 

Events listings  |  Website

540.896.7600 explore@horizonsva.com

WV Partners

ACE Adventure Resort


1 Concho Road
Minden, WV 25879

From hiking trails to the ultimate outdoor adventures, camping areas to bunkhouses, and STEM programs, ACE Adventure is the spot for your next group outing.

Events ListingWebsite

800.787.3982 groups@aceraft.com

 



Premier Program Partners
 have undergone additional training to ensure their activities tie into the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


For more information about Program Partner and Council events, or if you would like to offer programs for Girl Scouts, contact Abigail Bradford in the program department.