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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 Girl Scout Insider!

DC Partners

DAR Museum

1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

The DAR Museum tells the story of the American experience through objects and art of the American home from the Colonial Era to the early 20th century. We offer programs for Girl Scouts (My Family Story Brownie badge & Playing the Past Junior badge), families, schools, and more. All Girl Scout programming fulfills badge requirements through art-making activities, museum tours, and interactive games. 

Events listings  |  Website

202.879.3241 museum@dar.org

Dumbarton House

2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Dumbarton House, built in 1799, is a Federal period historic house museum in Georgetown offers visitors an opportunity to enhance their appreciation of early American history. Dumbarton House strives to inform and educate the public about life in Washington during the early Republic and about Federal Period decorative arts and architecture. Dumbarton House is open to the public 6 days a week for public tours and offers adult and youth public programs including 6 Girl Scout badge programs. 

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

Imagination Stage offers quality year-round learning opportunities, such as classes, camps and workshops, as well as professional theatre productions.  Call today about discounted tickets to our professional theatre productions for all Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Troops.  See a show, take a class, or visit our gift shop for the *new* Imagination Stage patch today!  

 

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

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy is a non-profit dance education organization. We offer field trips to our studio for Girl Scouts to take fun, introductory dance classes. Members can earn their patch during our free “Patch Chats” after our annual performances of The Nutcracker and our spring ballet. 

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

Spend a night at the most playful, hands-on museum around! Overnight adventures at Port Discovery combines the fun and excitement of exploring three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits with educational workshops exploring creative arts and science projects. Evening snack & light breakfast included. Learn through play and adventure! 

Events listings  |  Website

410.864.2726 khawkins@portdiscovery.org

Riverdale House Museum 

4811 Riverdale Rd. 
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

There's so much to explore at Riversdale! Step back into the 1800s with a variety of badge and patch programs, living history activities, and programs. From connections to the founding of Maryland to women's and African American histories to tales of the War of 1812 and early America, we invite Scouts to discover all the ways history lives at Riversdale!

Events listings

301.864.0420 samantha.ferris@pgparks.com

River & Trail Outfitters

604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758

River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, climbing, cycling, hiking & teambuilding 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.

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

Horseback riding programs professionally designed for all ages with lots of hands on. Please call 301-919-8297 for price and availability. 

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 offers badge and journey workshops for all Girl Scout program levels.  We welcome your Girl Scout by herself or with her troop. We offer events in our Sterling, Virginia office, but we love to come to your location too!  We travel throughout the area served by GSCNC.

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

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. Our workshops are taught by seasoned, theater professionals and are designed to help scouts gain confidence in learning to express themselves in different ways. Class content will address badge requirements and teach scouts how to use their acting tools (body, voice, and imagination).

Events listings  |  Website

703.548.1154 info@encorestage.org

Encore Theatrical Arts Project

4299 Henninger Ct 
Chantilly, VA 20151

ETAP's 22nd Annual Holiday Musical with original script and choreography. Girl Scouts program includes reduced group ticket prices, backstage tours, American Girl doll raffle and more! Www.encore-tap.org for more information

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, arts, crafts and educational 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. Patches are included of course! We also bring the Fancy Girl Tea Party to you through a private party. Let us help you create a memorable birthday, special event, Girl Scout event or fundraiser at your home or meeting location.

The Fancy Girl Craft & Bling Gift Shop carries themed tea and party extra’s to keep the fun going at home. Girl Scout Leader/Owner + Employs Girl Scout teenagers + Girl Scout discounts and patches + Girl Scout Leader Discounts/Incentives = Girl Power in Action!

Events listings  | Website

703.208.1138   jf.rubeiz@yahoo.com

 

Generation Code

112 Church St. NW
Vienna, VA 22180

Generation Code is excited to offer the Girl Scouts free coding and gaming workshops! Join us for a special “Girl Power” program that teaches the basics of web development and highlights superstar women in tech. Interested in joining us for camp or after-school? Enjoy a Girl Scouts only discount!

Events listings  | Website

866.407.2345   debra.feinberg@generationcode.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

While Ceramic Painting and Hand Building scouts will learn and may earn badges and journey sections with Pottery, Business Owner & Development, Independent, Leadership, Entrepreneurial, Finance, Media, Women in Business and other discussions I am able to have with them and educate them with from creating and running a business for 10 years :)

Events listings  |  Website

703.969.2041 info@mykissinghands.com

Nova Fencing Club

3431 Carlin Springs Rd
Suite E
Falls Church, VA 22041

NOVA Fencing Club Fun Patch - An 1.5 hour fencing class and epee team tournament introduces your Scouts to the sport of fencing. NOVA Fencing 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

SPARK Business Academy

2716 North Upshur St.
Arlington, VA 22207

SPARK offers innovative financial literacy badge workshops and programs for all Girl Scout levels, including weekly classes and summer camps.  Our programs have been praised as pioneering by local parents and leading business publications, such as Business Week, Bloomberg TV and international newspapers.

Events listings  |  Website

703.371.3155

chuchi.arevalo@sparkbusinessacademy.com


The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons

3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

High/Low Ropes, Team Building, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Archery, Caving, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Canopy Tour, Outdoor Living Skills, and Equestrian complete with on-site lodging and freshly prepared meals. 

Events listings  |  Website

540.896.7600 explore@horizonsva.com

Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Wolf Trap presents performing arts experiences for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of all audiences year-round at the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts as well as The Barns at Wolf Trap. 

Events listings  |  Website

703.255.1900   wolftrap@wolftrap.org

WV Partners

ACE Adventure Resort


1 Concho Road
Minden, WV 25879

ACE provides a wide variety of outdoor adventures including STEM program and camping opportunities.  From the thrill of whitewater rafting to the education of a geology course while rock climbing.  There's no better way to do outdoor recreation.  

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.