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Community and Patch Programs

Community and Patch program providers are local organizations approved by Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to offer events and activities based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Through these experiences, Girl Scouts explore their interests, acquire new knowledge and skills, earn badges, and become G.I.R.L.s (Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders)!

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Community Partner Programs by region and pillar

Throughout central Indiana we are fortunate to have incredible community partners that share their expertise with Girl Scouts. Girls have the opportunity to partcipate in a wide range of activities to expand their knowledge and fuel their fire for learning. Programs can be selected by area and pillar based on the icon. 

STEM

STEM - Computer science, engineering, robotics, outdoor STEM and more. 

Life Skills

Life Skills - Civic engagement, healthy living, global citizenship, and communication skills.

Outdoors

Outdoors - Adventure and skill building, including through camping experiences for all age levels, from the back yard to the back country.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship - The Girl Scout Cookie Program - the largest girl-led business in the world - teaches goal setting, decision making, money managment, business ethics, and people skills.

North - Lafayette, Kokomo
Life Skills

Wild About Horses Equestrian Center

Programs offered: Junior Girl Scouts have the opportunity to earn their Horseback Riding badge! Girl Scouts may also come and visit, choosing from two program formats – field trip format will cover the badge and lesson format Includes a half an hour lesson for each rider.  To schedule, call Pam Bowen at 765-714-7403 or email pambowen63@gmail.com.

Ages: Brownies & up

Location: 6830 State Rd 25 South, West Point, IN 47992

Website: https://www.wildabouthorses.net/

Life Skills

Aviators Lafayette

Program offered: Seasonal Girl Scout Night with the Lafayette Aviators. Girl Scouts take over Purdue’s Alexander Field with a scout parade, color guard, high five tunnel and more. Registration in advanced in required and group rates with a special code is offered. Visit the website during the season for more information.

Ages: All

Location: Lafayette Parks and Recreation, Loeb Stadium, Lafayette, IN 47904

Website: https://www.lafayettebaseball.com/

Life Skills

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

Programs offered: Seasonal badge earning opportunities available. Please find the event posting and register on the KHCPL website. Events are posted one month at a time.

Ages: All

Location: 221 N. Union St. Kokomo IN 46901

Website: https://www.khcpl.org/

Life Skills

 Thomas Duncan Hall

Programs offered: Miss & Me Manners Tea for Brownies and Juniors. Spend the afternoon learning proper manners when meeting someone, setting the table, and meal etiquette. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Open to Brownie and Juniors. Opportunities for older scouts by request - contact Aura Lee.

Ages: Brownies, Juniors

Location: 619 Ferry St., Lafayette, Indiana 47901

Website: https://www.duncanhall.org/

East - Anderson, Muncie, Richmond
Life Skills

David Oswald Museum of Art

Programs offered: Explore art from around the world at the David Owsley Museum of Art on the campus of Ball State University. Our diverse collection provides a window into history and allows visitors to learn about other cultures through art. Guided tours, generally 30–60 minutes in length, are tailored to the ages and interests of the group. Some examples include Art by Women, Contemporary Art, Colors and Shapes in Art, and Stories in Art. Self-guided visits are also an option. All visits must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance by submitting an online visit request form or contacting the museum at 765-285-5242. Current operating hours are Tuesday through Friday 9–4:30, Saturday 1-4:30. Check the website for the most current information.

Ages: All

Location: Ball State University, Fine Arts Building, 2021 W Riverside Ave, Muncie, IN 47306

Website: https://www.bsu.edu/web/museumofart

Life Skills

Girl Scout Day at the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Programs Offered: Join us for a day about learning why the Underground Railroad was instrumental in aiding freedom seekers, or runaway slaves, on their journey north to Canada. Learn how Levi and Catharine Coffin used their home in Fountain City, Indiana to impact the lives of potentially 1,000 freedom seekers. The visit includes a self-guided tour of the Interpretive Center and a few hands-on activities. To register, please call the site at 765.847.1691

Ages: All

Location: 201 US-27, Fountain City, IN 47341

Website: https://www.indianamuseum.org/historic-sites/levi-catharine-coffin-house/

Life Skills

Muncie Civic Theatre

Programs Offered: Through the Shakespeare Showcase, young performers will be given opportunities to be exposed to and perform authentic unabridged Shakespearean pieces as well as adapted versions to help them appreciate the Shakespearean tale.  Actors will grow in their acting capacities, learning things like fight choreography and how to bring a Shakespearean Monologue to life in a powerful way.  Students will also be able to identify how Shakespearean stories are connected to our current world. Actors will be put in groups and be assigned one Shakespearean piece to study deeply.  Groups will be determined based on meeting availability, age, and show interest.  We hope to have 2-4 different groups studying titles such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, King Lear, or As You Like It. Students will meet on Saturdays for 2-4 hours each week.  Tech week will be February 15th-18th.  Students will meet in groups with 10 to 15 kids total at the theatre wearing masks and taking other safety precautions.  Please note that we are prepared to move this experience to a completely virtual experience, if we are no longer able to safely meet in person. For the Showcase performance, each group will do an adapted performance of their story, at least one scene performed unabridged, and another focused topic performance like fight choreo or monologues depending on their story and the actors’ interests.

Ages: Brownies- Ambassadors

Location: 216 E. Main St., Muncie, IN 47305

Registration Link: https://munciecivic.org/education/

Life Skills

Anderson Museum of Art

Programs offered: Seasonal badge earning opportunities available. Please find the class offerings and register on the Anderson Museum of Art website.

Ages: All

Location: 32 W. 10th Street, Anderson, IN 46016

Website: www.andersonart.org/girl-scouts

Outdoors

Southeastway Park

Programs offered: Seasonal badge earning opportunities available. Please find the classes posted on Southeastway Park’s website.

Ages: All

Location: 5624 S. Carroll Road New Palestine, IN 46163

Website: https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-southeastway-park

Life Skills

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Programs offered:

·         Overnight Adventures- Add on option during registration for Cadettes to earn their Night Owl Badge.

·           Zoo on the Move- Want the Zoo to come to you? Contact the Zoo on the Move team to come to your meetings or events!

Ages: All

Location: 3400 Vine Street. Cincinnati, OH 45220

Website: http://cincinnatizoo.org/education/overnight-adventures/scout-programs/

Life Skills

Westwind Farm

Programs offered: A variety of badge-earning classes are available for Girl Scouts, including Textile Artist, Bugs, Flowers, Gardener, Animal Helpers, and Voice for Animals. Email Kylee Eller, kylee@westwindfarmandfiber.com, for more information and for registration.

Ages: Brownies - Ambassadors

Location: 701 N CR 725 W., Yorktown, IN 47396

Website: https://www.westwindfarmandfiber.com/

South - Bloomington, Edinburgh
Outdoors

PALS Therapy

Program Offered: At PALS, we use horses to educate and expand our knowledge about everyday life. Join us as we discover how horses can teach us everyday life skills that we can use at home, at school, or anywhere! We will learn about boundaries, trusting others, and the nature of being flexible in situations. Paperwork is required to be completed before participating. Children do not have to have any prior experience with horses.

Ages: All

Location: 7644 W Elwren Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

Website: http://palstherapy.org/

Life Skills

Wine & Canvas

Programs offered: Seasonal offerings of Cookies and Canvas classes. Calling all artists! Taught by a local artist, this event will help you create your own masterpiece one step at a time. You’ll chat with your new and old friends over cookies and milk as the paint dries.

Ages: All

Location: Bloomington Service Center 1000 N Walnut St Bloomington IN 47404

Website: http://www.wineandcanvas.com/

Life Skills

Newport Aquarium

·         Overnight Adventures: Groups of 20 or more can contact us to book their very own Private Overnight with the troop. Girl Scouts are also encouraged to attend one of our Open Girl Scout Overnights with no minimum required.

·         Scout Weekend: Our Scouts Weekends will be open again at only $13.99 + tax for both children and adults to visit. Every Girl Scout who enters gets an exclusive themed 2020 patch. At an additional $10 per participant, there is an opportunity to Daisies to earn their Clover Petal, Brownies to earn their Bug Badge, and Juniors to earn their Animal Habitat Badge. Pre-registration is required.

·         Badge Programs for CSA's: Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can download worksheets to help them achieve steps towards various badges. You can find them on our Scouts page on our website.

Ages: All

Location: One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071

Website: https://www.newportaquarium.com/Groups/Scouts

West - Terre Haute
Life Skills

Clayshire Castle

Programs Offered: Come to Clayshire Castle for their annual Medieval Faire! The Clayshire Medieval Faire is a weekend of historical fun for the whole family, on the grounds of Indiana's very own Clayshire Castle near Bowling Green, Indiana. The Faire features live jousting and full-armored combat, music and family-friendly entertainment, shopping in the artisan marketplace, and tasty foods. Girl Scouts who attend receive a custom Clayshire Castle patch! Request the patch at the admission tent, and Girl Scouts are welcome to wear their scout uniform or dress in medieval/fantasy costume.

Ages: All Ages

Location: 8780 E County Road 75 N, Bowling Green, IN 47833

Website: https://www.clayshirecastle.com/MedievalFaire.html

Life Skills

Ivy Fit

Programs Offered: American Ninja Warrior training facility and trampoline park for all ages. We have 3 separate courses kids, balance, and Adult. We help kids and adults build confidence.

Ages: All

Location: 1251 N Fruitridge Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47804

Registration Link: https://ivyfitgym.square.site/product/2021-girl-scouts-discount/37?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

STEM

Terre Haute Children's Museum

Programs offered: Join the Terre Haute Children's Museum in learning about Life Skills, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while earning some badges along the way. Seasonal badge earning opportunities available. Please find the event postings on the Terre Haute Children Museum’s website.

Ages: All

Location: 727 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Website: https://thchildrensmuseum.com/

Life Skills

Terre Haute Native American Museum

Program offered: The Native American Museum is located in beautiful Dobbs Memorial Park.  It is the only museum of its kind to be operated by a city parks department in the Midwest.  Our permanent displays feature the life ways of the native peoples of the Northeast Woodlands, and we have numerous temporary exhibits as well. We offer a ton of dynamic and interactive programming such as scavenger hunts, crafts, hikes, storytelling, games, and so much more. To schedule a tour and programming activities contact Jane Creedon at Jane.Creedon@terrehaute.in.gov or 812-877-6007.

Ages: All

Location: 5170 E Poplar Dr, Terre Haute, IN 47803

Website: https://www.terrehaute.in.gov/departments/parks/city-parks/dobbs/NAM

Central - Indy
Life Skills

MyArt Zionsville

Programs Offered: Seasonal workshops, some badge earning and some just for fun are featured on the Girl Scout calendar. Check out the calendar for the latest programs offered by MyArt Zionsville!
Also available - Studio rental for Girl Scout Events!
Need a place to just hold your monthly meeting or event? Want to schedule a holiday party or special ceremony? We can help! Our studio rental is $25 for 1-2 hours and includes a large meeting space with tables and chairs for seating accommodating up to 24 scouts. Additional room is available for parents.  Add on one of Make-It-Take It themed projects for $15 per scout. Call to schedule 317-490-6625

Ages: All

Location: 143 S 1st St, Zionsville, IN 46077

Website: http://www.myartindy.com/IndianapolisZionsvilleArtSchool.htm

Life Skills

Indiana Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Library

 

Programs Offered: Earn the Book Artist Badge for Cadettes or the Celebrating Community Badge for Brownies in these 2-hour programs. For the Book Artist Badge, Cadettes will tour the Indiana State Library to see the publishing colophons that decorate the ceilings. They will survey the paper conservation lab and tour the vault where rare books and manuscripts are kept. Cadettes will learn about the parts of a book and get to make two of their own. For the Celebrating Community Badge, Brownies will go on a special flag tour of the Indiana State Library. They will learn about state symbols culminating in viewing the giant Indiana tulip poplar author “tree” in the Indiana Young Readers Center. Brownies will learn more about Indiana through a mapping activity and will get to make their own special flag as well as join in an Indiana sing-along. Programs are two hours. Badges will be distributed at the end of the program. Scouts are welcome to come individually or as a troop. To have a program there must be a minimum of 8 people (including adult leaders). The maximum number for a group is 30 people total (including adult leaders). COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including the wearing of masks by nonvaccinated people. Program times are typically available Monday – Friday afternoons from 2-4 or occasional Saturdays, so plan ahead. Program must be booked directly with Suzanne Walker at suwalker@library.in.gov. Sponsored by Dentons Bingham Greenbaum.

Location: Indiana State Library / 315 W. Ohio Street / Indianapolis, IN 46202

Ages: Brownies or Cadettes

Website:  https://www.in.gov/library/iyrc/

Life Skills

Train Yard 317

Programs Offered: Train Yard 317 is a fitness playground where dreams of becoming a real American Ninja Warrior come true. Girls and boys from ages 5-17 can come and experience training and running ninja with actual competitors from NBC's hit show American Ninja Warrior. Obstacles and programming modified for all ages and skill level to provide an awesome, rewarding and challenging opportunity for the kids to channel their inner ninja and do more than they ever thought possible. With a Certified Ninja Program Completion Certificate available for Girl Scouts, troops can come in and have a private 2 hour workshop where they learn the elements and mechanics of being a ninja through obstacle and fortitude training. Individual Girl Scouts can also come in at a discounted punch pass rate. More details available online or message directly at trainyard317@gmail.com or 317-250-5569.

Ages: All

Location: 1931 Stoutfield West Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241

Website: www.trainyar317.com

Life Skills

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Programs offered: We need your help to keep Indianapolis beautiful. Even a few hours can make a big difference! KIB staff will provide you with all the tools and training you need, just wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you can get dirty. KIB welcomes volunteers of all ages. Volunteers under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult, and our updated safety guidelines can be found here: https://www.kibi.org/covid-safety-guidelines Roll up your sleeves, sign up for a tree planting project and head out to join us!

Ages: All

Location: Various

Website: https://www.kibi.org/

Life Skills

Indy Fused Glass

Programs Offered: Kilin it Patch Program. This patch program will help you understand the variety of ways glass art is created using a kiln. It requires 2, two-hour classes. Scouts will earn their patch directly from Meredith Frey at Indy Fused Glass. Upon competition of each level Scouts may be asked to answer a few questions to demonstrate their understanding of each skill learned. Scouts are then eligible to purchase a patch directly from the studio. Patches must be purchased at the time of class completion. Scouts are welcome to come individually (8 and up) or as a troop. To have a private event there must be a minimum of 8 people creating art. Maximum number is 12 -16. Classes are typically available m-f at 10am and 1pm and occasionally on weekends so plan ahead- Class must be booked directly online at www.indyfusedglass.com select the Calendar and reserve # of people participating and *USE “Pay there” option for discounted $40. Price (w/tax- $42.80) *Groupon type deals are not eligible for this program. All major credit cards, Apple pay, Venmo, Paypal & exact cash are accepted. Payment must be made at the time of class. Outside food and drink are welcome. Vending is available onsite and requires $1 dollar bills or change. Waivers must be signed by a guardian prior to participation (Can be found on website or in person). *Dress comfortably with closed toe shoes. Gloves and safety goggles are available in studio. *

Location: 1125 E Brookside Ave, G5 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Ages: Juniors - Ambassadors

Website: www.indyfussedglass.com

Life Skills

The Tie Dye Lab
 Programs Offered: Put a little COLOR into your scouting and join your friends at The Tie Dye Lab!  Central Indiana Girl Scouts and The Tie Dye Lab have teamed up to offer your very own special discount day to get creative. On the last Tuesday* of the month during the school year, all Girl Scouts that tie dye with us, will receive 15% off any item PLUS a cool FREE Tie Dye Lab patch. Offer is valid during our regular hours from 11am to 8pm.  Just enough time for an afterschool activity for the school kids OR a school DAY activity for our homeschooled scouts!  Appointments are required, and slots are limited to help us maintain social distancing. To make an appointment, simply call The Lab at 317-742-7008.  Be prepared to tell us the following: How many people will be in your group, general ages of tie dyers (toddler, youth, teens, adults) plus the number of people tie dyeing in your group.  We will also need to have an idea of what items you would like to tie dye. 

Ages: All

Location: 8100 E US Hwy 36 suite l, Avon, IN 46123

Website: https://thetiedyelab.com/

Life Skills

Edge Adventures

Programs Offered: The call to adventure is about transformation and conquering a challenge. AT some point there is a boundary which represents a threshold crossing. This is the Edge. If we trust ourselves, give ourselves over to the unknown, reach out to new experiences and believe in ourselves- we will experience the adventure of life. Come challenge yourself and your troop with our 2-hour climbing and adventure course. To register email sally@edgeadventureparks.com to set date and arrival time.

Ages: Brownies- Ambassadors, but ages 7-10 require an adult to be on the courses with them at a 2:1 ratio

Location: 11800 Koteewi Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060

Website: https://edgeadventureparks.com/

 

Life Skills

The Escape Room USA

Programs Offered: The Escape Room USA is rated 5 stars by guests as the top activity in all of Fishers and Indianapolis Fun & Games category on TripAdvisor and also won the 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award!  Each escape room will challenge troops to work as a team, have clear communication and process all sorts of puzzles and problems.  There are 6 escape room adventures in Fishers and 7 in Downtown Indianapolis, each with their own theme, participant number and difficulty level.  Our venues are family friendly (no horror themes).  The room experience is 60 minutes in length. $20 off per event; use promo code GS2021 when booking or call 317.556.1873 to book directly. **We do ask all troops to wear their GS sashes for their event. **

Ages: All (there must be at least 1 ticketed adult with any guests under the age of 15)

Location:

Indianapolis, IN - 200 South Meridian Street, Suite 220 Indianapolis, IN 46225                        

Fishers, IN - 8890 East 116th Street, suite 210 Fishers, IN 46038

Website: https://www.escaperoomusa.com/fishers/bookings/

https://www.escaperoomusa.com/indy/bookings/

Life Skills

Ripple Mobile Arts

Programs offered: Discover the world of clay and fused glass for your scout troop.  Schedule a virtual class or in-person class.   Materials delivered for your virtual class or create your own in-person at my studio located at 4550 Central avenue, Indianapolis.  I can even set up any program at your location!  All supplies included. Options for pottery wheel projects, clay hand building, recycled art and STEM.  All price options and scheduling with details found on the link below. Please register by calling 317-514-8469 or email me at ripplemobilearts@gmail.com . 

Ages: All

Location: 4550 Central avenue, Indianapolis, IN OR Travels to you

Website: https://www.ripplemobilearts.com/scouts

Life Skills

Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar

Programs offered: Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar is an original Art class where the canvas is canvas sneakers!  We are located in Broad Ripple in Indiana and also have a Kicasso In A Box kit that brings the experience to your doorstep.  We offer in studio classes and virtual zoom parties to accommodate both. Girl Scouts that register for a GS workshop or purchase the Girl Scout Box get 10% off! Use the code GS2021

Ages: All

Location: 6416 Ferguson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Website: https://www.kicassoindy.com/girl-scout-box

Life Skills

Central Indiana Academy of Dance

Programs Offered: The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is committed to providing cultural and educational enrichment to the Central Indiana Community. The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble will present dance performances and provide a vehicle for children to be trained in dance principles and give them the opportunity to perform and train in dance at a regional level with other pre-professional, professional dancers, and teachers. Discounted rates for Girl Scouts and their families on seasonal performances. A Girl Scout exclusive party before each matinee showing may also be available. Visit the website for more information!

Ages: All

Location: 14950 Greyhound Ct. Suite 4 Carmel, IN 46032

Website: https://www.cidedance.org/girl-scouts

 

Life Skills

Dragonfly Collective LLC

Programs Offered: Season workshops about yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy geared toward Girl Scouts of all ages are offered.  In person and Zoom options are available. Find the events on GSCI’s calendar of activities to learn more and register.

Ages: All

Location: Central Indiana Area

Website: https://www.facebook.com/dragonflycollectivewellness

Life Skills

Christian Youth Theater

Programs Offered: CYT Indy is a licensed affiliate of CYT, Inc, the largest youth theater program in the nation, with programs across the country. Seasonal offerings of theater performances that offer Girl Scouts special discounts.

Ages: All

Location: 3200 N Cold Spring Rd Indianapolis, IN 46222

Website: https://www.cytindy.org/

Life Skills

 The Art Lab

Programs offered: The Art Lab is a locally owned and managed art studio and classroom, providing adults and children with creative avenues of self-expression through the arts. Provides various art programming and badge full-filling programs with professional teaching artists. Come visit us to work on pottery, painting, fiber arts, sewing and more. We also can come to you! Several scout workshops are available, but also take troop reservations!

Ages: All

Location: 31 East Main Street Building 37 Suite 300, Carmel IN 46032

Website: http://www.artlabindy.com/scouts/

Life Skills

Indiana State Museum

Programs offered: Uncover Indiana’s secrets at this world-class institution, featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Seasonal Girl Scout Badge Days, Family Nights Out, and Family Discovery days are offered. See the Indiana State Museum website for more information and to register.

Ages: All

Location: 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46204

Website: https://www.indianamuseum.org/

 

Life Skills

Garfield Park Arts Center/ Conservatory

Programs Offered: The Garfield Park Arts Center, part of Indy Parks & Recreation, engages visitors in diverse, artistic and cultural exhibitions, arts classes, and special events. It features performing arts spaces, visual arts galleries, classrooms, and a literary arts library. Seasonal badge earning program opportunities are provided. For more information about these classes, visit the Garfield Park Arts Center website.

Ages: All

Location: 2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Website: https://www.gpacarts.org/

Life Skills

uPaint Pottery Studio

Programs offered: uPaint’s mission is to provide an environment full of creativity and a place to spend quality time with loved ones. The uPaint teams strives to make the pottery painting experience the very best it can be for all customers. Seasonal pottery painting experiences are offered. To register and find more information, visit the uPaint Pottery website.

Ages: All

Location:

Plainfield- 1820 East Main Street Plainfield, IN 46168

Greenwood- 3113 W Smith Valley Road, Suite D Greenwood, IN 46142

Hamilton Town Center- 13901 Town Center Blvd, Suite 200 Noblesville, IN 46060

Website: https://upaintpotterystudio.com/

Life Skills

Hammer & Stain

Programs offered: Hammer & Stain Central Indiana is a DIY studio where guests can create a personalized piece of art in fun instructor guided classes. We offer personalized/customized wood signs, pillow covers, door mats, tote bags, ceramics & more. Girl Scouts can plan a private sign making workshop for your troop and create a piece you & your friends will love!

Ages: All

Location: 11508 Lantern Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

Website: https://hammerandstainci.com/collections/scouts

Life Skills

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

Programs offered: Seasonal dance badge earning opportunities that includes learning basic ballet steps, putting them together to learn a short dance, learning about the play of the season, enjoying a snack, and creating a craft. The workshop will also include the badge earned and a voucher to attend that season’s performance.

Ages: Brownie, Junior

Location: 1329 W. 96th St., Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46260​

Website: https://ballettheatreofcarmel.org/

Outdoors

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation

Programs Offered: Seasonal badge earning workshops offered. Find more information at the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation website.

Ages: All

Location: 1195 Central Park Drive West Indianapolis, IN 46280

Website: https://www.carmelclayparks.com/

Life Skills

 Fun Factory

Programs Offered: Fun Factory in Indianapolis for roller-skating and a whole lot more! They host all of your group events including fundraisers, sports teams, private parties, birthday parties, and corporate events. Bring your school or day camp field trips to Fun Factory for an afternoon of exercise and excitement. Enjoy a fun evening of skating with special Girl Scout discounts and opportunities with Fun Factory! Each month offers something different.

Ages: All

Location: 175 Southern Plaza Dr Indianapolis, IN 46227

Website: https://funfactoryskating.com/

Life Skills

Divers Supply Indy

Programs offered:

·         Girl Scouts Try Scuba for Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassadors. The Try Scuba session is the easiest way to experience the underwater world of scuba diving. You’ll enjoy a classroom session to learn the basics of scuba and a one-time, entry-level opportunity in a pool. Scuba certification not included.

·         Me & My Gal open Water Scuba Certification for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. You and your gal can get your scuba diving certification with the SSI Open Water Diver course – This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. To enroll you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Ages: Junior - Ambassador

Location: 104 S Post Road Indianapolis, IN 46219

Website: https://www.diverssupplyindy.com/

Life Skills

Fusion Gymnastics

Programs offered: Gymnastics Girl Scout FUN. Bounce, jump, flip, and more as you experience gymnastics equipment and learn some basic gymnastics moves. Bring a water bottle and dress to be active! Being active is part of healthy lifestyle and this program can help earn requirements for badges at several Girl Scout levels.

Ages: Daisy - Cadette

Location: 582 Pitt Rd Brownsburg, IN 46112

Website: http://www.fusiongym.com/

Life Skills

The Sparkle Studio

Programs offered: Sparkle4Girls Is a collection of lifestyle and skill building workshops for girls all ages. The workshops are relevant, interactive, engaging and fun Sparkle4Girls Workshop. The workshop series includes: Yummy Friendship, an ice cream themed interactive workshop that promotes and equips girls to build healthy friendships. The Sparkle 4 Girls workshop series includes other useful lifestyle and skill building workshops.

Ages: All

Location: 1081 3rd Avenue SW Suite 6 Carmel, IN 46032

Website: http://www.sparkle4girls.com/

Outdoors

Eagle Creek Park

Programs offered: Eagle Creek Park is one of Indiana’s State parks. They offer a variety of trails and outdoor opportunities including educational programming at the Ornithology center. A variety of badge earning, and just-for-fun workshops are offered. Visit the Ornithology Center’s page on Eagle Creek Park’s website for more information.

Ages: All

Location: 6515 Delong Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46278

Website: https://eaglecreekpark.org/

Outdoors

Pennsy Trail

Programs offered: Global Youth Service Day- Support our beautiful waterway in Hancock County and help protect wildlife while learning about the area.

Ages: All

Location: 400 West Trail Head, just south of US 40, Hancock County IN 46219

Website: https://www.traillink.com/trail/pennsy-trail/

Life Skills

Indianapolis Zoo

Programs offered: Bunk for A Badge at the Zoo for Brownies and Juniors. The Bunk for a Badge program is specifically designed for Girl Scout Juniors and Brownies! Your scouts will have fun earning a badge while spending the night at the Zoo. Join us on one of our thematic evenings. Brownies choose between Pets and Senses. Juniors choose between Animal Habitat, Detective and Flowers. The first troop to book the night selects the badge and only one badge program can be run per evening.

Ages: Brownies, Juniors

Location: 1200 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Website: https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/learn-explore/scout-experiences/

Virtual Programs - For Groups or Individuals
Life Skills

Jiffy Lube

Programs Offered: Car Care Badge with Jiffy Lube: Jiffy Lube is partnering up with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana so Scouts can earn their Car Care badges! Our car care clinics are designed to help Scouts grasp basic car maintenance (such as how to check your oil level and tire treads), investigate vehicle safety, research safe driving techniques, and understand what to do in case of emergency. Until summer of 2021, these clinics will be held virtually as it is convenient for Troops. Are you interested in coordinating a virtual car care clinic for your Troop? We’d be happy to host you! Please reach out to our Guest Services Director at guestservices@jiflube.com with the subject line “Girl Scouts” to set up a clinic.

Ages: Senior

Website: https://jiffylubeindiana.com/girl-scouts

Life Skills

Beaverton Civic Theatre Time Travelers Workshop

Programs Offered:

·         Time Travelers Workshop: Beaverton Civic Theatre is excited to announce time travel opportunities for youth ages 8 - 14 to journey to Greece, China, Europe, and the Aztec Empire. Explore the 19th and 20th Centuries before leaping to the future! The adventure begins January 16th. Please register online or email info@beavertoncivictheatre.org for more information. Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts attending these workshops will complete badge requirements. (Check out the website to see dates and their corresponding badges: http://www.beavertoncivictheatre.org/virtual-girl-scout-workshops.html)

·         Wizarding World Workshop: Beaverton Civic Theatre is pleased to inform you that all youth ages 8 - 14 are invited to attend interactive Zoom acting workshops designed for those who wish to specialize in witchcraft and wizardry. Please register online or email info@beavertoncivictheatre.org for more information.

·         Snow Series Workshop: Have fun with Beaverton Civic Theatre and explore some snowy adventures! Please register online or ​email info@beavertoncivictheatre.org for more information. Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts attending these workshops will complete badge requirements!  (Check out the website to see dates and their corresponding badges: http://www.beavertoncivictheatre.org/virtual-girl-scout-workshops.html)

Ages: Daisy- Cadettes

Registration link: http://www.beavertoncivictheatre.org/tickets.html

Life Skills

Comedy Sportz Virtual Improv Classes 

Programs Offered: Virtual improvisation workshops would feature one of our experienced improv teachers providing a private Intro to Improv workshop for 6-15 participants. Improvisation is a great way to explore skills of listening, thinking on your feet, teamwork, and more. For larger groups (16-25), an additional facilitator would be added, and the cost would increase by 50%. This program will also help girls to earn their Troupe Performer Badge. Anyone interested in booking an event can reach out to Ed Trout directly at edcsz@msn.com or call 317-951-8499.

Ages: Juniors - Ambassadors

Website: https://cszindianapolis.com/

STEM

Microsoft Centralized Calendar Events

Programs Offered: Microsoft's Indianapolis Hub is offering nationwide virtual workshops and train sessions for all ages. Come discover workshops in science, coding, creativity, history, and more. Note that when registering the website links works best when using newer browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Ages: All

Registration Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/#page=1&pageSize=24

STEM

Purdue Stempower

Programs offered: Purdue Stempower offers hands-on STEM programs led by Purdue students. These may be virtual or in person, dependent on Covid restrictions. Check out the events calendar for seasonal workshop opportunities! They also offer student mentoring and virtual troop meeting assistance. Check out the website to learn more!

Ages: Juniors

Website: https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/organization/stempower  

Travels to You

Central Indiana Tennis

Programs offered: Tennis workshops that come to you! Learn how to serve, lob, backhand, and forehand. Try your hand at tennis teamwork with red squishy balls to make your first time easier. (Racquets and balls will be provided.) Contact Jaxson Montague at jaxon@midwest.usta.com to set up a workshop.

Ages: All

Website:  https://www.usta.com/en/home/about-usta/who-we-are/midwest/centralindiana/about-us.html

The Spaience Lab

Programs offered: The Spaience Lab is an Innovative and Creative Program that blends the elements of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and even Entrepreneurship into a fun, engaging and useful enrichment program. Based on the projects, it has a special appeal to girls and thereby fosters and develops girl’s interest in Science and other STEM/STEAM related areas. Available workshops include: Lip Gloss Lab, Bubble Science, Making Scents of Science, Bath Bomb Exploration, and others. Contact us for troop / group reservations.

Ages: All

Website: http://www.thespaiencelab.com/

 

Createrella

Programs Offered: Petal Party by Createrella Florals is the best way to enhance your Girl Scout troop meetings: a fun and creative workshop for all age levels! This class includes 30 minutes of floral class instruction (learn floral processing, floral varietals, vase preparation, floral technique), snack time and 45 minutes at the flower bar where girls get to use all the tools and create a flower arrangement in a vase that they can bring home

Ages: All

Website: http://www.createrella.com/

 

Ripple Mobile Arts

Programs offered: Discover the world of clay and fused glass for your scout troop.  Schedule a virtual class or in-person class.   Materials delivered for your virtual class or create your own in-person at my studio located at 4550 Central avenue, Indianapolis.  I can even set up any program at your location!  All supplies included. Options for pottery wheel projects, clay hand building, recycled art and STEM.  All price options and scheduling with details found on the link below. Please register by calling 317-514-8469 or email me at ripplemobilearts@gmail.com . 

Ages: All

Website: https://www.ripplemobilearts.com/scouts

Artisan Experience, LLC

Programs offered: Artisan experience offers creative experiences that allow you to work as an artist, while learning the history, culture, and science of the world around us. This holistic educational experience will reach all types of learners and capture the memory with a great art activity in a variety of media and techniques. Experiences include limestone carving, leather stamping, ash to ink to pen, nature as canvas, natures clay, natural fiber weaving and custom programs. Email brenda@artisanexperience.org to schedule your own event!

Ages: All

Website:  https://artisanexperience.org/

Please note, most of our programs are searchable by locations using the advanced search feature on the Girl and Adult Event Listing page

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Patch Programs

Patch programs are a great way to explore a wide variety of topics. Detailed booklets describing the requirements for each patch are attached. Take time to read and explore all these great possibilities. You never know what fun you will have!

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We hope you enjoy these programs and take time to explore a full range of experiences. For additional Girl Scout program activities visit our complete program listing.