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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)!

Community Partner Programs by region and pillar

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North - Lafayette, Kokomo
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.

Location: Alexander Field at Purdue, 1350 McCormick Field, West Lafayette, IN 47906

 

Outdoors

Fair Oaks Farm

o   Description: Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great fun, fresh food, and learning.  It’s a place where you can explore family-owned farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.

o   Program offered: We are excited to show off some of the new thinking and practices that we were implementing in Agriculture through fun, interactive Adventures on real working farms. As soon as you and your group arrive, you will be greeted by one of our Adventure Guides. They will assist with check in and make sure everyone in the group knows where to go and what to expect. Girl Scout groups of 10 or more receive a special rate of $12 per person and Fair Oaks fun patches. Choose from The Dairy, Pig, or Crops Adventure. Each adventure typically lasts about three hours. Must schedule 2 weeks in advance.

o   Location: 856 N 600 E, Fair Oaks, IN 47943

o   Website: https://fofarms.com/

Life Skills

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

o   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.

o   Location: 221 N. Union St. Kokomo IN 46901

o   Website: https://www.khcpl.org/

Life Skills

 Thomas Duncan Hall

o   Description: Sine 1931 Duncan hall has hosted events from plays, art show and ballroom dances to countless weddings and receptions to community forums and even a speech by JFK in 1959. The mission of the Thomas Duncan Hall, Inc. is to preserve and maintain Duncan Hall so that it can provide a place for cultural, educational and celebratory events that enrich our community. It will also sponsor educational programs that enhance civility, character, and citizenship in Greater Lafayette, Indiana.

o   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.

o   Location: 619 Ferry St., Lafayette, Indiana 47901

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

STEM

Stempower - Purdue University

o   Description: Stempower is a STEM-focused mentoring student organization at Purdue University that strives to empower the next generation of confident, resilient women in STEM. Find out more about us on our website, and please contact stempower.purdue@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

o   Programs offered:

Virtual 1:1 Mentoring - This program matches one Scout to one Stempower mentor and is recommended for older children (3rd grade and up). Based on your individual schedule, your Scout and a Stempower mentor will meet regularly throughout the year to share fun STEM experiences, develop a strong mentor-mentee bond and fulfill badge requirements.

Virtual Troop Mentoring - If your group has decided to host virtual meetings, this is your program! Stempower will connect your group with inspiring student mentors once a month for a total of four-five meetings. Mentors will lead fun STEM activities to fulfill badge requirements and earn the Stempower patch. Your mentoring dates, between September and April, will be coordinated individually upon acceptance and are typically scheduled during your regular meeting times.

STEM Around the City - With the help of local children, Stempower is compiling a list of places in Tippecanoe County (e.g. your house/neighborhood, parks, downtown, Purdue, etc.) where you may explore STEM in the everyday world. The submissions will be compiled in a shareable booklet. More information on submission guidelines will be provided upon sign-up for this program.

Outdoor, Physically Distanced Activities - Stempower is considering the option of hosting outdoor, STEM-based events (like scavenger hunts, STEM walks, sidewalk STEM, etc.) to get away from the screen! All children would need to be accompanied by an adult and would be required to adhere to appropriate safety protocols.

Please complete the following application by September 12th to sign-up for a program(s): Stempower Fall 2020 Girl Scout Application (https://forms.gle/DkqVViE5vgDKM7do6). Meeting details will be coordinated individually upon acceptance into the program. Mentoring dates may fall anytime between October and April to allow the best fit for your schedule.

o   Location: 610 Purdue Mall West Lafayette, IN 47907

o   Website: https://stempowerpurdue.wixsite.com/stempower

 

Life Skills

Central Indiana Tennis

o   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.

o   Location: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Richmond, Columbus, and various other central Indiana cities.

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

STEM

Microsoft

Programs offered: Microsoft Stores will also be hosting a variety of virtual workshops for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Alumnae. This is a great opportunity to connect further into your community and build meaningful relationships. Microsoft Stores and local councils can use these events to introduce girls to Girl Scouts, Microsoft, and STEM programming. Girl Scout badge workshops being offered include Computer Expert, Coding for Good: App Development, and Digital Photography.
Location: Virtual!
Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/

East - Anderson, Muncie, Richmond
Entrepreneurship

Indiana Federation Business & Professional Women (INFBPW)

o   Description: The mission statement of INFBPW is to promote and support women personally, professionally and politically.

o   Programs Offered: Seasonally, Girl Scouts 7th grade and older are able to attend a conference and participate in Palimentri procedures.  After attending this workshop, the girls will go back finish a few more steps and will be eligible for the GS scholarship when they graduate high school.

o   Location: Knightstown, IN

o   Website: https://www.infbpw.org/   

 

Life Skills

Anderson Museum of Art

o   Description: To secure a home for arts and cultural activities in Anderson, Geneva Stewart (Mrs. Byron) and Nellie Alford Hill then began the creation on the art museum.

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

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

o   Website: www.andersonart.org/girl-scouts

Life Skills

Levi & Catherine Coffin State Historic Site

o   Description: This eight-room home was the third home of Levi and Catharine Coffin in Newport, and it was a safe haven for hundreds of fugitive slaves on their journey to Canada. Levi and Catharine Coffin’s home became known as “The Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.”

o   Programs offered: Look for seasonal offerings of Girl Scout Days at the Levi & Catherine Coffin State Historic Site. 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.

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

o   Website: https://www.indianamuseum.org/levi-and-catharine-coffin-state-historic-site

STEM

Hayes Arboretum

o   Description: In June of 1915, Stanley Hayes began purchasing tracts of land in order to preserve and protect some of the old growth Beech-Maple Forest. Stanley Hayes realized that much of the old forest that he was familiar with was becoming scarce as natural areas were being developed. Over time this began the creation of his Arboretum.

o   Programs offered: Hayes Arboretum is pleased to offer a number of programs designed to enhance stem and outdoor badge requirements by providing hands-on outdoor learning experiences with nature. All lessons are led by trained and experienced naturalists. Hayes Arboretum is 330 acres of woodlands, meadows, swamps, and streams just waiting to be explored by eager girl scouts. Our three miles of hiking trails are an ideal outdoor laboratory providing your students an unparalleled learning experience.

o   Location: 801 Elks Road, Richmond, IN 47374

o   Website: https://www.hayesarboretum.org/

Outdoors

Southeastway Park

o   Description: One of Indiana’s state parks. It has trails for walking and running, bike trails, a playground, shelters, an Education Center, wooded areas, and a pond.

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

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

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

 

Life Skills

First Tee of Indiana

o   Description: The First Tee of Indiana strives to impact the lives of young people by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

o   Location: First Tee of Indiana locations in Indianapolis, Michiana, Peru, Muncie, Richmond, Evansville, Valparasio, and South Bend.

o   Website: https://www.firstteeindiana.org/

 

Life Skills

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

o   Description: The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States.

o   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!

o   Location: 3400 Vine Street. Cincinnati, OH 45220

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

Life Skills

Central Indiana Tennis

o   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.

o   Location: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Richmond, Columbus, and various other central Indiana cities.

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

STEM

Microsoft

Programs offered: Microsoft Stores will also be hosting a variety of virtual workshops for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Alumnae. This is a great opportunity to connect further into your community and build meaningful relationships. Microsoft Stores and local councils can use these events to introduce girls to Girl Scouts, Microsoft, and STEM programming. Girl Scout badge workshops being offered include Computer Expert, Coding for Good: App Development, and Digital Photography.
Location: Virtual!
Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/


Life Skills

Westwind Farm

Description: Westwind Farm and Fiber is a small, family-owned farm in Yorktown, IN. They offer a multitude of programs and classes in fiber arts, gardening, animals, and more!

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.

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

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


 

South - Bloomington, Edinburgh
Outdoors

PALS Therapy

o   Description: PALS (People & Animals Learning Services, Inc.) promotes joy, quality of life, better health and empowerment by providing therapeutic programs with horses.

o   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.

o   Location: 7644 W Elwren Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

o   Website: http://palstherapy.org/

Life Skills

Wine & Canvas

o   Description: Wine and Canvas is not just a paint class it is Art Entertainment at its finest. Awesome local artists, great customer service and beautiful surroundings make for an amazing experience that you don't find anywhere else.

o   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.

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

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

 

Life Skills

Newport Aquarium

o    Description: Discover the Wonder of an underwater world and see thousands of the world's most exotic aquatic animals. Scouts can touch stingrays, sharks, crabs and other creatures and learn how they can make a difference in conservation efforts. Explore underwater tunnels, get eye-to-eye with penguins and rare white alligators and share thrilling adventures like walking inches above a tank full of sharks on a rope bridge. Book your visit today and be part of the BEST YEAR EVER at Newport Aquarium!

o   Programs offered:

§  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.

o   Location: One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071

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

Life Skills

Young Women Writing for (a) Change.

o   Description: Women Writing for (a) Change® Bloomington is part of a national network of writing schools that provide opportunities for individuals to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community.

o   Programs offered: Scribe badge for Juniors. We offer a writing circle for Girl Scouts to receive their Scribe badge.

o   Location: Bloomington, IN

o   Website: www.womenwritingbloomington.org

Life Skills

Indiana University – Campus Girl Scouts

 

o   Programs offered: Look for seasonal badge earning opportunities on the Girl Scouts Activity Calendar.

o   Location: Bloomington, IN

o   Website: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/CGS

Life Skills

Aerialogy

o   Description: Aerialogy unites a unique band of professional aerialists specializing in many fantastic forms of flight, including silks, lyra, aerial chains, trapeze, chandelyra, aerial net, and more.

o   Programs offered:

§  Aerial Dance for Brownie and Juniors. Join us for a cirque-style warm up, learn to spin and fly on the silks, then perform an aerial dance routine for your friends and family! You’ll earn an Aerialogy patch and certificate of completion. Come dressed to move in leggings and a workout shirt. First-time aerialists welcome! 2 hour workshop. Waiver must be signed in advance.

§  Fly Your Way to Fitness for Cadette, Senior, Ambassador. Aerial gymnastics is an amazing way to gain confidence while building strength, flexibility and body awareness. With our progressive training methods, even a total beginner can learn to invert, spin, and explore creative movement. You’ll earn an Aerialogy patch and certificate of completion. Come dressed to sweat in leggings and a workout shirt. 2 hour workshop. Waiver must be signed in advance.

o   Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W Bloomfield Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

o   Website: http://www.aerialogy.fitness/workshops

Life Skills


Monroe County History Center

o   Description: The Monroe County History Center collects, preserves, researches, interprets and presents the genealogy, history and artifacts of Monroe County, Indiana, and provides an accessible learning environment for all to enjoy.

o   Programs offered: Contact Andrea Hadsell to book a troop program for a fun way to fulfill Life Skills badges.

o   Location: 202 East 6th Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47408

o   Website: https://monroehistory.org/

STEM

Cummins Corporate Aviation

o   Programs offered: Seasonal offerings of the Aviation Discovery and Hangar Tour. Join us at the Cummins Aviation hangar to learn more about working with airplanes. We especially want you to meet women working in the field now! The visit will include a hangar tour and the opportunity to see corporate aircraft up close. A snack will be provided.

o   Location: Cummins Hangar 5175 N Warren Dr Columbus, IN 47203

o   Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cummins-Corporate-Aviation/284223434942515

 

STEM

McCabe Orthodontics

o   Program Offered: Smile Squad Dental Patch. Meet Dr. Russell McCabe and his team to learn about the creation of beautiful smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. Tour the office, get individual molds, learn about the treatment process, and enjoy a snack!

o   Location: 3551 RockyFord Road Columbus, IN 47203

Website: https://www.drmccabeortho.com/

Life Skills

Central Indiana Tennis

o   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.

o   Location: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Richmond, Columbus, and various other central Indiana cities.

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

STEM

Microsoft

Programs offered: Microsoft Stores will also be hosting a variety of virtual workshops for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Alumnae. This is a great opportunity to connect further into your community and build meaningful relationships. Microsoft Stores and local councils can use these events to introduce girls to Girl Scouts, Microsoft, and STEM programming. Girl Scout badge workshops being offered include Computer Expert, Coding for Good: App Development, and Digital Photography.
Location: Virtual!
Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/

West - Terre Haute
Life Skills

Clayshire Castle Bed & Breakfast

o   Description: Escape the chaos and stress of the modern world at Clayshire Castle, a medieval-style bed and breakfast in the tranquil countryside of western central Indiana. Here our guests are treated like royalty with luxurious accommodations and gourmet breakfasts.

o   Programs Offered: Seasonal Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire!  This family-friendly event has something for everyone - traditional music and dance, theater, jousting and live armored combat, an artisan marketplace, fairy games and activities for the young and young at heart, and tasty food.  Visitors can learn about medieval life, take a tour of the castle, enjoy shows, and even meet the red and white queens!  Discounted admission and a special patch for Girl Scouts who show their badges at the admission tent! No registration required!

o   Location: 8780 E CR 75 N, Bowling Green, IN, 47833

o   Website: https://www.clayshirecastle.com/

STEM

Indiana State University Crime Lab

o   Description: The primary purpose of the crime lab is to employ investigative techniques utilized in the recognition, collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. It is used for education and teaching purposes.

o   Programs offered: Seasonal offerings of the Criminology Crime Lab Tour for Juniors. Visit the state of the art Criminology crime lab at Indiana State University. Where visitors will get to use some of the high tech equipment used in investigations, such as a Krimesite imager, and explore other exciting ways forensics is may be utilized to solve crimes, like collecting fingerprints!

o   Location: Indiana State University Meet at the John W. Moore Welcome Center 318 N 6th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809

o   Website: https://www.indstate.edu/cas/ccj/about-ccj/student-opportunities-and-departmental-resources/crime-lab

STEM

Terre Haute Children's Museum

o   Description: The Terre Haute Children's Museum is three stories of fun, laughter and exploration located in the heart of Terre Haute. Since its early beginnings, the museum has more than doubled in size and has educated more than 230,000 children and adults from 22 counties in Indiana and Illinois.

o   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.

o   Location: 727 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807

o   Website: https://thchildrensmuseum.com/

Life Skills

Central Indiana Tennis

o   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.

o   Location: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Richmond, Columbus, and various other central Indiana cities.

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

STEM

Microsoft

Programs offered: Microsoft Stores will also be hosting a variety of virtual workshops for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Alumnae. This is a great opportunity to connect further into your community and build meaningful relationships. Microsoft Stores and local councils can use these events to introduce girls to Girl Scouts, Microsoft, and STEM programming. Girl Scout badge workshops being offered include Computer Expert, Coding for Good: App Development, and Digital Photography.
Location: Virtual!
Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/

Central - Indy
Life Skills

Central Indiana Academy of Dance

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs Offered: 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!

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

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

Life Skills

Myart Zionsville

o   Description: Myart offers Zionsville drawing classes and fine art instruction for children, ages four and up, teens and adults. Our curriculum-based programs include guided, semi-guided and fully independent methods of art instruction designed to develop both conceptual understanding and core skills and techniques. Classes are generally structured according to age and are conducted in a supportive non-competitive environment. Our Zionsville Art Classes take place in our colorful studio in the quaint village of Zionsville.

o   Programs Offered: Seasonal Girl Scout art classes are offered and can be found on the GSCI Activity Calendar. Year round Girl Scout Art Parties are also available. Call us to schedule an art class designed specifically for your Girl Scout troop! Choose from a variety of themes and subjects as well as choice of mediums including markers, watercolors and pastels. We provide a step by step lesson on how to draw along with a demonstration of how to use the chosen medium. Your Scouts will love learning how to draw and will take home an amazing piece of artwork!

o   Location: 147 S. First Street, Zionsville, IN 46077

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

Life Skills

Dragonfly Collective LLC

o   Description: All over the world, the dragonfly symbolizes change, adaptability, and transformation. At Dragonfly Collective we embrace the connection between body, mind, and spirit in order to achieve unique and individualized results. We aim to enhance your well-being by bringing together a variety of programs and providers offering integrative solutions to benefit your holistic self. Our focus is on offering custom workshops, classes, and coaching to individuals of all ages, helping to create wellness in all aspects of life.

o   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.

o   Location: Central Indiana Area

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

Life Skills

The Cat Theatre

o   Description: The Cat's vision is to be the "Off-Off-Broadway" of Carmel Indiana, giving the artists of Carmel a local, welcoming, and affordable place to play; and giving audiences an affordable place to be entertained. The 150-seat theatre is sandwiched between the Carmel Arts District and Monon Boulevard and offers residency for theatre companies without a home and is available for artistic events, classes, recitals and private events.

o   Programs Offered: Various programs and workshops available include the following and may change seasonally - "Improv Workshop Comes To You" "Come See Disney's Descendents and get a talk back with the Director and Members of the Cast and Crew" "Welcome Spring! Help us plant the Community Garden" "Projection: Public Speaking Prep from the Professionals" Contact Audrey Larkin at audreylarkin@thecattheatre.com for registration or more information.

o   Location: 254 Veterans Way. Carmel, IN 46032

o   Website: https://thecattheatre.com

Life Skills

Christian Youth Theater

o   Description: CYT Indy is a licensed affiliate of CYT, Inc, the largest youth theater program in the nation, with programs across the country.

o   Programs Offered: Seasonal offerings of theater performances that offer Girl Scouts special discounts.

o   Location: 3200 N Cold Spring Rd Indianapolis, IN 46222

o   Website: https://www.cytindy.org/

Life Skills

 The Art Lab

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: 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!

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

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

Life Skills

Indiana State Museum

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: 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.

o   Location: 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46204

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

Life Skills

Createrella

o   Description: Createrella is a floral and stationary design studio based in Indianapolis, IN. Founded by lead designer, Candace Nortey and with my husband, Adjei, I'm inspired by the simple beauty of flowers to evoke the feelings of joy and peace in a space.

o   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

o   Location: Travels to you

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

Life Skills

Garfield Park Arts Center/ Conservatory

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs Offered: Seasonal badge earning program opportunities are provided. For more information about these classes, visit the Garfield Park Arts Center website.

o   Location: 2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203

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

Life Skills

uPaint Pottery Studio

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: Seasonal pottery painting experiences are offered. To register and find more information, visit the uPaint Pottery website.

o   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

o   Website: https://upaintpotterystudio.com/

Life Skills

Hammer & Stain

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: Girl Scouts can plan a private sign making workshop for your troop and create a piece you & your friends will love!

o   Location: 11508 Lantern Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

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

Life Skills

Ripple Moblie Arts

o   Description: Ripple Mobile Arts is a traveling art business providing Pottery wheel, Fused glass and Recycled art to girls of all ages. We can come to you or you can setup a class at the studio.

o   Programs Offered: We fulfill the Pottery badge requirements and can provide recreational programs for any occasion in Pottery, Fused glass and Recycled art. Clay and Fused programs work well for any occasion. $20 a girl for 2 clay or fused glass projects. All participants can create a project on the pottery wheel in a single workshop. We deliver all finished work to you.

o   Location: Northwood Christian Church 4550 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205

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

Life Skills

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

o   Description: The Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy is proud to include the American Ballet The­atre® National Training Curriculum among its training methods. This breakthrough nine-level program combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.

o   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.

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

o   Website: https://ballettheatreofcarmel.org/

Life Skills

Serenity

o   Description: This 1868 home was one of the first in Zionsville and is platted on the 2nd lot!  We repainted this lovely home its original, historical color.  Enter through the antique doors and you are stepping back in time.  Enjoy lunch or English tea with friends or at our "community table".  Experience wonderful antiques, aged rugs, period lighting and sensational food.

o   Programs offered:

§  Murder Mystery Dinner for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Enjoy a four course dinner and try to solve a crime. Each person gets a script and you solve the murder as a team investigative unit of 6 and 8 participants. Must be 12 or older.

§  Etiquette and Manners Matter for Brownies and Juniors. Learn the 80 points of etiquette while eating a four course meal. So necessary as Manners Matter.

o   Location: 135 South Main Zionsville, IN 46077

o   Website: https://www.occasionsdivine.com/restaurant.html

Outdoors

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation

o   Description: Carmel Clay Parks and Registration is a part of Indiana State Parks. They manage and maintain more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark.

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

o   Location: 1195 Central Park Drive West Indianapolis, IN 46280

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

Life Skills

·White River Sound- Sweet Adelines International

o   Description: White River Sound is a woman's barbershop chorus dedicated to achieving the highest level of musical performance through education, competition, community involvement and friendship.

o   Programs Offered: SAI Young Women in Harmony for Brownies and Juniors. Do your Girl Scouts like to sing? Sweet Adelines International will teach the art of barbershop singing to your troop. Programs geared toward Brownies and Juniors. Older scouts interested in leadership opportunities, please contact Susie Davis. Scholarship programs available – contact Susie Davis.

o   Location: Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Leadership Learning Center meeting rooms A & B. 7201 Girl Scout Lane Indianapolis, IN 46214

o   Website: https://www.whiteriversoundchorus.org/

Life Skills

 Fun Factory

o   Description: Fun Factory in Indianapolis for rollerskating 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.

o   Programs Offered: Enjoy a fun evening of skating with special Girl Scout discounts and opportunities with Fun Factory! Each month offers something different.

o   Location: 175 Southern Plaza Dr Indianapolis, IN 46227

o   Website: https://funfactoryskating.com/

Life Skills

Divers Supply Indy

o   Description: Divers' Supply Indy is full service recreational and technical scuba equipment. We offer Dive Instruction, dive travel, equipment services. 

o   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.

o   Location: 104 S Post Road Indianapolis, IN 46219

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

Life Skills

·Fusion Gymnastics

o   Description: Fusion gymnastics offers many opportunities for exercise and fun. From their competitive team to open gym, birthday parties, and sleepovers there is something for everyone.

o   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.

o   Location: 582 Pitt Rd Brownsburg, IN 46112

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

Life Skills

Level 10 martial Arts

o   Description: Specializing in helping kids develop leadership skills and success-mindset as well as helping families spend quality family time together; Level 10 is not your average "kicking and punching" karate school.

o   Programs Offered: Girl Scout Self Defense Seminar for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls will work on self-defense skills and learn how to deal with bullies and peer pressure.

o   Location: 5135 S Emerson Ave b, Indianapolis, IN 46237

o   Website: https://www.level10martialarts.com/

Life Skills

The Sparkle Studio

o   Description: Sparkle4Girls Is a collection of lifestyle and skill building workshops for girls all ages. The workshops are relevant, interactive, engaging and fun.

o   Programs offered: 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.

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

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

Outdoors

Eagle Creek Park

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: 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.

o   Location: 6515 Delong Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46278

o   Website: https://eaglecreekpark.org/

Outdoors

Pennsy Trail

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

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

STEM

Snapology

o   Description: At Snapology we believe that children are meant to learn through play. When children are engaged in interactive, hands-on learning activities, their creativity flourishes and they show an increased interest in school. We help your child grow up with a thirst for knowledge. How do we do it? Snapology engages children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. While the kids are having fun with familiar toys, laptops and iPads, we sneak in the learning. Shh, don't tell them it's educational!

o   Programs offered: A variety of STEM focused workshops are available. There is a new one offered every month! Check out Snapology’s website to register and for more information.

o   Location:

§  Indianapolis, IN

o   Website: https://www.snapology.com/

Life Skills

Indianapolis Zoo

o   Description: The Indianapolis Zoo is home to many types of animals and prides itself on its award winning educational outreach along with its conservation efforts.

o   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.

o   Location: 1200 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

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

STEM

· Microsoft

Programs offered: Microsoft Stores will also be hosting a variety of virtual workshops for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Alumnae. This is a great opportunity to connect further into your community and build meaningful relationships. Microsoft Stores and local councils can use these events to introduce girls to Girl Scouts, Microsoft, and STEM programming. Girl Scout badge workshops being offered include Computer Expert, Coding for Good: App Development, and Digital Photography.
Location: Virtual!
Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/workshops-training-and-events/

Life Skills

Children’s Dental Center

o   Description: Fishers Pediatric Dentist Serving Children in Indianapolis. The mission at Children's Dental Center is to build a dental home valuing prevention, early detection and treatment of dental disease in children.

o   Programs Offered: Smile Squad Dental Patch for Daisy, Brownies, and Juniors. Increase your knowledge and understanding of dental health! Participate in fun activities involving nutrition/healthy habits and have the opportunity to donate items to a local organization of your choice!

o   Location: 9886 East 116th Street Suite 100 Fishers, IN 46037

o   Website: https://www.babytoothcenter.com/

STEM

The Spaience Lab

o   Description: 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.

o   Programs offered: Available workshops include: Lip Gloss Lab, Bubble Science, Making Scents Of Science , Bath Bomb Exploration and others . Contact us for troop / group reservations.

o   Location: Mobile

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

 

Life Skills

The Museum of Miniature Houses

o   Description: Create Your Own Mini Art Workshop at the Museum of Miniature Houses. A wonderful opportunity for children aged six to 16 to make miniature room settings of a bedroom, living room or kitchen based on stencils supplied by the museum. 

o   Programs offered: All materials for furnishing the rooms are included as part of the workshop fee, which is also the admission fee: $10 for anyone 10 and older; $5 for children aged 3-9.  Reservations are required by sending an email to info@museumofminiatures.org or calling 317-575-9466. During the Covid-19 pandemic, only groups less than 10 persons can be accommodated.  Museum is open Wednesday- Sundays.  Workshops can be scheduled beginning at 1:00 p.m. any day. Last workshop of the day can be scheduled no later than 4:00 p.m.

o   Location: 111 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032

Website: http://www.museumofminiatures.org/

Life Skills

Central Indiana Tennis

o   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.

o   Location: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Richmond, Columbus, and various other central Indiana cities.

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

Life Skills

AR Workshop

o   Description: AR Workshop is a  DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom home decor from raw materials.  Fun for all ages! Children and adults can enjoy a workshop and have a beautiful piece to take home that day.   Join an instructor-led workshop to make customizable wood signs, frames, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, trays, chunky knit blankets and more!

o   Programs offered: Girl Scouts can plan a private sign making workshop for your troop and create a piece you & your friends will love! We feature Girl Scout Badge Day and Family Nights Out. Email carmel@arworkshop.com if you have any questions.

o   Location: 14643 N Gray Road, Westfield, IN 46062

Website:  https://www.arworkshop.com/carmel/

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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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