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Anytime Activities

Anytime Activities provide Troops with the opportunity to schedule flexible events with community partners! We have many individuals and organizations in our council ready to share their unique skills with your girls. Check below for contact information and activity details for each partner. If you need more information, or would like to share feedback about partners, call 800-798-0833.

Are you a local business interested in becoming an Anytime Activity Partner? Fill out our application.

Check our Activities Page to find scheduled events happening near you.

Life Skills

Girl Scouts learn life skills that help shape them into successful adults! Our community partners offer a variety of activities for girls to learn new skills. 

African American Museum

Grade Level: Grades 3-12
Capacity: 10-40 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Free-$100
Contact Phone: (319) 862-2101
Required Notice: One week for tours and two weeks for presentations.
Description: The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) offers tours of permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as travelling trunks that include lesson plans with all necessary materials and travelling exhibits that include 3-4 easy-up panels. Hands-on workshops and presentations for girls in grades 9-12 are available as well. All exhibits, tours, and presentations will cover African American history.




Board & Brush Creative Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 10-24 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: $35 per girl, $75 refundable deposit
Contact Phone: (563) 580-4754
Required Notice: Three days
Description: Board & Brus Creative Studio offers DIY wood sign workshops. Participants will distress, sand, stain, and paint wood signs. (Some steps dependent upon age.) The workshop is instructor-led and our assistants are there to help guide you through the process. They also offer pillow painting workshops!




Creative Adventure Lab

Grade Level: Grades K-8
Capacity: 4-15 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: 25
Contact Phone: (563) 607-5366
Required Notice: 1 month
Description: Creative Adventure Lab is happy to assist troops with earning badges in pottery, painting, robotics, and digital movie making. Payment is due when your troop arrives for the workshop. Adults and volunteers are complimentary. Access to the Discovery Lab is not included in workshop fees.




DeSoto Pottery Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-12 girls
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Fees: 15
Contact Phone: (309) 738-9142
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The Desoto Pottery Studio can accommodate any needs related to clay. They are a fully-funtional workshop with plenty of pottery examples. They can also demonstrate how to make clay!




Dubuque Regional Humane Society 

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-20 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 582-6766
Required Notice: Two to three months.
Description: The Dubuque Regional Human Society provides tours of the shelter to groups interested in learning more about the services we provide to the animals and the community. We can also offer insight and answer questions for badge requirements.




Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre

Grade Level: Grades 2-5
Capacity: 1-25 girls
Location: West Liberty, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 627-2487
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre offers workshops in puppet-making, playwriting, props and scenery, and performance. They design each workshop to meet the needs of participants and can help meet requirements for performance, storytelling, writing, and craft badges!




Figge Art Museum

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 10-25 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: 7
Contact Phone: (563) 345-6655 
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Get the chance to come to the Figge Art Museum for a guided tour and studio art activity! Girls can work towards their art badges with this activity.




Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-100 girls for tours and 1-30 girls for the blacksmith shop
Location: Galena, Illinois
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (815) 777-9131
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The museum can offer a variety of packages from simple tours of the museum and our operating Blacksmith Shop to day activities where girls can earn badges such as Bugs, Flowers, Trees, Sky, Water, Jeweler, Playing in the Past, and Public Speaker. Other badges and patches can be arranged.




Guitar Center Cedar Rapids

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 1-30 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (319) 378-1720 
Required Notice: Two weeks
Description: Guitar Center Cedar Rapids has a full-lessons facility and offers free monthly kids' and women's guitar classes. They can accommodate groups to pre-arranged classes or schedule an exclusive event. The class and in-store experience will meet many of the requirements of the Musician badge. 




Guitar Center Davenport

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-15 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 355-5667
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Guitar Center Davenport offers free guitar lessons for Girl Scouts!




Hansen's Dairy

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-30 people
Location: Hudson, Iowa
Fees: 12
Contact Phone: (319) 988-9834 
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Hansen's Dairy Hands-On Tour takes you through the process of getting milk from the cow to your table. Admission includes a trolley ride to the farm, then a walking tour to see our animals and facilities. All participants can feed a calf, milk a cow by hand, pet the kangaroos and goats, make homemade butter, sample Hansen's products, and eat ice cream.




Hy-Vee Ansborough

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 8-20 girls
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Fees: $15-16
Contact Phone: (319) 233-3266
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Hy-Vee Dietitian Beth Barber, RD LD conducts four Cooking badge classes at Ansborough Avenue Hy-Vee.




Hy-Vee Marion

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 1-15 girls
Location: Marion, Iowa
Fees: $15-20
Contact Phone: (319) 377-4803
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Marion Hy-Vee offers cooking classes, store tours, educational type events that tie in accordingly with badge activities.




Hy-Vee Milan

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 15-20 girls
Location: Milan, Illinois
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (309) 787-0273
Required Notice: One to two months.
Description: Milan Hy-Vee offers group cooking classes and garden classes. Badges include: Snacks Badge, Simple Meals Badge, and Eating for Beauty Badge




Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-10 girls
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (319) 887-6083
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center offers Humane education, dog bite prevention, and pet responsibility.




Jazzercise Dubuque Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-25 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: 5
Contact Phone: (563) 582-1540
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Join Jazzercise Dubuque Studio for a a 30-minute Junior Jazzercise class. Official Junior Jazzercise patches are just $1.00 each! In a class, Girl Scouts can learn about: • Good habits for a fun and healthy life • How to be fit by making the right daily choices • How to express themselves through dance




Linda Jones

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: No Limit
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: $10-$15 per girl
Contact Phone: (630) 533-0162
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Linda Jones will travel to you to offer cooking badges and babysitter training!




Little Wish Yoga

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 20-40 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 389-3305
Required Notice: Two weeks for badges and three weeks for journeys.
Description: Little Wish Yoga offers girls, troops, and their families opportunities to earn a fun patch, badge, and/or Journey. They can help you complete a badge or part of a Journey. Little Wish Yoga comes to YOUR troop and brings all the materials! Inquire with Little Wish Yoga about what all badges and Journeys they offer.




Made by Mikayla 

Grade Level: Grades 4-12
Capacity: 1-20 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: $7 per girl
Contact Phone: (641) 732-2960
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Made by Mikayla offers workshops to earn the Jeweler badge, the Textile Artist badge, or fun patches where Juniors-Ambassadors can choose to make jewelry, plant hangers, or wall hangings. For the Jeweler badge, Juniors will learn all about the origins of macrame and the different knots used, then practice tying each type of knot. Girls will create a bracelet or necklace to take home with them. For the Textile Artist badge, Seniors will learn all about the origins of macrame and the different knots used, then practice tying each type of knot. Girls will each make a plant hanger or wall hanging to take home with them.




Natural Grocers

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-15 girls for demos and 1-100 girls for tours
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (563) 355-4396
Required Notice: Three weeks.
Description: Natural Grocers has a strong commitment to community and to providing Free Nutritional Education about health and wellness and food quality at affordable pricing. Their Nutritional Health Coach to educate on nutrition and culinary basics, store tours and scavenger hunts, recipe demonstrations and tastings, seasonal produce, and how to make food healthier and menu planning. They offer Snacks, Simple Meals, New Cuisines, Locavore, and Dinner Party badges. Our Nutritional Health Coach is open to work individually with each troop leader to best support their troop.




Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-100 girls
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (319) 235-0507
Required Notice: Two weeks for troops and two months for larger groups.
Description: The Northeast Iowa Food Banks offers a range of different volunteer opportunities. They will work with each troop to determine which project works best for troops. Some of their projects include working with produce, working on our backpack program and helping to repack bulk product. Saturdays during summer, girls can also volunteer in the community garden!




Prestige Dance Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 6-26 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: 5
Contact Phone: (563) 543-8414 
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: At Prestige Dance Studio, girls will earn their dance badges, exercise their bodies, and learn in a fun and energetic atmosphere.




Quad Cities Social Dancing

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-40 girls
Location: Moline, Illinois
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (309) 798-0279
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Quad Cities Social Dancing offers dancing in the areas of Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Country, Line Dance, and World Dance. They can build programs to meet specifications for badges. They can come and give lessons on site or you can come to the studio. World dances to match your country for World Day, Summer Day Camps, and Fundraising events are all great ways to use QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing).




Red Cross Moline

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 8-30 girls
Location: Moline, Illinois
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 343-4031
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Red Cross Moline offers various Safe Families programs including: First Aid, Kid Fire Safety, Pillowcase Project, Prepare with Pedro, First Aid and CPR Certification, Hands Only CPR, Masters of Disaster, CPR for High School Students, Be Red Cross Ready Disaster Preparedness Education, Fire Prevention Workshops, and Community Safety Days.




The River's Edge

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 5-25 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: $60 minimum
Contact Phone: (563) 888-3118
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The Girl Scouts Package at the River's Edge comes with a skating badge, public skate admission, skate rental, and a 45 minute on and off ice group lesson with one our certified Learn to Skate instructor. Skaters are invited to stay for the entire public skate after the lesson and skate.




University of Northern Iowa Museum

Grade Level: Grades K-5
Capacity: 1-30 girls
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 273-2495
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: There are 5 standing workshops available for girls to earn badges at the UNI Museum. The badges are Celebrating Community, Potter, Playing the Past, Musician, and Textile Artist. In each of these workshops, the girls will have the opportunity to work directly with museum objects to learn about local and global history. During the workshop they will also have the opportunity to create something inspired by what they learned so they can take part of their visit home.




Waterloo Black Hawks

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: No Limit
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 296-7585
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Waterloo Black Hawks offer discounted tickets for a few nights during the season.




Wildtree Iowa City

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 1-20 girls and 1-20 adults
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Fees: $40 per girl
Contact Phone: (319) 389-0931
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Kids in the Kitchen is a workshop where kids can learn about nutrition and meal planning, decorate their own apron, and prep 4 freezer meals that they can cook later at home. Directions, freezer bags, and recipes are included. Cost is $40 per girl to cover all ingredients. All you need to bring is a cooler and ice packs to take your meals home.




STEM

Girl Scouts love Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Find a community partner to help your girls explore new topics. 

ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab

Grade Level: Grades 4-5
Capacity: 1-60 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (563) 441-4093
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The ATEEC energy lab is open to the public or by appointment. The lab staff can customize learning sessions for students to teach them about energy and new technologies. Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 can earn the Get Moving journey at the ATEEC Interactive Learning Center.




Nelson Chiropractic

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-40 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa; Bettendorf, Iowa; Galesburg, Illinois
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 449-6217
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Nelson Chiropractic offers chiropractice office tours and fun activities for all age ranges. They can offer My Best Self, Science of Happiness, Staying Fit, Women's Health, and Business Owner badges. A goodie bag, healthy snack and drinks, and a patch are included!




Quad City Botanical Center

Grade Level: Grades K-5
Capacity: 1-20 girls
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (309) 794-0991
Required Notice: One to two months.
Description: The Quad City Botanical Centers offers programs including: Terrarium class, Daisy Flower Garden Mini-gardens class, and Plant to Plate workshop.




St. Ambrose University, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Grade Level: Grades 2-3
Capacity: 6-20 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 333-6181
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Computer Queens Brownie Girl Scout Computer Expert Badge Workshop. Conducted by Computer and Information Sciences Department Faculty and Women in Engineering Students. Setting is classroom laboratory on St. Ambrose Campus. Workshop is 90 minutes in length and scouts complete the 5 activities required for the Computer Expert badge. Workshop includes light, nutritious refreshments. Girls receive badge as workshop ends. Workshop, refreshments, and computer expert badge are provided at no cost to Brownie Scouts.




The Curiosity Path

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-15 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 651-4783
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Daisy Space Science Explorer, Brownie Space Science Adventurer, Brownie Home Scientist, Brownie Making Games, Brownie Inventor, Junior Space Science Investigator, Junior Detective, Junior Product Designer

Outdoors

Girl Scouts can explore the outdoors with new activities and beautiful locations! All our outdoor partners will teach girls new skills while having fun in nature. 

Hawkeye Community Rowing

Grade Level: Grades 6-12
Capacity: 4-16 girls
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (319) 384-1292
Required Notice: 6 weeks.
Description: Hawkeye Community Rowing offers Girl Scout Learn to Rows that allows them to attain their rowing badges.




Hurstville Interpretive Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 10-80 girls
Location: Maquoketa, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (563) 652-3783
Required Notice: 2 weeks.
Description: Hurtsville Interpretive Center is willing to work with groups of all ages on badges that have an outdoor recreation, natural resources, team building or animal theme.




Johnson County Conservation Bur Oak Land Trust

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: No limit
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (319) 338-7030
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Bur Oak Land Trust is a non-profit land trust that works to protext and conserve natrual areas and works to education the community about public land use. The organization welcomes Girl Scouts to work with Johnson County Conservation on projects focused on leave no trace, the environment, and using resources wisely.




Four Mounds

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-225 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Phone: (563) 580-7909
Required Notice: 1 month.
Description: Four Mounds has a vast Low Ropes obstacle course, utilized by thousands every year for their team-building needs, as well as a very large High Ropes course with 3 rock climbing walls, a zipline, and over 10 other amazing and unique elements that will challenge participants' courage. They also have large grounds with native ecosystem restoration projects and an orienteering course.

Entrepreneurship

Girl Scouts explore their communities to learn about different careers and enhance their financial literacy skills. Find a partner that will help teach your girls about money management to become self-sufficient. 

Kennedy Mall Claire's

Grade Level: Grades K-10
Capacity: 1-18 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Phone: (563) 583-7601
Required Notice: Two-four weeks.
Description: The Kennedy Mall's Claire's invites Girl Scouts to host events and badge workshops at their store! Girl Scouts can earn the Money Manager, Making Friends, Inventor, Savvy Shopper, Social Butterfly, Inventor Product Designer, Comparison Shopper, Entrepreneur, Buying Power, and Business Owner badges with the staff.




PortraitEFX

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: No limit for studio shoot and 20+ for on-site shoot
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: $18-49 per girl
Contact Phone: (515) 979-1273
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Girl and troop Pictures! A hassle free fundraiser for the troop and the organization. 10% of sales will be donated back to the troop! Troops can come to the Cedar Falls Walmart for pictures during a chosen time frame, or PortraitEFX can come to a location and set up for an event.