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In the Community

Troops have 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.

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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. 

Adam’s Dance Connection, LLC

Grade Level: K-12
Capacity: 5-30
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: $5 + tax
Contact Information: (563) 845-9729
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Adam’s Dance Connection, LLC can help girls complete the requirements for their Dancer badges!




African American Museum

Grade Level: Grades 3-12
Capacity: 10-40 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Free-$100
Contact Information: (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.




Ballet Quad Cities 

Grade Level: Grades 2-3, 9-10
Capacity: 12-15 girls
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Fees: $14
Contact Information: (309) 786-3779
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Brownies can earn the Dancer badge and Seniors their Troupe Performer badge with the professional dancers at Ballet Quad Cities! Brownies will learn fun warm-ups, perform steps from new dances, and make a dance of your very own at the studio. When they've earned the Dancer badge, they'll have explored the world of dancing—and found the dancer inside of them. Seniors will find out what goes into putting on a show. They will learn about music, choreography, costumes and lighting! When they've earned this badge, they'll know how to organize a team of people and put together a performance.




Bickel's Cycling & Fitness 

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 6-14 girls
Location: Burlington, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (319) 754-4410
Required Notice: Two weeks
Description: At Bickel's, they want everyone to have a great biking experience! They offer the tools, expertise, and inspiration to do just that. In addition to maintenance and safety tips, they invite girls to their shop to discover how proper fit and the right gear makes all the difference in fun & healthy bicycle rides! Girls will also tour Bickel's--one of the largest selections of bicycles available for every purpose and type of rider that are designed for fun, built to last, and expertly assembled to ride better and stand-up to whatever adventures lie ahead.




Board & Brush Creative Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 10-24 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: $35 per girl, $75 refundable deposit
Contact Information: (563) 580-4754
Required Notice: Three days
Description: Board & Brush 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: 4-30 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa and Monticello, IA
Fees: $10+
Contact Information: (563) 607-5366
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Creative Adventure Lab offers hands-on, self-guided activities that foster creativity, including our popular Play Labs and our Pottery Painting studio. 




DeSoto Pottery Studio

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-12 girls
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Fees: $8
Contact Information: (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 Information: (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.




Escapology Escape Rooms

Grade Level: Grades 4-12
Capacity: 2-60 people
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (319) 553-3066
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Take your troop or family to Escapology for a fun real-life adventure to find hidden clues, crack codes, solve puzzles, and escape! Juniors can also work towards their Detective badge with this activity! Girl Scout troops get a special discount when they call to book. Girl Scouts and their families can also get 20% off their online booking using code GIRLSCOUT20. (Girl Scouts must wear uniform to booking.)




Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre

Grade Level: Grades 2-5
Capacity: 1-25 girls
Location: West Liberty, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (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 Information: (563) 345-6654
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Go to the Figge Art Museum for a guided tour and studio art activity! Make it a fun event for your troop or a badge workshop. All Girl Scout levels are welcome.




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 Information: (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.




Galesburg Wellness Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-8 girls
Location: Galesburg, Illinois
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (309) 344-4778
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The Galesburg Wellness Center can teach girls about health and wellness and even help them earn badges! Then can help girls work towards earning Brownies' My Best Self, Juniors' Staying Fit, and Seniors' Women's Health.




Guitar Center Cedar Rapids

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 1-30 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (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 Information: (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 Information: (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.




Humane Society of Northeast Iowa

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-25 people
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (319) 382-0500
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa looks forward to giving your troop a tour of their facility to teach girls all about what a humane society does! They also accept donations of items on their Wish List, which you can view on their website.




Hy-Vee Ansborough

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 8-20 girls
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Fees: $17
Contact Information: (319) 233-3266
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Dietitian Beth Barber, RD LD conducts four Cooking badge classes at Ansborough Avenue Hy-Vee in Waterloo. All classes are by appointment only and each class takes 1.5-2 hours. Beth does all the prep, planning, and implementation of the Snacks badge-Brownies, Simple Meals badge-Juniors, Eating for You-Cadettes, and New Cuisines-Cadettes. Badge is included in the cost!




Hy-Vee Marion

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 1-15 girls
Location: Marion, Iowa
Fees: $15-20
Contact Information: (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.




Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-10 girls
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (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-$10
Contact Information: 563-213-7994
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Join Jazzercise Dubuque Studio for a a 30-minute Junior Jazzercise class for Daisy, Brownie Juniors and a 60 minute class for older girls. 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




Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum 

Grade Level: Grades 2-12
Capacity: 5-40 people
Location: Burr Oak, Iowa
Fees: $6-12
Contact Information: (563) 735-5916
Required Notice: Three weeks.
Description: Learn all about the life and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Burr Oak, Iowa! The staff at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum can offer activities to meet your troop's needs. They offer tours, games, crafts, presentations, and more! They even offer a 4-hour day camp.




Linda Jones

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 6-25 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: $15-22 per girl
Contact Information: (630) 533-0162
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Linda Jones will travel to you to offer cooking badges and babysitter training! Badges in cooking can be fun and delicious. Brownies can earn the Snacks badge by creating nutritious sweet and savory, healthy treats using household items and Juniors can earn the Simple Meals badge by assembling a simple meal with an appetizer, casserole, and dessert. Want to become a successfull babysitter? Learn the skills needed to safely care for children, basic first aid, emergency management, and facilitating fun activities for all ages!




Little Wish Yoga

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 20-40
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (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 Information: (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 Information: (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 Information: (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 Information: (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.




Red Cross Moline

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 8-30 girls
Location: Moline, Illinois
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (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.




Skate City QCA

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 50-500 people
Location: East Moline, Illinois
Fees: $5-25
Contact Information: (309) 755-5219
Required Notice: Five days.
Description: Join the team at Skate City QCA to learn to skate, do a skate night, or have a sleepover!




The Curiosity Path

Grade Level: Grakes K-12
Capacity: 5-20 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Price Varies, around $10 each
Contact Information: (319) 651-4783
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: Explore a number of Makers and craft projects and develop new skills. Instructor Heidi “TieDye” Haney can collaborate with troop leaders to meet the troop’s interests. Workshop time includes preparation, materials, instruction, and clean-up, but girls will be included in kapers. Visit the website for more details about Badge Labs. Some sessions will fulfill only a FEW badge requirements. Additionally, general Makers topics are available, including: felt sewing, papercrafts, tie dye, weaving, beading, Shrinky Dinks, carving, String Art, 3D creations, jewelry, and more. DAISY: Outdoor Art Maker BROWNIE: Making Games, Outdoor Art Creator, Painting JUNIOR: Detective, Drawing, Jeweler, Outdoor Art Explorer CADETTE: Book Artist, Outdoor Art Apprentice SENIOR: Collage, Outdoor Art Expert AMBASADOR: Outdoor Art Master




University of Northern Iowa Museum

Grade Level: Grades K-5
Capacity: 1-30 girls
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (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.




Vesterheim The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 15-100 girls
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Fees: $2-8
Contact Information: (563) 382-9681
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Vesterheim offer guided tours of the museum’s Main Building, the Heritage Park, or both. The standard tour for each lasts approximately 60-75 minutes, or they can create a personalized tour program that fits your schedule. They also can arrange a themed tour around a topic like immigration, woodcarving, rosemaling, textiles, or fine art, or a behind-the-scenes tour of one of our state-of-the-art collection storage facilities. Just ask!




Waterloo Black Hawks

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: None
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (319) 296-7585
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Waterloo Black Hawks offer discounted tickets for a few nights during the season.




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: Quad Cities, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (563) 441-4093
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: The ATEEC energy lab travels to you for customized learning sessions to teach girls about energy and new technologies. With ATEEC's help, you can earn badges and journeys like the Junior Get Moving journey! ATEEC also has educational resources to lend leaders. Call them for more information! (Lab staff are able to travel within the Quad Cities as well as Clinton and Muscatine.)




Green Iowa AmeriCorps (Decorah)

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 5-30 girls
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (563) 382-4207
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Green Iowa Americorps team is able to offer a variety of assistance or leadership with any STEM education event that relates to sustainability, environment, and nature learning. Housed at the Winnesheik Energy Center, they offer expertise in energy and electricity.




St. Ambrose University, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Grade Level: Grades 2-3
Capacity: 6-20 girls
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (563) 333-6181
Required Notice: One month.
Description: St. Ambrose University offers a 90-minute Brownie Scout Computer Expert Badge workshop for individual or combined Brownie troops, which includes 5 activities to earn the Computer Expert badge. Girls will receive their badges at this free workshop as well as a healthy snack!




The Curiosity Path

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 5-20 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: Price varies, around $10 each
Contact Information: (319) 651-4783
Required Notice: Two weeks.
Description: : Enjoy classes at troop meeting site or gather in Cedar Rapids for STEM classes. Full and partial badgework activities are available and instructor Heidi “TieDye” Haney can collaborate with troop leaders to meet the troop’s interests. Class includes preparation, materials, instruction, and clean-up, but girls will be included in kapers. Visit the website for more details about Badge Labs. Some sessions will fulfill only a FEW badge requirements. DAISY: Design with Nature, Numbers in Nature, Shapes in Nature, Space Science Explorer BROWNIE: Adventurer, Bugs, Design with Nature, Inventor, Numbers in Nature, Senses, Shapes in Nature, Space Science Home Scientist JUNIOR: Design with Nature, Detective, Flowers, Nature in Numbers, Product Designer, Shapes in Nature, Space Science Investigator




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The Curiosity Path + StarLab Planetarium

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-25 girls
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: $100 per hour
Contact Information: (319) 651-4783
Required Notice: Three weeks
Description: Model the sky through day & night, a trip to the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, constellations in motion, and more with a visit with the StarLab inflatable planetarium. Visit the website for more details about StarLab requirements and expectations. Some sessions will fulfill only a FEW badge requirements. Available badge titles include: DAISY: Space Science Explorer BROWNIE: Space Science Adventurer JUNIOR: Space Science Investigator




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The Sawmill Museum

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-50 girls
Location: Clinton, Iowa
Fees: $3
Contact Information: (563) 242-0343
Required Notice: One week.
Description: The Sawmill Museum can help troops earn badges with a specialty in woodworking, trees, history and crafts.




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. 

Bur Oak Land Trust

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-20 girls
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (319) 338-7030
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Bur Oak Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization with the mission to protect and conserve natural areas to enrich and engage current and future generations. They will work with you to provide activities that are applicable to the outdoors and their conservation mission - including doing activities and learning about natural systems, restoring prairie, endangered and threatened species, invasive removal, geocaching, and more!




Cedar County Conservation 

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 2-350 girls
Location: Tipton, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (563) 886-6930
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Cedar County Conservation offers a variety of free programing to help girls earn their Outdoor and Naturalist badges! There are a variety of live educational animals available for activities and their outdoor activities include fishing, ice fishing, canoeing, catching butterflies and aquatic wildlife, snowshoeing, geocaching, archery, bowfishing, hatchet throwing, sling shots, and air rifles. They also provide free camping and shelter reservations to all girl scout groups in 16 different areas throughout Cedar County!




Four Mounds

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 1-225 girls
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (563) 580-7909
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Team Building Blocks has a vast Low Ropes obstacle course, utilized by thousands every year for their teambuilding 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.




Hawkeye Community Rowing

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




Homestead 1839

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 4-30 girls
Location: West Burlington, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (319) 850-1423
Required Notice: One week.
Description: Homestead 1839 is a non-profit, century farm dedicated to food security and sustainable agriculture. All girls are welcome to the farm for a tour and hands-on experience all year round. During May-September, girls can work in the garden and Juniors can even earn their Flower and Gardener badges. In the off-season, girls can still work on fun projects from making birdhouses to preparing garden beds. (Some projects may include a materials fee.)




Hurstville Interpretive Center

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 10-80 girls
Location: Maquoketa, Iowa
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (563) 652-3783
Required Notice: Two 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.




Living Lands & Waters

Grade Level: Grades 4-12
Capacity: 10-40 girls
Location: Mississippi River in IA & IL
Fees: $16/girl, $8/adult
Contact Information: (309) 230-0057
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Learn about our natural resources, how to protect them, why our rivers are important, and even have the chance to clean up some garbage in the river! Living Lands & Waters is looking to connect Girl Scouts to the Mississippi River. They can help you earn badges like Water, Eco Explorer, Adventurer, Eco Learner, Eco Friend, Eco Explorer, and Outdoor Adventurer. Workshop entails presentation on the organization, a potential activity and/or clean up, and even a chance to visit them on their barge fleet in different locations along the Mississippi River.




Quad City Botanical Center

Grade Level: Grades K-5
Capacity: 1-20 girls
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Fees: Price varies
Contact Information: (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.




Seed Savers Exchange 

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 15-60 girls
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Fees: $3-8
Contact Information: (563) 382-4990
Required Notice: Two weeks
Description: Seed Savers Exchange offers guided tours of their gardens discussing their 35 year history and what they do today and why. They also offer workshops that can include activities like scavenger hunts or planting seeds for your own garden. Their tours and workshops can even help girls earn their Gardener, Bugs, or Flowers badges!




The Raptor Resource Project

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 5-25 girls
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Fees: Free
Contact Information: (612) 237-5793
Required Notice: Two weeks
Description: Become a preservationist! Meet The Raptor Resource Project team at the Decorah Fish Hatchery to learn all about the preservation of raptors and nest site creation and management. They will even build an eagle nest with you! The team can also assist with relevant animal-related badges.




The Curiosity Path

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: 5-20 girls
Location: Marion, Iowa
Fees: Price varies, around $10 each
Contact Information: (319) 651-4783
Required Notice: Two weeks
Description: Explore the outdoors at Waldo’s Rock Park or at the outdoor site of your choice to develop outdoor skills and sense of wonder. Instructor Heidi “TieDye” Haney can provide binoculars, compass, journals, measurement tools and more to allow girls to explore the natural world. Collaboration with girls and leaders for activities in welcome. Visit the website for more details about Badge Labs. Some sessions will fulfill only a FEW badge requirements. DAISY: Design with Nature, Numbers in Nature, Outdoor Art Maker, Shapes in Nature BROWNIE: Bugs, Design with Nature, Numbers in Nature, Outdoor Art Creator, Senses, Shapes in Nature JUNIOR: Design with Nature, Flowers, Nature in Numbers, Outdoor Art Explorer, Shapes in Nature CADETTE: Outdoor Art Apprentice SENIOR: Outdoor Art Expert AMBASADOR: Outdoor Art Master




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. 

PortraitEFX

Grade Level: Grades K-12
Capacity: None for studio shoot and 20+ for on-site shoot
Location: 2 locations: Cedar Falls, Iowa - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fees: $18-49 per girl
Contact Information: (515) 979-1273
Required Notice: One month.
Description: Girl and troop pictures! PortraitEFX offers a hassle free fundraiser for the troop and the council. 10% of sales will be donated back to the troop and 10% go to the council. Schedule a studio shoot at the Cedar Falls or Cedar Rapids Walmart, or PortraitEFX can come to a location and set-up an event for 20+ girls!