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Approved GSWW Program Partners

The following community partners have completed our thorough partnership approval process by signing off on the mission and values of our organization, successfully completing criminal background checks, and offering programs that align with the Girl Scout leadership experience.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society offers several badge workshops, including Daisy Flower Garden Journey, Brownie Hiker, Brownie Bugs, Junior Gardening, Junior Flowers, Cadette Trees, and all levels of the Outdoor Art badges. We also provide a fun patch from the garden. We can do the Junior and Cadette badges virtually; otherwise, the workshops are in-person at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. We will also offer a  Girl Scout discount for some of our public youth workshops with information on badge requirements fulfilled. We have a Girl Scout Day event for Daisies and Brownies in the spring.

Who: All ages
What: Badge workshops
Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005, or the possibility of virtual for Junior or Cadette workshops.
Cost: Private workshops for Daisies or Brownies are a $120 flat fee for 5-15 Girl Scouts. Private workshops for Juniors or higher are a $170 flat fee. Please see our website for pricing on events and public workshops.
Contact: Kate Sorensen, youthed@bellevuebotanical.org or (425) 452-5273

Bellingham Coding and Robotics Club

The Bellingham Coding and Robotics Club offers a variety of coding, robotics, and STEM experiences and badges to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Build and fly a drone, code a game, build and program robots, or make a solar-powered car in our Makerspace. The possibilities are endless for your troop! Give us a call and we can brainstorm an engaging, badge-earning activity that all the kids will love!

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning workshops and classes
Where: Bellingham Coding and Robotics Club, 1304 12th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Cost: Basic coding and robot-building classes start at $20 an hour. We also offer build-your-own drone and robot kits where you can purchase the supplies and take home your projects for an additional $30 to $50.
Contact: Robin Smiley, admin@bellinghamcodingclub.com or (650) 207-5089

Beyond the Stage Youth

From badge earning opportunities to just an afternoon of fun, Beyond the Stage Youth offers youth acting and dance workshops all can enjoy! Offered virtually or in person, we strive to create an environment of fast-paced, fun-filled theatre activities such as role-play, storytelling, and short-form improv that will encourage students to stretch their imaginations and discover endless creativity in themselves! We will work with you to customize the workshops as needed. Interested in dancing? Improv? Writing your own piece? Send us an email to see what possibilities we can create for your troop!

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning workshops
Where: Virtual and in-person options available. Can travel to your group location or provide space upon request (possible additional rental fee).
Cost: $25 per Girl Scout. Scholarships and group discounts are available. Eight youth minimum.
Contact: Blaire Smith, Beyondthestageyouth@gmail.com or (425) 457-0233

DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology offers computer science, animation, video game development, game design, and computer engineering courses. For the last several years, DigiPen has partnered with GSWW to provide STEM badge programs and support for the annual Digital Cookie Marketing Magic event. If you are interested in having DigiPen support your troop's STEM badge work, please contact Ray Yan at ryan@digipen.edu.

Engage Thru Tech (Dovetail Associates)

Engage Thru Tech offers all-inclusive Journey and badge workshops with a “technology flair”! Featuring computers, animation, special effects video production, game development and coding, citizen science, engineering, and/or other experiential activities, we’ve got something for everyone! All Journeys include the Take Action project and your choice of venue. During our face-to-face workshops, we bring all the computers, equipment, and staff to the location you arrange for, at a mutually convenient time! During our Live Online workshops, participants are given a code to remotely take over one of our computers, allowing them to utilize our software with step-by-step directions from our instructors.

Who: All ages
What: Journeys and badge workshops. We have 4-8 different Journey or badge options at each level!
Where: Live Online or face-to-face. We are willing to travel to any part of Western Washington. Minimum registration requirements vary by location. Maximum registration requirements follow GSWW guidelines.
Cost: Varies. Typically, $6 to $12 per program hour per Girl Scout.
Contact: Ruth Bacha, info@engagethrutech.com or (425) 644-6074.
To request a live online workshop, click here. To request a face-to-face workshop, click here.

Experience Tea

Tea Discovery Classes with Experience Tea are a great way to learn all about tea—whether it is through a Children's Tea and Etiquette Class, or one of our many adult classes. We taste while we learn about the history, science, and cultures of tea. There are so many different ways to love tea and so many customs throughout the world!

Who: Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
What: Tea Discovery Classes are an opportunity to customize a private, hands-on workshop that could support your learning of GSWW's Tea: The World In Your Cup patch program.
Where: Virtual through Zoom, or in person at Experience Tea Studio, 195 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Cost: $25 per Girl Scout and their family members. Adults may observe for free.
Contact: Roberta Fuhr, roberta@experience-tea.com or (206) 406-9838

Green Art Labs

Green Art Labs offers STEAM activities, including art-making workshops and badge workshops, art boxes, and badge-specific art boxes. Contact Joan Green at joan@greenartlabs.com for more details.

Imagine Children's Museum

Imagine Children's Museum offers a variety of interactive art programs where Girl Scouts can learn and practice techniques with painting, drawing, and more!

Who: Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
What: Badge-earning opportunities
Where: Virtual, with intent to transition to in-person at Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St, Everett, WA 98201
Cost: $25 per Girl Scout
Contact: Lori Brush, LoriB@imaginecm.org or (425) 258-1006 extension 1024

Lemay - America's Car Museum

Lemay - America's Car Museum offers Automotive Engineering badge workshops, Car Care badge workshops, Family STEAM Days, and workshops on request. Contact Nora Flemming de Sandoval at nora.desandoval@americascarmuseum.org for more details. 

Lovely Leaps

Lovely Leaps offers virtual dance classes to Girl Scouts all across the country. We offer ballet, jazz, hip hop, KPOP, and PE classes for ages 5-10 years old. All classes are beginner level. Contact Lisa McCabe at lovelyleapssd@gmail.com for more details.

Northwest Trek

Schedule your own Girl Scout badge program with a naturalist at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park! Girl Scouts will complete all badge requirements during the program that will last up to 2.5 hours. After the program, enjoy unlimited time exploring the rest of the park at your own pace—same day only. Badges must be purchased by troop leaders and are not provided by Northwest Trek.

Who: Brownies and Cadettes
What: Badge workshops (Bugs or Eco Trekker)
Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville, WA 98328
Cost: $400 per program, up to 12 Girl Scouts and six chaperones. Cost includes program supplies, instruction, a Northwest Trek explorer patch, and unlimited time at Northwest Trek after the program concludes. The number of youth and chaperones can be adjusted but is not to exceed 15 youth per program and 18 total guests. Non-Girl Scout siblings or other family members may not be included in the total group number.
Contact: Gabby Huffman, Gabby.Huffman@nwtrek.org

Passport to Dance

Take a dancing adventure around the world with Passport to Dance! Our "Dancing Travels" include learning several international folk dances, colorful traditional costumes, lively music, instruments, props, and optional crafts. We offer many themed workshops to choose from, such as World Traveler, Barn Dance, Medieval Times, May Day, Holidays Around the World, Fairies, Tulip Time in Holland, and many more! Passport to Dance is a fun and unique way to celebrate and earn badges and fun patches for many occasions, or just to have fun together!

Who: All ages
What: Badge/patch-earning opportunities and other events
Where: In-person workshops at your location
Cost: $15-25
Contact: Alene Hochstetter, passporttodancepnw@gmail.com or (702) 250-3677

PAWS

PAWS workshops are live, interactive programs that immerse you in the world of animals. From learning about what pets need to exploring endangered wildlife habitats, Girl Scouts will have fun and be inspired to help animals. The workshops feature games, art projects, and hands-on learning. Watch this short video for a glimpse into PAWS Girl Scout programs.

Who: Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes
What: Badge/patch-earning opportunities
Where: Online
Cost: $15 per Girl Scout
Contact: PAWS Education Team, education@paws.org or (425) 412-4026, or schedule online at paws.org/scouts

Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village

The Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village offers hands-on cultural, historical, and environmental educational programming centered around 19th-century pioneer and Native American cultures. Programs range in length from 1.5 hours to 24 hours overnight, and focus on providing kinesthetic learning opportunities. Learn to appreciate the life of cultures from over 125 years ago by doing the activities pioneer or Native American children would have done. This unique setting is ideal for children and youth of all ages and is customizable for various Girl Scout badges, including Junior Playing the Past.

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning opportunities
Where: 7716 Ohop Valley Rd E, Eatonville, WA 98328
Cost: $9-$40 per person
Contact: Aaron Pruitt, pioneer@rainierconnect.com or (360) 832-6300

Ready to Ride Training

Ready to Ride Training's Saddle Club events include riding, grooming, saddling, games, and basic medical care. Contact Amanda Magee at ready2ridetraining@gmail.com for more details.

Rock Solid Science

Rock Solid Science is an educational outreach program bringing hands-on science to your troop. Explore rocks, minerals, fossils, and citizen science activities that inspire a deeper interest in geosciences. Popular programs include Gems and Geology and Fossils Rock! 

Who: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes 
What: Badge/patch-earning opportunities  
Where: Online or in-person. Programs are mobile—we travel to troops in the greater Seattle area, Everett, and the Eastside.
Cost: $28-$38 
Contact: Amy Bergin, amyb@rocksolidscience.com or schedule via webform: https://www.rocksolidscience.com/girl-scouts

Seattle Astronomical Society

The Seattle Astronomical Society is committed to providing astronomy education to everyone. We would be happy to schedule a talk with your troop about astronomy or provide a space-related activity. We have programs for all age levels and can provide a virtual or in-person presentation. So if your Girl Scouts are interested in black holes, the solar system, solar eclipses, or even the possibility of life on other planets, we'd love to share some interesting information and fun activities with your troop!

Who: All ages
What: Interest-based astronomy programs
Where: Virtual or in-person at a location of your troop's choosing
Cost: Free!
Contact: Wendy Froggatt, outreach@seattleastro.org or (425) 773-6303

Speculative Craft

Speculative Craft, run by lifetime Girl Scout member and Gold Award recipient Rebecca Demarest, offers a wide range of badge and Journey workshops for most writing, arts, and life skills, including some sciences. While she hosts individual events, she's also happy to schedule whole troops, service units, or councils for in-person, virtual, and webcast events.

Who: Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
What: Badge-earning opportunities and Journeys
Where: Virtual or in-person in the greater Seattle area
Cost: $30/hr per troop for programming when scheduled as such, $10/hr per Girl Scout to ticketed public events. A travel fee may be required for in-person depending on location.
Contact: Rebecca Demarest, rebecca@speculativecraft.com

Stemtree of Mukilteo

Learn about science, engineering, robotics, and coding; build confidence; have fun; and earn STEM badges! Stemtree Education Center has Girl Scout badge programs that can be hosted at a troop meeting or at our Mukilteo location. Programs offered include the Robotics series (all ages); the Cybersecurity and Coding for Good series (Daisy-Junior); Mechanical Engineer skill-building and Space Science (Daisy-Junior); Home Science and CSI (Brownie and Junior); and several STEM Journeys.

Who: All ages
What: STEM badge workshops and Journeys
Where: We can bring the workshop to you or you can schedule time with us at Stemtree, 10100 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 110 Mukilteo, WA 98275
Cost: $20-$60 per Girl Scout
Contact: Sabrina Stewart, mukilteo@stemtree.com or (425) 405-7836

Strategic Living

As children get older, they are exploring more on their own or with peers. They are looking to each other and friends for standards in boundaries and relationships. They are out more, with friends or by themselves. They may be riding a bus solo, babysitting, dating, or driving. Maybe they are engaged in community volunteer activities, art performances, or have part-time jobs. They are growing into their independent and resilient selves. At the same time, they may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that romanticizes unhealthy relationship behavior and tends to denigrate their abilities and self. They could use some skills to augment the experience they are beginning to acquire.

In a self-defense class with Strategic Living, youth will learn to recognize “red flags” that someone may intend harm, plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care--all in age-appropriate language, concepts, and risk levels.

Who: All ages
What: Private patch-earning workshops
Where: Virtual or in-person, either in a location of your choice (extra cost) or at the studio of the Feminist Karate Union, 920 South Holgate St, Seattle, WA 98134
Cost: $35-$85 per participant
Contact: Joanne Factor, jifactor@StrategicLiving.org or (206) 202-0748

 

Tacoma Nature Center

Tacoma Nature Center offers nature walks, badge programs, and other workshops. Contact Lauren Bentson at laurenb@tacomaparks.com for more details.

Twists N Turns

Twists N Turns presents unique and interactive detective game experiences in which Girl Scouts become active participants in our immersive stories and must work together as a team to unravel the plot before time runs out! We aim to engage and excite our participants in our obstacle-driven mysteries, leaving them with memories that will last forever. These immersive experiences are led by a live detective facilitator who guides you along the adventure. Participants will feel like they've entered into a movie or video game, as they will be looking for clues, solving puzzles and riddles, and trying to catch a culprit! Through the use of animations and special effects, you'll experience an exciting, realistic mystery-solving experience that will put your detective skills to the test! Mystery themes include The Ghost of Pandora's Manor, A Trip to Mars, and A Winter Wonderland. Each workshop also connects with certain badges.

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning escape room opportunities
Where: Virtual
Cost: $17 per Girl Scout, $10 per adult
Contact: Rebecca Eliav, reliav101@gmail.com or (213) 280-1275

VicTreeFi

VicTreeFi offers online courses to complete numerous financial literacy and entrepreneurship badges for all Girl Scout grade levels! Troop leader guides for in-person meetings are also available. Girl Scouts can learn to be smart money managers with virtual financial literacy courses and learn to think like entrepreneurs with courses designed by a female-founded company. All courses are self-paced and can be resumed at any time. Content is mobile-friendly.

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning opportunities
Where: Online
Cost: under $10
Contact: Chrissy Earl, christine@victreefi.com or (865) 384-4405 or select your on-demand course online here.

Vine Images

Vine Images offers virtual photography, outdoor art, and mindfulness courses. Contact Pamela Hogge at pam@vineimages.org for more details.

Wolf Haven International

Explore Wolf Haven International! Complete a badge or plan and carry out a service project or Highest Awards project while learning about wolves, how they live, and their important role in their ecosystems. Virtually (or in-person when possible at our site) meet some of our resident rescued animals and two endangered wolf species.

Who: All ages
What: Badge-earning, service, or Highest Awards project opportunities
Where: Virtual or at your troop's meeting space. Onsite at our facility in Tenino when we are able to open again.
Cost: In-person: $5-$10 per Girl Scout, $0-$12 per adult; virtual: donation.
Contact: Faye Peebles, education@wolfhaven.org or (360) 264-4695 extension 223


Troop leaders looking for private or schedule-your-own programs should contact the partner directly.