Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is excited to partner with businesses and organizations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula (and beyond!) to bring unique programming experiences, provided by and designed by field experts, to our Girl Scouts. Program Partners can offer anything from a discounted activity to a full Girl Scout Journey or Badge experience. Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming Program Partner events, or browse our existing Program Partners below.
Aetna Better Health of Maryland takes a total approach to your family’s overall health and well-being. That’s why they offer the Ted E. Bear, M.D.® Kids Club to their members, a program that helps your kids stay active, healthy and happy. The club offers:
P.O. Box 15727
Chesapeake, VA 23328
Engineering Your Future Today is proud to partner with councils across the country to help Girl Scouts earn their entrepreneur, STEM and Science of Happiness badges and patches. Their hands-on activity building kits include all business, robotic, mechanical and automotive engineering tools to complete all badges and patches. The kits include animated workshops that allow Girl Scouts to complete all badge steps and earn their favorite badges online, individually or as a troop. Most kits include a free gift.
P.S. Share pictures and videos of your Girl Scouts completing their kits with Engineering Your Future Today, for a chance to win 1 set of Free Kits for your troop or Girl Scout! Visit our website and complete a Contact Us Form for more details.
3000 Creek Rd
Yorklyn, DE 19736
Experience hands-on history at the Marshall Steam Museum, which features the world’s largest collection of operating Stanley steam cars! Opportunities include a chance to earn engineering badges (such as automotive and gaming) and discovering early travel through fun activities. Rides on our 1/8th-scale train can be added for an additional fee as well as joint programs with Auburn Valley State Park.
Check out their 2022 Program Packet for more info.
MOE Robotics, was formed in 1999 for high school students, when a group of local engineers recognized the value of encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. The team competes in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international program that combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Local volunteer professionals mentor students through the process of solving complex and challenging questions in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program 125 lb robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
1363 Naamans Creek Rd
Garnet Valley, PA 19060 (Varied partner locations throughout Wilmington area)
S2STEM is a mission-driven, STEM.org accredited start-up founded by STEM experts to inspire kids in 21st-century skills. Girl Scouts can earn STEM badges through their hands-on, fun learning experiences, led by qualified STEM facilitators. In person and virtual opportunities available.
Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms for informal Q&As all about science! We serve about 10,000 groups a year in this mission. Girls can ask about careers in science, or can just ask about what life is like as a scientist while learning about the scientist's area of expertise! We have thousands of scientists to choose from, all of whom are offering their time and expertise on a volunteer basis. If your Girl Scout troop wants to talk about dolphins, we have a scientist for that. If they want to learn about space, we've got a scientist for that too! Really any possible scientific topic girls can think of, we have a scientist to match their needs.
Have your Girl Scouts ever wondered what a career in research looks like?University of Delaware CAD Lab is seeking families with children 11-13 in the Delaware area who are interested in participating in a research study! If you're interested in learning more, contact UD CAD Lab.
Eyeball It! is an online studio art program free for users from 7-13 years old, working individually or in groups with a parent/volunteer. To pair Eyeball it!® with GS Badges, try: Drawing Excercises 1-3 for the Junior Drawing Badge, Imagination Painting, Drawing Excercises 103 and Buildings Mural for the Brownie Painting Badge and Clay Sculpture for the Brownie Potter Badge.
Freeman Arts Pavilion, 31806 Lakeview Dr. Selbyville, DE 19975
The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, after his untimely death in December of 2006. The Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating programs he would have been proud of. These programs include Freeman Arts Pavilion, previously The Freeman Stage, an outdoor performance venue near Fenwick Island, which presents over 60 performances a year, and our Arts Access Initiative, which provides K-12 students and underserved families of Delmarva year-round, high-quality, diverse arts experiences at no cost. Over the course of fifteen years, more than 250,000 residents and visitors have been impacted through our mission of creating opportunities that elevate the human spirit.
PO BOX 521 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Inland Bays Foundation's Student Estuary Exploration (SEE) environmental education program consists of fun, informative, hands-on learning opportunities for girls of all ages. Programs take place outdoors at the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View, DE and range from 2-6 hrs in length.
22424 Peterkins Rd. Georgetown, DE 19947 (on-site or brought to you!)
R.O.O.T.S (Reaching Outside of Traditional Schooling) Youth+ Development Program is a unique program focused on giving children and adults experiences, life lessons, practical skills, and hands on fun! R.O.O.T.S teaches on-site and off-site workshops for children ages 18 months through adults from our core pillars: Bushcraft, Regenerative Farming, Animal Husbandry, Nature Study, and Homesteading! R.O.O.T.S s run on a 3-acre homestead in Georgetown, Delaware with over 150 fowl (chickens, ducks, guineas), Holland Lop Bunnies, Baby Doll Sheep, Alpine, Oberhasli, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats, with additional animals coming soon! R.O.O.T.S is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay to provide hands-on experiences at our Homestead or brought to your troop meetings which will provide girls with the opportunity to complete numerous badges and learn practical skills along the way!
515 South George St.,
York, PA 17401
Whether you are interested in bringing Girl Scouts to the Byrnes Health Education Center for a visit, having an educator visit your meeting, learning about health as a family, or participating with a community group, you can be sure it will be an exciting program with Byrnes Health Education Center fun interactive programs!
Claster Educational Services guides students and families step-by-step so they are well-prepared and confident as they navigate the college admissions process. They work with students to develop and highlight the qualifications colleges seek, and to identify schools that will be a great fit. They look beyond rankings and statistics to find colleges where each student will succeed and thrive, both academically and personally. Claster provides Girl Scout specific programming that meets requirements for a variety of badges.
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Whether your interest is art, science, nature, design, literature, fine art, or social studies, Winterthur offers meaningful learning experiences for students of all ages and abilities. Winterthur offers several Girl Scout Days throughout the year that allows Girl Scouts to earn a variety of badges.
25 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 24103
The Chesapeake Children's Museum offers badge-earning workshops specifically designed for Girl Scouts! Sign up for one of their existing programs, or reach out to schedule a specific date and time for your troop.
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