House Restoration Corporation
143 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
Become a Martin House Junior Docent! The Martin House offers a great
experience for Girl Scout groups looking to engage with Buffalo
history, architecture, and design. This program has three components.
After a tour and specialized workshop, your group has the rare
opportunity to partner with an education docent to give a one-time
tour of the Martin House to their family and friends. In addition to
learning, participants have the unique ability to gain skills in
research, public speaking, and community engagement.
Contact: Gina Neureuther, Director of Education and Programs
To set up a program, contact Gina Neureuther at 716-856-3858, ext.
208 or email@example.com.
Level(s): Grades 3-12
Date(s) of program: N/A
Capacity: 15-30 girls
Cost: $20/girl, special rate for Individuals
(parents/relatives/friends) that come to the Martin House on the night
of the tour pay $10/person
1393 Hathaway Drive Farmington, NY 14425
Is your troop looking for a fun way to earn a new badge? At
Mattiacio Orthodontics it's our job is to put smiles on faces! Join us
for an engaging learning experience where you will learn how to
practice good dental health. Our upbeat team will teach you the best
ways to care for your teeth as well as the right foods and drinks to
consume in order to keep them healthy. We love FUN so we have many
interactive activities planned!
Contact: Alex Camp
To set up a program: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or call us at (585) 742-1050.
Level(s): Grades K-6
Location: Mattiacio Orthodontics - 1393 Hathaway Drive Farmington,
Capacity: Minimum = 15 girls / Maximum = 50 girls
of Mendon Stables
1536 West Bloomfield Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
We are a pleasure riding stables that offers both English and
Western horseback riding. Safety, character building, and community
involvement is our specialty. We service large children and adult
therapeutic riding program. The stables owns all the horses, and they
are utilized for our programs. Each person matters, and each riding
need is different from person to person. We are a teaching stables,
and people come here to learn how to ride and how to care for animals.
Girls will experience a working farm. Riders will be provided a
tranquil, warm environment to learn. Riding occurs in an indoor and
outdoor riding arena.
Contact: Amy Jenkins, Owner, Head Instructor
To set up a program, contact Amy Jenkins at 585-582-1437 email@example.com.
Level(s): Grades 3-12
Date(s) of program: N/A
Store at Walden Galleria Mall
Suite L108 Galleria Drive,
Buffalo, NY 14225
Contact: Emily Pricola
To register your troop, email Emily Pricola, community development
specialist, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Level(s): Daisy through Cadette
Capacity: Maximum 20
Cost: No cost
Brownie Computer Expert Badge
In this two-hour session, Scouts, ages 8-14, work through a variety
of fun activities necessary to obtain a Computer Expert Badge. They
will get hands-on experience with the latest technology from Microsoft
as they discover the versatility of computers, safe use and more.
During the workshop, Scouts will use Bing to visit their Scout
troop’s website or ImagineCup.com, research an interesting animal,
take a virtual road trip with Bing Maps, plan a world adventure and
research directions from one place to another! Scouts will create a
short travel guide with Office 365 using the information discovered to
provide information on language, money, and holidays.
Next, they will create and send an e-card or a thank you card and
create an online message to the leader of their country about
something that’s important to them. Scouts will also try out the
Surface Pro 3, to create an invitation, a treasure map, a flyer for a
fund-raising event, a lemonade stand sign or a photo presentation.
Then, it’s game on! Scouts will be able to challenge themselves and
others as they try out the newest version of online games including
Kodu and Project Spark. They’ll also be able to try a Dance off
Challenge on Xbox, and create their own playlist! Scouts will have a
blast trying new activities on the latest available apps and Microsoft devices.
In addition to this session, Scouts will participate in other
activities to earn their badges both before and after the session.
It’s likely they will not able to complete all activities during the
session. Be assured that they may be finished with review by the Scout
troop leader at a later time. Keep in mind that Microsoft does not
provide Scout badges. It is the responsibility of the troop leader to
determine if each Scout has earned the badge and to issue them accordingly.
Junior Digital Photography Badge
Snapping and sharing a photo has never been easier. Scouts can use
photographs to capture family memories, good times with friends, and
selfies. Photography also allows Scouts a chance to be creative and
express their imagination using photographic elements such as
lighting, composition, depth, color, and content. Going far beyond
taking the ubiquitous selfie, in this workshop, Scouts will learn to
take expressive photographs, edit them, and present them as objects of
art using a variety of Microsoft products and devices.
At the end of this 90-minute Workshop, Scouts ages 10-12 will:
- Work through a variety of activities necessary to obtain a
Digital Photographer Badge. (80% of badge requirements will be
- Learn about the history of photography and the
development of cameras
- Understand composition and make
amazing photo edits using a Surface Pro and Windows 10
with the Miss America Organization
“You Be the Hero” teaches children about having courage and
confidence in the face of adversity. I have a neurological disorder
and struggled for years with reading and have been bullied for various
reasons. I use the superpowers of Courage and Confidence to teach
girls how to empower themselves to get out of bad situations. This
program is personal. I start with my personal journey to open a
conversation. We will talk about remaining strong and working through
adversity. I will help girls identify “Safe Adults,” who can help them
get through problems they may face.
Contact: Nina Zesky (Local Title holder in the Miss America Program)
To set up a program: Call or email Nina. 315.436.3060 / email@example.com
Level(s): all ages
Location: Your meeting place
Capacity: Minimum: 3 girls / Maximum: 200 girls
Modern Charm Schools
10225 Main Street, Suite 14, Clarence, NY 14031
For parents and Troop Leaders who want their girls to be known for
their good manners and social skills, Modern Charm Schools offers two
programs. Our YOUNG GIRLS Program is for girls ages 7-11, while the
TEEN GIRL Program is for older girls ages 12-18. There is nothing ‘old
fashioned’ here, we have fun and lots of laughs at our new school in
Clarence, NY. One troop at a time. All the girls in both programs
receive a Certificate of Completion. Completing the TEEN GIRL program
is worthy of mention on a resume. At Modern Charm Schools, we hope
your experience lasts a lifetime!
Program includes one 90-minute visit. Will teach a number of
social skills incorporating The Golden Rule as a 3-step process,
introductions, handshakes, the 5 Magic Words, lessons on
consideration, respect and good sportsmanship. We also have a lesson
on restaurant etiquette; each girl practices table setting &
napkin folding. The event ends with a mini cupcake party before
receiving an 8x10” Certificate of Completion. We supply everything at
Modern Charm Schools.
The TEEN GIRL Program is for
girls ages 12-18. In one 90-minute visit, the program will teach a
number of topics and skills appropriate for young adults. - Lessons
include hands on work getting the students involved and interacting
with each other. All of these lessons share the common objective of
teaching students how they can make an impact by applying responsible
ways of interacting
The lessons cover:
- Character Building
- Internet Awareness
Care - self manicure
Contact: Michelle W. Burakowski
To Set Up a Program: Troop Leaders are asked to phone us to set up
the date & time of arrival are good for us. Call or text to
716-498-8888 and ask for Michelle Burakowski. Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level: YOUNG GIRL Program is for girls ages 7-11 years.
TEEN GIRL Program is for ages 12-18 years.
Time: Weekday evenings and Saturdays
Location: Both programs are held at our school
Capacity: YOUNG GIRL min: 6 / max: 20
TEEN GIRL min:4 / max: 20
We ask to be paid 50% prior to the first lesson, balance due on the
first visit. Checks or credit cards accepted
See, Monkey Do… Children’s Bookstore
9060 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031
Monkey See, Monkey Do… Children’s Bookstore offers over a dozen
unique Leadership Journeys for Daisies through Ambassadors. Each
program revolves around a book theme. Students will focus on reading,
writing, public speaking, critical thinking, and discovering concepts
that may be new to them. Not only do we have programming available for
your troops to choose from, but we also work with leaders in
customizing a program that will address a specific topic using
literacy as the foundation to our programming. We coordinate Skype
sessions with authors as well as author visits that tie-in with the
curriculum and provide students the opportunity to apply their
critical thinking and leadership skills.
Contacts: Kim Marie Krug and Kathleen Skoog
To set up a program, call 716-204-8417.
Date(s) of program: N/A
of disABILITY History
3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
Daisy Girl Scouts will listen to carefully selected stories with
characters that have disabilities. Each Story will increase disability
awareness and show the girls a connection to disability history. They
will also be taken into the museum to see related artifacts. Girls
will receive a pencil and bookmark. Program will run about an hour.
Cost is $4 for girls.
Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts will learn about celebrating
differences during a tour of the museum and an interactive learning
experience of the daily life of someone with a disability. Program
runs one hour. Cost is $4 for girls.
Cadette Girl Scouts will engage in an interactive PowerPoint
presentation designed to encourage them to communicate effectively
with people with disabilities. Participants will learn “person first
language,” how to dispel myths about people with disabilities, and to
focus on abilities instead of disabilities. The program will include a
guided tour of the Museum of disABILITY History. Each girl will design
a bookmark about disability etiquette. Program will run for
one-and-a-half hours. Cost is $4 for girls.
Senior Girl Scouts will participate in a scavenger hunt at the
Museum of disABILITY History. They will learn about care and treatment
and about societal views of people with disabilities over time. The
girls will be split into two groups and take part in the scavenger
hunt. The group of girls that finds the most correct answers will win
a prize. Program runs for one-and-a-half hours. Cost is $5 for girls
(includes ice cream).
Ambassador Girl Scouts will tour the Museum of disABILITY History.
They will learn about the care, treatment, and societal views of
people with disabilities. After, they will split up into groups of two
and pick a wall to come up with an educational skit for. They will
perform for the other groups and they will vote on whose was the best.
The group that is voted the best gets a prize. Cost is $10 for girls
(includes lunch, tour, and prize).
Contact: Janet McNevin
To set up a program, call 716-629-3625.
Date(s) of program: Mondays through Saturdays
Capacity: Minimum 4 girls, maximum 12 girls
Time(s): Events are held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $4 to $10