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PROGRAMS

Programs on Demand

Have Fun Exploring Western New York!

Program on Demand (POD) is a guide of organizations and businesses that offer opportunities for Girl Scouts in all nine Western New York counties. You can contact these collaborators of interest to your girls to find out more specifics about what they offer as well as fees, operating hours, etc. Many of the collaborators can work with you to tailor an activity by your girl’s interests and/or grade level.

This page also includes Community Events at the bottom.

Please remember that these opportunities are not Girl Scout-sponsored events, so you will need to meet all safety requirements laid out in Safety Activity Checkpoints.

If you know of an organization/business that works with Girl Scouts, please let us know! Send contact information here.

These programs are operated exclusively by the organizations and are not associated with any activity sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York.

Programs listed below in alphabetical order!

A

American Red Cross

American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter 786 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14209

They will participate in our interactive session which lasts 40-60 minutes. They will participate in an exercise on preparing and working through a home disaster (usually fire). They will learn new coping skills as well as what causes natural disasters. The Pillowcase Project in conjunction with the Disney Companies team up for disaster preparedness. The presentation will teach the Girls: How they and their household can prepare for and stay safe when a natural disaster becomes an emergency. Learn and practice skills such as coping, staying calm in stressful situation.

 

Contact: Amanda Vallone

Email: Amanda.Vallone@redcross.org

Phone: 716-878-2345

To set up a program: Call or email Amanda Vallone - 716-878-2345 - Amanda.Vallone@redcross.org

Level(s): For grades 3-5 or ages 5-11.

Capacity: No requirements, the project is ideal for a group of 10+ girls.

Cost: Free

 

 

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

The Aquarium of Niagara offers overnight and day trip programs. Girls will learn about aquatic ecosystems through innovative hands-on activities and displays that teach about conservation and education on how they can become advocates for the environment and its inhabitants.

Phone: 716-285-8513

Contact: Jeanette Brunner

To set up a program, contact Jeanette Brunner, Coordinator of Education Programs, at 716-285-3575 ext. 209.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Call for availability

Capacity: Day trips no limit. 85 participants for sleepovers.

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $3 for daytrips; $19 for sleepovers

 

Asha Sanctuary

2969 Coomer Road, Newfane, New York, 14108

Asha Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and provide refuge for abused, neglected, and starved farm animals. Educates the community on common and inhumane practices in animal agriculture. Girls will watch a short film on common practices in animal agriculture, go on an educational tour where they will actually meet the animals and hear their individual rescue stories, make personal connections with the animals and be empowered to make compassionate choices. After the tour, girls will perform a mini service project by working hands on feeding, watering, and / or grooming the animals, or participate in a cooking class.

Various programs can help meet requirements for the following badges or Journeys:

  • Brownie Scouts - Pets Badge
  • Junior – Animal Habitats Badge
  • Cadette Scouts - Animal Helper Badge
  • Senior Scouts - Voice for Animals Badge
  • Senior Scouts – Social Innovator Badge
  • Brownie Snacks badge
  • Junior Simple Meals badge
  • Junior Staying Fit badge
  • Junior Savvy Shopper Badge
  • Cadette Eating for Beauty badge
  • Senior Women’s Health badge
  • Senior Sow What Harvest Award Journey badge

Contact: Tracy Murphy

Email: tracy@ashasanctuary.com

Phone: 716-480-2571

CLICK HERE to set up a program.

Level:  B - A

Capacity: Min: 10 / Max: 12

Cost: $5.00 Girls - $5.00 Adults

 

 

Azariah’s Innocence

Come build with Zandra: Zandra has built a brand dedicated to girl empowerment, inspiration and education.

Zandra has a unique perspective to share with girls about become a boss at 9 years old, building a profitable

brand and navigating in the business world as a teen. Depending on the workshop girls will learn about social media, marketing and branding, selling techniques, networking, confidence, presentation skills and Business development.

Come make with Zandra: Zandra also is a natural skin care formulator giving her much to share with the girls

about skin care, harmful ingredients and the science behind product creation. Depending on the workshop, the girls will leave with their very own lip balm, body balms, lotion, soap, scrubs, bath fizzes and more.

All workshops include materials, ingredients, safety equipment and tons of making fun!

Contact: Tamara Z. Lewis

Email: tamara@zandrabeauty.com

Phone: 1-855-592-6372

To set up a program: email tamara@zandrabeauty.com

Level(s): 3rd – 12th Grades

Capacity: Minimum = 5 girls / Maximum = 25 girls

Cost: $10.00 - $25.00/girl 

B

Beaver Meadows Audubon Center, Buffalo Audubon Society, Inc.

1610 Welch Rd; North Java, NY 14113

The Buffalo Audubon Society promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship. We offer Girl Scout programs for all age levels, including Journeys and badges. Troops can come for overnight or day programs. Leaders and/or parents must stay with girls for the entirety of the program scheduled.

Phone: 585-457-3228

Contact: Jackie Keller

To set up a program, contact Jackie Keller by calling 585-457-3228 or emailing KELLER@BUFFALOAUDUBON.ORG

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 5 to 100

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

 

Buffalo Animal Adventures

29 Henrietta Avenue, West Seneca, NY 14224

Buffalo Animal Adventures provides hands on wildlife educational programs centered on biological and conservational issues concerning different species of wildlife throughout our planet.

Contact: Anthony Kelly

Email: buffaloanimaladventures@yahoo.com

Phone: 716.913.6034

To Set Up a Program: Contact Anthony Kelly at buffaloanimaladventures@yahoo.com or request a program from the website.

Level:  K - 12

Location: At Scout’s meeting space

Capacity: Min: 5 / Max: 200

Cost: Varies based on Program - $150.00 - $400.00

 

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a living museum that offers a variety of programs for Girl Scouts at all levels and abilities. Girls can participate in our general program, which includes a 30 minute tour of the Gardens and a 30 minute hands-on activity of creating a mini-terrarium or desert dish garden. The Gardens also offers badge requirement programs. The Flower Journey program satisfies the requirements for the Junior Flowers Badge. It is a two hour long program that includes 3 hands-on activities as well as a tour of the Gardens. Other badge programs are in development and will soon be available. The Education Department can work with troop leaders to tailor activities to suit other requirements as needed. Phone: 716-827-1584 x291

Contact: Kristy Schmitt

To set up a program, call Kristy Schmitt at 716-827-1584 ext. 291 or email her atkschmitt@buffalogardens.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum: 6 / Maximum: 60

Time(s):

Cost: Girls: $7.00 – general program, $8.00 – badge program / Adults are $9.00, but one adult for every 10 girls is admitted for free.


Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211

The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. Its extensive collections of more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe. Based at 1020 Humboldt Parkway and anchoring Buffalo’s East Side in Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park since 1929, the Museum presents a wide variety of programs and services for families, teachers, adults, and community organizations throughout each year. The Museum also operates Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial lands. See program description under Tifft Nature Preserve.

Phone: 716-896-5200 ext. 339

Contact: Betsy Vazquez, Public Programs Coordinator

To set up a program, contact Betsy Vazquez at 716-896-520 ext. 345 or emailbvazquez@sciencebuff.org.

Level(s): Grades 1-7

Date(s) of program: Visit website.

Capacity: Minimum of five girls for workshops, 30 for camp-ins. Maximum of 25 girls for workshops, 100 for camp-ins

Time(s): Varies

Cost: Varies

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village offers Girl Scouts the opportunity to step back into the past into a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes hands-on learning experiences. We offer local history programs, Victorian Etiquette Teas, Victorian Girl Days and Farm-To-Table programs. We can also work with you to create a custom patch program.

Contact: Jenny Nickeson

Email: jnickeson@bnhv.org

Phone: 716.689.1440 x7712

To set up a program: Contact Jenny Nickeson by calling 716.689.1440 x 7712 or emailing jnickeson@bnhv.org

Level(s): Brownies,  Juniors and Cadettes

Capacity: Minimum: 10 girls / Maximum: 35 girls

Cost: $10-12.00 for girls and $8.00 for adults

 

Buffalo Zoo Snoozes 

300 Parkside Ave. Buffalo, NY 14214

Discover the Buffalo Zoo as the sun goes down through a unique experience called the Buffalo Zoo Snooze. This overnight program allows participants to explore the zoo at night, meet live animals up close, and build an enrichment for one of our star zoo animals, along with theme related lessons and activities. Groups can pick between 5 different themes:

Ecostation Adventure
Rainforest Immersion
You Run the Zoo
Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Animals
NEW! Night Owl (Girl Scout Cadettes only)

Contact: Lisa Thibault
To set up a program, call 716-837-3900 x128 (Snoozes book quickly so please reserve at least 6 weeks prior to the date of the event)
Level (s): All
Date (s): Open year round
Capacity: Min: 20; Max: 80
Time (s): 6 PM - 9:30 AM
Cost: $30 per girl; $20 per adult

Buffalo Zoo Girl Scout Badge Programs

The Buffalo Zoo offers Girl Scouts the unique experience of working on their badges while exploring our 23-acre outdoor living laboratory, studying our diverse collection of 1,400 animals, and meeting live animals up close. In addition to the badges listed below, we can also work with your group to create a custom badge program to fit your needs.

Daisies: Clover & Rosie, Lupe & Mari, or Tula
Brownies: Pets & Bugs, Bugs & Senses, Inventor, Letterboxer, or Household Elf
Juniors: Animal Habitats, Detective, Gardener, or Flowers
Cadettes: Animal Helpers or Trees
Seniors: Voice for the Animals or Social Innovator
Phone: 716-995-6127

Contact: Lisa Thibault
To set up a program, call 716-837-3900 x128 Please reserve at least 1 month prior to the date of the event.
Levels: All
Dates: Open on weekends year round
Capacity: Min: 10 scouts Max: 50 total
Time: 12 PM-3 PM or 10 AM-3 PM, depending on the program
Cost: For 12 PM-3 PM programs: $12 per girl;  $8 per adult          

For 10 AM-3 PM programs: $20 per girl; $8 per adult.

C

The Canandaigua Lady Boat Cruise

205 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Narrated cruises where girls can learn about the history of the Steamboat Era, Canandaigua Lake, and the Seneca Indians. They can even visit with our Captain in his Wheelhouse. The newly remodeled 65-ton “Canandaigua Lady” is a 19th century steamboat replica and a double-decker Mississippi-style paddle wheel boat operating on Canandaigua Lake. Docking at Steamboat Landing, the "Lady" is a proud successor to locally famous steamboats that operated on the Finger Lakes between 1820 and 1930.

Phone: 585-396-7350

Contact: Sara Chambers

To set up a program, contact Sara at 585-233-5019 or events@cdgalady.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Cruises May to October

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): One-hour public morning cruise 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $6 per girl and adult



Center for Inquiry

3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY 14228

The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Girls will focus on building critical thinking skills to help them become lifelong learners.

Phone: 716-636-4869 ext. 423

Contact: Sarah Kaiser

To set up a program, contact Sarah at 716-636-4869.

Level(s): N/A

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: N/A

 

Child Care Council

595 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610

A registered Safe Sitter® teaching site, the Council offers a comprehensive babysitting training program for young teens and adolescents ages 11 and older that prepares graduates to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and equips them with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.

Safe Sitter aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters, by learning infant and child choking rescue, American Heart Association standards for rescue skills, and first-aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Participants also learn how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business, as well as online and cellphone safety.

Phone: 585-654-1223, 585-654-4794

Contact: Linda Lane Safe Sitter site Coordinator 585-654-1223 orl.lane@childcarecouncil.com

To register for a program, contact Linda Stilson at 585-654-4794 or emaill.stilson@childcarecouncil.com

Level(s): All girls 11 years of age and older

This program will help girls earn the Cadette Babysitter badge.

Date(s) of program: Monroe County (02/27/2016 & 08/06/2016), Livingston County (06/04/2016). Monroe

Please feel free to contact Linda Lane to set up an individual program for your troop / girls.

Capacity: Minimum of 8 girls to set up an individual class time.

Time(s): Set classes are 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $60/girl


Clay Hands Pottery

10086 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031

Clay Hands Pottery is a paint-your-own studio. Our studio not only offers ready-to-paint ceramics, but also glass fusing technique classes and clay classes. Our studio offers group parties including birthdays, girls’ night out, Girl Scouts activities, showers, and more.

Phone: 716-759-1208

Contact: Marie Sperrazza, Owner

To set up a program, call Marie at 716-866-2180.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): Varies

Cost: Varies



Creative Essence

9450 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032

Our shop is beautiful and provides a positive atmosphere to learn more types of handwork, including sewing, felting, jewelry making, clay work, collaging, paper making, and more. Our mission is to create a community space where people connect through crafting.

Phone: 716-407-2137

Contact: Michele Beiter or Tammy Ulrich, Co-Owners

To set up a program, call 716-946-0382 or email info@creativeessenceshop.com

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

 

D

Darwin Martin House

143 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

Architecture Patch Workshop - Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors
Come and learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural marvel! Explore the buildings and gardens, discover the hidden building elements and design your own architectural plans. All girls will earn a unique Martin House patch. We can organize any scout workshop for groups of 10 or more.

Phone: 716-856-3858

Contact Name: Gina Neureuther

To set up a program, contact Gina at education@darwinmartinhouse.org

Level(s): Grades 3-12

Date(s) of program: March 26, 2016

Capacity: Min: 10, Max: 20

Time(s): 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cost: Girls: $12, Adults: $10


Designing Dish

138 Grey Street, East Aurora, NY 14052

Designing Dish is a paint-your-own pottery studio where everyone is creative. We specialize in several media to teach the public.

Phone: 716-655-4456

Contact: Genevieve Turner, Owner

To set up a program, call 716-655-4456 or email Genevieve@designingdish.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum of two girls in a class, maximum of 46 girls in a class

Time(s): N/A

 

E

Earthwork Institute

Earthwork Institute has very diverse programming links which include but are not limited to teaching primitive technologies; we have over 15 outdoor programs to make learning come alive. In all these workshops Earthworks teaches about our ancient relationship with nature (fire, shelter, water etc.) and how, for millennia it has provided us with food, medicine and utility.

Contact: Lindsay Cray

Email: Lindsay@earthworksinst.org

Phone:  585.861.8127

To set up a program: Visit the website, email info@earthworksinst.org or call 585.861.8127.

Level(s): All

Location: We are mobile!

Capacity: Minimum: 5 girls / Maximum: 40 girls

Cost: Girls = 14/$200.00 – Adults = 14/$300.00

 

Easel Does It

No Experience required! Easel Does It! provides painting classes where you follow step-by-step instructions to create your masterpiece.

Whether you are a new artist looking for general instructions, or a more experienced artist looking to “brush” up on your skills, we have the perfect event for you!

Each event, you will be given a blank canvas, guidance from an enthusiastic Easel Does It! Certified artist, along with any materials you’ll need to complete your painting.

We strive to promote creativity in a fun, relaxing, judgment-free environment, while encouraging self-confidence through each individual’s painting.

Phone: 585-360-0339

Contact: Meghan McClune

To set up a class, contact Meghan McClune at 585-360-0339 or email:easeldoesitllc@gmail.com, public programs can be seen on the website.

Level(s): all (a great way to earn the Brownie Painting Legacy Badge)

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: dependent on space – class is done at the Girl Scout Troop’s meeting place.

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $20/girl for 1 hour, $30/girl for 2 hour session

Adults - $26/1hour or $36 for 2 hour session

 

En Garde Fencing: Batavia

29 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 14020

En Garde offers Olympic sport fencing programs for children and adults that focus on building fitness, nutrition awareness, and personal growth, including self-respect, independence and self-confidence. All coaches are United States Fencing Association Certified. Program includes a pizza party and patch.

Phone: 585-409-3993

Contact: Colin Dentino

To set up a program, call 585-409-3993 or email colin@engardebatavia.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Maximum 16

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

 

EPIC Trainings 

10 Baylor Circle, Rochester, NY 14624

EPIC Trainings has fast become a leading provider of CPR and First Aid training in the Western New York area, and is offering the following trainings to girl scouts: Baby Sitters Training (5th grade +), Home Alone Safety (2nd Grade +), Social Networking Safety Class (2nd grade +), and First Aid for Kids (3rd grade +).

Phone: 585-615-4379

Contact: Lynn Fulmore

To set up a program, call 585-615-4379

Level (s): Brownies-Ambassadors

Date (s): N/A

Capacity: Min: 6, Max: 50

Time (s): N/A

Cost: N/A

 

Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club

105 Ross Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207

Troop specific hands-on experience learning how origami can be fun, educational, help PR, recruit, and/or used to earn money.

Phone: 716-240-5765

Contact: Wayne Tahara

To set up a program, call 716-240-5765.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 100

Time(s): N/A

Cost: N/A



Explore & More Children’s Museum

300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052

Explore & More Children’s Museum provides an environment for creative play and learning through hands-on exhibits, activities, and programs that inspire creativity, curiosity, and imagination. The museum exhibits include Building Curiosity, Inside Architecture, Food Glorious Food, Make it Go, Exploration Rocks (geology), and the Culture Corner featuring Mexico, the Netherlands, Vietnam, and South Africa. Explore & More also has educational workshops that can be brought off site.

Phone: 716-655-3131

Contact: Claudia Newton, Education Coordinator

To set up a program, call Claudia Newton at 716-655-3131, ext. 14 or emailclaudianewton@exploreandmore.org.

Level(s): Ages 1-10 and adults

Date(s) of program: N/A

Time(s): Usually two-hour sessions

Cost: Varies

Creative play and learning through hands-on programs and activities. Exhibits include Architecture, Food, Rocks, and Culture Corners featuring the Netherlands, Vietnam, and South Africa. Reserve a visit for any Scout Night, which includes a themed craft/activity and museum time. Groups of 22 or more - choose your own date. E&M also brings educational workshops to your site!

Phone: 716-655-5131

Contact: Sue Musial

To set up a program, call Sue at 716-655-5131 ext. 16 or emailsusanmusial@exploreandmore.org.

Level: Ages 5 to 12 and adults

Dates of program: Call for more info.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person. One adult admitted free with each five paying Scouts.

F

Fashion Lab NY

Northtown: 9450 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032

Southtown: 3853 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Fashion Lab NY is a skill-based studio where Kids, Teens and Adults have the opportunity to experiment creatively through the Art of Fashion.  Sewing, design and illustration are the perfect activities for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors to earn key badges! Our projects are educational, rewarding and downright chic. We regularly teach courses with themes like Sewing, Entrepreneurship and Product Design; always geared toward fashion.

Contact: Arlene Kaye

Email: arlene@fashionlabny.com

Phone: 716.406.4067

To set up a program: Call 716-406.4067 or email arlene@fashionlabny.com

Capacity: Minimum – 5 / Maximum - 15

Cost: $15 - $20.00 depending on program

 

 

First Choice Educational Tours

3080 West Main Road, Batavia, NY 14020 (office location)

We offer a wide variety of programs designed for experiential learning. Girls will broaden their horizons and build on their travel experiences to inspire others. Through carefully constructed domestic and international tours, First Choice works to open girls to the possibilities of the world beyond their neighborhoods.

Phone: 585-762-6090, ext. 218

Contact: Phyllis Breen

To set up a program, call 585-762-6090, ext. 218 or emailPhyllis@tours4students.com.

Address/Location: Office location-

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

 

Fleet Feet Sports

155 Culver Rd Suite 110 Rochester, NY 14617

Fleet Feet Sports Girls Run the ROC Program is designed to teach Girl Scouts goal-setting and to empower them to make positive changes in their lives! Through this 8-week Healthy Living program, girls will Discover, Connect, and Take Action!

Program Includes:
Detailed training program and Leader Guide that will prepare girls to complete the Women Run the ROC 5k or 1 Mile and satisfy the requirements for the Athlete Legacy Badge or Fun Patch.

Includes:
Detailed training program
Kick-off Celebration and special Shopping Night
Entry to Women Run the ROC  5K or Kids Run Wild 1 Mile race
Girls Run the ROC program t-shirt
Badge presentation at the Women Run the ROC 5K Awards Ceremony

Phone: 585-697-3388

Contact Name: Lauren Della Stua

To set up a program, contact Lauren at Lauren@fleetfeetrochester.com

Level(s) : Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors

Date(s) of program:  June through August 13th

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $20-$36 per girl depending on program choice

 

Forrestel Riding and Sports Camp

11380 Main Street, Medina, NY 14103

Forrestel is an 800-acre working farm. The summer English riding camp was started in 1980 where riding weekends are offered for children ages 7 to 17. At Forrestel, young people are encouraged to try new things and develop confidence in a safe and nurturing atmosphere.

Phone: 585-798-2222

Contact: Margaret Darroch

Level(s): Ages 7 to 17

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: N/A

G

Garden Fresh Foodie

8889 Lake Glen Ct., Clarence Center, NY 14032

Learn the benefits of eating plant-based foods. You will get to prepare and cook deliciously healthy dishes, as well as sample them! All dishes prepared will be allergen friendly, with menu items agreed upon by the leaders.

Girl Scouts will also be exposed to the nutrition the foods have for their bodies.

Phone: 716-983-8965

Contact: Jessica Meyers Altman

To set up a program, contact Jessica Altman at veghead18@gmail.com or call 716-983-8965.

Level(s): Brownie and older

Brownie Snacks badge, Junior Simple Meals badge, Junior Staying Fit badge, Junior Savvy Shopper Badge, Cadette Eating for Beauty badge, Senior Women’s Health badge or the Senior Sow What Harvest Award Journey badge.

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum: 10 girls / Maximum 20 girls

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Girls - $25.00 / Adults $25.00

 

Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center

11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany, NY 14054

Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center offers fun educational and recreational programs for scouts, badge programs and journey programs for all levels of Girl Scouting. Programs offered include hiking, snowshoeing, outdoor exploration and nature topics by request.  Badge programs include Using Resources Wisely, Senses, Flowers, Bugs, Animal Habitats, Camper, Geocacher, Hiker, Trees, Trailblazing, Night Owl, Sky, Water. Journeys include Between Earth and Sky, Wonders of Water, Get Moving and Breathe.

Contact: Shannon Morley

Phone: 585-344-1122

To set up a program: Leaders may contact the Nature Center to set up dates and times.

Level(s): Daisies to Leaders

Dates:  Tuesday - Saturday by request

Times: 10 am to 9 pm

Capacity: Max: 30

Cost:  $4.00/girl, minimum group program fee $50.   Snowshoeing $5/person, minimum group program fee $75.  All leaders and chaperones are free with the exception of snowshoe rental ($5/person).

 

Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Road, PO Box 310, Mumford, NY  14511

At Genesee Country Village & Museum, we inspire excitement and curiosity about the past and an appreciation for its relevance today. Visitors experience how life in small towns has changed over time through engaging and enjoyable encounters with the stories, objects, buildings, and environments of Western New York. We offer opportunities for girls of all ages to participate in community service. Some girls volunteer as a group, others as individuals. We also work with girls who want to earn their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Additionally, we offer a variety of Scout programs that focus on discovery, understanding, appreciation, and stewardship.

Phone: 585-535-6822

Contact:  Melissa Marszalek, Manager of Group and Natural History Programs

To set up a program, contact Melissa Marszalek at mmarszalek@gcv.org or call 585-294-8257.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

 

Graycliff Conservancy Inc

6472 Old Lakeshore Rd, Derby NY 14047

The Graycliff Estate was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1926 and 1931 for Isabelle R. Martin, wife of industrialist Darwin Martin. The Girl Scout’s mission is “building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place”. Graycliff helps in this mission by providing a space for girls to learn. A visit to Graycliff could be the spark required for a future career, in Architecture, Design, or even Historic Preservation. We have designed a special tour program for scouts designed to promote an understanding of Architecture and building design with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright and the Graycliff estate. The tour implements elements of geometry, history, and even some vocabulary words!

Contact: Evan Gallagher

Email: grouptours@graycliffestate.org

Phone: 716-947-9217

To set up a program: email grouptours@graycliffestate.org or call 716-947-9217

Level(s): 5th through 12th grade (ages 10 and up)

Capacity: 60 people total (Minimum girls = 10 / Maximum girls = 50)

 

Greystone Nature Preserve

8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia, NY 14063

Greystone Nature Preserve offers experiences in nature that spark investigation, connection and appreciation. Nature walks always include some meditative and contemplative aspects. We specialize in Native American philosophy and have a medicinal herb trail plus a very active blue bird nesting trail. Our emphasis is on experiential learning and hands on crafts. Our organic gardens are available for growing and gleaning. There are many opportunities for public service and badge work.

Phone: 716-679-6603

Contact: Diane Clark

To set up a program, email Diane at clarkmoran@gmail.com or call 716-792-7899.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Greystone is open daily, dawn to dusk from May to November

Capacity: Min: 4 / Max: 40

Time(s): Varies

Cost: $5.00


Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester, Inc.

2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Rochester, NY

Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester provides customized Girl Scout field trips during which girls learn about and experience gymnastics in a one- or one-and-a-half-hour program.  Our philosophy is “safety first, last and always.”  Each student is encouraged to learn at her own pace and strive for her personal best, not only in the gymnastics arena, but in all that life has to offer. Girls will warm up, discuss good health habits and exercise before having a chance to use Olympic event equipment, including uneven bars, vault, and balance beam. They will enjoy the two in-ground trampolines as well as the tumble track and two foam pits.

Phone: 585-388-8686

Contact:  Sarah Jane Clifford, President

To set up a program, visit their website or call 585-388-8686.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

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Helmer Nature Center

154 Pinegrove Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617

Helmer Nature Center utilizes the natural world as a classroom in order to provide practical, integrated learning opportunities, foster environmental awareness, and promote the concept of global stewardship and lifelong learning. We offer fun, hands-on learning experiences to Girl Scout troops. Girl Scouts of all ages can earn badges, enjoy the outdoors, and practice new skills. Programs include team building, Eight Basic Outdoor Skills, Skill Builder Badges, Snowshoeing, Maple Sugaring, Nature Hike, and Animal Presentation.

Phone: 585-336-3035

Contact:  Brian Andrew, Naturalist, Scout Coordinator

To set up a program, contact Brian Andrew at 585-336-3035 or emailBrian_Andrew@westiron.monroe.edu.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum of 10 girls, maximum of 20 girls

Time(s): Weekday afternoons, starting as early as 3 p.m.

Cost: $5 to $10/girl, depending on program



Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier)

180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

The museum offers many events throughout the year, and group tours can be schedule for any time. Tours for Girl Scouts include a trip through the museum’s exhibits, hands-on craft activity, and a ride on the carrousel. Learn about the art, science, music, and history of the early American amusement industry from carousels to coasters.

Phone: 716-693-1885

Contact: Amelia Blake, Director of Education

To set up a program, contact Amelia Blake, Director of Education, at 716-693-1885 or at education@carrouselmuseum.org.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Varies. Call for an appointment

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): Varies. Call for an appointment

Cost: $2.50 per girl, $5.00 per adult

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Jamestown Audubon Nature Center

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701

Jamestown Audubon provides programs to Girl Scout groups wishing to earn their Legacy Naturalist Badges. Leaders are asked to schedule a minimum two-hour block and are encouraged to consider an extra 30 to 60 minutes to allow the girls to explore our exhibits and/or trails. We also offer an overnight program for $250 that can be customized to your needs. You may also design a program just for your troop. Girls are also able to earn badges on an individual level. Fun patches earned can be purchased for an additional fee at the Blue Heron Gift Shop.

Phone: 716-569-2345

Contact: Jennifer Schlick, Program Director

To set up a program, contact Jennifer Schlick at 716-569-2345 or emailjschlick@jamestownaudubon.org

Level(s): All levels for fun patch programs. You can also earn the following Naturalist Legacy Badges (Brownie Bugs, Junior Flowers, Cadette Trees) and the Junior Animal Habitats badge.

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: dependent on program

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $8/girl, $80 minimum

 

Jemz Girls

Looking for something fun, fresh and uplifting for your next Girl Scout Troop Meeting. Let me, Miss Amy, host one for you! I offer workshops that will bring your troop closer together through an interactive character building and relationship building experience. No need to plan a field trip I will come to you.

Contact: Amy Colombo

Email: missamy@jemzgirl.com

Phone: 585-259-5582

Level(s): Grades 5 - 8

Capacity: 1

TroopCost:  $99 up to 10 girls/ $5 each additional

 

Jindo Martial Arts

3173 Eggert Road Tonawanda, NY 14150

At Jindo Martial Arts we believe that all children should have the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves. We can offer your group an afternoon that is both fun filled and informative. In a typical 1-hour session we will first cover the fun and importance of physical exercise. Guests will have an opportunity to run various martial arts themed activities ranging from balance and endurance to strength and focus. After a brief break we will introduce the Stranger Danger/ Bully aspect of the session with discussions about our “5 Fingers of Self Defense” and how each one can help prevent bullying. We then end with a fun, high energy exercise that focuses on getting away from danger and reporting it. Jindo supplies bottled water for the break and all participants will receive a Goody Bag of fun gifts.

Phone: 716-870-2971

Contact: Lisa Susko

To set up program, contact Lisa at lsusko@jundomartialarts.com

Level(s): Juniors-Ambassadors

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Min: 10

Time(s): 1 hour sessions

Cost: $5 per participant, with a $50 minimum 

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Kidding Around Yoga

Kidding Around Yoga with Donna Baia offers a customized one hour yoga class for children in grades K – 8 that introduces your troop to the practice of yoga. All of the traditional aspects of yoga are taught in a kid friendly, creative and very fun way. The girls will learn yoga poses, do some breath work and engage in a guided relaxation activity. This class emphasizes the importance of developing a strong and healthy body, mind and character. The class incorporates original Kidding Around Yoga music, a game, a special Girl Scout story that includes a variety of yoga poses and a yoga related craft. Positive self-affirmation and core values such as kindness, giving back to others and gratitude are stressed in class. The girls can earn a Kidding Around Yoga fun patch for their uniforms.

Phone: 716-380-7104

Contact: Donna Baia

To set up a class, contact Donna Baia at 716-380-7104 or emaildonna@kiddingaroundyoga.com

Level(s): Daisy through Cadette (K-8)

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: dependent on space – class is done at the Girl Scout Troop’s meeting place.

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $10/girl includes the yoga fun patch, $8/girl, without the yoga fun patch.

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Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450

Lollypop Farm is excited to offer brand-new Girl Scout workshops. Each workshop includes a unique, hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience. During the two-hour program, Girl Scouts will explore the shelter on a guided tour, get up close and personal with an animal friend, complete a mini service project, and fulfill the requirements needed to earn one of four Girl Scout animal-themed badges.

Girl Scout Workshops

Daisy Scouts - Birdbath Award

Brownie Scouts - Pets Badge

Cadette Scouts - Animal Helper Badge

Senior Scouts - Voice for Animals Badge

We also lend guidance to Girl Scouts completing their Bronze Award, Silver Award, and Gold Awards.

Phone: 585-223-1330 x173

Contact: Angela Prodrick, Humane Education Coordinator

To set up a program, visit lollypop.org.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $7 per girl

 

Lucile M. Wright Air Museum

300 North Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to “Motivating Our Youth through Aviation and Aerospace” and Creating an Awareness of Air and Space in the Community.
Our 12’ digital 3d planetarium and flight simulators offer Girl Scouts the unique experience of learning astronomy, space exploration and work on aviation badges.

Phone: 716-664-9500

Contact: Edward Martiny, Curator

To set up a class, contact Edward Martiny at 716-664-9500 or email:wrightairmuseum@gmail.com

Level(s): Juniors – Ambassadors (grades 4-12)

Date(s) of program: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m, or by appointment

Capacity: Max: 20

Time(s): 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: admission is free, donations appreciated

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Martin 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.

Phone: 716-856-4009

Contact: Gina Neureuther, Director of Education and Programs

To set up a program, contact Gina Neureuther at 716-856-3858, ext. 208 or gneureuther@darwinmartinhouse.org.

Level(s): Grades 3-12

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 15-30 girls

Time(s): N/A

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

 


Mattiacio Orthodontics

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

Email: a.camp@mattiacioortho.com

Phone:  585-742-1011

To set up a program: Email a.camp@mattiacioortho.com for more information or call us at (585) 742-1050.

Level(s): Grades K-6

Location: Mattiacio Orthodontics - 1393 Hathaway Drive Farmington, NY 14425

Capacity: Minimum = 15 girls / Maximum = 50 girls


Cost: Free

 

Meadows 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.

Phone: 585-582-1437

Contact:  Amy Jenkins, Owner, Head Instructor

To set up a program, contact Amy Jenkins at 585-582-1437 or meadowsofmendonstables@twc.com.

Level(s): Grades 3-12

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: N/A



Microsoft Store at Walden Galleria Mall
Suite L108 Galleria Drive, Buffalo, NY 14225

Phone: 716-706-2280

Contact: Emily Pricola

To register your troop, email Emily Pricola, community development specialist, at: empricol@microsoft.com

Level(s): Daisy through Cadette

Date(s): N/A

Capacity: Maximum 20

Time(s): N/A

Cost: No cost

Programs Available:

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 completed)
  • 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

 

 

Miss Liberty 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)

Email: ninazesky@gmail.com

Phone: 315.436.3060

To set up a program: Call or email Nina. 315.436.3060 / ninazesky@gmail.com

Level(s): all ages

Location: Your meeting place

Capacity: Minimum: 3 girls / Maximum: 200 girls

Cost: FREE

 

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!

YOUNG GIRLS 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
  • Nail Care - self manicure

Contact: Michelle W. Burakowski

Email: michelle@moderncharmschools.com

Phone: 716-498-8888

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 michelle@moderncharmschools.com.

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

Cost: $15/girl

We ask to be paid 50% prior to the first lesson, balance due on the first visit. Checks or credit cards accepted

 

Monkey 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.

Phone: 716-204-8417

Contacts: Kim Marie Krug and Kathleen Skoog

To set up a program, call 716-204-8417.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: N/A



Museum 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).

Phone: 716-629-3625

Contact: Janet McNevin

To set up a program, call 716-629-3625.

Level(s): All

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

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NY Regional Office (NCMEC/NY)

275 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608

Use the NetSmartz Workshop and KidSmartz to help your troop earn Internet and/or personal safety badges. An NCMEC/NY Community Educator can visit your troop with a presentation or ask how your troop or individual girls can implement the NetSmartz/KidSmartz free online resources. Programs are tailored for the age level of the troop. To access web resources, visit netsmartz.org or kidsmartz.org.

Phone: Rochester Office: 585-242-0900 x3327 Buffalo Office: 716-842-6333

Contact: Debra Ortiz-Pardi

To set up a program, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NY (NY) and ask to speak with a Community Educator or email NYBranch@ncmec.org.

Level(s): NetSmartz:  K-12   KidSmartz: K-5

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Min: 10

Time(s): Varies

Cost: $0



The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House

17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY 14608

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark home of Susan B. Anthony and collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work. We offer programs through our Learning Center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. We offer a program for every level of Girl Scouting: Two Daisy Petals; Celebrating Community Brownie Badge; Susan B. Anthony House Patch for Juniors and Older Girls; and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Inspiration for those beginning to develop Take Action projects. Programs at all levels involve a specific tour of the Susan B. Anthony House followed by hands-on experiences in our Carriage House.

Phone: 585-235-6124

Contact: Annie Callanan, Director of Programs and Visitor Services

To set up a program, contact Annie Callanan atacallanan@susanbanthonyhouse.org or call 585-235-6124 ext. 19.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies



National Museum of Play at the Strong

One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY, 14607

The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum devoted to play. The museum blends the best features of both history and children’s museums and provides a multitude of offerings. The Strong explores play and the way it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history. Museum Girl Scout programs include badge-based experiences, community service experiences, and museum exhibit experiences.

Phone: 585-263-2700

Contact: Mary Kelly, Public Program Coordinator

To set up a program, visit our website or contact Mary Kelly at 585-410-6315.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies



Nitro Magic Ice Cream

46 Southwick Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Nitro Magic is a Buffalo owned and operated ice cream business that provides a magical culinary experience. The Nitro Magic process produces deliciously smooth and tasty ice cream with clouds of nitrogen fog that the girls won’t stop talking about! Our mission is to provide the best tasting ice cream and make people smile.

Phone: 716-954-3707

Contact: Bruce Skorupa, Owner/Operator

To set up a program, contact Bruce Skorupa at 716-954-3707.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Call for availability

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): Call for availability

Cost: Varies

 

New York State Citizens Disaster Preparedness

The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan, home safety and stocking up on emergency supplies.

Contact: MSG Brian Bennett

Email: brian.j.bennett6.mil@mail.mil

Phone: 518.390.0786

To set up a program: Contact Brian Bennett to set up a program

Level(s): All

Location: At your meeting place, or where you choose.

Cost:  Free – The program is also designed for families, so this is a great family event for a troop as well.

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Oatka Glass

56 Harvester Avenue, Second Floor, Batavia, NY 14020

Girls will use their designing skills to develop and create unique glass projects, including pendants, wind chimes, plates, mosaics, and Christmas ornaments. Projects vary depending on age level.

Phone: 585-300-7606

Contact: Amanda Taylor

To set up a program, call 585-300-7606 or email Amanda@oatkaglass.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 5 to 50 people

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies with age level and project

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Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center

4050 North Street, Blasdell , NY 14219
The HNHS/Penn Dixie is offering hands-on science education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about paleontology, geology, ecology and more! Troops can get a tour of our fossil site where they can discover what life was like on Earth 380 million years ago during the Devonian era. Everyone is allowed to collect and keep all the fossils they find! Our programs can be adapted to all age levels and badge requirements.

To set up a program call: Holly Schreiber at 716-627-4560 or Holly@penndixie.org

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 150

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $5-$8 for scouts 1 adult free with every 10 scouts additional adults

$9

 

PrepStart Consulting LLC

Founded in 2014, PrepStart Consulting provides strategic preparation in all aspects of educational and professional development to students in grades 5 – 12. The Workshops empower young girls to prepare for their futures in a way that is both strategic and meaningful to their schooling and career interests.

Contact: Danielle DelMonte

Email: prepstartconsulting@gmail.com

Phone: 716.597.8854

To set up a program: Contact Danielle DelMonte at 716.597.8854 or prepstartconsulting@gmail.com

Level(s): Grades 5 - 12

Capacity: Minimum = 10 girls / Maximum = 50 girls

Cost: $150.00 – flat rate for 1 hour workshop

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RAC For Women

3400 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 & 1550 West Ridge Road in Greece

RAC FOR WOMEN is the number one women-only facility in Western New York. We focus on women and helping improve their quality of life. Our gym offers over 300 classes a week. Our goal is to teach the Girl Scouts fun ways that they can stay fit and active. We have programs available for Brownies, Juniors, and Seniors to help them earn their Dance, Staying Fit, and Cross Training Badges through fun interactive classes like Zumba and Pilates. Contact the RAC for Women to set up a program.

Phone: 585-899-6666

Contact: Danielle Phillips

To set up a program, call Danielle at 585-899-6666.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 15 to 50 girls in Pittsford, 15 to 90 girls in Greece

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $15 per girl

 

Rainforest Cafe

300 Third Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Educational Safari Expedition
Experience the ultimate adventure through education. Take a 30 minute educational expedition with us and learn about the world’s tropical rainforests, threatened and endangered species and conservation efforts that support and protect our planet’s fragile ecosystem. Have fun with our resident animal friends and learn more about the mountain gorilla, our elephant family, tigers, a nice variety of tropical fish and much more! After an awesome safari, everyone’s stomachs will be growling with the tigers! Each girl will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a free kid’s meal. (Pizza, burger or chicken fingers.)

Phone: 716-278-2680

Contact: Megan Samuelson, Restaurant and attraction sales manager

To set up a program, call Megan at 716-278-2680 or email her at m.samuelson@sheratonatthefalls.com.

Level(s): Grades K-6th

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 50

Time(s): The educational Safari Expeditions are conducted in the morning hours prior to the restaurant opening to allow for uninterrupted access to the rainforest jungle.

Cost: Girls: $11.99 / Adults are free, but will have to purchase lunch from the regular restaurant menu.

 

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The Kodak Center for Performing Arts – 200 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14615

Experience a RAPA Scout Night! On select performances scouts are invited at a discounted ticket for all attendees. All scouts will receive a RAPA Family Theatre patch, a backstage experience or talk-back with select cast members and front-of-house themed opportunities - your entire troop will have a fantastic time! For up to date schedules, please visit RapaTheatre.org

Contact: Eric Vaughn Johnson (Program Director)

Email: raparocks@gmail.com

Phone: 585.254.0073

To set up a program: Contact Eric Vaughn Johnson at raparocks@gmail.com or 585.254.0073 (x202).

Level(s): All 

Capacity: Minimum girls: 10 / Maximum girls: 180

Cost: Girls = $9.00 or $15.00 / Adults = $18.00 or $20.00

 

Ready to Respond

1440 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Health and Safety training courses and overviews provided. Will travel to your site for training. Red Cross and American Heart courses are offered. Affordable and flexible pricing.

Phone: 585-281-4208

Contact: Domenic Danesi

To set up a program, contact Domenic at 585-281-4208.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Minimum: 5 Maximum:50

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

 

Rich Schuler Drum Workshops

P.O. Box 108 Greenhurst, NY 14742

Drum Circles facilitated by Rich Schuler. Participants will learn to play world rhythms along with percussion games and exercises to develop coordination. There will also be time for free form, improvised drumming for girls to fully express themselves. Participants will love this hands on event with smiling faces.

Phone: (716) 969-3911 or (716) 484-8121

Contact: Rich Schuler

To set up a program, contact Rich Schuler, Percussion Instructor, by calling (716) 969-3911 or (716) 484-8121 or emailing rschuler@stny.rr.com

Level(s): All

Dates(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Min: 6 Max: 30

Time(s): Varies

Cost: $150 total

 

Rochester Arc and Flame Center

125 Fedex Way, Rochester, NY 14624

Welding is a fun and marketable skill using fire or electricity to melt metal to metal.  Come learn basic welding skills in this hands-on program! Girls in the program will learn basic welding safety, basic GMAW skills, and what welding is useful for.  The first portion of the class will be spent in lecture and the second will be spent welding.  They will be given a small number of welding tasks to accomplish before making a pre-designed project to take home.

Contact: Matt Wolff

Email: marketing@rocafc.com

Phone: 585.349.7110

To set up a program: Contact the Rochester Arc and Flame Center at 585.349.7110 or email marketing@rocafc.com

Level(s): Girls ages 14+

Location: Rochester Arc and Flame Center

Capacity: Minimum – 10 girls / Maximum – 16 girls

Cost: $40.00/per girl or adult (adults may only participate if there are less than 16 girls)

 


Rochester Broadway Theatre League

885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605

Groups of 15 or more can save between 10% to 20% per ticket to shows at the Auditorium Theatre. Groups can pay overtime and typically receive priority seating over the general public. Discounts and payment deadlines vary by show.

Phone: 585-222-5000

Contact: Christina Moore

To set up a program, contact Christina at 585-277-3304 or groups@rbtl.org.

Level(s): Grades 4 through 12

Date(s) of program: Varies by show

Capacity: Minimum 15, No max

Time(s): Varies by show

Cost: $35 to $75, may vary by show



Rochester Fencing Club

3335 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Tap into your inner pirate, musketeer, or heroine! Try the Olympic sport of fencing in a fun and active class taught by US Fencing certified instructors. Separate sessions for all Girl Scout levels including leader resources. Earn a fencing patch! Daisies and Brownies participate in a 45 min. class using foam/plastic swords and masks. Juniors/ Cadettes / Seniors and Ambassadors enjoy 90 minute classes and explore the fundamentals in greater depth. The “Intro to Fencing for Girl Scouts” includes basic footwork, blade work, etiquette, and safety rules. The class will culminate in scouts suiting up in actual fencing gear and wielding a steel foil or sabre to test their newly acquired skills. All equipment and a fun learning atmosphere are provided. Juniors and above are invited to add on an additional 30 min. PowerPoint presentation and have your class taught by Olympian Iris Zimmermann. Bring a snack and learn about the history of fencing. Hear about how Iris broke through barriers in the sport, her Olympic experience, and women in fencing. Chat with Iris, ask questions, and come away with an autographed photo. Please make sure all participants come dressed for an athletic activity including pants to the knees and athletic shoes. The Rochester Fencing Club recently moved to a beautiful spacious facility in Brighton/Henrietta. Come experience the excellence and “Challenge Your Impossible!”

Phone: 585-424-0605

Contact: Iris Zimmerman, Co-Owner and Coach

To set up a program call 585-424-0605 or emailrfc@rocfencing.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Saturday Afternoon / Sunday all day

Capacity: 4-25 girls

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $15.00 - $35.00 based on program.

 

Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

The RMSC offers your Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to experience hands-on science and natural history inquiry-based learning. All Girl Scout programs are led by Museum educators who do much more than meet the requirements for your program — we bring science to life!

You’ll experience immersive activities and experiments, engage in exhibit galleries, and explore our extensive collection objects. RMSC offers tailored programs for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to cover all badge requirements.

Phone: 585-271-4320

Contact: See all Girl Scout badge programs offered with dates and times at www.RMSC.org, call 585-697-1942 to register for programs or overnights.

Level(s): Brownie through Cadette (Grades 2-8)

Location: RMSC / Strasenburgh Planetarium – 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 / Cummings Nature Center – 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512.

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: 10 girls minimum / 20 girls maximum.

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $15/girl


Rock Ventures

1044 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Rock Ventures is a Rock Climbing and High Ropes facility offering team building, camps and sleepovers. Rock Venture’s mission is to provide a safe challenging educational experience for girls of all ages and abilities. Programs can be customized to the goals and desired outcomes of the group attending including Challenge by Choice, 100% participation and cooperation & communication.  Patches are available with prior notice.

Phone: 585.442.5462

Contact: Julie or Kent, www.rockventures.net

To set up a program, contact Julie at 585-442-5462. A nontransferable and non-refundable deposit is required.

Level(s): all grade levels

Date(s) of program: Events, programs and pricing are customized. Discounts may be available during non-peak hours/days, and based on number of participants. Call for further details.

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies based on program

 


Ruckus Dance Alliance

445 W. Commercial Street, Suite 6, East Rochester, NY 14445

Girls will cover all requirements for the Brownie Dancer badge. Girls will learn basic stretching exercises and a few dance steps from different styles of dance (for example, tap, ballet, and/or hip hop). Then girls will work in small groups to create a short dance combination to show others in the group. Girls should wear comfortable clothes they can move in. They should bring clean sneakers and a water bottle.

Phone: 585-545-1927

Contact: Carrie Green

To set up a program, contact Ruckus Dance Alliance at 585-545-1927 or emailinfo@ruckusdance.com.

Level(s): Grades 2 and 3

Date(s) of program: Various Saturdays

Capacity: Minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20

Time(s): 1 to 3:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10, includes badge

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Seneca Park Zoo Society

2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621

Using the exhibition of animals in naturalistic settings, the Seneca Park Zoo offers engaging educational experiences that provide the motivation and skills for Girl Scouts to act as stewards of the environment. The Zoo offers Big Night-Bunk with Beasts overnight experiences where Girl Scouts can explore the Zoo, see an animal presentation, and participate in engaging activities. Service projects are available as well

Contact: Jean Aurio, Education Office Manager

Email:   jaurio@senecazoo.org

Phone: 585-336-7200

To Set Up a Program Contact: Education Department at 585-295-7213

Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior Cadette

Upcoming Badge / Journey Events:

Saturday, September 24
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.- Brownies Naturalist: Bugs

Sunday, September 25
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Brownies Journey- Wonders of Water

Sunday, October 16
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Daisy Journey- 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

2:00- 4:30 p.m.  - Brownies Journey- Wonders of Water

Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Daisy Journey- Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

Sunday, November 13
2:00- 4:30 p.m. - Juniors Animal Habitats Badge

Saturday, November 19
2:00- 4:30 p.m. - Cadets Animal Helpers Badge

Sunday, December 4
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  - Brownies Journey- Wonders of Water

2:00- 4:30 p.m. – Daisy Journey- 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Location: Seneca Park Zoo

Capacity: Min: 10 girls

Cost: $15.00 / girl

Upcoming Bunk with the Beast Events:

Attention all troop leaders! Looking for a great way for your Scouts to bond and learn together? Come and spend the night with us! During an overnight, your Scouts will enjoy a fun-filled nocturnal experience including an evening zoo excursion, an introduction to some of our most amazing animal ambassadors, engaging activities led by our fabulous staff, pizza, movies, and more. Our overnights help Scouts build character and confidence while learning about how to become stewards of the environment. Please note: these scheduled Bunk with Beasts events are specially designed to include different Scout groups from around the area. Tell your friends! Minimum numbers are required.

Saturday, October 8

Saturday, November 5

Friday, November 18

Location: Seneca Park Zoo

Cost:

For Scout Troops joining pre-scheduled Bunk with Beasts:

·        $25 per scout

·        $20 per chaperone

·        $100 deposit

For Scout Troops or other groups planning their own Bunk with Beasts:

·        $30 per scout/youth

·        $25 per chaperone

·        $550 deposit

 

 

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

52 West Canyon Drive, Hamburg, NY 14075

My name is Carol Buckland. I have a new program to introduce. I have an extensive doll collection from 1855 to present day. My program is informative and interactive. I display and discuss the historical significance and eras the dolls were popular, also how to care and store them to keep their integrity intact. This program is for girls from 5 to 99! All girls use imagination and show care, love, and creativity through the play of dolls. It promotes positive nostalgic and connection within generations, as this program can be a family event.

Phone: 716-880-0318

Contact: Carol Buckland

To set up a program, call Carol at 716-880-0318.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): One-hour show

Cost: $50 per hour per group

 

Seneca Iroquois National Museum

814 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779

The Seneca-Iroquois Museum welcomes visitors to experience the Hodinošonih culture in educational exhibits and through knowledgeable staff! We can provide guided tours to exhibits, and participants can even create a culturally relevant craft for an additional fee.

Phone: 716-945-1104

Contact: Lilyan Jones

To set up a class, please email Lilyan Jones at Lilyan.jones@sni.org or call 716-945-1760

Level(s): all

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: Min: 5; Max: 25

Time(s): N/A

Cost: $2/child for tour - $0/Chaperones – There is no charge for tours in February if done with a craft.

 

Smoking and Health Action Coalition (SHAC) (A Program of the American Lung Association of the Northeast)
1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 1462

Reality Check is the youth action component of the Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County (SHAC) that supports tobacco control efforts. SHAC is funded by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control to increase support for New York State’s tobacco-free norm through youth action and community engagement. Efforts are evidence-based, policy driven, and cost effective approaches that decrease youth tobacco use, motivate adult smokers to quit and eliminate exposure to second hand smoke. We can provide fun engaging events throughout the community to promote a healthy lifestyle, healthy lifestyle choices and strives to make the community a better place through youth action.
Phone: 585-484-1504

Contact: Joseph Potter, Reality Check Youth Coordinator

To set up a program, email Joseph Potter at jpotter@lungne.org or call 585-484-1504.

Level(s): 7th – 12th grade depending on the program.

Date(s) of program: Varies

Capacity: Varies

Time(s): Varies

Cost: Varies

 

SPCA Serving Erie County

205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150

Girl Scouts can earn badges from the SPCA!  Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors can work with their troop to learn about domestic and local wild animals, make toys, beds, and treats for the shelter animals, learn about animal safety and much more. Just go to http://www.yourspca.org/humaneeducation and download the Girl Scout Information Packet which includes all the activities and project ideas for the girls to complete. When the activities are complete, schedule a tour of the shelter and collect your badges!

Contact: Andrea Mortimer

Email: andreas@spcaec.com

Phone: 716-799-8651

To set up a program: Call Andrea Mortimer at 716-799-8651 or email at andreas@spcaec.com

Level(s): Daisy - Junior

Capacity: Minimum = 7 girls / Maximum = 20 girls

Cost: girls = $8.00 / adults = $2.00

 

The Strong National Museum of Play

One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States. The Strong explores play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity and discovery and illuminates cultural history. The Strong museum offers a variety of exciting backpack experiences perfect for Girl Scout Troops wishing to fulfill badge requirements. Backpacks include all you need to complete a badge, with activates completed in museum exhibit space. Museum admission is included so girls can explore the museum after or before the badge program.

Phone: 585.263.2700

To set up a class: Call 585.263.2700 to register for a backpack reservation. This must be done at least two weeks prior to the event, and a full, non-refundable payment is required at booking.

Level(s): Daisy – Senior Girl Scouts

Badges Offered:

Daisy: Lupe and Rosie Petal Backpacks

Brownie: Senses and Letterboxer Backpacks

Junior: Detective and Drawing Backpacks

Cadette: Comic Artist and Book Artist Backpacks

Senior: Collage Artist Backpack

Capacity:   Min: 4 scouts per backpack

Cost: $11.00/girl includes Backpack and Museum entrance fee.  There is one free adult admission included with every 5 girls. All other adults will need to pay full admission price.

 


STUDIO HUE

155 Garland, Buffalo, NY 14206

Studio Hue is a traveling arts & crafts studio. We make badge work and fun a snap and can bring it all to you, including supplies, an instructor as well as taking care of set up and clean up! Studio Hue is an all women run business who believes girls can change the world. We use creative thinking to enhance leadership development.

Phone: 716.703.0483

Contact: Kim Lavare

To set up a class: email: studiohue716@gmail.com or use the website.

Level(s): Grades K-12

Badges Offered:

Sunny’s Petal – Friendly & Helpful, 1-hour, $10 per girl

Zinni’s Petal – Considerate & Caring, 1-hour, $10 per girl

Tula’s Petal – Courageous & Strong, 1-hour, $10 per girl.

Clover’s Petal – Use Resources Wisely, 1-hour, $10 per girl

Vi’s Petal – Be a Sister To Every Girl Scout, 1-hour, $10 per girl

Cadette Comic Artist Badge, 2-hours, $20 per girl - Each Girl will take home a comic artist kit

Cadette Book Artist Badge, 2 1/2-hours, $25 per girl - Each Girl will take home a Scrapbook or Journal.

Junior Drawing Badge, 2  hours, $20 per girl - Each Girl will take home a Sketchbook, and drawing tools

Capacity:   Min: 08, Max: 50 – This is also based on your location, we can come to your meeting, or locate a venue as well.

Cost: $10.00 - $25.00/girl based on craft or badge earned

 

Swain Resort

2275 County Road 24, Swain, NY 14884

Phone: 607-545-6511

Contact: Mike Lord or Erich Dobson

To set up a program call 607-545-6511.

Level(s): Grades 3 through 12

Date(s): N/A

Capacity: No Max

Time(s): 9 a.m.

Cost: Varies

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Theatre of Youth

203 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

Since 1972, Theatre of Youth (TOY) has been Buffalo's only professional theatre for child audiences and their families. Our plays are performed by professional adult actors in full-scale main stage productions. Our staff has excellent training and many hold advanced degrees in their fields. Time and time again, parents tell us how much our plays impact their children. We hope that you will join us for the special theatre experience that only TOY creates for young people.

Phone: 716-884-4400

Contact: Tim White

To set up a program, call Tim at 716-884-4400 ext. 305 or email: timwhite@theatreofyouth.org.

Level(s): Daisy through Cadette

Date(s) of program: Varies

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies



Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Scouts will tour the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural national Historic Site in Buffalo, NY to learn about the circumstances of President William McKinley’s assassination and Roosevelt’s subsequent inauguration in 1901 Buffalo.  A presentation will explore other WNY presidential links, and then scouts will break into small groups to fashion campaign posters for one of the Buffalo-linked presidential figures.

Contact: Mark Lozo

Email: mark_lozo@partner.nps.gov

Phone: 716-884-0095 ext. 15

To set up a program: Troop Leaders can email Mark Lozo (mark_lozo@partner.nps.gov)

Level(s): Grades 4-12

Times: By reservation, minimum 2 weeks in advance     

Capacity: Minimum = 5 girls / Maximum = 15 girls

Cost: $15 girl / $5 adult / troop leader (free)

 

 

This Little Yogi Went OM

5225 Sheridan Drive (Georgetown Square)  Williamsville, NY 14221

Girl Scout Yoga- OM+ Meditate + Yoga + Games + Partner Poses + Dance + Relax + Namaste = FUN

Phone: 716-553-5563

Contact: Melanie Keaveny

To set up a program, contact Melanie at melaniebecker79@hotmail.com  or thislittleyogiwentom@hotmail.com.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Friday nights or Sundays

Capacity: Minimum of 6, maximum of 20

Time(s): Hour class

Cost: N/A



Tifft Nature Preserve -operated by Buffalo Museum of Science

1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences aspires to create a better world by helping all people to explore and understand it, valuing the sharing of knowledge by creating engaging experiences such as informative exhibits and public programming. We show that science matters. We create life-changing experiences. We expand people’s horizons. We are progressive. We value each person.

Phone: 716-825-6397

Contact: Kimberly (May) Adriaansen – Program Coordinator

To set up a program, contact : Kimberly (May) Adriaansen at 716-896-5200, ext. 200 or email atkadriaansen@sciencebuff.org.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: Visit website. www.TIFFT.org

Capacity: Minimum of five girls, maximum depends on program

Time(s): Varies

Cost: Varies

 

The Traveling Campfire

The Traveling Campfire is made up of two experienced educators who provide storytelling programs, storytelling workshops and hands on science workshops.  Our storytelling performances are centered around an indoor campfire, so we are very flexible as to where we can deliver the program.

Contact: Rick Merritt

Email: rmeritman1@aol.com

Phone: 585.694.6628

To set up a program: Contact Rick Merritt at 585.694.6628 or rmeritman1@aol.com

Level(s): all

Location:  We bring our program to you!

Capacity: Minimum: 5 girls / Maximum: 100 girls

Cost: Varies based on program 

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University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Generation Rx

UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Generation Rx at the UB School of Pharmacy provides presentations and learning exercises to girls and young adults on the risks of prescription medication misuse. By gaining knowledge and awareness about this dangerous issue, girls can become leaders to their peers by setting a good example of health and safety. A number of activities are available for many age groups such as games, crosswords, skits, etc. and all incorporate learning, leadership, and fun!

Contact: Christine Piccione or Luke Hoffman

Email: ccpiccio@buffalo.edu (Christine) or lukehoff@buffalo.edu (Luke)

Phone: 716-289-3335 (Christine) or 716-598-0253 (Luke)

To set up a program: Troop Leaders can email Christine (ccpiccio@buffalo.edu) or Luke (lukehoff@buffalo.edu) to set up a time and place for the presentation and learning activities depending on troop preferences.

Level(s): Grades 3-12

Times: Thursdays and weekday evenings are best due to our school schedule.

Capacity: Minimum = 10 girls / Maximum = 40 girls

Cost: Free

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Wende Essrow (Children’s book aurthor/artist)

I am an author and artist of several children’s books. I love to share my passion for art, nature, and writing with children and adults. I teach watercolor painting and charcoal drawing as well as creative short story writing. I provide photographs of nature images for use as subject material and supply all the art supplies needed to paint or draw. For the short story creative writing class I have a teaching method and encourage the participants to write in a fun manner and they will all leave with a short storyline completed and time permitting attempt an illustration as well.

Contact: Wende Essrow

Email: wendesworld@roadrunner.com

Phone: 716.226.4007 or 716.510.8017

To set up a program:  To plan an event just call my phone contact and we can discuss time, meeting location preferences and number of participants. 716-226-4007 or 716-510-8017

Capacity: Min: 10 girls / Max: 30 girls

Cost: $15.00/girl, $15.00/adult

 

Western New York Book Arts Center

468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Girl Scouts Book Arts Badge Workshop will provide Girl Scouts with all of the necessary steps to complete the Book Arts Badge. Explore the art of the book by learning about the anatomy of a book, building your very own books, and discovering the art of antique letterpress printing!

Phone: 716-348-1430

Contact: Khrista Tabak

To set up a program, contact Khrista Tabak at Khrista@wnybookarts.org to request a date to visit WNYBAC!

Level(s): Grades 3 through 12

Date(s) of program: Wednesdays through Saturdays

Capacity: Minimum 5 girls, maximum 25 girls

Time(s): 12 to 6 p.m.

Cost: N/A

Wild Wings

27 Pond Road Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

Discover – learn new things about the world they live in and the need to value the natural world. Take Action – Learn things they can use to help educate others and how they can advocate for the natural world.  There are opportunities for girls to plan for and complete Take Action Projects through this organization.

Phone: 585-334-7790

Contact: Terry Kozakiewicz, Director

To set up a program, contact Terry Kozakiewicz at 585-334-7790 orinfo@wildwingsinc.org.

Level(s): All

Date(s) of program: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Time(s): N/A

Cost: Varies

Community Events
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This program is operated exclusively by The Buffalo Bills and is not associated with any activity sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western New York


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This program is operated exclusively by the Loyalist Area, Scouts Canada and Longhouse Council, BSA and is not associated with any activity sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western New York. 

Girl Scouts are invited with Girl Guides of Canada to the 2017 World Brotherhood Camporee, being held this year on September 22-23-24 at Riverside-Cedar Park near Morrisburg, Ontario. 

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This program is operated exclusively by YEA and is not associated with any activity sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western New York.

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