Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois proudly partners with local businesses and organizations who are experts at delivering quality badge and patch earning programs for your Girl Scout or troop in a wide range of interest areas.
Challenger Learning Center - St. Louis
205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson MO 63135
Girl Scouts - Challenger Learning Center St. Louis (challengerstl.org)
Pricing: $25.00 per Girl Scout
Program dates/times are available on our website. Minimum and Maximum varies per workshop or badge program.
Reserve your spot today by calling 314-521-6205 or email email@example.com.
Flying S INC
17583 E. 500th Ave
Take a tour today in learning more about manufacturing and explore opportunities about Engineering! The tours have just recently been updated. Workshops are offered during the summer updates can be found on Flying S Facebook page. There is a lot to find, learn and investigate with our new partnership with Flying S. Take advantage of the STEM opportunities today! Learn about manufacturing within Aerospace industry and Aviation!
Pricing: Basic facility tours are free (approx.
STEM activities would be an additional cost, varied based on activity* when inquiring about stem please let us know what badge or activities in initial email.
*Closes toed shoes must be wore during the tour, check Safety Activity Checkpoints prior to visit.
Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-586-9999.
The Science Center – Carbondale, IL
University Mall, 1237 E. Main St. 1048, Carbondale, IL
Science Center Carbondale, IL | Children’s Museum (sciencecentersi.com)
Explore the Science Center in Carbondale for all things science!
Learn about different animals such as reptiles, fish, and more!
There’s so much to see and do with hands-on learning opportunities.
It’s an endless day of fun! Join us for a class in our awesome
classroom of learning!
Badge Opportunities: Multiple badge opportunities are available. If there is a specific badge you would like to request, please let us know. We would love to help!
Previous badge programs:
Pricing: $13.00 per Girl Scout (payable at the event)
Pre-registration is required. Siblings who are not Girl Scouts can enjoy the museum at the reduced rate of $3.00 each. Maximum of 25 Girl Scouts for programs with a minimum of 8.
To register please call 618-529-5431 or email email@example.com.
Ballard Nature Center
5253 E US Hwy 40 Altamont, IL 62411
Take a hike and explore the outdoors at Ballard Nature Center. This partnership allows badge opportunities on new self-lead trails for a new exploration. Grab a buddy, pack a lunch, and spend the afternoon taking in all of the beautiful scenery of nature. There is approximately 6 miles of hiking to explore in different areas!
Pricing: *Cost for guided programs call for pricing.
Be on the look out for upcoming program opportunities! Self-lead trail hikes and picnics available year-round. Call ahead of time to make sure there are no conflicts. Guided programs (fee) available upon request if there is availability of center staff. *Note- Check Safety Activity Checkpoints prior to Hikes, seasons do impact ability to hike- please call before hand. Check out the Ballard Nature Center Trail Map!
Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-483-6856.
Cache Bayou Outfitters - Canoeing
240 Dean Lane Ullin, IL 62992
Come Canoe on the Cache River and experience all the wildlife there is to see! Learn and explore the outdoors safely with a guided instructor or Naturist. This hidden gem fosters learning about endangered species that are both on the Illinois state and federal endangered species lists for girls to experience. While visiting during different times throughout the year girls can experience bird migration, butterfly migrations, and even the possibility of spotting a bald eagle! All of these amazing experiences are with our preferred partner Cache Bayou Outfitters!
Pricing: $19.00 per youth. Adults are $32.00.
Please check Safety Activity Checkpoints for requirements before scheduling. We also have programs involving local Native American History, Prehistoric life ways, and guided hikes. Inquire for pricing and availability through email.
Guided tours are available for additional pricing; check online for upcoming information.
Register now by emailing email@example.com or calling 618 201-4090.
5705 LRC Road Waterloo, IL 62298
Come out to Camp Wartburg to experience camping and other fun great activities! Learn about archery, take a pong walk in the afternoon, or even learn something new! They offer outdoor cooking! Schedule to work on Outdoor Badges today!
Pricing: Refer to the Camp Wartburg Pricing and Policy Packet for pricing and program information!
Prior to scheduling - review age requirements on activities. Follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for specific activities. Waivers required for selected activities.
Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-939-7715.
15230 N Blue Point Trail Effingham IL, 62401
Explore Camp Wassatoga in Effingham IL. Discover outdoor learning opportunities including archery, canoeing and camping! There is plenty to explore on the hiking trails. Come spend the day out at Camp Wassatoga!
Tentative reservations for camping options and rental equipment are made on our website. An email will be sent instructing you to download reservations/release forms and mail with fees within 10 days for reservations to be confirmed.
Register now by emailing email@example.com.
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
2204 DeWitt Avenue East, Mattoon IL 61938
Come explore the wonders of Douglas-Hart Nature Center for all things outdoors! They offer a multitude of different badge opportunities for Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors! Visit the website link for full badge pricing and descriptions. Download the Douglas-Hart Nature Center's Girl Scout Programs Brochure!
Pricing: Varies depending on activity.
Minimum number for participants for a program is 4 members. Minimum fee is 4X the Girl Scout rate of that program. Allow 2-4 hours for completion of program requirements. Programs may be completed in one day or split over multiple days. Programs are running outdoors; be prepared for all elements of weather (sunscreen, insect repellent, coats, etc.) and refer to Safety Activity Checkpoints. Programs fill up quickly, so please try to book at least 3 months in advance.
For scheduling or addtional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-235-4644.
Marcoot Jersey Creamery - Creamery Tour
526 Dudleyville Road Greenville, IL 62246-3801
Have you ever wondered where ice cream, cheese, and milk come from? Come see our new partner Marcoot Jersey Creamery! Learn about caring for dairy cows and the process of everyday foods we eat. This is an amazing learning opportunity in experiencing something new locally. See how the milk is turned into cheese right before your eyes at the creamery on site.
Pricing: Tours are $5.00/person and last approximately 1 hour.
A private tour at our creamery includes stops inside our creamery, the milking parlor, and calf barn. We recommend scheduling a tour here at least 2 weeks in advance.
Schedule your tour today by emailing email@example.com.
Royale Ranch, LLC - Horseback Riding
1801 Lemen Road O’Fallon, IL 62269
Come explore the outdoors with Royale Ranch LLC. Learn about how to ride a horse with our new partnership! Ride with the wind with this amazing experience for girls! Please check Safety Activity Checkpoints prior to booking for requirements.
Pricing: $40 Per Rider
Riding time is approximately an hour. All riding is by appointment only.
Register now by calling 618-972-5043.
Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive, St. Louis MO 63110
Saint Louis Zoo | Scouts and Youth Groups (stlzoo.org)
The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Council and the St. Louis Zoo are proud to partner together for amazing opportunities for Girl Scouts! Check out the badge opportunities found with exploring the St. Louis Zoo! Programs are updated often so be sure to check online!
Badge Opportunities: (Current Zoo Girl Scout Programs)
Pricing: Pricing varies on activity/program
Private and public programs are offered. Private programs can be requested through a form online on the website. Private bookings do require a minimum payment amount in order to book. Public programs are located on our website that can be filled out and mailed in. No minimum number required for public bookings.
Register by visiting Saint Louis Zoo | Scouts and Youth Groups (stlzoo.org). Forms are located under descriptions. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-646-4544.
The Nature Institute
2213 S Levis Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
We offer programming for Daisies through Ambassadors. Programs must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Pricing: Programs are set up by troop leaders on a date and time that works best for their group. Girl Scouts are $6/each, with a minimum booking fee of $60 (10 Girl Scouts).
Girl Scout Overnights
Bring your troop out to experience an overnight camping experience on site! Overnights include badgework of your choosing in the evening, an area for camping, s’mores in the evening, and a light breakfast provided in the morning.
Pricing: Overnights are $25/Girl Scout with a minimum booking fee of $250 (10 Girl Scouts). Parents/guardians are free of charge. Siblings are the same rate as Girl Scouts. Overnights run from 5 pm – 9 am. Maximum group size of 20 people. Limited dates are available.
Register now by emailing email@example.com or by calling 618-466-9930.
Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center
1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda IL 62958
Touch of Nature is a proud partner with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois! Our Outdoor Education Center is a great place for families, young adults and more to experience nature. We host a variety of different programs throughout the year and make it our mission to make outdoor education a fun and engaging experience.
Pricing: Pricing varies depending on activities.
Be sure to check Safety Activity Checkpoints before reserving!
Book your reservation today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-453-1121.
1020 Artworks Studio, LLC
841 Wabash Avenue Belleville IL, 62220
Learn, explore and more at the 1020 Artwork Studio in Belleville! Take advantage of earn your life skill badges with great teachers in art, jewelry making, pottery, and much more! The ideas are endless in creativity at 1020 Artwork Studio. Click here to download an informational flyer!
We are excited to design a customized lesson for your art classes to complete badge work.
All about Drawing Art Class - $20 per person 1.5- hours class
Learn sketching techniques, shading and blending. (All supplies included)
Canvas Painting Class - $24 per person 2-hour class
Learn acrylic painting on a canvas. Troop may choose the painting theme. (All supplies included)
Additional art badge classes upon request; costs will be determined by the size of your group, length of time and class subject. Classrooms will accommodate up to 24 participating guests. Guests are welcome to bring outside food and drinks. We discount all classes by approximately 20% from our regular fees.
To register please email email@example.com or call 618-267-3205. To reserve a date and time for a private class a $50.00 deposit is required. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
City Sewing Room
6700 Arsenal St. St. Louis, MO 63139
Classes & Events | City Sewing Room
Explore the world of endless possibilities with sewing! The City Sewing Room has partnered with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for this amazing opportunity. Girls can learn about different sewing techniques, different materials and so much more. Learn and explore entrepreneurship opportunities with creating and making your own designs.
Pricing: Troop Activity - $200 for 6-10 girls 2-hour session; $10 each additional girl (instructor and supplies included)
1 instructor is able to assist 4 to 5 girls depending on age (age requirement of 9 years and older). Traveling sewing kits are available with an instructor. The cost of traveling instructor is $40.00 an hour. Building rental for projects is available; call to request. Building rental is $40/hour (minimum 3 hours); Instructor extra $40/hr.
Reserve your spot today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 314-255-5857.
Gateway Arch National Park Service
11 N 4th Street, St. Louis MO 63102
Scout Programs at the Arch - Gateway Arch National Park
The St. Louis Arch museum and the National Park Service is partnering up on badge opportunities to new heights! Call to schedule to earn a badge while checking out the new Gateway Arch Museum. A special fun patch is available for purchase upon completion of a park program!
Pricing: All Girl Scout programs are FREE!
Finding Common Ground - May 31 & Aug 8
Public Speaking - June 5 and July 28
Each program is approximately 50 minutes each. A minimum of six Girl Scouts are required (maximum of 30). Groups with less then the minimum may be placed with another group.
Reservations can be made by calling 314-655-1635 or by visiting the website Scouts | The Gateway Arch. Reservations require 30-day notice.
General John A. Logan Museum
1613 Edith Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966
Let’s go back in time! Visit the General John A. Logan Library to reflect on historical events and more! Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is proud to partner with the General John A. Logan Museum for Girl Scout opportunities!
Pricing: Suggested donations of $2.00 per person.
Tours are welcome with 10 or more people; call to schedule one
To make your reservation please email email@example.com or call 618-684-3455.
Illinois Rural Heritage Museum
187 Fairground Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Let’s travel to the past together! Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
is proud to partner with the Illinois Heritage Museum. Go back in time
to learn what skills and tools were needed to make a living and see
how much as changed over the years. There are interactive displays and
exhibits to learn about how life was long ago in rural areas. See
tractors on display, clothing, home items and much more!
Badge Opportunities: A visit can be used to meet the step
3 requirement for the Junior badge - Playing the Past.
Email or call ahead to schedule a tour. Hours of the museum are
Thursday to Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. Can
accommodate private tours. Closed in January. Meeting space is
available if needed.
To schedule a tour email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
McArther’s Tae Kwon Do & Fitness: Self Defense Classes
9500 Collinsville Road Ste 3 & 4 Collinsville, IL 62234
Want to learn from a master in the art of Taekwondo? Come join us for a day event in learning self-defense skills from McArther’s Taekwondo & fitness. Learn proper technique skills from a master in a safe learning environment.
Pricing: Cost per girl is $10.00. Payment is due at the start of class on the date of the event by cash, check or card (2% fee).
A minimum limit of 10 and maximum of 30 girls per session
Self Defense Sessions: (Daises/Brownies/Juniors 1:00-2:00 pm)
Register now by emailing email@example.com or calling 618-345-2953.
Southern Illinois University Craft Shop
1255 Lincoln Drive - MC 4407 Carbondale, IL 62901
Come explore your inner artist with Southern Illinois University Craft Shop. Learn about different forms of art and how each is completely unique. Pricing includes all materials needed for an activity! Earn a Craft Badge today!
Pricing and Badge Opportunities: (Price for supplies and instruction per person)
Textile (Printmaking on Pillowcase)
Reserve your spot now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 618-453-3636.
Three Sisters Crafts
129 E State St O’Fallon, IL 62269
Three Sisters Crafts | Facebook
Let’s get crafty with Three Sisters Crafts in O’Fallon! Come out and explore your inner artist today! Come sculpt like Michelangelo or Paint like Picasso! Try something new and exciting that you’ve never done before!
Pricing: Varies on activities - ranging from $5.00-$10.00 per person.
Spacing information: Maximum of 10 girls in store location, if requiring larger capacity will travel to meeting site (please schedule in advance 3 weeks for travel). *Please note: not available on Mondays.
Reserve your spot now by emailing email@example.com or by calling 618-624-7193.
EVERFI & Busey Bank
EVERFI Login | Everfi @ Work
Come along online and learn about being smart with money! Partnering with EVERFI and Busey Bank, the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is proud to offer an online financial literacy badge opportunity. The program is set up as a class where girls will learn about important financial decisions. The length is approximately 2 hours long and interactive! Download the course outline.
Badge Opportunities: (This class can be used in helping meet requirements for Financial Literacy Badges)
To register for the class - online individual profiles will
need to be created per person. The classes code is needed for
Registration code: 608c29ea
Steps to register:
**Girl Scouts under the age of 13 can input for the birthday section - December 31, year they were born. The class is designed for Junior’s and Cadette’s but can be enjoyed by all! Younger Girl Scouts will need adult assistance with the class.
Updated additional classes coming soon!
Casey IL Town of Big Things
Explore the town that offers everyday objects on an extra-large
scale - Casey, IL! There is a life size Pokémon ball, the world’s
largest teeter totter, the world’s largest wind chime and that is just
the beginning! Swing in the life size bird cage and take a photo in
the largest mail box you can imagine! Plan a day to visit this amazing
town of extra-large proportion! Find all the items and complete a fun
scavenger hunt around the town!
Public parking available in select locations. Public restrooms
available on map. Please note: some items are located in stores.
No registration required! Have fun!
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Come out and explore Cedarhurst Center for the arts and everything they have to offer. Want to explore a different walking trail? They have three different trails to explore and a scavenger hunt to do along the way! Want to earn badges? They offer classes to help girls earn them! Don’t miss out on this great partnership with Cedarhurst Center for the Arts!
Badge Opportunities: Art Badges
Pricing: Cost Varies for art and pottery classes. Tours are free for the galleries and Sculpture Park.
Click here to view the campus map! Call ahead for availability and pricing. Group minimums may be required for classes. Class duration times will vary approximately 1 hour-2 hours.
Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-242-1236.
Glitter Faces - Face Painters & Entertainers
5510 Purvis Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
We offer face painting, glitter, painting nights, sleepovers & lock-in activities coordination that is sure to make a fun experience! We absolutely love being part of Girl Scout events and look forward to providing entertainment at future events! If you bring the imagination, we will bring the paint!
Pricing: We can discuss budget and work within it. Pricing is determined on options selected. Contact us for information.
For scheduling and pricing information please contact email@example.com or
Vine Images INC
Councils - Vine Images INC
Vine Images, INC a female founded company. Encourages self- expression, creativity and more! Virtual classes and live courses built around Girl Scout badge opportunities. The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois council is proud to partner with Vine images INC to offer a variety of great learning experience for our Girl Scouts!
Pricing: Varies per class, Pricing is per Girl Scout
Classes are available on Demand and at scheduled date/times. Be sure when registering to verify dates/ times information. Some classes a badge/patch is included, some classes they are not included. Description will share details for the class and if any materials will be needed.
Register now by visiting our website, then selecting the drop down for “Date”, then clicking “Add to Cart” and proceeding with purchase.
Interested in becoming a program partner or event sponsor? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.