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Preferred Program Partners

Flying S INC
17583 E. 500th Ave
https://www.flying-s.com/

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. 1hr).
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 penny@flying-s.com or by calling 618-586-9999.

Ballard Nature Center
5253 E US Hwy 40 Altamont, IL 62411
https://www.ballardnaturecenter.org/

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!

Badge Opportunities:

  • Daisy - Trail Adventure 
  • Brownies - Trail Adventure, Hiker, Outdoor Adventure
  • Juniors - Trail Adventure
  • Cadette - Trail Adventure, Eco Trekker
  • Senior - Trail Adventure
  • Ambassador - Trail Adventure


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 ballardnc@frontiernet.net or by calling 618-483-6856.

Cache Bayou Outfitters - Canoeing
240 Dean Lane Ullin, IL 62992
www.cachebayououtfitters.com

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.

  • Rentals: Wednesday - Sunday
  • Private Tours: available 7 days a week
  • Sunset Tours: Tuesday - Sunday
  • Public Tours: Wednesday - Sunday


Register now by emailing cacheoutfitters@gmail.com or calling 618 201-4090.

Camp Wartburg
5705 LRC Road Waterloo, IL 62298
https://campwartburg.com/

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 faith_morris@lcfs.org or by calling 618-939-7715.

Camp Wassatoga
15230 N Blue Point Trail Effingham IL, 62401
http://campwassatoga.org

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!

Badge Opportunities:  

  • Archery
  • Hiking


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 friendsofcampwassatoga@gmail.com.

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)

  • Girl Scout Badge Nights at the Zoo
  • Group Night Hike
  • Brownies - Bugs and House Elf
  • Juniors - Animal Habitats
  • Cadette - Night owl
  • Snooze at the Zoo


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 overnights@stlzoo.org or call 314-646-4544.

The Nature Institute
2213 S Levis Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
https://www.thenatureinstitute.org/scouts/

We offer programming for Daisies through Ambassadors. Programs must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Badge Opportunities:

  • Daisies - Trail Adventure, Outdoor Art Maker, Buddy Camper, Space Science Explorer
  • Brownies - Senses, Bugs, Hiker, Letterboxing
  • Juniors - Animal Habitats, Camper, Trail Adventure
  • Cadettes - Night Owl, Archery, Trees
  • Seniors - Eco Explorer, Space Science Expert
  • Ambassadors - Eco Advocate


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 lscull@thenatureinstitute.org or by calling 618-466-9930.

Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center
1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda IL 62958
https://ton.siu.edu/

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.

Badge Opportunities:

  • Outdoor


Pricing:
Pricing varies depending on activities.

Be sure to check Safety Activity Checkpoints before reserving!

Book your reservation today by emailing tonec@siuc.edu or by calling 618-453-1121.

Illinois Rural Heritage Museum
187 Fairground Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274
illinoisruralheritagemuseum.org

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.

Pricing: Free

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 irhmuseum@gmail.com or call 618-571-5332.

McArther’s Tae Kwon Do & Fitness: Self Defense Classes
9500 Collinsville Road Ste 3 & 4 Collinsville, IL 62234
mcartherstkd.com

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)

  • January 12, 2023 (registration closes December 26)
  • February 18, 2023 (registration closes January 6)


Register now by emailing mcartherstkd@me.com or calling 618-345-2953.

EVERFI & Busey Bank
Online Program
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)

  • Brownie Budget Builder Badge
  • Junior Budget Maker Badge
  • Junior My Money Plan Badge
  • Cadette Budget Manager


Pricing:
Free

To register for the class - online individual profiles will need to be created per person. The classes code is needed for registering.

Registration code: 608c29ea

Steps to register:

  1. Click on the link provided
  2. Near the bottom of the page, click register now.
  3. Select student profile
  4. Enter Class code
  5. Fill in the information**
  6. Start learning and enjoy!


**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
https://www.bigthingssmalltown.com/

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!

Pricing: Free

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
https://cedarhurst.org/

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

  • Brownie Painting Badge
  • Brownie Pottery Badge
  • Junior Drawing Badge
  • Senior Collage Artist


Outdoor Opportunities:


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 tracy@cedarhurst.org or by calling 618-242-1236.

Glitter Faces - Face Painters & Entertainers
5510 Purvis Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
https://www.facebook.com/Glitterfaces/

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 amydown84@yahoo.com or call 217-381-6842.