Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts partners with businesses and organizations throughout the council who believe in supporting and enriching the Girl Scout experience. These partnerships help expand opportunities for Girl Scouts to explore their interests and ambitions by increasing access to local experts, resources, badge and Journey earning opportunities, discounts, and unique experiences.
Art Signals Studio
Host a meeting at Art Signals in our spacious, private party room for a memorable artsy experience! We have projects for all levels of Girl Scouts from Daisies to Seniors. Choose from a huge variety of projects and art mediums including: pottery painting, canvas painting, clay hand-building, making pottery on the wheel, glass fusing, mosaics, painting on wood, and string art. Host an unforgettable Glow Party where you can paint on canvas in the dark with paints that glow!
Art Signals Studio is the perfect place to celebrate a Bridging Event, Award Ceremony, End of Year gathering, or just to spend time together as a troop! Even if you aren't working on a badge, Art Signals is still a great place for a creative field trip! You can coordinate with a badge project or just come in for some creative fun.
If you visit us during the spring or early fall, ask about our large outdoor tent and create outside. Organize a visit to earn a badge (painting, pottery, or jewelry) or just for fun! Call us to schedule your group! We can't wait to get creative with you!
Boston Pizza Tours
Discover Boston's oldest neighborhood on a Pizza Tour through the North End. Enjoy three different slices of pizza, bottled water and cannoli to finish. During this 2+ hour walking tour (approx 1.0 mile) the scouts will see and learn the history of five Freedom Trail sites, including Paul Revere house, Old North church, USS Constitution, etc.
Our North End Pizza Tour is a TripAdvisor "Hall of Fame" activity, and we even partnered with Adventures by Disney (yes, that Disney!) back in 2017. Girl Scouts have been enjoying Boston Pizza Tours for 10+ years.
Every Girl Scout Troop has a few “favorite” activities on their annual calendar! Adventuring at our high ropes course provides an experience to bond, grow individually, and never get tired of. Troop members and their families can all participate at the discounted group rate. There are 9 courses, 4 levels of difficulty, and 17 ziplines, appropriate for beginners or advanced adventurers. Our mission is to give our guests the opportunity to challenge themselves mentally & physically. Climb and swing your way through obstacles and have a great time doing it!
This program will satisfy elements of the Junior through Ambassador Climbing Adventure Badges as well as the Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge Badge.
Broadway In Boston
Broadway In Boston is your one stop shop for quality entertainment in Boston, presenting a number of direct from Broadway tours and an ongoing production of Blue Man Group in our historic venues. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston within walking distance to parking, restaurants, public transit and other area attractions. Once a Broadway season is announced, Groups of 10+ may begin booking for all shows in advance of the general public to ensure preferred seat locations and best rates. Groups for Blue Man Group can be booked as soon as performances are on sale.
Special Rates are available to Girl Scout groups for select productions and performances! Ask us about opportunities to receive Girl Scout patches!
The Connecticut Sun offer exciting family entertainment all Summer Long. The Sun are the top Women's Professional Sports team throughout New England, and offer many opportunities for Girl Scouts including our annual Girl Scout Day!
Creative Studios & Workshops
Create & Escape offers inspiring creative workshops for all ages and skill levels. Our instructors will guide you every step of the way and make sure you leave with a piece that you are proud to show off in your home or gift to a friend. We offer unique badge workshops for Girl Scout troops, like Outdoor Explorer, Board Game Design, Drawing, and Jeweler. Give us a call today!
Dance Prism has offered an exclusive Girl Scout group program to our performances for the last decade and we are excited to offer it again this year. We provide troops insight into how we put together a fully staged production with some sneak peeks on the stage!
Earth & Aerial Yoga
Our unique fitness and wellness studio is located inside a gorgeous, bright, modern industrial space in the heart of Hudson, MA. Our studio is open to all and provides a safe space for people of all ages and backgrounds to practice, play, and explore their physical and mental limits. Our supportive community is comprised of students and expert trainers who come together to share their experiences and help each other through a rewarding and transformative journey.
Looking for a uniquely fun activity for a Girl Scout field trip? Have an aerial yoga party! Your private experience will be fully customized to your group’s specific needs, and will focus on your chosen style and difficulty level of practice. Coming in with a bunch of aerial yoga beginners? We’ll guide your group through a variety of fun, beginner-friendly aerial yoga poses, including some simple inversions. Want to step it up a notch? We’ll take your crew to the next level! Want something completely different? Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to make it happen! Regardless of your choice of practice, and unless you opt out (but why would you?!!), your group class will end with a relaxing and rejuvenating rest inside your own personal silk cocoon.
Fearless Focus Program
Fearless Focus Program strives to inspire children and teens of all ages to discover the power of self-confidence. Weekly class topics (for ages 5-18) include: Confident Body Language, The Importance of Good Posture, DIY Skin Care and Grooming Tips, Makeup Tips, Social Savvy and Conversation Starters, Public Speaking Tips and Practice, Online Safety and Etiquette, How to Handle Friendships Problems, The Beauty of Volunteering, Manners, Social Etiquette, Positive Body Image, Nutrition, Exercise, Yoga Workshop and so much more.
Our student success stories are numerous because we understand it takes time and practice to become more self-assured. We give our students a safe space to become more comfortable with who they are and we encourage them along their journey to self-discovery and self-confidence.
FitMoney is a nonprofit financial literacy curriculum provider offering free and accessible lessons to all. Girl Scouts can earn many Financial Literacy badges in mastery of budgeting, saving, smart spending and even taxes. Working with the Financially Fit Junior Certificate, FitMoney offers Troop Leaders an easy and fun way to engage their Girl Scouts in discussion about smart money behaviors.
Financial habits and behaviors are formed in children by age 7, so let's start teaching this crucial life skill as early as kindergarten. All FitMoney lessons are free for students, families and youth organizations. Join now to start learning about financial literacy on your way to earning important and fun badges.
FMC Ice Sports
Multiple locations in MA
FMC Ice Sports provides award-winning programs that are intended to make skating affordable, comfortable, and enjoyable for skaters of all ages, abilities, and commitment levels. It is our goal to create the best learning environment for each season's enrollment while accommodating the variation of levels, ages, and goals our programs serve.
Choices range from Learn to Skate to Learn to Play Hockey and can progress to further development with Skating Clubs and Hockey teams!
Come join the FMC community today!
Ice skating fun patches are available for individuals to purchase here.
Greater Boston Safety Training
Safe Sitter® is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students learn:
Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Greater Boston Safety Training partners with the American Health and Safety Institute to include a First Aid and CPR certicate.
Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.
Greater Boston Stage Company
Greater Boston Stage Company brings vibrant professional theatre and dramatic education beyond the boundaries of Boston, featuring world and regional premieres alongside fresh interpretations of familiar work. Within this setting, we uniquely foster the artists of tomorrow by providing ongoing performance and employment opportunities to our company of current and former students.
Calling all Girl Scouts! Get involved with our education program. Check out The Young Company for information on upcoming classes and performance opportunities! Check out our Theatre for Young Audiences Series. This year we welcome the national tours of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide To School and Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief.
Greater Boston Stage Company invites you and your families to join us for a special performance of Little Women: The Broadway Musical on December 3rd at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for Girl Scouts and their families. Use code S23GIRL.
We are providing a 2 hour program - Art and Yoga Experience
The girls will use their imagination and experiment with various materials to create a work of art. This can be a specific theme or focus. Art supplies included and projects are taken home.
Then, the girls participate in a fun yoga class that introduces many yoga poses while building strength, balance, flexibility and releases stress. The girls will practice on their own and in pairs. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Yoga sessions taught by Registered Yoga Instructor Paula Wilson. BOTH sessions are geared for girls in their specific age groups. Renee and Paula have offered these fun workshops for 5 years to Girl Scouts of all ages.
Hipstitch Sewing Studio
20 Church Street Wellesley, MA, 02482
Hipstitch is a Sewing studio with three locations around the Boston Area.
We offer sewing classes, summer camp, offsite after school classes, and parties, and specialized workshops!
Our vision at Hipstitch is to redefine sewing and crafts as hip, youthful, and fashion forward for today’s creative generation. Sewing and other forms of creativity opens up new doors to the world of self-expression self-expression — which provides a powerful lifelong skill to pass down for generations to come.
We’ve created a beautiful and fun atmosphere for students of all ages to feel comfortable expressing creativity, meeting new friends, and creating memories.
iCode Of Wellesley
iCode of Wellesley is the premier STEAM afterschool, classes and summer camp based in the heart of Wellesley. We have a modern campus with current equipment for all of the latest STEM activities. iCode of Wellesley is the premier STEAM after school and summer camp with programs offered all throughout the year. We offer classes on all 7 days a week with a very flexible schedule, allowing our students to gain a variety of skills on the hottest and newest topics of interest at reasonable pricing. We offer the programs onsite at our campus, at your school oronline (live instructor-led classes).
KidsInDeed is an empathy-based educational program created for elementary school age children. The goal of the program is to empower young children, regardless of their socio-economic background, to know that they can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other young children in need. The program develops social-emotional learning through child-to-child service initiatives. The model nurtures empathy, promotes kindness & compassion, and fosters civic-mindedness.
Discover your Empathy Super Powers while helping other children your age in the hospital. Create fun stories and games for children in the hospital and learn how being empathetic brings joy to others and you! Through giggles, games and giving, you’ll exercise your “empathy muscle” and experience first-hand how you can make a meaningful difference in the life of another young child in need.
We’ll come to you and your troop or meet you online! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn your Resilient, Ready, Strong Brownie patch or Considerate & Caring Daisy Petal award.
The Kindness Rocks Project
West Barnstable, MA
This global movement was founded right here in Eastern Massachusetts! Discover "The Art of Connecting" at The Kindness Rocks Project where one message at just the right moment can change someone's entire day, outlook on life. Find workshop opportunities, inspirational speaking, team building opportunities, share your story, find books, kindness rock painting supplies, free downloads and more on our website.
Magic Brush Pottery
Join us for a positive, fun, informational art experience of paint your own pottery, fused glass, canvas painting, and more which align with the following badges:
We also have just for fun packages and service projects!
MetroRock Climbing Centers
Multiple locations in MA
MetroRock's experienced staff can confidently offer Girl Scouts all of the information and coaching needed to earn their Climbing Adventure badge. MetroRock staff will focus on the basics of tying in, belaying, and climbing, allowing plenty of time for skills verification. Programs can be tailored to the experience and goals of each individual group. Programs are offered as single day adventure and overnight experiences are available too.
Mystic Aquarium provides a variety of programs and resources for youth organizations. We offer classroom programs for students from Pre-K to grade 12. Classes can be conducted while visiting Mystic Aquarium or we can bring our classes to you at your location, and we have virtual classroom options. We also do offer overnight programs at the Aquarium! Please visit our website to see additional information.
New England School of Protocol - Etiquette School MetroWest
Good manners is the key to any Girl Scout's success. New England School of Protocol offers many programs brought right to you (or at our location for small groups of 4-5) to help you earn multiple badges, including Social Butterfly, Netiquette, Manners, Business Etiquette, and Making Friends. Our workshops offer future leaders basic manners and communication skills with a strong focus on self-confidence, integrity, respect, and courtesy for others. All workshops are interactive and designed to help you earn your badge! You can work on your dining etiquette, social skills, conversation skills, and become restaurant ready. And for grades 8-12, you can even prep for interviews, and learn about netiquette. For more information visit our website.
New England Sci-Tech
New England Sci-Tech is a non-profit STEM education center and maker space dedicated to project-based, hands-on learning for youth and families across the New England community. We offer workshops for Girl Scouts in electronics, space science, radio electronics, astronomy, robotics, photography, coding, computers, and more. Girl Scouts can engage in STEM topics and earn badges. Email email@example.com to schedule a workshop.
North Shore Glass School
At the North Shore Glass School, Girl Scouts can learn the ancient art of working with glass to create unique and magnificent pieces. In our classes, Girl Scouts will make beautiful fused glass pendant jewelry pieces, suncatchers, slumped bowls, holiday ornaments, and festive seasonal keepsake works of art.
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
Girl Scouts can use our program to build towards Dancer, Journey: A World Of Girls, Senses, or Journey: BLISS: Live it! Give it! badges.
Are you looking to offer programming in-person at your business or organizations location? Talmi Entertainment has been sharing ballet and performing arts traditions with families across North America for over 30 years with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. The ballet company has historically been made up of the top artists from around the globe, including Ukraine, Tokyo, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany and more.
Community engagement is the core of the mission, which includes interactive workshops, meet and greets, and the opportunity for dance students to join the cast on stage in cities across North America via the acclaimed Dance With Us program.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Through engaging experiences with history, Plimoth Patuxet Museums tells the stories of the Indigenous people and English colonists who met along these historic shores in the 17th century. Major exhibits include Mayflower II, Historic Patuxet, the 17th-Century English Village, and the Plimoth Grist Mill.
Plimoth Patuxet's Girl Scout offerings include self-guided patch programs, hands-on workshops, guided tours, and more.
The Rhythm Room
North Attleborough, MA
The Rhythm Room offers a unique look at creating music through tonality rhythm and pulse. In a fun safe and comfortable environment while utilizing teamwork listening skills and imagination. We explore through buckets, drumsticks, electronics, and world percussion.
Sew Studio Southborough
At Sew Studio, we offer machine and hand sewing workshops for all ages! Our studio can accommodate up to 15 students, with each Girl Scout having use of a sewing machine to complete their project. We provide a sewing tutorial at the start of each class so beginners are welcome. Troops can choose from a variety of projects, the most popular being bags and stuffed animals. Each Girl Scout will complete their sewing project in our 2 1/2 hour workshop!
South Shore Safety
South Shore Safety offers Girl Scouts two dynamic, interactive courses:
Home Alone/Staying Safe, and Babysitter Safety. Both courses align with Girl Scout badges. We make serious business fun!
HOME ALONE STAYING SAFE, (4-5 Junior) 2.5-hours This class covers both home alone safety and street smarts. It will prepare kids to handle most home alone situations, from an unexpected knock on the door to an emergency 911 phone call. It also covers food/kitchen safety, choking rescue, basic first aid, handling fears, basic street smarts, self-defense techniques and lots of prevention!
BABYSITTER SAFETY TRAINING, (6-8 Cadette) 2.5-hours Parents will feel more secure and be more likely to hire someone who has taken Babysitter Safety Training. Kids who are trained in Babysitter Safety will have more confidence in dealing with the challenges that may face them while caring for children of all ages and stages, from accidents to tantrums. Students will learn about infant and child-care, child development, basic first aid and choking prevention, injury prevention, safe marketing strategies and much more. Certificate of Completion included.
Windkist Equestrian Centre, Inc
North Andover, MA 01845
Windkist Equestrian Centre offer an afternoon program for Girl Scouts to experience horseback care and riding. Junior Girl Scouts will be able to earn the Horseback Riding Badge. Note: Use of an indoor riding arena permits riding all months of the year and in all weather conditions.
Troop/group leaders and volunteers, please note that if the Safety Activity Checkpoints for a specific activity states “Council Approval: Required” (i.e. all overnights, challenge courses, horseback riding), be sure to submit a GSEMA Safety Approval Form four (4) weeks in advance of your activity (or with as much notice as possible) and BEFORE making any definitive plans, booking with vendors/partners, or advertising your event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.