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Community Partners

We are thankful for the many businesses, organizations, and nonprofits that offer special programs and discounts to Girl Scouts and their families!

Below you’ll find a list of partners’ offerings and their contact information. Contact them at your convenience to set up your own fun adventures! 

Arts & Culture

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Local Art Gallery that offers a tour of their current exhibition, which features multiple examples of collages, a short presentation about collages, covering composition, color materials, and message, followed by a collage project.

Where: 301 Conti Street, Mobile AL 36602

Contact: Allison Schaub, Director of K-12 Education, or call 251-490-9743 

Price: $5 per Girl Scout

Girl Scout Level:

Badges: Collage Artist

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

All About Art

All About Art is a Creative Hands on Studio offering, Paint your own Pottery, Clay, Painting on Canvas Mosaics, Door Hangers, and Classes for All Ages. 

Where: 100 S Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330    

Contact: E-mail Jessica Goodson and Regena Lacey or call 334-348-2738

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Strong Sense of Self – Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking - Girls take appropriate risk, try new things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.   

Mobile Carnival Museum

Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of the carnival season and learn how Mobile became the birthplace of Mardi Gras. See firsthand the intricate and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters and robes of Mardi Gras Monarchs. Discover the art of costume design and float construction. Experience a behind the mask view of the street party by climbing aboard a rocking float. View videos and historical pictures dating back to 1886. 

Tours are tailored to the age of the Girl Scouts and to a particular area of study upon request. The Mobile Carnival Museum is located in the historic Bush Bernstein house and the mystical Den is the former carriage room of the house.  Duration time: 1 hour.  Reservations are required. 

Where: 355 Government Blvd., Mobile, Al 36602

Contact: Judi Gulledge or call 251-431-9334

Price:  $2 for Girl Scouts and Chaperones, no charge for leaders

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Badge: Council Mardi Gras Patch

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Mobile Museum of Art

The Mobile Museum of Art’s permanent collection consist of an assemblage of American, European, African and Asian art including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and decorative art. They will offer Gallery Tours and Studio Art classes to reinforce themes.

Where: 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608

Contact: Kim Wood or call 251-208-5212

Price: $6

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Badges: Some art badges in part

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Museum of Alabama Scavenger Hunt

The Museum of Alabama Scavenger Hunt is a patch program created for the Alabama Department of Archives and History by six Girl Scouts in Troop 9327. Participants will answer questions in the pamphlet which guides them through the Hands on Gallery and the Museum of Alabama. When completed you can purchase a patch designed and donated by the department. 

Where: 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Al 36104

Contact: 334-242-4435

Price: FREE

Girl Scout Outcomes coveredChallenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

P’zazz Art Studio

What once was a small studio only opened a few hours a week is now a 6 day a week studio that appeals to kids and adults of all ages! P’zazz continues to offer children’s art classes, birthday parties, adult classes, private parties, Mom and Me classes, summer art camps, fundraisers, and so much more.

Where: 138 W. Main Street, Prattville AL, 36066    

Contact: Call Kasey Hope at 334-354-1975

Badges: Brownie-Painter Badge, Junior-Drawing Badge, Cadette 

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Studio 101 Pottery

Studio 101 Pottery is a hands-on place to create with clay. Each Student Artist is taught to their level of ability. Here you express yourself thru clay!  

Where: 1345 Memorial Drive, Prattville, AL 36066

Contact: Call 334-549-0292 or message them on Facebook

Badges: Brownie Potter Badge

Girl Scout Level: B J C S A   

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

The Fort of Colonial Mobile (Formerly Fort Conde)

The Fort brings Girls Scouts into the heart of history by using modern technology to tell the stories of Mobile’s past. We aim to share our rich history and encourage citizen engagement through publications, podcasts, music, photographs, videos, classroom guides, and teacher training. 

While visiting the Fort be sure to visit the Colonial Cafe, Trading Post, Colonial Photo Booth, Breakout Room, and shooting gallery. You will also have a chance to tour the interactive exhibits that highlight the history of the Fort. Don’t miss the Fife and Drum band, cannon firing, and live action characters representing real people who lived in Colonial Mobile. Visit our interactive calendar to see all of the fun and exciting items available on the day of your visit.

Where:  150 S. Royal Street, Mobile, Al 36602

Contact: Taylor Crute or call 251-802-3092

Price: $5

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Tuskegee Airman National Site

African American History and Culture, American Indian History and Culture, Asian American History and Culture, Aviation, Civil War, Cold War, French and Indian War, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Historic Preservation, History, Law, Mexican War, Military and Wartime History, Naval History, Public Policy, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, World War I, World War II.

Where: 1616 Chappie James Ave, Tuskegee, AL 36083    

Contact: Call 334-724-0922.

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A        

Positive Values - Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving - Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them

Strong Sense of Self – Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking - Girls take appropriate risk, try new things even if they might fail, and learn from their mistakes

Community Service

Love Your Community

Thank you for your interest in Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson’s Love Your Community on-going anti-litter campaign. The campaign, sponsored collaboratively by Commission District 2, Keep Mobile Beautiful, and the Alabama Coastal Heritage Trust, is a county-wide (including all cities) effort to encourage and organize grassroots citizen involvement in attacking the growing litter problem in our community. 

Supplies such as litter grabbers, reusable and disposable bags, safety T-shirts, and gloves are provided at no charge to members of all participating teams, and teams can consist of as few as one person or up to fifty or more dedicated individuals. Volunteers may be your neighbors, friends, family, co-workers, school service organizations or any other group or individual who is tired of seeing ugly litter everywhere and realizes that we all have to work together for a cleaner environment.

Each team chooses a designated geographic area around their neighborhood, business, school, place of worship, or major thoroughfare for which to monitor and pick up litter. Litter pick-up dates and times are determined by each team to fit team members’ schedules.

To join the Love Your Community campaign, sign up your team on the attached Pledge form and return the completed Pledge to Mobile County District 2 by one of the following means:

You will then be contacted when your team’s supplies are ready for pick-up at the Mobile County Recycling Center. At least quarterly, we ask that you email us to give the number of volunteers/volunteer hours, and bags of litter collected to help us keep track of our efforts. Also, we would love to see pictures of your team in action to share with the community! Many thanks in advance for your help and support. Let’s Love Your Community and clean up Mobile County!

Where: 205 Government Street, 10th Floor, Mobile, AL 36644    

Contact: E-mail Catherine Reaves or call 251-574-2000

Price: FREE   

Level: All

What Girl Scout Outcomes are covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Lynwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to engage with residents in meaningful group or individual visits, such as reading, crafts, events, scrapbooking, gardening, etc. As well as, paricipate in service projects on facility grounds and resident courtyards to make them more enjoyable and functional for resident use. Lastly, decorate the building in seasonal decorations and removal of decorations.

Where: 4164 Halls Mill Road Mobile, AL 36693    

Contact: E-mail Kayla Hodges, CTRS Activity Director, or call 251-661-5404.

Price: FREE

Level: All 

Girl Scout Outcomes are covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Montgomery Police Department Tour

Chief Finley would like to provide an opportunity for Girl Scouts to visit and tour the Police Department here in Montgomery! All age levels are welcome to come.    

Where: 320 North Ripley Street, Montgomery AL, 36104.   

Contact: E-mail Denetra Johnson or call 334-625-2810.

Girl Scout Level: All

Badges: Daises - Gerri’s Story

Ambassadors - Step 4 of the Public Policy Badge

Discounts

Alabama Outdoors

Retailer stocking apparel, shoes & equipment for outdoor activities ranging from climbing to hiking. Inform salesperson that you are a Girl Scout to qualify for 10% discount.

Where: 9 Du Rhu Dr #305, Mobile, AL 36608 (Legacy Village Shopping Village)

Contact:  Call the Store Manager at 251-340-0528.

First Aid/CPR
Life Skills

Clinique Skin Care Class

Clinique offers a special skin care class and special Clinique badge just for Girl Scouts!

Where: Dillard’s Eastchase          

Contact: E-mail Shawn Price, Clinique Business Manager, or call 334-244-6442 ext 5020.    

Girl Scout Level: All

Badge: Put Your Best Face Forward Clinique Badge

Girl Scout Outcome: Strong Sense of Self – Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities    

E.A.T South    

Give them a call and see what they can do for you! They have a variety of programs for many different badges and levels.

Where: 485 Molton Street, Montgomery AL, 36104       

Contact: Call Amanda Edwards at 203-770-8029 or e-mail their team! 

Girl Scout Level: All 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Positive Values - Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving - Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them

Cabot Cheese

Cabot Creamery is proud to offer four free youth patch programs.  Children of all ages will enjoy exploring these patches to help build life-long skills.

*Co-ops for community - The Co-ops for Community Patch program inspires young girls to learn more about the value of cooperatives as a better business model, and helps builds leadership skills and supports community connections.

* Calcium Challenge - The 3-Every-Day Calcium Challenge Patch program encourages individuals to learn about the importance of calcium in a healthy diet.  

* Fueling head to toe - Fueling Head to Toe teaches children the importance of a healthy lifestyle, one that includes regular physical activity, and proper nutrition.  The hands-on activities provide kids the practical tips and tools to stay fit and healthy now and in the future.

*Gratitude - Cabot’s Gratitude Patch focuses on the importance of expressing gratitude in both what one says and through one’s actions.  The activities outlined will help kids to focus on, and appreciate, the good things and special people in their lives. Each objective will keep kids engaged while they earn their Scout patch! 

These patch programs can be found under the Community Tab/Youthful Matter/Scout Patch Programs.  Download the complete booklet to earn the patch.  Once complete, fill out the survey form on the website to receive your free patch and treat pack.  

Price: FREE

Girl Scout Level: All 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Healthy Relationships – Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Splatty Patty, LLC

Splatty Patty offers princess spa parties to young girls. They affect girls positively and builds their self-esteem, as well as their awareness, that stays with them a lifetime. Spa experiences are performed by trained employees; however, they are not a licensed day spa and the spa experience is for entertainment only.  They adhere to the Alabama Board of Cosmetology standards for cleanliness and sanitary procedures.

Girls will receive a mani/pedi while learning how to properly take care of their hands and feet.  They will also learn about personal hygiene. There is a 12 girl maximum and you must call for an appointment.

Where: 109 Upham Street, Mobile, AL 36606

Contact: Eleanor McMillion-Martin or call 251-421-3107

Price:  $10

Girl Scout Level: D B J C 

Badge: Splatty Patty patch

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Outdoor Skills & Adventure

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Go wild with our encounters!  Experience up close and personal time with lemurs, sloths, kangaroos and tamanduas in an exciting, fun and educational atmosphere. 

Wide pathways throughout the park offer close-up views of more than 500 exotic animals including: lions, tigers, bears, primates, leopards, wolves and more!  Visit the reptile house, petting zoo and aviary.  Shaded picnic area, gift shop and seasonal concessions.  Open year round with seasonal encounters, animal shows and keeper talks.

Where:  1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, Al 36542

Contact Call Ruthie Taylor at 251-968-5732. Large groups require a reservation at least 48 hours prior to arrival

Price: Adults $11, Seniors $9, Girl Scouts 3-11 $8

Girl Scout Level: All

Badges: Animal Habitat

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities. 

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others. 

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is 65 acres of year-round beauty. Within this beautiful estate are gardens and landscapes that showcase their own specific variety of wonder. Bellingrath Gardens and Home offers educational, self-guided workshops that K-5 student groups can use to lead themselves through the gardens in a self-guided tour. The gardens facility has excellent resources for exploring plant sciences, ecosystems, wetlands and conservation. We have designed our curriculum to help meet state and local standards for teaching students as they are actively engaged in learning experiences in the Gardens. While we have designed the worksheets and field trip guidelines, we do not offer guides or teachers to facilitate the workshops.  Reservations are required for the educational boxes. 

Where: 12401 Bellingrath Road, Theodore, AL 36582    

Contact: Email Shanna Bennett or call 251-459-8986    

Price: $8.00 – Girl Scouts (ages 5 – 12) Price includes workshop materials

$12.50 – Girl Scouts (ages 13 +) Price includes workshop materials

$11.50 - Adults    

Girl Scout Level: All

Badges: Some of the educational boxes will help troops earn some or all requirements for badge work.      

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab 

Discovery Hall Programs promote conservation through education, research, and outreach. By increasing public awareness and understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect marine environments. Through hands-on activities in vibrant marine habitats, people can see the impact of science on their daily lives. 

Most popular trips listed below.  Please see the website for many more fun opportunities.

Research Vessel trip- (5th grade and up). Girl Scouts will explore Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on the research vessel, RV Alabama Discovery. Girls will learn about the biology, ecology, and diversity of this ecosystem by trawling to collect and identify animals that inhabit Alabama’s coastal waters.

Salt Marsh – (5th grade and up). Girl Scouts are introduced to the estuaries and the important role they play. Students will pull seine nets to collect samples to discuss and learn.

Beach Walk – (5th grade and up). After an introduction to Dauphin Island’s beach, dune and maritime forest landscape, Girl Scouts will explore the animals and plants that inhabit this landscape and discuss how they have adapted to their physical environment.   

Where: 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528    

Contact: E-mail Beth Klein or call 251-861-2141 ext. 7511  

Price: Varies by excursion

Girl Scout Level: Varies by program    

Badges: Depends on excursion. Refer to badge requirements.    

What Girl Scout Outcomes are covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.  

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

The Estuarium is an exciting educational public aquarium highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Day, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It includes the 10,000-square foot Exhibit Hall, a 7,000-gallon sting ray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. This facility has 31 aquariums totaling over 30,000 gallons with more than 100 species on display. The Estuarium showcases the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats.  

Where: 101 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, AL 36528            

Contact: Call Amy Hannah at 251-861-7070    

Price: Adults $11; Girl Scouts (5-18yrs) $6; Group Rate for 10 or more guests is $4.50  
 
Girl Scout Level: All 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.  

Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Tours of the fort, scout camping areas, and service projects. As well as, overnight Troop camping in the fort.  

Where: 110 AL-180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542        

Contact: Email Grace Gibson or call 251-540-5257

Price: Camping is $4 per night/Girl Scout, two leaders free, additional adults are $15 per night. Girl Scouts are required to provide 2 hours of service at the site.    
 
Girl Scout Level: B J C S A 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.    

Graham Creek Nature Preserve and Interpretive Center

Graham Creek Nature Preserve is home to hundreds of plant and wildlife species, among almost 500 acres of natural habitats including pine savannas, bottomland wetlands, mixed forests, and tidal marshes. The preserve provides educational and recreational opportunities for the community and is situated less than 2 miles from the Foley Beach Express.

Graham Creek Preserve offers 4 level field trips. These are only offered Tuesday-Thursday so this would make a great Holiday, Spring Break, or summer activity for your troop.  

Diasies/Brownies – Weather and clouds, trees and leaves, caterpillars and butterflies, birds, flowers and bog tour, slugs, snails, worms and soil, special species, insects and spiders, watersheds and stewardship and Reptiles and mammals. (K-3rd).

Juniors/Cadettes – Aquatic invertebrate/creek bio-survey, watershed and heritage (H₂0 experiment and local lore), habitat assessment and land management (hike), carnivorous plants and food web (wagon ride) (4th-6th)

Cadettes/Seniors – Earth (soils, terrestrial flora and fauna of upland and wetland habitats), Fire (prescribed burning, forestry, mapping, turpentine history), Water (aquatic fauna, water sampling, watersheds and cycle, stream assessment) (7th-9th)

Seniors/Ambassadors Earth (soils, terrestrial flora and fauna of upland and wetland habitats, Fire (prescribed burning, forestry, mapping, turpentine history), Water (aquatic fauna, water sampling, watersheds and cycle, stream assessment) (10th-12th)

Graham Creek is a city park and free to explore on your own.  However, they do rent out the Nature Center and picnic pavilion for private groups.  Please speak to Angie Southern for rental information.

Also, Observe and Explore Day is usually scheduled the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please see website for details.

Contact: Field Trips – Email Jackie McGonigal, Environmental Assistant at 251-923-4267 ext. 883. She will provide the field trip forms.  

Where: 23460 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley, Alabama 36535    

Price: Free

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Gulf Coast Ducks

Quack! Quack! Get ready to SPLASH with Gulf Coast Ducks during the most entertaining tour in America! We will always seek to exceed your expectations every time you join us for one of our unique land/water tours!  This hilarious yet informative adventure covers overs over 3,000 years of local tales (some tall) as well as exciting stories about the USS ALABAMA, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile Bay, the Port of Mobile, and much more!

Come aboard the Gulf Coast Ducks departing from The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Tours will meet at the gift shop. Spend 70 minutes touring downtown Mobile and then splashing into the Mobile River, while learning fun facts about Mobile. This is an entertaining adventure you won’t want to miss!

Where: Departs from The Fort of Colonial Mobile, 150 South Royal Street

Contact: Email Taylor Crute or call 251-802-8687

Price: $15

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Badges: None

Girl Scout Outcomes coveredSense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Gulf Coast Escape Room

Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are technically locked in a room with other participants and must use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes. Four different team building activities are offered. 

Where: 701 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, Al  36542

Contact: Email Michelle Egly or call 251-979-7737

Price $18

Girl Scout Level: J C S A

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Humming Star Alpacas

A small alpaca farm that raises these beautiful animals for their amazing fleece.  The alpacas are sheared each spring and their fiber is used in various fiber arts including clothing items. 

Humming Star Alpacas can customize your field trip to best meet the needs of Girl Scouts.  However, their basic field trip includes meeting the alpacas, learning about them and what is required to raise them, watching a short video of their alpacas being sheared to better understand the harvesting process, using the picker and the carder (small hand machines used for processing the fleece), and creating a take home fiber art project.  

Where: 19700 Blueberry Lane, Silverhill, Al  36576    

Contact: Email Cheryl Bowen or call 251-214-8224

Price: $10.00 per person    
  
Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A 

Girl Scout Outcomes coveredSense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Live Oak Landing

In North Baldwin County you can find a tranquil eco / adventure destination that rests below the swaying Live Oaks and Spanish Moss, on the Eastern banks of the Tensaw River. This park is 175 acres that include hiking trails, fishing piers, catch and release fishing pond, disc golf course, canoe and kayak launch (soon to be 8 miles of mountain bike trails) and more to come, all brought together with an rv park,  primitive and backcountry campsites.  There is even a group camping area specifically built for scout and school groups.    

Guided canoe/kayak tours, canoe and kayak training and instruction, guided nature hikes, fishing training and instruction, overnight camp outs, disc golf, and themed birthday parties.

Where: 8700 Live Oak Road, Stockton, AL 36579    

Contact: Email Michael Dorie or call 251-800-7464       

Price: Weekend campouts starting at $0. Other prices vary based on activities. Prices can always be lowered through community service and charitable activities. Custom weekends full of organized activities can be coordinated through our booking agents.

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A    

Badges: Some parts of the program could go towards badge work.    

Girl Scout Outcomes coveredSense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them. 

Mobile Botanical Gardens

They offer docent-guided tours and special focused programs and activities with at least two weeks notice. Tours are from 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the focus.

Where: 5151 Musuem Drive, Mobile, Al 36608

Contact: 251-342-0555 or mbg2@bellsouth.net

Price:  The Group reservation fee is $35 for up to 25 people, $50 for 26-60 people. We cannot accommodate groups larger than 60. The reservation fee will secure the date of your tour. An additional fee of $3 per person is required upon arrival at MBG on the scheduled tour date.

Badges: When calling about the program, leader needs to provide badge information that needs to be addressed. Naturalist Badges can be worked on, in part or whole, depending on the badge.

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Oak Hollow Farms

With more than 300 acres of green pastures and oak-laden hollows, Oak Hollow Farm provides countless opportunities for fun experiences while enjoying the great outdoors. Our numerous activities are all designed to complement our beautiful countryside and encourage guests to enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer while trying something new or taking part in an activity they already know and love.

Oak Hollow offers troops horseback riding, hayrides, fire pit and even catch-and-release fishing in our fully-stocked pond.

Relax and enjoy your ride through 300 acres of timeless natural wonder on horseback. Guests gather at Oak Hollow’s main facility and are taken by hayride to our horse barn. Your guide will take you through wooded trails and rolling pastures along the ponds and creek banks of the Oak Hollow countryside. Professionally guided trial rides are offered by appointment 6 days a week and can accommodate any size group from just 1-2 riders to larger groups of 20-25.

Troops are welcome to use the fire pit, but they must provide their own firewood.

Catch and release fishing is complementary but troops must bring their own equipment. 

Where: 14210 Greeno Road, Fairhope, Al 36532

Contact: Glenda Bishop at (251) 928-4840, extension 1

Price: $35/rider and must be 6 years old (Troops receive a $5 discount per rider)

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A (Daisies must be 6 years old to ride alone. A parent can ride with them for an additional $10)

Badges: Brownies-Bit and Bridle; Juniors -Horseback Riding

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and  learn from their mistakes.

Riverside Ranch

Riverside Ranch, located in Loxley, offers horseback riding lessons, birthday parties, boarding, and leasing. Small and large groups can be accommodated, as well as length of program.  

Where: 26061 Monsanto Road, Loxley, Al 36551    

Contact: Email Heather Martin or call (251) 236-3700.

Price: Please call for pricing, as this depends on group size and length of program

Girl Scout Level: B J C S A (only Brownies and Juniors earn a badge)

Badges: Brownies earn Bit and Bridle and Juniors earn Horseback riding.  Badges not included in cost.

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Battleship Memorial Park is a war memorial and Museum offering self-guided tours of the USS Alabama Battleship, USS Drum and Aircraft Pavilion.  Also offered are memorials honoring men and women who fought in all our modern wars – Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Fallen Guardian Memorial honoring those whose lives were lost in service to the U.S. Coast Guard.  Don’t miss our poignant Service Dog War Memorial that honors dogs who served our country. Explore our Fallen Hero 9/11 Memorial that pays tribute to all the Alabamians who have given their lives in service since 9/11.

Overnight Stays – Battleship Memorial Park offers your troop the opportunity to step back in history during an overnight stay aboard our WWII battleship USS ALABAMA.  This unique experience includes sleeping in the berthing areas of the ship where sailors slept during WWII.  Self-guided tour is included.  For a complete overview of the program, please visit www.ussalabama.com and click through Plan your Visit- Programs- Overnight Stays.  This will give all the information you need including meals, what to bring, and reservations forms.  Note, reservations are based on female only or male only overnight stays. 

Where: 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Al 36602

Contact: Email Holly Whittington or call 251-433-2703.

Price: $20 per person with a $300 minimum for each troop/service unit reservation. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required with each troop reservation. 

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

WildNative Tours - Delta Safaris

Educational boat tours, guided kayak tours, canoe and kayak training and instruction, canoe and kayak rentals, scavenger hunts and various other nature-based activities.    

All of the tours can be customized to focus on specific nature based topics and activities. They pride themselves in their educational components delivered in a fun and exciting environment.    

Contact: Email Michael Dorie or call 251-272-4088 

Where: 30841 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, Al 36527   

Price: Varies depending on activity ($5 - $35 per person) 

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A 

Badges: Some parts of the program could go towards badge work.

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them. 

WildNative Tours - Gulf Shores

Bon Secour National WIldlife Refuge Tour - Escape from the bustling beach and enjoy 3 hours of peaceful and tranquil paddling in the secluded inlets of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour - This is a dolphin encounter like none other.  Learn about these amazing animals in their natural habitat from the intimate, unobtrusive and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak. 

Where: 4159 County Road 6, Gulf Shores, Al 36542   

Contact: Email Michael Dorie or call 251-272-4088    

Price: Standard pricing is $50 for a 3-hour tour; however, group rates are available and shorter tours can be organized to meet any budget constraints.    

Girl Scout Level: J C S A 

Badges: Some parts of the program could go towards badge work.    

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them. 

Play

Build-A-Bear Workshop

For more than 20 years, Build-A-Bear Workshop has been providing the one-of-a-kind experience of making your own furry friends for Guests of all ages. Their Build-A-Party experience has been delighting groups since the beginning.

Girl Scouts-themed troop parties will feature their newest furry friend, Girl Scouts S’mores Campout Bear, for each member to make and take home. Other Girl Scouts licensed items such as unique fun fashions, uniforms in Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette/Senior/Ambassador styles, and exciting accessories bring the Girl Scout adventure to life.

With every Build-A-Party celebration, a Party Leader guides the fun, each Guest makes and takes home a furry friend and fun is had by all!

Where: 30500 State Hwy 181, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 

Contact: 251-625-4183

Level: D B J C S A

Girl Scout Outcome coveredSense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Kidding Around Yoga with April 

Kidding around Yoga (KAY) is stress management for children. While teaching the science of yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have fun in a non-competitive environment.  

KAY with April uses the five branches of yoga to offer age appropriate classes. These yoga classes consist of breathing instruction, which helps children energize, relax, and concentrate; relaxation techniques; stretching and strengthening yoga poses; music, games, and imagination. KAY is not a typical yoga class. They move, sing, dance, and play games. KAY Girl Scout classes include making age appropriate crafts.

Where: 803 Regents Drive East, Mobile, Al 36609

Contact: Email April Ladner or call 251-422-1377

Price: $10/Girl Scout; call for group pricing

Girl Scout Level: B J C S A  

Badge: The class will meet some requirements for Junior - Practice with Purpose and Senior - Cross Training. 

Girl Scout Outcomes coveredSense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes. 

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Knot Just Beads

Knot Just Beads studio offers classes on jewelry making. Knot Just Beads will work with girl’s Junior level and up to learn about the jewelry making business.  Get to know the tools of the trade and make a piece of jewelry to take home.  Junior level troops to earn some steps of the Jeweler badge.  Troop leaders need to call in advance to set up the session and decide on the budget.

Where: 2605 Old Shell Rd, Mobile. Al 36607.

Contact: Call Eileen Schwarz at 251-473-8650.

Price: Starting at $8, depending on the piece of jewelry being made. 

Girl Scout Level: J A S A  

Badge: Juniors - Jeweler

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

STEM

Beauty and Brains Lego Ladies Robotics

LEGO Ladies Robotics 1.0 workshop introduces girls to robotics, technology, engineering and programming. Girls will be able to build LEGO robot models featuring working motors and sensors. They will also work with computers to write simple programs that control their devices. Our program instructors come with our curriculum...along with their high energy and enthusiasm to inspire young girls to innovate. All girls will receive a robotics fun patch. Invite us to host an introductory session at your next troop meeting! 

Where: 85 Bagby Dr., Homewood, AL 35209     

Contact: Call Macy Cox at 205-588-8962 or e-mail their team.

Girl Scout Level: D B J C 

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Positive Values - Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving - Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them

Coastal Alabama Community College SC-NAVTA (Student chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

Help Girl Scouts achieve badges in Animal/Pet Care.  This program will consist of Veterinary Technician students walking the scouts through the 5 steps necessary to achieve these badges.  There will be live animal contact so girls with allergies should be prepared.  The program will be held on Saturdays in a place secured by the troop/Service unite.  Please make sure live animals are welcome.

Where: 1900 Highway 31 South, Bay Minette, Al 36507

Contact:  Barbara Robinson, LVT or call 251-580-2274.

Price: free

Girl Scout Level:  B J C 

Badges: Brownies – Pets, Juniors – Animal Habitat, Cadettes – Animal Helpers

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center   

Discovery Demos 15 mins, Little Discovery’s 20-30 mins, Clastblast 30-45 mins, Exploreum-U 60-90 mins.  

Where: 65 Government Street, Mobile, Al 36602

Contact: Email Monica Dunklin or call 251-208-6880

Price: Please call for special Girl Scout pricing and group rates

Girl Scout Level: All

Badges (in bold):

Brownie Level

Home Scientist 
Density Columns, acids and bases, static electricity. (Class Blast) Depends on what classroom program is chosen. See website for listing

Computer Expert (60 Minutes)

Cartoon Animation

Designing Robots (60 Minutes)

Heightened Hydraulics

Using water to solve a problem

My Best Self

Build a Healthy Body- Discovery Demonstration

Home Scientist

Kitchen Chemistry: Playdough

Design a Board Game

Design a Robot

Junior Level

Animal Habitat badge
Scaley Survival with discussion of service animals (class blast)

Entertainment Technology (90 Minute)

Get With the Program

Digital photographer (60 Minutes)

Photography

Simple Meals

iHealthy Lab

Staying Fit

iHealthy Lab

Cadet level

Animal Helpers badge
Scaley Survival with discussion of service animals (class blast)

Digital Movie Maker (90 Minutes)

Lights, Cameras, Action!

Special Agent (90 Minutes)

CSI Mobile

The Science of Happiness (60 Minutes)

ScreenWriter (60 Minutes)

Senior Level

Sky badge
Cloud in a bottle, Outer space stuff
Earth’s place in space (class blast)

Science of Style badge

I do chem bath bombs and Haley do Zoom science for fibers (class blast)

Car Care (90 Minutes)

Automotive Education 

Website Design (90)

Get With the Program

Cross-Training

Anatomy of an Athlete- Class Blast

Women’s Health

Ambassador level

Water Badge
Pollution Solution (class blast)

Photographer (90 Minutes)

Basic Photography

Coaching (60 Minutes)

How to Coach a team

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

GulfQuest Maritime Museum

GulfQuest is a one of a kind interactive museum that strives to inspire guest to learn more about our heritage on the Gulf of Mexico.  Hands on exhibits provide clear ties to Gulf-related careers, ways of life, and the rich history of our coastal communities.  The exhibits and classroom sessions are loaded with STEM related material and activities, which make learning fun all learning levels! 

We offer overnight camp-ins for groups with 100 or more participating children.  Included in the camp-in are two Educators on site to operate presenter lead exhibits and the classroom badge activities.  One snack time is included.  Pizza can be ordered from our in-house restaurant, as well as breakfast.  Groups will check in at 6:00pm, and check-out is by 8:30am. 

For smaller groups of 10 or more, please call 251-202-6311.  Our education staff is happy to work with these smaller groups on day-time activities on Saturday similar to those of the overnight camp-in.

Where: 155 S. Water St. Mobile, Al 36602

Contact: Email Amy Raley Ryan or call 251-202-6311

Price: Please call 251-202-6311 for pricing information. 

Girl Scout Level: All

Badges:  Depends on what classroom program is chosen. See website for listing

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS)

IMMS is proud to present a night of fun and excitement! Come, stay, and explore! The Ocean Expo-“Dozing with Dolphins” program is designed to be interactive and educational for all ages. Guests will participate in exciting educational activities, experience a behind-the-scenes tour, watch a movie on the “big screen, and observe animal training presentations. The evening includes an overnight patch for participants, breakfast in the morning, and memories of a lifetime.

Where: 10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport, MS  39503

Contact:  Whitney Stone or call 228-896-9182, ext. 1772

Price: $30 for adults, $35 for girl scouts

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A

Badges:  Juniors – Animal Habitats, Cadettes – Animal Helpers and Seniors – Voice for Animals.

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.

Lightning Aviation

Lightning Aviation is a flight school that trains over 400 students per year to fly. They offer a tour of an airport, some aircraft, classroom discussion of requirements for flight, physics of flight, aviation career path etc. They accommodate 10-20 girls a couple times per year.

Where: 510 N. Airport Dr., Foley, Al, 36535

Contact: Bradley Littleton or call 251-943-5214  

Price: Free (donation of their time)     

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A     

What Girl Scout Outcomes are covered: Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.

W.A. Gayle Planetarium   

It projects simulations of the latest information gathered about our universe and presents it with leading-edge digital dome technology. Its 3-D digital planetarium functions simulate not just the earth and sky, but can take audiences to the edge of the known universe. In addition to the simulations of stars, constellations, and planets, SUPER MEDIAGLOBE II projects natural sky phenomenon including lightning, clouds, rain, snow and aurora that can be superimposed on the background sky or an all-sky image or movie. This remarkable ability creates more natural and realistic scenes to immerse and inspire families and students.

The new technology improves the viewer experience for visitors to the Planetarium and allows for exploration of Earth through the use of continually updated satellite datasets of our planet’s land, ocean, atmosphere and climate of our entire planet.

Incorporating a digital 25,000 watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system, the W.A. Gayle Planetarium Theater is capable of accommodating a wide range of programs, from lectures to film series to live performances. But first and foremost, the planetarium is a remarkable astronomy education resource, allowing visitors to explore their universe through traditional live star talks and immersive virtual journeys to the far reaches of the cosmos.

Where: 1010 Forest Ave, Montgomery Al, 36106 

Contact: Call 334-625-4799

Badges: Cadette - Night Owl, Senior - Sky 

Girl Scout Level: D B J C S A    

Girl Scout Outcomes covered: Positive Values - Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Community Problem Solving - Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them