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Other Places to Go Offered by Our Program Partners

Is your Girl Scout Troop looking for a program other than what is offered by GSNC? Program Partners offer other places for your Girl Scout Troop visit, while providing an experience that aligns with the Girl Scout program.

GSNC’s vetted and approved Program Partners develop and facilitate quality programs to empower young girls to explore their interests, and acquire new knowledge and skills. Programs are aligned with Girl Scout badges, awards and patches; fulfilling many if not all requirements. 

The Program Partners listed below have successfully completed our vetting process and now provide Girl Scout approved programs. For more information, please view Possibilities.

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Bailey Arboretum

For some it’s the first time walking on a nature trail. For others, it’s a relief to be outside after a day in a classroom or office. Either way, people come to Bailey Arboretum and enjoy walking the trails, playing in the Children’s Habitat or listening to the sounds of nature by our ponds and in the woods.  Each season presents new opportunities to explore nature as birds migrate, turtles bask on logs and plants bloom. 

  • Welcome to the Daisy Garden Journey Between Earth and Sky Journey (Daisy Journey)
  • Wonders of Water Journey (Brownie Journey)
  • Senses (Brownie Senses Badge)
  • Making Games (Brownie Making Games Badge)
  • My Family Story (Brownie My Family Story Badge)
  • Bugs (Brownie Bugs Badge)
  • Outdoor Adventure (Brownie Outdoor Adventure Badge)
  • Outdoor Art Creator (Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge)
  • Letterboxer (Brownie Letterboxer Badge)
  • Flowers (Junior Flowers Badge)
  • Playing the Past (Junior Playing the Past Badge)
  • Social Butterfly (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)
  • Gardener (Junior Gardener Badge)
  • Outdoor Art Explorer (Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Badge)
  • Trees (Cadette Trees Badge)
  • Science of Happiness (Cadette Science of Happiness Badge)
  • Trailblazing (Cadette Trailblazing Badge)
  • Mission: Sisterhood! Journey (Senior Journey)  

To Schedule a program: Contact Pat Paluszek at education@baileyarboretum.org or call 516.801.1458

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Benihana (Manhasset and Westbury Locations)
  • Kabuki Sushi Class at Benihana (Taste Budd Patch for Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts)

To schedule a program, please contact the restaurant two weeks in advance.

Westbury: westbury@benihana.com or call 516.222.6091
Manhasset: manhasset@benihana.com or call 516.627.3400

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C&B Archery

Learn correct archery form, terminology and the 12 step shot sequence at this family owned and operated archery range.

  • Bullseye! (Cadette Archery Badge)

To schedule a program, contact Dawn Weinman at 516.933.2697 or visit www.cbarchery.com.

 

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Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center

Develop the skill needed to become a responsible babysitter. Pediatric nurses will teach students infant care, how to react to emergencies, basic child development and first aid during this interactive course.

  • Be a Kidwatcher (Cadette Babysitter and First Aid Badges)

To Register: Visit www.ccmckidwatchernewhydepark.evenbrite.com

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Clinique at Lord & Taylor Manhasset

Develop an easy, effective skin care routine; then learn from Clinique experts how to apply makeup that accentuates your beautiful features.

  • How to with Clinique Makeup!

To Register: Contact the store two weeks in advance.
Manhasset: Christine_Lombardo@lordandtaylor.com or call 516.627.3000
Garden City: Sophia_Duncan@lordandtaylor.com or by phone 516.742.7000 ext. 212
 

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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Travel through 100 years of aerospace from hot air balloons to an actual Lunar Module; using interactive exhibits to learn so much more!

  • How Robots Move (Daisy What Robots Do and How Robots Move Badges)
  • Fling Flyer Design Challenge (Brownie Fling Flyer Design Challenge Badge)
  • The Detective (Junior Detective Badge)
  • Night Owl (Cadette Night Owl Badge)

To schedule a program, contact the Museum’s Reservations Desk at 516.572.4066.

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Emerge Yoga & Wellness

In this safe space for self-discovery & expression, access your hidden potentials as you swing, stretch, spin and strengthen core muscles doing antigravity yoga in a thematic hammock. Take a proactive role in your own growth & evolution, embarking on a journey to create an inspired life!

  • Flying Fitness (Brownie My Best Self Badge, Junior Staying Fit Badge)
  • Balance and Build with Emerge Yoga (Daisy Respect Myself & Others Petal, Daisy Respect Authority Petal, Brownie My Best Self Badge, Junior Staying Fit Badge, Cadette Science of Happiness Badge)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation (Daisy Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout Petal, Daisy Responsible for What I Do and Say Petal, Brownie My Best Self Badge, Junior Staying Fit Badge, Cadette Science of Happiness Badge)
  • Partner Yoga (Brownie My Best Self Badge, Junior Staying Fit Badge, Cadette Science of Happiness Badge)

To schedule a program, contact Stefani Gallagher at Emerge Yoga at 516.781.1078 or Stefani@EmergeYW.com.

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The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs
  • The Gift of Second Sight at The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs

To schedule a tour, visit www.GuideDog.org/talktourrequest  

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Havana Central

Explore diversity through dining at this Cuban style restaurant that challenges the senses with creative cooking techniques.

  • Earn Your Taste Buds Patch (Taste Buds Patch Program)

To schedule a program, contact Diane Argueta, Havana Central Events Manager at 516.739.7900 or dargueta@havanacentral.com.  

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INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing, and supportive services to those seeking help.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Monday and Wednesdays: 2:30pm to 5:00pm: Girls 10 years of age or older may volunteer to sort donations, stock the pantry and prepare the soup kitchen for the following day.
  • Monday through Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm: Girls 16 years of age and up may volunteer to help prepare and serve meals to guests, as well as to sort and stock the pantry. Girls in high school may join the INN’s Youth Advisory Board, a group of students who meet monthly to address the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. For more information or meeting dates, visit http://the-inn.org/youth-advisory-board/  

To volunteer, call Dana Lopez at 516.486.8506 ext. 138.

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Island Rock

Learn the skills of the sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Harness your courage, confidence and character to test your endurance and challenge yourself to reach greater heights!

  • Rock Climbing for Beginners (Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Fun Patch)
  • Senior Adventurer Badge at Island Rock  (Senior Adventurer Badge)

To schedule a program, call 516.822.ROCK or email Mark@IslandRock.net

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Long Island Academy of Fine Arts

LIAFA is Long Island’s premier art school, with art classes for kids (3rd through 7th grade), teens (portfolio preparation), and adults of all levels and abilities. We offer training in the methods and techniques of classical representational art. Our primary goals are to train the student’s eye to see accurately and with sensitivity, and to foster an environment in which students can grow in their understanding of art as well as in skill and confidence.

  • Comic Character Drawing Class ( Cadette Comic Character Artist Badge)
  • Drawing Basics (Junior Drawing Badge)
  • The Design of Photography (Ambassador Photography Badge)  

To schedule a program: Visit www.liafa.com/girlscouts.

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Long Island Children’s Museum

Earn Petals and Badges by completing hands-on activities with playful and purposeful instructors at the Long Island Children’s Museum.

  • LICM’s Tour-It-Yourself Plan for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
  • Spend the Night in the Great Indoors at LICM for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
  • Guided Tour for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
  • In the Painter’s Studio (Brownie Paint Badge)
  • Kitchen Chemistry (Brownie Home Scientist Badge)
  • Sense-sational (Brownie Senses Badge)
  • What’s Bugging You? (Brownie Bugs Badge)
  • CSI: LICM (Junior Detective Badge)
  • It’s a Draw! (Junior Drawing Badge)

To Schedule a program: Contact LICM at ScoutReservations@licm.org or www.licm.org/visit/scouts

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Microsoft Store, Roosevelt Field

Use the latest apps and Microsoft devices to compete and complete challenges!

  • Computer Expert Badge Program
  • Digital Photographer Badge Program
  • Microsoft YouthSpark: Make Code for Minecraft
  • Microsoft YouthSpark: Mixed Reality and 3D Movie Making

To schedule a program, contact jezontin@microsoft.com.

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New York Equestrian Center
  • After School Horseback Riding Lesson for Girl Scouts
  • Equine Studies Program

To learn more, visit www.mynyec.com.

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North Shore Historical Society Museum

The North Shore Historical Museum Mock Trial Program is an exciting and cooperative way to not only learn about the law and legal system, but to do so in a historic, local setting. Mock trials help participants understand the law, practice critical thinking, and gain greater confidence with public speaking by assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a customized fictional scripted trial. Experience firsthand the difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective. Judicial experts assist with trial and jury deliberation. Trials are 90 minutes and include a building and exhibit tour..

  • Inside Government (Junior Inside Governement Badge)
  • Finding Common Ground (Cadette Finding Common Ground Badge)

To Schedule a Program: Contact Amy Driscoll at 516.801.1191 or director@northshorehistoricalmuseum.org.  

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Northwell’s Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine

Exercises routines come and go, but yoga endures the test of time. Learn basic yoga, meditation and breathing techniques for everyday use! Bring a friend to camp and a trusted adult to partner yoga to share the experience and spread awareness of this healthy lifestyle!

  • Yoga: “The Prize is in the Process”
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Holiday Camp for Girl Scouts

To Register: www.northwell.edu/integrativemedicine or call Jennifer 516.858.3095

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Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens seeks to inspire appreciation and knowledge of the best qualities exemplified in the American country estate of the early 20th century through faithful preservation of its landscape and gardens, architecture and collections. 

  • Daisy Flower Garden Tour (Daisy Journey)
  • Celebrating Community (Brownie Celebrating Community Badge)
  • My Family Story (Brownie My Family Story Badge)
  • Bugs (Brownie Bugs Badge)
  • Painting (Brownie Painting Badge)
  • The Girl Scout Way (Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Ambassador The Girl Scout Way Badge)
  • Senses (Brownie Senses Badge)
  • Drawing (Junior Drawing Badge)
  • Gardener (Junior Gardener Badge)
  • Flowers (Junior Flowers Badge)
  • Animal Habitats (Junior Animal Habitats Badge)
  • Playing the Past (Junior Playing the Past Badge)
  • Animal Helpers (Cadette Animal Helpers Badge)
  • Trees (Cadette Trees Badge)
  • Trailblazing (Cadette Trailblazing Badge)
  • Traveler (Cadette Traveler Badge)
  • Water (Ambassador Water Badge)
  • Photographer (Ambassador Photographer Badge)

To schedule a program, contact Lisa Reichenberger, lreichenberger@oldwestburygardens.org or 516.333.0048, ext. 338.

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Om Tara Yoga Studio

Busy from morning until night? Sports, clubs and piano lessons...oh my! Need an outlet, a way to reduce your stress? Learn yoga poses and breathing techniques that put you in control of calming your body and your mind! These powerful skills aren’t dated; they’re good for a lifetime!

  • Respect Myself and Others (Daisy Petal)
  • My Best Self (Brownie My Best Self Badge)
  • Staying Fit (Junior Staying Fit Badge)
  • Science of Happiness (Cadette Science of Happiness Badge

To schedule a program: Contact Barbara Ludwig at gsyogawithbarbara@gmail.com or call 516.526.6350. Instructor will teach yoga at the studio or at your troop’s meeting location.

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Puzzle Break (Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador)

Puzzle Break Is America’s oldest and most well-known real life escape room facility. Girls can earn patches and badges while solving puzzles and decoding clues; working together to escape themed rooms like a midnight carnival, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Grimm’s fairytales.

  • Puzzle Break (Junior Detective Badge, Cadette Special Agent Badge)

To Schedule a Progam: Call 516.307.0888 or email info@puzzlebreakLI.com

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Taphia Designs

Learn how to use the tools of the trade properly to make quality jewelry using a variety of materials, including Uganda and Ghana fair trade beads, metal and leather.  

  • Making Jewelry with Small Business Owner, Leigh (Junior Jewelry Badge)

To Schedule a Program: Contact Leigh at TaphiaDesigns@gmail.com

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Tilles Center
  • Asere! Havana Cuba All-Stars on February 3, 2019 (Brownie Dancer Badge, Junior Music Badge)
  • Chinese Warriors of Peking on November 3, 2018
  • Diavolor: Architecture in Motion on February 1, 2019 (Brownie Dancer Badge, Junior Music Badge)
  • Dorrance Dance on November 9, 2018 (Brownie Dancer Badge, Junior Music Badge)

For more information, visit www.tillescenter.org or visit the box office, Monday to Saturday 1:00pm-6:00pm, or call 516.299.3100.  

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Science Museum of Long Island

The Science Museum of Long Island is a not-for-profit science activity center located on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers badge and Journey workshops for Girl Scouts year round.  

  • 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers of Animals Journey (Daisy Birdbath Award)
  • Bugs (Brownie Bugs Badge)
  • Home Scientist (Brownie Home Scientist Badge)
  • Hiker (Brownie Hiker Badge)
  • Pets (Brownie Pets Badge)
  • Wow! Wonders of Water Journey (Brownie WOW Journey Awards)
  • Detective (Junior Detective Badge)
  • Geocacher (Junior Geocacher Badge)
  • Night Owl (Cadette Night Owl Badge)

To schedule a program, email dan@smli.org.

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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

Learn the history of afternoon tea and table etiquette, and practice your social skills to build the confidence you need to work the room at this fun and informative program. Girls will make the connection between present and past as they participate in setting the table for a traditional tea party, watching a loose tea brewing demonstration, and preparing place cards. Girls will also learn cellphone etiquette and how to make personal introductions that leave a lasting impression. End your visit with a guided tour of Walt Whitman’s birthplace. 

  • Considerate and Caring (Daisy Petal)
  • Responsible for What I Say and Do (Daisy Petal)
  • Making Friends (Brownie Making Friends Badge)
  • Social Butterfly (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)  

To schedule a program, Contact Carolyn at 631.427.5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org.

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