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Community Program Partners

Community Program Partners are businesses, organizations, and experts in your community offering quality events and activities for girls. Community Program Partner programming is aligned specifically to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Community Program Partners understand the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and fully support the leadership keys, processes and outcomes. Opportunities are designed with Girl Scout Journeys and badges in mind. The programs supplement council sponsored programs.   

Troop Leaders remember to always follow Safety Activity Checkpoints

Two types of Community Program Partners events are available:

  •  Flexible events offer events and activities with flexible scheduling for troops, groups, or Service Units. One adult volunteer contacts the Partner to set up the details of the event, including date/time/location     
  • Scheduled events take place on a scheduled date, at a specific time and location. Multiple troops/groups/girls attend at one time. Participants will register for these events through the contact listed.   

Please check back often for information about additional partners and opportunities.

Become a Preferred Partner!

If you have resources or expertise to offer programming girls, or want to learn more about becoming a community partner, e-mail programs@girlscoutsdiamonds.org

Our Program Team is hard at work meeting with local businesses to create exciting program opportunities for girls.  If you know of a business that wants to partner with us, send them our way!  They can e-mail programs@girlscoutsdiamonds.org 

They will get a community partner window cling showing their partnership! 

Community Offerings

Community Offerings are events or activities that are open to the public, or provide a discount or special offer to Girl Scout members. These events enhance the Girl Scout experience, but are not specifically aligned to the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience). Girl Scouts – Diamonds is not responsible for the content of these opportunities, but provides information about these offerings to our members as a service. Each business/organization provides a pdf flyer with additional information. Click the links within the list to access this information.

Events

Little Rock 

Crater of Diamonds State Park (Flexible event)

Location: Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfeesboro, AR 

Cost: $7.50 per girl, $5 for adults

Contact: Margi Jenks margaret.jenks@arkansas.gov, 870-285-3133

Learn how to find a diamond, identify the Crater's other rocks and read a map! Play games, hunt for a diamond and make new Girl Scout Friends!

Magic Springs Girl Scout Camp Out (Scheduled event)

Date: June 20th-21st

Location: Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs, AR

Cost: $28 per person

Register Online: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=310622290

Come camp out with your fellow Girl Scouts at Magic Springs. Price includes camping out on June 20th, breakfast on June 21st, admission to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls, a patch and admission to Thompson Square concert the evening of June 21st.

*Notes: Troops will be responsible for providing all camping gear and clean up of area Friday morning. One adult per troop certified in Venture Out is required.

Little Rock Zoo (Scheduled event/Flexible event)

Contact: Julie Tharp (501) 661-7240,  jtharp@littlerock.org

Description: The Little Rock Zoo is offering Overnights and Badge Workshop Days. If you can't make a scheduled date, contact Julie to schedule another time. Minimums may apply 

Snore and Soar Girl Scout Overnight for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, May 16th -17th 

Brownie Bugs Badge Day April 19th 

Creature of Habitat Overnight –Junior Girl Scouts – April 4-5 

Click here for more information about all three events!


Texarkana 

Kids College at Texarkana College (Scheduled event)

Texarkana College and GS – Diamonds have partnered to bring you classes that align with the requirements for earning Girl Scout badges. Girls that complete these courses will receive a certificate they can bring back to their troop leaders or local Girl Scout Council Office to purchase their badge. These courses are marked with the Girl Scout logo and the level that can earn a badge. Examples include: CSI Kidz, Explore the Wonderful World of Cooking, Mad Science and Photography 101 

Dates: June 23rd-26th OR July 14-17th 

Who: Girls ages 7-12 

Registration begins May 5th 

Click here for more information - https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/community-business/continuing-education/summer-fun-for-kids-and-teens/kids-college/ 

For more information contact: continuing.ed@texarkanacollege.edu or 903-823-3270 


Girl Scouting and the ME-dia with TownSquare Media (Flexible event)

Texarkana Girls can tour the radio station, meet and interact with DJ and learn about careers in radio, music and production.  Schedule a date that works for you and your troop! 

Cost: Free 

Contact: Andi Darby, 870-772-3771, andi.darby@townsquaremedia.com


Carpe Diem Fitness – Texarkana (Flexible event)

Arwen will bring Zumba and Yoga to your girls!  Zumba is an aerobic style of dance set to fun Latin based music.  Yoga is about balancing the body and the mind and creating thoughtful movements and deep breathing.  

Cost: $10 per girl $15 per adult 

Location: We’ll come to you! 

Contact: Arwen McDaniel, 903-870-6912, amac716@gmail.com