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Community Partners and Member Programming

At Girl Scouts–North Carolina Coastal Pines our community partners are businesses, organizations, and content experts who provide unique opportunities, activities, and events for our members that align with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Whether your organization excels at STEM, the Outdoors, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, the Arts, Community Service, or Athletics, we know we can count on you to bring the Girl Scout program to life for our troops and girls.

Centennial of Suffrage

2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Community opportunities that promote civic engagement, honor the legacy and spirit of the women’s suffrage movement, and help girls of all ages develop a voice in their communities.

Click here to learn more.

Approved Community Partners

Co-leaders, area volunteers, and member families, we invite you to explore the many opportunities offered to our members by approved Community Partners from across our 41-counties. Whether it’s a badge earning workshop, exploring the outdoors, or discount admission to an upcoming show or sporting event, you’re sure to find your next adventure in the list below!

The following list of Girl Scout-friendly organizations is intended to offer support to members interested in earning patches, badges, and Journeys, or just to have fun. The programs offered by the organizations may satisfy some of the requirements in connection to Girl Scout curriculum - helping girls to discover, connect and take action. 

Community Service

Diaper Bank of NC

1311 E. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27704

  

Diaper Bank of NC offers drop-in diaper wrapping hours for groups of five or less volunteers every Monday through Thursday between 10am and 2pm and on Saturdays for groups by appointment from 10am to noon. Please note that Saturday sessions fill up several months in advance, so email info@ncdiaperbank.org for more information and availability.

Important: We are located at the corner of Kiss Dr. and Club Boulevard, you'll make a left and we are inside the green fence on the right. The temperature inside the warehouse is the same as the outside, so it is important to dress appropriately and wear closed-toe shoes. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Contact: Jannice Verne jannice@ncdiaperbank.org or (919) 886-8085

Temple Theatre

120 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 273308

We have volunteer opportunities to usher or help out around Temple Theatre while working with our Director of Education, Marketing Director, Box Office Manager and Stage Management Team.

Contact: To discuss current opportunities, contact:Jacob Toth at dncrtoth@gmail.com

Entrepreneurship

Coming soon!

Financial Literacy

Home of Your Own

Kurt Arehart is a retired finance and insurance expert. Drawing on his career experience, he has created a workshop entitled Home of Your Own. This workshop aims to help participants navigate the road to home ownership by building wealth and establishing good credit. When Senior and/or Ambassador Girl Scouts participate in this workshop they complete several of the following badge requirements: Buying Power (Senior), On My Own (Ambassador), and Good Credit (Ambassador). Contact Kurt to set up a date and time for your troop to learn about good credit, building wealth, and home ownership. Kurt is based out of Wake County, but willing to travel 60 minutes to your troop meeting location. A minimum of 10 girls is suggested (maximum of 20).

Contact: Kurt Arehart at klarehart@gmail.com or 919-624-4054


Raleigh Coin Club

2011 Ridge Road                                                                                                                    Raleigh, NC 27607

Our Young Numismatists (YN) program, Raleigh Coin Hawks, is designed specifically for young collectors (parents are welcome to attend).  YNs meet monthly providing young collectors a chance to ask questions about coin or paper money collecting, pass around and talk about pieces from their own collection, and learn about coin collecting in a non-threatening forum.  We’re also looking to partner with Girl Scout troops interested in learning more about any topic related to numismatics which includes: how to collect coins, the history of our money, coin designs, mottos, and phrases plus changes in our coins and currency over time.  We will design a specific program to meet your needs and come to your location. Programs are free and usually there are free coins distributed depending on the topic.

Info: Raleigh Coin Club Meetings

Contact:  youthprograms@raleighcoinclub.org or Jeff at jeff.mccauslin@gmail.com

Life Skills

Advantage College Planning

8321 Bandford Way Suite 001
Raleigh, NC 27615

Advantage College Planning helps high school students prepare for college from initial planning through the application process itself. Girl Scouts looking to earn their Ambassador College Knowledge badge are encouraged to participate in our workshop where we’ll complete requirements 1-3 of the badge. There is a minimum of 4 girls per workshop, maximum of 12. For more information, click here.

Fee: No Fee to Participate

Contact: To register your troop/group for a workshop contact Jamie at jamie@advcp.com or (919) 890-3737.


Essential Oils with Lisa

Youngsvile, North Carolina

Join doTERRA Wellness Advocate Lisa Faraone for an opportunity to make your own bottle of 100% natural bug repellant, with no toxins, chemicals or additives. Learn about essential oils made purely from plants!  All materials supplied.  On average the workshop is 1 to 1.5 hours.

Fee: $5 per participant

Contact: Lisa Faraone at essentialplantnature@gmail.com or (412) 552-9745


Growga

Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake Counties

Growga offers yoga classes and events for all ages. Our mission is to make yoga accessible by working directly with businesses, schools, and organizations to bring our program directly to the communities that we serve. Contact us directly to schedule a private event for your Girl Scout troop today. Minimum of 8 required to host the event..

Info: Minimum 8/Maximum 25, $15 per girl

Contact: Emily Behr at emily@mygrowga.com or (919) 780-3516


Panera Bread

Looking for a new activity that is a fun and a creative learning experience? The Panera Bread® Bakers-in-Training program is the perfect outing for Girl Scout groups ages 5–12, and a great way to interest kids in kitchen essentials and the fundamentals of baking. Classes must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Our program aligns with several earned badges (not provided) for Girl Scout troops. A Panera Bread fun patch is available to all Girl Scouts. The program is designed for groups of 10-15 girls. Visit site for additional information and booking.

Fee: $20 per girl

Contact: Learn More


Raleigh Dance Theater

Join Raleigh Dance Theatre on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm for an exciting afternoon of dancing as you learn about dance styles from around the world. As a special bonus, you will see a sneak preview of costumed dancers in a scene from Raleigh Dance Theatre’s upcoming Spring Repertoire performance. All participants receive a Make Every Dance Step Count Patch.

Dance with master teachers with a wealth of knowledge in folk and cultural dances and instruments. This year's workshop includes Scottish dance, African dance and classical ballet. Pre-professional dancers will dance alongside to inspire and lead you!

Within a few days of purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with a brief registration form. *You will NOT be fully registered for the event until you fill out the registration form, so please watch your email!*

Click Here to Purchase One Ticket for Dance Around the World

Fee: $15 per Girl Scout/Free Chaperone

Contact: Mary at raleighdance@att.net


Outdoors

Shepard Nature Trail at Duke Forest

Durham, North Carolina 27708

The Shepherd Nature Trail, located along Hwy 751 in the Duke Forest’s Durham Division, offers a short, self-guided hike and provides a wonderful introduction to the Duke Forest and Piedmont forest ecosystems. The trail is a 0.8-mile loop. This is a self-guided tour. Please review the website ahead of time for directions and read the interpretive signs ahead of time to develop your activity plan. There are no restroom facilities. Please read all posted signs and follow Duke Forest Rules and regulations. Enter the forest at your own risk.

Fee: No Fee to Participate

Contact: https://dukeforest.duke.edu/recreation/snt/    

STEM

Bald Head Island Conservancy

700 Federal Road
Bald Head Island, North Carolina 28461

The Bald Head Island Conservancy is ecstatic to host Girl Scouts to teach and engage with them about sea turtles! The goal of this event is to educate girls about sea turtles and what they can do to help and serve the local environment, and to have fun while doing it! Girls will earn the Sea Turtle Council Patch Program during this event. There is a maximum of 10 girls allowed for each date. Learn more here.

Fee: $15 per girl. Please note ferry fees also apply.

Dates: 11 am to 2:30 pm on 3/15, 3/28, 4/5 and 4/18

Contact: Marissa@bhic.org and register here. 


Piedmont Wildlife Center

364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 

Our programs are up-close experiences with our wildlife ambassadors. We have animal ambassadors including box turtles, snakes, opossum, rabbit, dove, diamondback terrapin and raptor ambassadors like owls and hawks. We can help your troop get started on the Amphibians and Reptiles Council Patch Program. 

Girl Fee: $10/1 hour; $15/1.5 hours
1-15 participants: $150/hour; $225/1.5 hours

Adult Fee: $10/1 hour; $15/1.5 hours
4 chaperones are free up to 30 girls. After 30 girls, 1 chaperone is free per 8 girls. All additional chaperones will be considered participants and will be asked to pay the participant price.

Contact: Learn More


Techsplorers

Locations in Raleigh and Durham

Our proven curriculum provides kids ages 7-18 with exciting hands-on activities designed to stimulate their interest in technology, and our camps are conveniently located at multiple locations throughout Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill. Students participate in engaging activities, build cool high-tech projects, and are mentored by exceptionally talented engineering students from NC State and Duke University. We offer courses that work toward the Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Inventor badges as well as the Think Like an Engineer Journey. Register for Girl Scout specific courses and camps from our website! Click here to register for Girl Scout badge workshops.

Fee: Varies Based on Course/Camp

Contact: (919) 901-1197 or info@techsplorers.com


The Forge Initiative

3300 Green Level West
Cary, NC 27519

The Forge Initiative's non-profit mission is to engage families and individuals of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and experience levels in exploring, learning and leading in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The Forge Initiative is empowering people through creating a community of makers, doers and creators who want to make a difference. In partnership with Girl Scouts we offer several workshops for girls throughout the year. Visit the Upcoming Events page of our website for more details.

Fee: Varies Based on Workshop/Camp

Contact:  connections@theforgeinitiative.org

Community Discounts
These opportunities and activities are not sponsored by Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines.

 

Animal Park at the Conservator Center

676 E. Hughes Mill Road
Burlington, NC 27217

On Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 3pm the Animal Park at the Conservators Center opens its doors to Girl Scouts with learning activity stations, scavenger hunts, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to earn the special Animal Park at the Conservators Center patch and learn about the animals with whom we share our planet!

At Girl Scout Day 2020, registered girl scouts will spend their day meeting our animals on age-appropriate tours, asking questions of our friendly guides, participating in learning stations, earning the special Animal Park at the Conservators Center patch, making new friends and more!

Click here to Purchase Tickets  |  View Flyer

Info: $15 plus tax per person ($16.01)

Contact: Diana at diana.saluga@animalparknc.org


Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Raleigh-North

6675 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Custom shirts for your Girl Scout troop! Big Frog offers a unique experience for groups to create shirts in small quantities or up to 1000 shirts. Big Frog hosts workshops for Girl Scouts where they can create their own design, and have it printed on a shirt using the Direct-to-Garment printing process.  A fun outing for troops to create a unique troop shirt!

Info: Prices vary, discounted prices are $12 - $20 per shirt.

Contact: (919) 793-2500 | raleigh-north@bigfrog.com


Biogen Community Lab: Adventures in Biotechnology

5000 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

At Biogen’s Adventures in Biotechnology you will conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with scientists and other biotech professionals and get an inside view of a biotech company! You will learn about the drug development process while also learning and doing a series of biotech laboratory techniques. Each day will focus on lab work, but there will also be opportunities to hear from and speak with employees from a wide range of departments. The laboratory component for most of our sessions will focus on modifying DNA in order to produce and purify green fluorescent protein! To accomplish this, you will learn and do the following techniques: bacterial transformation, site-directed mutagenesis, protein extraction, affinity purification and PAGE. But don’t worry if you are not familiar with these lab techniques - that’s what you will learn during the program!

• Session I: June 15 - 19
• Session II: July 6 - 10
• Session III: July 20 - 24
• Session IV: August 3 – 7

Info: Cost is free. Each session meets daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., but only until 1 P.M. on Friday. Lunch is provided. Online applications open on February 24th and close on March 11th. Applications and details can be found at:  www.biogen.com/communitylabsummer  |  Learn More

Contact:  rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com


Campbell University Athletics

Campbell University's Women's Basketball team in hosting Girl Scouts night on Thursday, January 9th @ 7:00 PM vs. Gardner-Webb. We're offering $5 discounted tickets for all groups in advance. Click here and use promo code 'girlscouts' to receive your special discount.

Info: Visit the web page, use promo: girlscouts

Contact: Zack at zsparks@campbell.edu


The Carolina Ballet

3401 Atlantic Ave #131
Raleigh, NC 27604

Info: Girl Scouts and their families are invited to enjoy the Nutcracker with the Carolina Ballet. Girl Scouts and families can purchase tickets for $25 or $30. Days and times vary, click here for more information.

Contact: To take advantage of these special offers, call the Carolina Ballet box office at (919) 719-0900 and mention code: GS1920. Discounted tickets can only be purchased by phone. For additional help, contact Aurora at 919.719.0900.


Disney on Ice

 

Raleigh, PNC Arena & Fayetteville, Crown Coliseum

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures, a fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and up-close character interactions. Call today to go over special pricing and place your order: (866) 248-8740 Option 1. Deadline to order is December 4, 2019 (Raleigh) and December 11, 2019 (Fayetteville). Ordering deadlines are strictly enforced. No double discounts. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. An up to $4.00 per ticket facility fee mandated by the venue and one-time per order $5.00 processing fee will apply. Offer cannot be redeemed at the box office.

Info: Girl Scout Tickets are $17 (Raleigh) and $14 (Fayetteville). Includes a Girl Scout fun patch!  

Contact:  Learn More


Duke University Athletics

115 Whitford Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Duke Women’s Basketball would like to invite all Girl Scouts to come out to the Duke vs UNC women’s basketball game on February 6th at 6:00pm for a discounted price of $7 (regularly $15) for a reserved ticket.

Use Promo Code: GIRLSCOUT and purchase your discounted tickets today!

View Flyer  |  Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Info: $7 (regularly $15)


Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

123 Vivian Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Group Services at DPAC is your connection to savings of 10% to 15% for most Broadway performances. Groups of 12 or more can save on select performances, take advantage of reduced ticket fees and payment plans, plus receive personalized service from someone who knows the shows and knows the theater. This offer is only available for participants ages 6 and older except for Aladdin (admits 5-year-olds).

Info: Varies depending on show and seating. Learn More

Contact: For more information on available shows, pricing and seating options, email us at: Groups@DPACnc.com


East Carolina University

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
200 Ficklen Drive
Greenville, North Carolina, 27858-4353


Women's Basketball vs. Tulane
It's Girl Scout Day! You are invited to ECU's women's basketball on Sat, Feb 29, 6:00 PM at Williams Arena, 200 Ficklen Dr in Greenville. Girl Scout tickets are just $5 each. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

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Monster Jam at PNC Arena

1700 Edwards Mill Road
Burlington, NC 27607

Girl Scouts are invited to the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series. Tickets are just $19 each. Showtimes are Saturday, March 7th at 7pm and Sunday, March 8th at 1pm. Tickets must be purchased by February 28th at noon. Pit party tickets are an additional $15 per person. Click on the flyer for additional details.

View Flyer

Info: Girl Scout Tickets are $19

Contact: felddirectgroups@feldinc.com


Moscow Ballet

Carolina Theatre
309 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Durham with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Carolina Theatre on Wed., Dec. 18, 7 p.m. and Thurs., Dec. 19, 3 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets or download an order form here.

  • Purchase 10 or more tickets and receive discounted tickets and 10 Moscow Ballet Fun Patches
  • Purchase 25 or more tickets, receive discounted tickets and 25 Fun Patches, and become eligible for a Meet-n-Greet with a Ballerina!
  • Purchase 50 or more tickets, receive discounted tickets and 50 Fun Patches, and become eligible for New Horizons Cultural Immersion Games with a Ballerina when she is in your city!

Info: Varies depending on seating. Learn More

Contact:  groups@nutcracker.com or (800)320-1733 and ask for group sales


NC State Athletics

Campus Box 8503 NC State Athletics Ticket Office
Raleigh, NC 27695 

NC State Athletics is excited to host Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines at a variety of games this year.

Info:Discounted tickets are available for Girl Scouts and families (includes a patch). Tickets can be purchased online at GoPack.com/Promo with promo code GIRLSCOUTS or by calling the contacts below. Discounted tickets must be purchased in advance of game day.

Men’s Basketball
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12PM

Info: Tickets start at $20 and include a patch. This is our SUPERHERO GAME! All kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Superhero and participate in the halftime parade of heroes.
Contact: Michelle Christie at (919) 865-1456

Women’s Basketball
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2PM
Info: Tickets are only $3 when purchased in advance and include a patch. This game is our annual Girls & Women in Sport game, featuring activities and events around the Wolfpack Women and their accomplishments.
Contact: Skylar Chilton at (919) 865-1427 


North Carolina Symphony

Craven, Moore, New Hanover,  Orange, and Wake

The North Carolina Symphony would like to extend special pricing to the Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines to a variety of upcoming performances. Savings are over 30% off regular ticket prices. For more information, visit ncsymphony.org/girlscouts

Girl Scout Day at the North Carolina Symphony
Exclusive opportunities for Girl Scouts & their families, plus receive a commemorative North Carolina Symphony fun patch and more!

Star Wars & More!
Thu, May 28, 2020 | 7:30pm
Wilson Center, Wilmington

Music from Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and more—plus, a few surprises from the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond!
Girl Scout Day in Wilmington Pre-Concert Activities: 6:00pm
Concert: 7:00pm
• Private event space
• A Symphony fun patch & swag bag
• Meet and take pictures with costumed characters
• Try out instruments
• Complimentary cookies and lemonade

Info: Tickets just $25 with promo code GSDAY
Registration Closing Date: May 27, 2020

Click HERE to register and use promo code GSDAY

Contact: Ashley Blankenship at ablankenship@ncsymphony.org or (919) 789-5505    


North Carolina Theatre

1 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

The North Carolina Theatre is excited to host Girl Scout groups for the following shows. Ticket price includes a patch!

Kinky Boots
Dates: Feb. 15, 2020 at 7:30PM or Feb. 16, 2020 at 2PM
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Memphis
Dates: March 27, 2020 at 7:30PM or March 28, 2020 at 2PM
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Edges
Dates: May 8, 9 & 10, 2020 at 7:30PM or May 9 & 10, 2020 at 2PM
A.J. Fletcher Opera House

Info: Tickets are $25 per person
Contact: 919-831-6941 x6949 or email groups@nctheatre.com


REI – Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

4291 The Circle at North Hills
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived. REI is excited to assist Girl Scout troops on earning parts of the Cadette and Senior First Aid badge, Daisy Buddy Camper Badge, Brownie Cabin Camper Badge, Junior Eco Camper, Cadette Primitive Camper Badge, Senior Adventure Camper Badge, and Ambassador Survival Camper Badge. Learning can also include topics about knot tying, navigating and compasses, and more.

Info: Call to set up a meeting based on troop interests.

Contact: Allie Roland at aroland@rei.com or (919) 571-5031    


The Carolina IceZone

104 Red Banks Rd.
Greenville, NC 27858

   

Inviting all Girl Scouts and their families to the ice on Saturday, March 21st from 9:30-11:30am! Girl Scout fee is just $15 and includes skating, skate rental, a lesson, hot chocolate & a fun patch. Troop leaders, parents, and siblings pay $5 for (1.5 hours) skating and skate rental (no patch, lesson or hot chocolate included).

The Carolina Ice Zone also offers a group discount rate for Girl Scout troops during any public skate session. You must have at least 5 Girl Scouts to receive the Girl Scout group discount rate. Visit our webpage for public skate dates and times.

Info: Saturday, March 21st from 9:30-11:30am; $15 per Girl Scout/ $5 per troop leader, parent, sibling.

Contact: Stephanie at skatepairs@aol.com or (252) 353-8888


The Tumble Gym at Falls River

10501 Shadowlawn Dr
Raleigh, NC 27614

Girl Scout Fun Night held on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm. Kickoff with some fun games to get to know each other and introduce the theme for the night followed by yummy pizza! Then it's time for a craft that reflects our theme.  Up next, free play and team building activities. There something for every budding gymnast!

Info: $15 per girl

Contact: Coach Ayesha at (919) 758-8998    


Wake Escapes

10501 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 102
Wake Forest, NC 27587

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives leading to "escape." Players receive 1 hour to complete their adventure. This is a team building event in which players must work together and communicate at all times to achieve their goal. There is minimum booking of 8 tickets (one room at $176), max is 26 plus 3 chaperones. You must book your group as a Girl Scout group to receive the discounted price. Escape room fun patch included.

Info: We are offering a discounted price for Girl Scout groups:

  • Mystery of the Pharaoh Full Room (10 tickets) $220
  • Tornado Alley Full Room (8 tickets) $176
  • Exit Protocol Full Room (8 tickets) $176

Contact: Call (919) 324-3550 to make your troop reservation!


Whole Brain Escape

410 Upchurch Street
Apex, NC 27502

Whole Brain Escape features several Escape Room experiences to choose from, all of which are suitable for ages 11 and up. For all Girl Scouts, we have a special program where the troops get 10% off their booking, fun patch included. Some rooms hold a maximum of 8 people, whereas some hold a maximum of 10. Whole Brain Escape requires at least one adult to be in the room with the girls if any of them are under the age of 15.

Info: $29 per girl/adult + 10% discount

Contact:  havefun@wholebrainescape.com | (919) 355-2714 to make your troop reservation!

                                                  

Safety and Activity Checkpoints

When contacting a Community Partner, please be familiar with the guidelines provided in Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials, as these apply. These include, but are not limited to, adult ratios, background checks, incident reports, insurance and more. Remember that Girl Scouts attending programs independently of a troop must be accompanied by an adult. 

Accident/Incident Report

If an incident occurs during a program, a troop leader or parent should follow incident report guidelines. This is not the responsibility of the Community Partner.   

Background Check

Any adult needed to cover the girl-to-adult ratio who transports girls; or who serves as a chaperone for day or overnight trips must register as a member of GSUSA and successfully complete the online background check process. 

Health History

A copy of each girl’s and adult’s health history form should be with the leader attending the event and a troop first aider should be present. 

Insurance

Every registered Girl Scout and registered adult member is automatically covered under the basic plan. Remember that nonregistered individuals to include relatives are not covered. Additional activity insurance can be purchased through the council for a supervised Girl Scout activity. The insurance forms are available in the FORMS section of the council website. 

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