Did you know there are Girl Scout-friendly organizations across the council who are eager to help troops earn badges, patches, and complete Journeys as well as simply to have fun? Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has compiled a list of some of these organizations to support troop engagement in the Girl Scout curriculum. Here are 10 things you need to know about this troop resource:
1. The Program Provider document is a list of Girl Scout-friendly organizations
Program Providers are vetted organizations which have been identified as organizations that support the Girl Scout mission through programming and experiences.
2. Program Providers can help Girl Scouts earn patches, badges, and complete Journeys
Many of the organizations have programming aligned to help troops work towards the completion of a badge, patch, or Journey. Troops and individual Girl Scouts can reach out learn about the programming offered.
3. Many organizations offer discounted tickets and rates for Girl Scouts
Organizations like theaters, sports teams, and other ticket vendors listed in the resource offer discounted rates to Girl Scouts and their families. The discount rates are often seasonal or based on certain performances or games. Check directly with the organization for any current Girl Scout discounts.
4. Connecting with Girl Scout-friendly organizations is easy
After reviewing the list select one that interests the troop, and simply reach out them to schedule the program. The Program Providers will work with you on scheduling to your specific needs to serve troops better.
5. Recommend organizations to be listed
If there is a local Girl Scout- friendly organization in your town or within the Council not currently listed, please fill out this form and a staff member will contact you.
6. The Program Provider document is on the GS – NCCP website
The document can be found by searching “program provider” in the Forms section of the website.
7. There are over 175 Program Providers who cover a variety of interest areas
There are providers who can help troops earn hiking badges and explore the outdoors. Many organizations love animals just as much as Girl Scouts do and are happy to share their knowledge of furry creatures. Also, some providers offer experiences that are great for team building and creating memories. There is an experience listed for every interest!
8. The list is updated quarterly
The list is updated and new organizations are added quarterly. Look for updates in the council e-newsletter or check with your Membership Director.
9. Program Providers are listed by county on the document
The program providers are listed alphabetically by county to include their organization name, website, focus area, city, contact information, Girl Scout level(s) served and the average cost per participant. This makes finding organizations easy, because you can search by location and then by focus area.
10. This resource helps you save time and create more memories
Utilizing this document to plan troop outings and experiences saves co-leader’s time. Program Providers deliver the program content which means co-leaders spend less time planning and have more time to create memories with their girls.
If you have questions about the Program Provider document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.