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The following community events and activities are hosted and coordinated by external organizations and may provide special discounts for Girl Scouts (listed by month or as an ongoing opportunity). These events/opportunities are not necessarily endorsed by GSGLA.
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns
October 2 - November 3
The RISE at Descanso Gardens is a unique all-ages nighttime Halloween extravaganza featuring 5,000 hand carved illuminated jack o’lanterns artfully displayed along a scenic trail. Discover intricately carved images of celebrities and sports figures and other large displays. The RISE is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition. View the flier here and visit the website to register your email address and receive a special promo code for discounted tickets. Feel free to share this web link with your friends and family. Hurry! Space is limited!
Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight
This updated holiday version of the well-known tale of Sleeping Beauty features family-friendly magic, a comedic twist, and contemporary music. Presented at the Pasadena Playhouse, this play is done "Panto" style with interactive humor that appeals to fairytale fans of all ages. Before the performance, guests are invited to enjoy a Winter Wonderland event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday carolers, crafts, activities, games, and photo opportunities. Girl Scouts get special discounted tickets for the Decembet 14 performance! Click here to view the flier for more information and visit the Pasadena Playhouse's website to book your tickets!
Wicked "For Good"
Exclusive opportunity only for Girl Scouts- here’s your chance to attend an exclusive, interactive workshop hosted by the members of the Wicked touring company! Learn music and choreography from Wicked with a national audience of Girl Scout peers. Enjoy and be inspired by a keynote address from high profile female speakers and leaders in various industries. Present a community service project for members of the Broadway company and you’ll have a chance to win a backstage visit! Interact with Wicked cast members and behind the scenes creative team professionals in an intimate question and answer session. Click here for more information.
Travel to Europe!
Join us for eleven adventure filled days in Europe! Spend time in London, Paris, and Lucerne. Go to Windsor castle and the Louvre. See the lights in Paris, visit Pax Lodge, and stay at Our Chalet. This special tour is designed just for Girl Scouts. Organized through EF Tours, this trip is open to Girl Scouts entering grades 6-11 in the 2014-2015 school year. Hurry, registration closes September 30, 2014! Click here for more information.
Toyota Symphonies for Youth
Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us on Saturdays at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a day of fun! Activities include art, instrument "petting zoos," orchestral concerts, storytelling and more! Click here for more information.
The Autry National Center is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. With over 20 years of educational experience, the Autry offers a unique interactive environment of the art, history, and cultures. Visit www.theautry.org for more information.
Bring your Girl Scout Troop to Madame Tussauds Hollywood and be a Star in Hollywood!
Just $10 per Girl Scout or chaperone if your group has 10 or more people. One chaperone is required per 10 girls. Your visit will include:
- Admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood
- A Souvenir Guidebook (perfect for scrapbooking!)
- “Girl Power” Educational Scavenger Hunt
To make a reservation, contact Group Sales at (323)798-1681 or email@example.com
California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest
The California Coastal Commission invites California students in grades K-12 to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual contest. Click here to check out their website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating Wealthy Teens Comes to You!
Were you one of the lucky families that attended Teen Money Coach, Patti Handy’s workshop, entitled, Creating Wealthy Teens? The material covered in our workshop was just the beginning! Patti has designed an online ‘money school’ for parents and teens that teaches money smarts in the comfort of your own home. For less than 50 cents a day, Patti will deliver, to your email box, a video money lesson every week! Click here to learn more about this program and the lesson material!
Demita's School of Social Graces and Savoir Faire
Demita's School of Social Graces and Savoir Faire is happy to offer manners classes to Girl Scout troops at a special troop rate! Topics included are key skills in basic social graces and etiquette, introductions, phone manners, dining skills and table manners and tech etiquette for social media and cell phones. For further information, contact Demita at (855)B-POLITE (276-5483) or visit www.mannersdocount.com.
Discounted Whale Watching Trips
Newport Landing invites Girl Scouts to enjoy discounted rates on Troop Whale Watching Trips! Newport Landing is a valuable resource for environmental stewardship and fun learning and can provide age-level appropriate curriculum activities for your troop. For more information on trips or fundraising opportunities, email Randi@newportwhales.com.
Disney Youth Education Series!
There are so many to choose from! Disney Youth Education Series programs take place in the information-rich setting of the Disney California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® Park to give students –and their teachers– a hands-on, educational adventure. This collection of guided field studies, available in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development, is accredited, standards-based and designed to reinforce your classroom lessons. Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as your group participates in one-of-a-kind moments that use the magic of Disney to make learning even more impactful. Visit www.disneyyes.com for more information.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is an independent bookstore with a great selection of books and coffee. This is a great place to host toop(s) try-it badge opportunities, activities, readings, and anything else you may need it for! Contact Jill Sayre for more information at email@example.com or (818) 790-0717.
Free Badge Program at Microsoft Store in Century City
Do you and your troop want to participate in a free badge program at the Microsoft Store in Century City? You can earn the "computer expert" badge for Brownies, "Digital Photographer" badge for Juniors, and "Netiquette" for Cadettes by signing up for a workshop at the Microsoft store all for free. If your troop is interested in this awesome opportunity, please email Nina Shahisaman at Ninasha@microsoft.com or call her at (310) 228-3350.
Heal our Heroes!
Help cheer up and heal our heroes by making cards for Veterans. Make get-well or thank you cards for Veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Hospital. Be as creative as you like with your cards to bring a smile to a veteran’s face. Call (310) 268-4350 for more information.
Hidden Valley Wildlife Area, Riverside
The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and opportunities. All programs are available by appointment only, for $4.00 per Girl Scout. For more information, go to www.hiddenvalleynaturecenter.org or to make a reservation call (951)785-7452.
Horseback Riding at Enterprise Farms
Give your troop the experience of a lifetime by riding horses at Enterprise Farms. With a dedicated and experienced staff, your troop can learn about horses and horse back riding. Please visit www.enterprisefarms.com for further information or contact Gene Gilbert at (323) 665-8977.
Junior Girl Scout Pet Care Patch Workshop
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles is offering a Junior Girl Scout Pet Care Patch Workshop. If you love animals and are interested in earning a Pet Care patch, come and spend an afternoon at the SPCA-LA. You will learn how to care for and help homeless pets. Space is limited. For more information, contact the SPCA-LA Humane Education Department at (310) 676-1149 x225 or x227, visit http://spcala.com/humane_education/girl_scouts.php or e-mail HumaneEducation@spcala.com.
The spcaLA is in need of adults (18 years and older) to help lead the Girl Scout Workshops. There are six Saturdays scheduled throughout the year. There are two sessions scheduled on each Saturday and each session lasts for three hours. The volunteer requirement would be to commit to at least six sessions during the year (18 hours total- 3 full days OR 6 half days). Four volunteers would be present during each session. For more information, contact Maggie Shehata, spcaLA Volunteer Coordinator, at (323) 730-5300 x255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karate, Pizza & a Patch
Earn a self defense patch, a special troop pizza party, two weeks of Karate classes, and one private lesson at Monrovia Mile High Karate -- FREE. The troop pizza parties are two hours long and include games, pizza and drinks, and two instruction sessions that address basic self-defense techniques, conflict resolution, and the power of self-discipline. To schedule your troop party (Friday evening at 6pm or Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm), contact Kristin Baker at (626) 821-0024 or email@example.com.
Kids Revolving Yoga Relaxation Workshop
Kids Revolving Yoga offers your troop an opportunity to earn their Girl Scout From Stress to Success or Junior Girl Scout Stress Less badge. Yoga postures, balancing flow and guided relaxation imagery are combined with music, themes and a serious amount of fun as the girls move freely, breathe deeply and smile peacefully! Our certified instructor will happily come to your meeting place and supply all mats/props. Contact Tiffany Craft at (310)497-4277 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a workshop.
KinShip Etiquette Academy's “Building Lasting Relationships Through Etiquette”
Etiquette classes for girls 3-18 years of age. If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Malaika Davis, MPA, KinShip Etiquette Academy at (909) 883-2122, or email@example.com. Visit the website at www.kinshipetiquette.com.
Make Your Own Theatre Arts Badge
Jessica Temple, actress and theatre teacher, is available for individual troops interested in creating a "Make Your Own" Theatre Arts Badge. Jessica will come to your meeting once a week for 4 weeks for an hour and a half and help girls design their own badge. The curriculum will help girls explore forms of improv, character development, theatre exercises and games, as well as a possible culminating event created by the girls. With this experience, each troop will learn more about theatre arts, team building and gain a sense of empowerment as individuals and as a troop. For further information, please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ralph’s Earth Day
Speak Out. It's Your Earth! encourages youth to find their voice and help make a positive impact on the environment. Girl Scouts will explore the aisles of Ralphs while learning easy ways to make a difference. Lessons teach the impact of energy conservation, recycling, agriculture, and more! By the end of the field trip, Girl Scouts will feel empowered to speak out for their earth! To read more about the program, visit http://www.fieldtripfactory.com/ralphsearthday. Click here to book, or call (800) 987-6409.
Zoopendous Nights are here! Come to the Los Angeles Zoo for an overnight adventure! Bring your troop to the Zoo for an all-night indoor, interactive experience. Join us as we tour the Zoo after dark, enjoy a pizza/salad feast, participate in hands-on animal activities, and fall asleep to the sound of beastly bedtime stories. Groups will have the opportunity to work on activities relating to accredited badges during their Zoopendous Night experience. This event is designed for children ages seven and up. Click here to view the website for more information.