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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. To advertise with GSGLA, please contact njung@girlscoutsla.org.

Highlighted Partners

Discounted Whale Watching Trips

Newport Landing invites all Girl Scout troops to enjoy a 2.5 hour whale watching trip out of Newport Beach. Your Girl Scout troop will receive a special $14 Scout and $17 adult/sibling group rate. We are a valuable resource for environmental stewardship, enjoyable learning, and exciting sightings! Age-level-appropriate curriculum and other fun activities are also available on our website to prepare your troop for what they may see on our boats. Our whale watching trips run all year long, seven days a week, and there’s no minimum group size to book at this rate! For more information on trips or to make reservations please email Jessica@newportwhales.com or call 949-675-0551cx118 (ask for Jessica R.)

Discounted Zumba® Party In Pink™ Dance Party
August 9, 4 p.m.6 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

Zumba® invites all Girl Scout troops to make moves in the fight against breast cancer and come ROCK OUT with friends and family for a great cause while you help raise funds for global cancer research that could ultimately save millions of lives around the world! Set at the urban chic Latin inspired, Hotel Maya-Waterfront Resort Hotel in Downtown Long Beach, CA, the day will include 2 hours of inside fun, family-friendly non-stop energizing world music, a rockin' event with Southern California's top Zumba® Instructors, Live Brazilian Samba Dancers, giveaways, and more! Comfortable, pink-colored attire encouraged. 

Girl Scout Discount: $20.00 per ticket (includes a patch); $6 discounted parking
Tickets: www.PartyInPink2015.Eventbrite.com
Questions? Email MiChelle' Vigil at partyinpink@mail.com.

June 2015

Matilda: The Musical
June 13, 2pm
From the brilliantly batty creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award®-winning Matilda The Musical, the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Rolling Stone calls the show "hands down the best musical of the season." In addition to exclusive pricing on tickets, groups of 15 or more will receive patches for each attendee, a CD soundtrack for the group leader and a post-show Q&A for a small surcharge. Call  213-972-7231 to reserve your tickets, and click here to view the flier for more information.

Girl Scout Month at LEGOLAND® 
LEGOLAND is thrilled to announce Girl Scout Month in June, coinciding with the opening of the NEW LEGO Friends attraction area! Become a better friend with fellow Girl Scouts by participating in special activities such as a Girl Scout Rally at the Friends Forever Stage on Saturday June 13. Every Saturday in June girls can enjoy swaps and badge activities along with their admission and will receive a special LEGOLAND Friends patch! The cost is $35 per Girl Scout (regular $79), $35 per chaperone at a 1:3 chaperone-to-girl ratio (regular $85), and $48 per family and friends with the same order. Reservations are required, so please call 760-438-5346, and click here to view the flier for more information! 

GIRLS UNITE
GIRLS UNITE allows Girl Scouts to Dream, Act, and Change their world together at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California. Disney Youth Education Series Programs are available year round to troops of 10 or more Girl Scouts, but on select dates in May and June of 2015, troops or individuals can enjoy exclusive to Girl Scout educational experiences that only Disney can provide!

  • These programs take place in the information-rich setting of the Disney Parks.  Each program is approximately three hours in length with troops and individual girls experiencing the events with other Girl Scouts. 
  • Participants must be a registered Girl Scout and at least 7 years old at the time of the event.
  • Each participant will receive a GIRLS UNITE participation patch and Disney Youth Education Series certificate. 
  • Discounted pricing includes: the Youth Education Series program and admission to the parks for the rest of the day! The same discounted pricing is available for additional guests visiting the Resort on the day as the troop. These additional guests will not be permitted to attend the programs but are welcome to play in the park. Pricing includes options for annual pass holders.
  • Adult Chaperones will be required to attend the program with their troop or individual Girl Scout based on a 1 per 10 ratio.  

To learn more about this opportunity, please e-mail Dlr.Girls.Unite@disney.com, or call 714-956-6454 to speak with a specialist. Click here to view the flier for more information about the programs, and click here to download the application. 

Summer 2015

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
August 15, 8 p.m.
Come to the Hollywood Bowl for a special Girl Scout family night! The Bowl hosts the 25th anniversary of Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals on the big screen accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic live. Please click here to view the flier for more information. 

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
September 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Hollywood Bowl is hosting a special Girl Scout Family Night with a special screening of "E.T." Famous Composer John Williams will be present to introduce the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by David Newman, and the orchestra will perform the movie score live! Click here to view the flier for more information. 

KidsCanCode Camp
Learn to code this summer! Learning to program is empowering-it's about changing your relationship with the technology around you from passive consumer to active creator. It's about learning how to think critically and solve problems. It's especially important to encourage girls to take command of technology: women are dramatically underrepresented in today's hi-tech industries. We can solve this by starting early, giving girls the tools to develop a lifelong passion for creating tomorrow's technology.

For 2015, KidsCanCode is offering a variety of week-long day camp programs for all ages and levels of experience in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and Agoura Hills. Girl Scout students receive 20% off tuition! Visit http://kidscancode.org/summer for details or call 818-794-0522.

October 2015

The Sound Of Music Girl Scout Day
October 3

Launching a North American tour at the Ahmanson, three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien will direct a lavish new production of the world’s most beloved musical. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re- Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “The Sound of Music.” For just an additional $5 per person in your group, you will receive a patch and an invitation to the post-show Q&A with select members of the production. Call 213-972-7231 for reservation information and click here to view the flier for more information. 

Ongoing Events

Study Urban Wildlife with the National Park Service
Interested in learning more about your neighbors? This summer the National Park Service would like to invite you to participate in a groundbreaking study of urban wildlife. A diverse range of animals are a huge part of LA’s urban landscape, sitting alongside expansive traffic and sprawling neighborhoods are pockets of green space that are home to a momentous amount of biodiversity. With help from you we can find out why coyotes are thriving, why raptors seem to love phone cables as much as trees, and who taught raccoons to open doors. 

Working together with rangers out of downtown LA, girls will learn to Monitor wildlife cameras in their neighborhood, identify local animal species, work with park rangers and biologists to record and analyze data and discover neighbors you didn't even know you had! The NPS will provide the cameras and a Ranger to work closely with in order to obtain the pictures from the camera and identify the animals we capture on film.

If you are interested in learning more please contact Coral at coral_oriley@nps.gov or call 805-906-1771.

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
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 $15 per Girl Scout or chaperone if your group has 10 or more people. One chaperone is required per 10 girls. Your visit will include:

  • All Access admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Marvel Superheroes 4D
  • "Girl Power" Educational Scavenger Hunt
  • A Madame Tussauds Hollywood patch

NEW! 1 hour Educational Behind the Scenes Interactive Workshop:
Replicating a Hollywood A-Lister is a labor of love. They are so life-like that you will believe you're face to face with the real person. The big question is how do we get them to look so real? Learn the techniques passed on by Madame Tussaud over 200 years ago that goes into the creation and maintenance of our figures today!
A 3 week advanced reservation required, available 7 days a week from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., $5 additional per person.

To make a reservation, contact Group Sales at 323-798-1681 or groupsales@madametussaudshw.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 coast4u@coastal.ca.gov.

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.

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 troop(s) try-it badge opportunities, activities, readings, and anything else you may need it for! Contact Jill Sayre for more information at jills@flintridgebooks.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 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- three full days OR six 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 mshehata@spcala.com.

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 6 p.m. or Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.), contact Kristin Baker at 626-821-0024 or kristinbakermhk@yahoo.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 tiffany@kidsrevolving.com to arrange a workshop.

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 four 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 jtperformersplayground@gmail.com.

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
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.