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Program Partners

Program Community Partners are organizations in the community that provide programming in alignment with Girl Scout curriculum or values. Our partners provide expert programming on a variety of topics, from hands-on STEM activities to museum sleepovers and everything in between. Partners are from around the state and country and provide both virtual and in-person programs. 

Program Community Partners by Pillar

Our Program Community Partners run events with many different focuses, like sleepovers at the Hogle Zoo or online badge workshops. Check the Activities Calendar for upcoming events. Some partners serve more than one pillar as many have multiple focus areas.

Entrepreneurship

VicTree Financial (Virtual)

  • VicTree Financial (VicTreeFi) provides entrepreneurship and financial literacy courses. These courses cover various badges for all levels and are self-paced. Girl Scouts have unlimited time to complete the course, but most courses take about an hour to complete.
  • VicTreeFi also offers the Digital Leadership and Democracy badges for Daisy through Senior.
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • All Ages
Life Skills

Clever Octopus (South Salt Lake)

  • Clever Octopus Inc is a waste-based nonprofit that inspires creativity and environmental consciousness by offering educational art and science programming for all ages and communities. Classes are offered in a variety of art types and have a capacity of 15.
  • All Ages
  • Contact Clever Octopus about setting up a program for your troop at programs@cleveroctopus.org or (973) 337-9407 (mobile)

Game On! Sports 4 Girls (Park City/Salt Lake City)

  • Game On! is a sports and physical activity group for ages 4-14. They host sports clinics and badge workshops, teaching Girl Scouts to be active. 
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • All Ages

Humane Society of Utah (Salt Lake City)

  • The Human Society of Utah offers in-person and virtual education presentations either off-site or at the shelter. Troops and Girl Scouts can also walk dogs, provide enrichment to dogs and cats, read to cats, or help clean, water, feed, or provide enrichment to our education animals as part of their service to earn their pet badge.
  • All ages.
  • Contact Caitlin at caitlin@utahhumane.org

Kappa Delta Utah State University (Logan)

  • Kappa Delta is a national partner with Girl Scouts and is pleased to provide events in the Cache Valley area, as well as other parts of the state. Their focus is empowerment and self-improvement. They are a volunteer run section of a national organization.
  • All Ages

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (Draper)

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium provides water and conservation-related activities, including a Journey day for Brownies and Rosie’s petal for Daisies.
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • Daisy, Brownie

VicTree Financial (Virtual)

  • VicTree Financial (VicTreeFi) provides entrepreneurship and financial literacy courses, as well as most democracy badges. These courses cover various badges for all levels and are self-paced. Girl Scouts have unlimited time to complete the course, but most courses take about an hour to complete.
  • VicTreeFi also offers the Digital Leadership and Democracy badges for Daisy through Senior.
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • All Ages

Vine Images Inc (Virtual)

  • Vine Images Inc serves as an arts and photography partner, providing online, self-paced courses for Brownie through Ambassador levels. Courses include Outdoor Art and Photography badges. 
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • All Ages
Outdoor

Canyon Country Discovery Center (Southern UT)

  • Canyon Country Discovery Center leads rafting and other outdoor adventure activities. They are located in Sothern Utah, near the beautiful San Juan river and other outdoor destinations.
  • Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

The Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City)

  • The Hogle Zoo provides eco-science activities in addition to sleepovers, when available. They hold interactive and hands-on events that center around animals and ecology.
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • All Ages

Jordan River Commission (Salt Lake County)

  • The Jordan River Commission hosts tree plantings and other environmental service projects for Girl Scouts and their families along the Jordan River.
  • All Ages

Ogden Nature Center (Ogden)

  • The Ogden Nature Center provides outdoor programming, such as the Hiker badge and Girl Scout days at the center. They emphasize outdoor opportunities.
  • All Ages

Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)

  • Tracy Aviary provides eco-science programming at their Jordan River Nature Center, including the Bugs and Animal Habitats badges. Programs generally occur in September and May, with an additional Girl Scout Day in the winter or spring.
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • Brownie, Junior, Cadette
STEM

Christa McAuilffe Space Center (Pleasant Grove)

  • The Christa McAuilffe Space Center, part of Alpine School District, offers interactive planetarium shows that align with the Space Science badges: The Moon: A Legacy Left Behind and the Beginner’s Guide to the Galaxy. They also offer leadership and team building experiences to help you jumpstart Brownie Fair Play and Cadette Good Sportsmanship.
  • For show schedules and to schedule a leadership experience, troops can call the center’s lobby (801)-610-8363 or email them at cmscstaff@alpinedistrict.org. For all other questions troops can contact Tabitha Ricks at tabitharicks@alpinedistrict.org

CodeCampKidz (Virtual)

  • CodeCampKidz is an entirely virtual partner, providing immersive coding experiences for older girls, including the Think Like a Programmer Journey and some of the Coding for Good badges. 
  • This partner offers you-schedule-it opportunities.
  • Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Clark Planetarium (Salt Lake City)

  • Clark Planetarium provides programming at GSU events, such as the STEM No School Day and the STEM Exploration Day. Their areas of focus are robotics and astronomy. Clark Planetarium is currently developing ways for troops to experience space science.
  • All Ages

Little Beakers (Sandy)

  • As a "you-schedule-it" partner, Little Beakers offers 60-minute (for the Home Scientist badge) and 90-minute (for the space and engineering/design focused badges) guided sessions that include hands-on experiments and/or activities that would meet the badge requirements as requested by the troop. Sessions would be priced per participant with a minimum base price for each event. Pricing schedules are available on our website.
  • Ages 2-16
  • Contact Vickie Hulderson at Little Beakers at 833-543-7522 ext. 2 or sandy@littlebeakers.com

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (Draper)

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium provides water and conservation-related activities, including a Journey day for Brownies and Rosie’s petal for Daisies.
  • Daisy, Brownie

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City)

  • The Natural History Museum of Utah runs exciting and hands-on STEM programs throughout the year, as well as select larger events such as sleepovers. Their programming focuses on grades K-5.
  • Daisy, Brownie, Junior

SeaQuest Utah (Layton)

  • SeaQuest offers field trips and overnight events where Girl Scouts can enjoy hands-on learning to earn their Ocean Discovery badge (available online). A field trip can include a guide who will teach scouts about aquatic life and conservation. Additionally, they offer a science lab where Girl Scouts can see what takes place behind the scenes to ensure the quality and care of our animals.
  • Lastly, they have our Sleep with the Sharks encounter where Girl Scouts can spend the night at SeaQuest, see nocturnal animals come alive, experience an exclusive shark feeding, and have sweet dreams beside their favorite animal exhibit. This partner offers You-Schedule-It options.
  • All ages

STEM Action Center (Salt Lake City)

  • The STEM Action Center provides STEM activities in their Makerspace in South Salt Lake, including 3D printing, computer programming, and robotics. They use specialized technology for fun and informative programs.
  • Junior, Cadette, Senior

Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)

  • Thanksgiving Point provides programming in multiple pillars, including outdoor workshops in their garden and STEM programs. They also work with GSU on council-led programs.
  • All Ages

University of Utah Society of Women Engineers (Salt Lake City)

  • The University of Utah SWE Section provides hands-on engineering and technology activities at the University of Utah. They are a volunteer run section of a national organization.
  • All Ages

Utah Tech University STEM (St. George)

  • Utah Tech University STEM Outreach provides STEM programs to the St. George area through their Makerspace and other facilities at the Atwood Innovation Center. They emphasize engineering and technology.
  • All Ages

Utah Valley University College of Engineering and Technology (Orem)

  • Utah Valley University (UVU) offers multiple STEM badges on their campus. They can offer Automotive Engineering, Coding Basics, Digital Game Design, Robotics, Cybersecurity, STEM Careers, and College Knowledge badges, as well as a Civil Engineering cement activity.
  • All ages

Weber State University (Ogden)

  • Weber State University offers STEM programs such as Cadette STEM Day and other work with Girl Scouts of Utah. They are primarily a STEM partner but may be involved in other areas.
  • All Ages
Other

Real Salt Lake (Sandy)

  • Real Salt Lake provides soccer experiences for Girl Scouts including discount game tickets and other activities.
  • All ages.

Salt Lake Bees (Salt Lake City)

  • Girl Scouts of Utah and the Salt Lake Bees partner on a game and sleepover, where Girl Scouts and their families attend a game then campout on the field. Keep your eye on the calendar for the 2022 event!
  • All Ages

University of Utah Athletics (Salt Lake City)

  • The University of Utah athletics department provides discount tickets to select women’s sports games, including soccer, basketball, and volleyball. 
  • All Ages

Utah Warriors Rugby (Herriman)

  • The Utah Warriors Rugby team offers a Girl Scout night at rugby games and skills clinics to explore this unique sport.
  • All ages.

You-Schedule-It Opportunities

These Program Community Partners are willing to run programs or events for troops and service units on your own schedule. Please use the contact listed below to set up these opportunities.

Entrepreneurship

Vic Tree Financial (Virtual)

  • Most Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship badges (all ages)
  • Democracy badges (Daisy – Senior)
  • Digital Leadership badges (Daisy – Senior)
  • Contact GSU at programs@gsutah.org or 801-265-8472 to set up an opportunity for your troop
Life Skills

Clever Octopus (South Salt Lake)

  • Clever Octopus Inc is a waste-based nonprofit that inspires creativity and environmental consciousness by offering educational art and science programming for all ages and communities. Classes are offered in a variety of art types and have a capacity of 15.
  • All Ages
  • Contact Clever Octopus about setting up a program for your troop at programs@cleveroctopus.org or (973) 337-9407 (mobile)

Game On! Sports 4 Girls (Park City/Salte Lake City)

Game On! Sports 4 Girls can help your troop earn a badge or patch in a fun and active way! We coordinate with individual troops to customize the program topic and goal. We start with a sports-oriented warm-up and stretching session, then follow with a game or two involving teams that addresses the program goal and stresses character-building concepts such as teamwork, fair play, staying fit, etc. We also strive to teach a fundamental sport skill (i.e. throwing a ball with proper form or dribbling a soccer ball through obstacles). We end it all with an empowering team challenge and cheer!

Humane Society of Utah (Salt Lake City)

  • The Humane Society of Utah offers in-person and virtual education presentations either off-site or at the shelter. Troops and Girl Scouts can also walk dogs, provide enrichment to dogs and cats, read to cats, or help clean, water, feed, or provide enrichment to our education animals as part of their service to earn their pet badge.
  • All ages.
  • Contact Caitlin at caitlin@utahhumane.org

Vic Tree Financial (Virtual)

  • Most Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship badges (all ages)
  • Democracy badges (Daisy – Senior)
  • Digital Leadership badges (Daisy – Senior)
  • Contact GSU at programs@gsutah.org or 801-265-8472 to set up an opportunity for your troop

Vine Images Inc (Virtual)

  • Outdoor Art badges Brownie – Senior
  • Digital Photographer (Junior)
  • Photographer (Ambassador)
  • Kidz Photography patch (all ages)
  • Contact GSU at programs@gsutah.org or 801-265-8472 to set up an opportunity for your troop
Outdors

Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City or Virtual)

  • 30-minute informal programs to meet certain badge requirements- offered outside on Zoo grounds, can cover a wide variety of topics like “Animal Insulation” “Talk to a scientist/bug expert/zookeeper” “Endangered Local Animals”.
  • Virtual Daisy Eco Learner badge
  • More coming soon!
  • Contact Hogle Zoo at scouts@hoglezoo.org to set up an opportunity for your troop

Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)

  • Tracy Aviary offers three workshops for troops: Brownie Bugs, Junior Animal Habitats, and Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice. Workshops have a minimum of 6 Girl Scouts.
  • Learn more and register here
STEM

Christa McAuilffe Space Center (Pleasant Grove)

  • The Christa McAuilffe Space Center, part of Alpine School District, offers interactive planetarium shows that align with the Space Science badges: The Moon: A Legacy Left Behind and the Beginner’s Guide to the Galaxy. They also offer leadership and team building experiences to help you jumpstart Brownie Fair Play and Cadette Good Sportsmanship.
  • For show schedules and to schedule a leadership experience, troops can call the center’s lobby (801)-610-8363 or email them at cmscstaff@alpinedistrict.org. For all other questions troops can contact Tabitha Ricks at tabitharicks@alpinedistrict.org

CodeCampKidz (Virtual)

  • Think Like a Programmer Journey (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)
  • Digital Game Design badge (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)
  • Coding Basics badge (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)
  • Contact GSU at programs@gsutah.org or 801-265-8472 to set up an opportunity for your troop

Little Beakers (Sandy)

  • As a "you-schedule-it" partner, Little Beakers offers 60-minute (for the Home Scientist badge) and 90-minute (for the space and engineering/design focused badges) guided sessions that include hands-on experiments and/or activities that would meet the badge requirements as requested by the troop. Sessions would be priced per participant with a minimum base price for each event. Pricing schedules are available on our website.
  • Ages 2-16
  • Contact Vickie Hulderson at Little Beakers at 833-543-7522 ext. 2 or sandy@littlebeakers.com

SeaQuest Utah (Layton)

  • SeaQuest offers field trips and overnight events where scouts can enjoy hands-on learning to earn their Ocean Discovery badge (available online). A field trip can include a guide who will teach scouts about aquatic life and conservation. Additionally, we offer a science lab where scouts can see what takes place behind the scenes to ensure the quality and care of our animals. Lastly, we have our Sleep with the Sharks encounter where scouts can spend the night at SeaQuest seeing nocturnal animals come alive, experience an exclusive shark feeding, and have sweet dreams beside their favorite animal exhibit. This partner offers you-schedule-it options.
  • All ages
  • Contact Lena White at lena.white@visitseaquest.com or 208-813-7272, ext. 201

Utah Valley University College of Engineering and Technology (Orem)

  • Utah Valley University (UVU) offers multiple STEM badges on their campus. They can offer Automotive Engineering, Coding Basics, Digital Game Design, Robotics, Cybersecurity, STEM Careers, and College Knowledge badges, as well as a Civil Engineering cement activity.
  • All ages
  • Contact Owen Miller at Owen.Miller@uvu.edu or 801-863-6340

Become a Program Partner

Are you a part of a community organization that would like to provide events or programming for Girl Scouts of Utah? Join us as a Program Partner! The process for partnership generally takes three weeks to a month and includes an intake interview and an annual, virtual training. We offer three main types of partnership:

  • Full partnership – an organization plans, hosts, and executes all or almost all of an event. Registration and advertising are handled by Girl Scouts of Utah.
  • Episodic partnership – an organization provides programming at Girl Scouts of Utah events or provides a non-traditional partnership option, such as community service or discounted tickets to events.
  • You-Schedule-It partnership – an organization that provides programming for troops or service units on an on-demand basis and is council-approved.

Potential partners are evaluated by the Program Department. If your organization would like to partner with us, please email programs@gsutah.org

Do you know an organization that would make a good Program Partner? Submit your suggestion online for our team to review; this does not guarantee a partnership.