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Outside The Guide

Get ready for a programming and educational opportunity designed to connect troops and families to community partners that can empower girls with unique experiences, help develop new skills, and enable girls to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Outside the Guide is our refreshed version of Program on Demand and a perfect way to have flexibility with your Go-Getters’ busy schedules.

Work directly with partners to plan events during days and times that work best for you both. Wanting to earn a specific badge? Here you'll find partners who can help by the Girl Scout pillars: Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, Outdoors, and STEM.   

If you are a business, or a Girl Scout who knows one, who we should consider partnering with—tell us all about it here! Outside the Guide partners provide experiences to our girls and families they would not have access to through regular interactions. Some even support girls through completing badgework and providing discounts as well. Suggest a partner and we will reach out to the business to discuss the great ways we could partner.

Creative Arts



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to Your Art: Hubbard Arts Center, Derby Recreation Commission

2-12
Derby, South Central Region

Hubbard Arts Center is the region’s newest art facility, offering Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland fun, badge-earning opportunities in the culinary arts, dance, visual arts—even an advanced audio recording studio.

Would you like to learn to cook? Learn some fresh, new dance steps? Maybe paint, create art out of glass, throw some clay on a potter’s wheel—even start a podcast or record the next musical hit in our advanced audio studio! A Derby Recreation Commission facility, Hubbard Arts Center is the creative home for talented, professional instructors. Join us and Listen to Your Art!

Badges: Drawing, Painting, Snacks, Simple Meals, and much more! Call, email, or check out the website to see all offereing or to make specific arrangments for badgework.
Category: Girls and Adults
Cost: $10-$25 depending on program

Contact
Aimee Geist
aimeeg@derbyrec.com
derbyrec.com

Community Service

Stay tuned, more partners are coming soon!

Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza Perfection: Bob & Luigi's   

K-12 
Andover, South Central Region

Stringy, gooey, saucy pizza. Bring your Girl Scout sisters to learn everything you “knead” to know to earn your Snack(Br) or Simple Meals(Jr) badge while indulging your pizza cravings. Learn about what it takes to run a pizza business, then make and enjoy your own personal pizza with a fountain drink. CSA’s, come and learn the science of maximum deliciousness by comparing different ingredients, being your own chef, and discussing why pizza is so perfect.

Badges: Snack and Simple Meals (provided)
Category: Family event
Cost: $10 per Girl Scout, $8 per adult or tag- along. (badge included)

Contact
Connie Christopherson
(316) 733-1111
bobandluigis@gmail.com
www.bobandluigis.com

Life Skills & Healthy Living









 

 

 



Legends of the Wild West: Boot Hill Museum

K-12
Dodge City, Southwest Region

Giddy up Girl Scouts! Relive the Legend of the Wild West at Boot Hill Museum with a personal, guided tour. This includes a 1.5 hour tour with Q&A. Advanced booking required.

Category: Family Events
Cost: $30 group fee plus $5 per person

Contact
Christina Million
tour@boothill.org
www.boothill.org


 

 













Taekwondo at the Dojo: Vigilance ATA

2-12
Emporia, East Region

Hi-Cha! Get to know the basics of Taekwondo during this interactive, confidence building, self-defense class with your favorite adult. Get moving with your Girl Scout sisters and feel empowered in your abilities. 2-12 grade girls are welcome and Juniors can earn your Practice with Purpose badge.

Badges: Practice with Purpose
Category: Girls and Adults
Cost: Free

Contact
Ray Baquero
contact@vigilanceata.com
www.vigilanceata.com

 

 

 

 

 

 



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Pro Kansas Recycling

K-12
Wichita, South Central Region

Learn how to make the world a better place through proper recycling. Tour the PRo Kansas Miller Recycling Center and learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle with interactive activities. Daisies can earn Rosie Petal.

Badges: Rosie Petal
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: Free

Contact
Beth McDonald
education@prokansasrecycling.org www.prokansasrecycling.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History, Fun, & Badgework: Museum of World Treasures

K-12
Wichita, South Central Region

Host your badge workshop at MoWT! Go on a guided tour, learn about past cultures and people who shaped our world, and discover empowering programming that your girls will love. All this while earning your Daisy Petals, Potter, Letterboxing, Jeweler, Playing in the Past, Detective, Musician, Night Owl, Secret Agent, Book Artist, and Field Day badges. Discover the educational fun your troop will have while actively participating in these one of a kind opportunities.

Badges: Daisy Petals, Potter, Letterboxing, Jeweler, Playing in the Past, Detective, Musician, Night Owl, Secret Agent, Book Artist, and Field Day.
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $10-32

Contact
Brad Nuest
education@worldtreasures.org
www.worldtreasures.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Pizza Perfection: Bob & Luigi's

K-12
Andover, South Central Region

Stringy, gooey, saucy pizza. Bring your Girl Scout sisters to learn everything you “knead” to know to earn your Snack(Br) or Simple Meals(Jr) badge while indulging your pizza cravings. Learn about what it takes to run a pizza business, then make and enjoy your own personal pizza with a fountain drink. CSA’s, come and learn the science of maximum deliciousness by comparing different ingredients, being your own chef, and discussing why pizza is so perfect.

Badges: Snack and Simple Meals (provided)
Category: Family event
Cost: $10 per Girl Scout, $8 per adult or tag- along. (badge included)

Contact
Connie Christopherson
(316) 733-1111
bobandluigis@gmail.com
www.bobandluigis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Listen to Your Art: Hubbard Arts Center, Derby Recreation Commission

2-12
Derby, South Central Region

Hubbard Arts Center is the region’s newest art facility, offering Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland fun, badge-earning opportunities in the culinary arts, dance, visual arts—even an advanced audio recording studio.

Would you like to learn to cook? Learn some fresh, new dance steps? Maybe paint, create art out of glass, throw some clay on a potter’s wheel—even start a podcast or record the next musical hit in our advanced audio studio! A Derby Recreation Commission facility, Hubbard Arts Center is the creative home for talented, professional instructors. Join us and Listen to Your Art!

Badges: Drawing, Painting, Snacks, Simple Meals, and much more! Call, email, or check out the website to see all offereing or to make specific arrangments for badgework.
Category: Girls and Adults
Cost: $10-$25 depending on program

Contact
Aimee Geist
aimeeg@derbyrec.com
derbyrec.com

Outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 



Legends of the Wild West: Boot Hill Museum

K-12
Dodge City, Southwest Region

Giddy up Girl Scouts! Relive the Legend of the Wild West at Boot Hill Museum with a personal, guided tour. This includes a 1.5 hour tour with Q&A. Advanced booking required.

Category: Family Events
Cost: $30 group fee plus $5 per person

Contact
Christina Million
tour@boothill.org
www.boothill.org

 

 

 

 

 

 



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Pro Kansas Recycling

K-12
Wichita, South Central Region

Learn how to make the world a better place through proper recycling. Tour the PRo Kansas Miller Recycling Center and learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle with interactive activities. Daisies can earn Rosie Petal.

Badges: Rosie Petal
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: Free

Contact
Beth McDonald
education@prokansasrecycling.org www.prokansasrecycling.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Girl Scouts Love Animals: Hutchinson Zoo

K-12
Hutchinson, South Central Region

Is your troop working on nature themed badges, or just love animals? The Hutchinson Zoo is the place for you! We have flexible day and time options and will develop a hands-on program that meets your needs and badgework requirements. Get some behind the scenes insight, meet the keepers, and make animal themed art. Great programs could include Eco badgework, Daisy petals, Animal Habitat, and more.

Badges: Happy Habitats, Eco badge work by level
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: Fees will vary based on type of program, length, amount of materials needed, snacks, etc. We work hard to keep programs affordable for families. Please contact to discuss pricing.

Contact
Jessica Wright
jessica.wright@hutchgov.com
www.hutchinsonzoo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Horseback Riding: Singletree Stables

K-12
Wichita, South Central Region

Join us at the stables! Get on your hat and boots as you learn basic horsemanship, which includes how to work around horses in a safe way and riding!  Build important skills like how to halter, lead, groom, and tack up as well as how to mount and dismount, walk, trot, and canter. Schedule a session that will be tailored to your skill level, then saddle up and ride!

Badges: Junior Horseback Riding
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $15 per girl

Contact
Joan Neal
jm.neal@cox.net
www.singletreestables.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Flowers, Birds, and Badgework: Dillon Nature Center

K-8
Hutchinson, South Central Region

Bring your girls to the Dillon Nature Center in Hutchinson to enjoy the great outdoors and earn badgework. Earn a variety of nature-themed badges based on your troop’s interest. Call for more information about program opportunities and to schedule.

Badges: Bugs, Hiker, Home Scientist, Animal Habitats and flowers (Daisies). (Badges not provided)
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $10 per girl

Contact
Stephanie Carlson
scarlson@hutchrec.com
www.hutchrec.com

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



FHSU Mobile & Virtual STEM Lab: Fort Hays State University

K-12
Hays, Northwest Region

The Science and Mathematics Education Institute at Fort Hays State University offers STEM outreach throughout Kansas on Campus in Hays and with our traveling Makervan. This is great learning for all ages! Sign up for in person portable planetarium dome (requires a 16’x16’ interior space with a 12’ ceiling for setup) or virtual our paper rollercoaster construction project, plus many more!  

Badges: Steps of Space Science badges
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $25 registration cost for each hour of programming (programs typically last one hour) and mileage at a rate of 50 cents per. Virtual programming is offered at no cost.

Contact
G.G. Launchbaugh
(785) 628-4538
www.fhsu.edu/smei/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Robotics Badge Workshop: Exploration Place

4-5
Wichita, South Central Region

Now offering Robotics Badge workshops for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops. Workshops are two hours long and include museum admission.  Visit exploration.org for more information about workshops, field trips, and hands on programs. Virtual field trips coming soon! Girl Scouts must have at least 2 leaders in attendance with their group.

Badges: Robotics Badge
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $12.50

Contact
Victoria Mitchell
Victoria.Mitchell@exploration.org
www.exploration.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Space and Sisterhood: Cosmosphere

K-12
Hutchinson, South Central Region

Enjoy a fun and learning-filled overnight or day event that’s outta this world! Complete space or robotics badgework, learn about nuclear science, check out mission control, be an Engineer, see how rockets work, and so much more at this one-of-a-kind exploration of our universe. Experiences can include planetarium shows, using state of the art telescopes, guided tours, and Dr. Goddard’s Lab demonstrations. Call or check out the website, www.cosmo.org, to tailor your troop’s experience to complete specific badgework and become space adventurers!

Badges: Space and Robotics badgework for all levels, plus Cosmosphere fun patch.
Category: Girls and Adults
Cost: girl cost varied $20-$75, adult overnight cost $35.

Contact
Mark Hunter
markh@cosmo.org
www.cosmo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Flowers, Birds, and Badgework: Dillon Nature Center

K-8
Hutchinson, South Central Region

Bring your girls to the Dillon Nature Center in Hutchinson to enjoy the great outdoors and earn badgework. Earn a variety of nature-themed badges based on your troop’s interest. Call for more information about program opportunities and to schedule.

Badges: Bugs, Hiker, Home Scientist, Animal Habitats and flowers (Daisies). (Badges not provided)
Category: Girls with Chaperone
Cost: $10 per girl

Contact
Stephanie Carlson
scarlson@hutchrec.com
www.hutchrec.com