for those rare moments
when the girl scout calendar has a break
You know that there is always a lot happening in the life of a Girl Scout, but just in case, these opportunities delivered by our partners in the community are always open to you.
And if you happen to find more to add to this list, by all means, let us know!
Healthy 100 Kids Patch - Florida Hospital for Children
Girl Scouts of all ages are eligible to earn the new “Healthy 100 Kids” patch created in partnership with Florida Hospital for Children. Girls need to complete 7 out of the 14 activities. There is no minimum per section – just a total of 7 activities. The patch is $2.00. Checks can be made out to Florida Hospital for Children and should note “Healthy 100 Kids” in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to the attention of Laura Grubbs, Florida Hospital, 2520 North Orange Ave, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32804.
Self-Guided Tours - History Center
Come visit the History Center in Orlando and discover Central Florida’s past. Cost: $4 per Scout, $5 per adult (free admission ages 4 and under). Scouts must wear identifying attire. History Center patch available for $2 each. Register with the Education Department or 407-836-8580.
Camp Out Under World's Largest Rocket - Kennedy Space Center
Camp Out under the World’s Largest Rocket! (Grades 2 – 9) Bring your sleeping bags and dream under the gigantic Apollo/Saturn V Rocket. Learn about the past and future of space exploration. Meet and talk with an astronaut, perform a hands-on, minds-on Team Engineering Challenge, enjoy a private screening of a 3D IMAX film and learn the details behind NASA’s new Constellation Program – all led by our Overnight Adventure instructors.
Program includes pizza dinner, midnight snack and continental breakfast. Exclusive Girl Scout Program will offer Try-It, Badge and IP links. Begins at 4 PM and ends at 9:30 AM the next day. Minimum group size of 10; maximum of 220. Register with Community Partner or call 321.449.4832.
Student Astronaut Training Experience at KSC - Kennedy Space Center
Student Astronaut Training Experience immerses your Girl Scout in the world of today’s astronaut as they experience a mission simulation and hands-on space activities. At the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (near Kennedy Space Center), Girl Scouts engage in space exploration briefings, hands-on training, motion-based simulators and a full-scale Space Shuttle mission simulation. All designed to prepare your Girl Scouts for the rigors of spaceflight. This program is designed for teams of 13 – so get your friends together to be in the same mission crew. If you don’t have 13 – no problem – they’ll put you in with other non-Girl Scout participants.
Cost is $45 per Girl Scout and $21 per non-participant chaperone (plus tax) which includes admission to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Register with Community Partner or call 321.449.4832.
Dinosaurs - Dinosaur World
Guide yourself through walkways and explore a land filled by over 150 life size model dinosaurs. Go on a guided dig for fossils to take home, see a unique dinosaur movie in the caves exhibit, unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton in the Bone Yard, walk thru the Skeleton Garden, see the Prehistoric Museum, enter the Carnivore Boardwalk if you dare, cross into Deinonychus Island, and learn all that you can about these animals from long ago. As you take this trip through time, complete requirements for several badges. See more information at dinosaurworld.com.