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Community Partners

Community partners are organizations within the Hampton Roads area who have been approved by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to offer events and activities that fit within the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

There are three types of community partners: event partners, resource partners, and service partners. Each partnership fits under one of our four program pillars.


Community Event Partners are organizations that provide activities or events tailored to the Girl Scout programs. These programs incorporate the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio which consists of The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Leadership Journeys.

Programs can be created to give girls the opportunity to complete part, or all, of a specific Journey or badge.

Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy

Chartway Federal Credit Union
Not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution hosting events focused on financial planning and financial literacy.

Geico
Insurance company educating youth on safe driving practices and more.

Navy Federal Credit Union
Federal credit union serving those in the military community hosting events focused on financial planning and financial literacy.

Life Skills/Art

Body & Mind Sports
Batting cage facility located in Virginia Beach.

Colonial Williamsburg
World's largest living history museum offering the Colonial Williamsburg Explore Patch.

Curls on Canvas
Art program for children to explore their inner artist through painting.

d'Art Center
Non-profit community art center located in Norfolk's NEON district.

Hope Springs Veterinary
Hampton Roads animal hospital and medical center.

Let ME Be Great Yoga
Yoga program for children with all abilities to practice mindfulness, strength, and flexibility.

Love UR Healthy
Health educational program for children and adults. Fair Play, Staying Fit, and Cross Training badge completion programs are offered.

Now You're Cooking NYC
Recreational cooking classes for children and families.

Paul D. Camp Community College
Community College with locations in Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield.

Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar
Frozen yogurt chain with 10 Hampton Roads locations.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Art museum in Virginia Beach with educational programming for all ages.

Outdoors

The Adventure Park
Outdoor ropes course adventure. Discounts available for Girl Scout groups.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia's most beautiful theme park offering the Explore Busch Gardens Patch.

Elizabeth River Project
Organization aimed at cleaning up the Elizabeth River through educational initiatives.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

Norfolk Admirals
Professional hockey club of the ECHL offering group discounts and special Girl Scout events.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

Norfolk Tides
Professional MiLB team offering group discounts and special Girl Scout events.

Paul D. Camp Community College
Community College with locations in Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield. Softball camp available seasonally.

Roanoke Island Festival Park
A 25-acre historic site offering patch programs and the Explore Roanoke Island Festival Park Patch.

The Virginia Zoo
Zoological society in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of events for children and adults. Girl Scout programs  and the Explore the Virginia Zoo Patch available.

Water Country USA
Virginia's largest water park offering the Explore Water Country USA Patch.

STEM

Booz Allen Hamilton
Global IT consulting firm with educational opportunities.

Brick Headz
STEAM educational program for children focusing on the power of building and play.

Chesapeake Public Library
Public library offering classes for a variety of ages.

Children's Museum of Virginia
Children's museum located in Portsmouth offering badge workshops and a Children's Museum of Virginia Explore Patch.

Differences Foundation
Non-profit organization in Hampton Roads educating youth on a variety of topics.

Elizabeth City State University Planetarium
Planetarium in Elizabeth City offering field trip opportunities.

The Mariners' Museum and Park
Museum and science center offering badge programs and the Explore The Mariners' Museum Patch.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The NOAA hosts numerous educational events annually.

North Carolina Aquariums
Network of aquariums located throughout North Carolina offering educational opportunities.

Ocean Breeze Water Park
Water park located in Virginia Beach offering special group rates and events.

Portsmouth Public Library
Public library offering classes for a variety of ages.

Society of Women Engineers
Committee of local women in engineering.

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Outreach program aimed at increasing STEM interest and literacy in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Air and Space Center
Official visitor center for the NASA Langley Research Center. Badge programs and journey workshops offered.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

Explore Patches

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia's most beautiful theme park offering the Explore Busch Gardens Patch.

Children's Museum of Virginia
Children's museum located in Portsmouth offering badge workshops and a Children's Museum of Virginia Explore Patch.

Colonial Williamsburg
World's largest living history museum offering the Colonial Williamsburg Explore Patch.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

The Mariners' Museum and Park
Museum and science center offering badge programs and the Explore The Mariners' Museum Patch.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

Roanoke Island Festival Park
A 25-acre historic site offering patch programs and the Explore Roanoke Island Festival Park Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

The Virginia Zoo
Zoological society in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of events for children and adults. Girl Scout programs  and the Explore the Virginia Zoo Patch available.

Water Country USA
Virginia's largest water park offering the Explore Water Country USA Patch.


Community Resource Partners are organizations that provide activities or events with a discounted fee for Girl Scouts. Activities do not need to be tailored to the Girl Scout program but may include badge activities.

These opportunities might also include shows, tours, or games. Many times, these discounts are extended to family members.

Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy

Chartway Federal Credit Union
Not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution hosting events focused on financial planning and financial literacy.

 

Life Skills/Art

Body & Mind Sports
Batting cage facility located in Virginia Beach.

Chrysler Museum of Art
Art museum and glass studio offering the Explore the Chrysler Museum Patch.

Colonial Williamsburg
World's largest living history museum offering the Colonial Williamsburg Explore Patch.

Color Me Mine
Pottery painting studio offering children and family events.

Curls on Canvas
Art program for children to explore their inner artist through painting.

d'Art Center
Non-profit community art center located in Norfolk's NEON district.

GLaZENFYRE
Pottery studio with classes and events for all ages.

Hope Springs Veterinary
Hampton Roads animal hospital and medical center.

Hurrah Players, Inc.
Non-profit theater company offering classes and family-friendly entertainment.

Let ME Be Great Yoga
Yoga program for children with all abilities to practice mindfulness, strength, and flexibility.

Love UR Healthy
Health educational program for children and adults. Fair Play, Staying Fit, and Cross Training badge completion programs are offered.

Now You're Cooking NYC
Recreational cooking classes for children and families.

Operation Smile
Non-profit organization providing free surgeries for adults and children born with a cleft lip. Volunteer and community service opportunities available.

Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Art center featuring family-friendly exhibits, events, and more.

Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar
Frozen yogurt chain with 10 Hampton Roads locations.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Art museum in Virginia Beach with educational programming for all ages.

Virginia Stage Company
Professional theatre company with educational opportunities and Girl Scout events.

Outdoors

The Adventure Park
Outdoor ropes course adventure. Discounts available for Girl Scout groups.

Ballyshannon Equestrian Center
Horseback riding lessons, Girl Scout badge programs and more.

Barn Life
Horseback riding lessons and camp.

Elizabeth River Project
Organization aimed at cleaning up the Elizabeth River through educational initiatives.

Endview Plantation
An 18th-century plantation located in Newport News.

Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program
One of the largest accredited equine riding programs benefiting the special needs community.

Hunter House Victorian Museum
Non-profit historic house museum in Norfolk offering the Explore the Hunter House Victorian Museum Patch.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

Lynnhaven River NOW
Non-profit aimed at protecting Virginia's waterways.

The Nature Bus
Program aimed at connecting people with Virginia's nature.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

The Virginia Zoo
Zoological society in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of events for children and adults. Girl Scout programs  and the Explore the Virginia Zoo Patch available.

STEM

Chesapeake Public Library
Public library offering classes for a variety of ages.

Children's Museum of Virginia
Children's museum located in Portsmouth offering badge workshops and a Children's Museum of Virginia Explore Patch.

Differences Foundation
Non-profit organization in Hampton Roads educating youth on a variety of topics.

Elizabeth City State University Planetarium
Planetarium in Elizabeth City offering field trip opportunities.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical school offering Girl Scout events and educational opportunities.

The Mariners' Museum and Park
Museum and science center offering badge programs and the Explore The Mariners' Museum Patch.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

Portsmouth Public Library
Public library offering classes for a variety of ages.

Tidewater Collegiate Academy
Private homeschool with Girl Scout programs available.

Virginia Air and Space Center
Official visitor center for the NASA Langley Research Center. Badge programs and journey workshops offered.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

Watermen's Museum
Historical museum located in Yorktown.

Explore Patches

Children's Museum of Virginia

Children's museum located in Portsmouth offering badge workshops and a Children's Museum of Virginia Explore Patch.

Chrysler Museum of Art
Art museum and glass studio offering the Explore the Chrysler Museum Patch.

Colonial Williamsburg
World's largest living history museum offering the Colonial Williamsburg Explore Patch.

Hunter House Victorian Museum
Non-profit historic house museum in Norfolk offering the Explore the Hunter House Victorian Museum Patch.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

The Mariners' Museum and Park
Museum and science center offering badge programs and the Explore The Mariners' Museum Patch.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

The Virginia Zoo
Zoological society in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of events for children and adults. Girl Scout programs  and the Explore the Virginia Zoo Patch available.


Community Service Partners are non-profit organizations that align with the Girl Scout mission and values that provide girls with the opportunity to serve their community.

Life Skills/Art

Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer-driven non-profit organization aimed at building affordable housiing. Volunteer opportunities available.

Operation Homefront
Non-profit organization serving military families. Volunteer opportunities available.

Operation Smile
Non-profit organization providing free surgeries for adults and children born with a cleft lip. Volunteer and community service opportunities available.

Outdoors

The Adventure Park
Outdoor ropes course adventure. Discounts available for Girl Scout groups.

Elizabeth River Project
Organization aimed at cleaning up the Elizabeth River through educational initiatives.

Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program
One of the largest accredited equine riding programs benefiting the special needs community.

Hunter House Victorian Museum
Non-profit historic house museum in Norfolk offering the Explore the Hunter House Victorian Museum Patch.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

Lynnhaven River NOW
Non-profit aimed at protecting Virginia's waterways.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

STEM

Differences Foundation
Non-profit organization in Hampton Roads educating youth on a variety of topics.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

Explore Patches

Hunter House Victorian Museum
Non-profit historic house museum in Norfolk offering the Explore the Hunter House Victorian Museum Patch.

Jamestown Settlement
Living history museum in Jamestown offering the Explore Jamestown Patch.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
Maritime-themed science center in Norfolk hosting a variety of Girl Scout and family activities and offering the Explore Nauticus Patch.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Virginia's largest botanical garden located in Norfolk hosting a wide variety of programs for children and families and offering the Explore the Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Aquarium located in Virginia Beach offering the Explore the Virginia Aquarium Patch and the Explore Sea Turtles Patch.

Virginia Living Museum
A combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center offering the Explore The Virginia Living Museum Patch.

 

 

 

 

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