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Program a la Carte

Program a la Carte offers opportunities for your troop or Service Unit to participate in programs when and where you want! Choose your own adventure at a time and place that works best for your group.

Our partners can offer discounts, programs that relate to the Girl Scout badges, service opportunities, event space, and fun educational activities that encourage girls to grow within Girl Scouts and around their closest sisters.

How does it work? It’s simple!

  1. Decide what you want to plan – a meeting activity, a Service Unit event, etc.

  2. Choose your partners using the resource guides below

  3. Contact the partner to set date, time, and place

Partners are knowledgeable on our program and are prepared to align their service with the program for your group.

What are you responsible for?

Girl Scout volunteers utilizing a Program a la Carte Partners service is responsible for:

  • Gathering participants for the program

  • Communicating with the partner on logistics of the program

  • Ensure Safety Activity Checkpoints are being followed and girl to adult ratio is being met

  • Paying the partner directly

Below you’ll find a list of partner programs and their contact information. Contact them at your convenience to customize your Girl Scouts experience!

Alexandria

Chicot State Park

Phone: 337-363-2403

Email: chicot@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/chicot-state-park

Chicot State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore whether hiking trails, boating, or birdwatching. It has a state arboretum with outdoor classroom and labeled flora trails, as well as a water playground. Thist state park offers a Junior Ranger program as well which is an excellent resource to leaders and girls visiting the park to learn about the outdoors. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges. Contact the park to learn more about the activities they offer to child visitors.

Fort Randolph and Buhlow Site

Contact: Carrie McCormic

Phone: 318-484-2390

Email: fortsrandolphbuhlow_mgr@crt.la.gov

Fort Randolph and Buhlow Site offers programming on a variety of the outdoor badges. Visit the property for a local and historical site that offers your girls an engaging outdoor experience.

Key 2 Escape 

Contact: Cole Cureington

Phone: 318-664-0016

Email: key2escape@gmail.com

Can you work as a team to escape the puzzling room? Home in on your skills and figure out how to work with your sisters to get out as quickly as possible! Key 2 Escape offers discounted tickets for groups/troops.

North Toledo Bend State Park

Phone: 318-645-4715

Email: toledobend@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/north-toledo-bend-state-park

North Toledo Bend State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore whether biking, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, or wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges. Contact the park to learn more about the activities they offer to child visitors.

Quirky Artz

Contact: Nan Burns

Phone: 318-479-2789

Email: info@quirkyartz.com

Quicky Artz offers girls the space to be their most creative and unique selves. Contact Nan to set up a fun session for your girls to enjoy.

Lafayette

Acadiana Park Nature Station

Contact: Cory Garrard

Phone: 337-291-8448

Email: sgarrard@lafayettela.gov

Link: www.naturestation.org

Childrens Museum of Acadiana

Contact: Betty Comb

Phone: (337) 232-8500

Email: administration@cmalaf.org

Link: https://www.childrensmuseumofacadiana.com/visit-us/

The Children's Museum of Acadiana is a facility where girls can explore and learn by doing… sound familiar? From robotics to pet care, they have workshops that fulfill a variety of badge requirements for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. 

Cypremort Point State Park

Phone: 337-867-4510

Email: cypremort@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/cypremort-point-state-park

Cypremort Pointe State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, wildlife, and birdwatching. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Lafayette Garden Club

Contact: Margaret Chassion

Phone: 337-839-9597

Email: maggiechai1@cox.net

The Lafayette Garden Club offers service opportunities and outdoor badge troop programming, such as gardener, flowers, eating for you, and locavore.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Phone: 337-229-4764

Email: lakefaussept@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/lake-fausse-pointe-state-park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore whether biking, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, or wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Palmetto Island State Park

Phone: 337-893-3930

Email: palmettoisland@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/palmetto-island-state-park

Palmetto Island State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore whether biking, boating, paddling, hiking, swimming, or wild life viewing, . Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges. Contact the park to learn more about the activities they offer to child visitors.

Woman's Foundation Inc.

Phone: 337-988-1816

Safe Sitter is a medically-accurate course to help young teens feel more confident in their ability to care for younger children. Topics covered include infant and child CPR, caring for a choking infant or child, injury prevention and management, behavior management, safety for the sitter, child care essentials and more. This class can even help young teens feel more comfortable staying home alone. During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. 

Lake Charles

Club Tabby

Contact: Emily Daigle

Phone: 337-478-3600

Email: emily@clubtabby.com

Club Tabby offers badge workshop troop programming for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, such as It Up, Jewelry, and Potter badges.

Sam Houston Jones State Park 

Phone: 337-855-2665

Email: samhouston@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/sam-houston-jones-state-park

South Toledo Bend State Park—Anacoco, LA

Phone: 337-286-9075

Email: southtoledobend@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/south-toledo-bend-state-park

South Toledo Bend State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore biking, boating, hiking, and wild life viewing. It also offers glamping, cabins, and space for tent camping. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Terri Bakes

Contact: Terri Fontenot

Email: terri@terribakes.com 

Terri Bakes offers a special experience for your troop to learn about baking and let the creativity flow. Contact Terri to set up a creative troop session or intimate She & Me experience.

Monroe

Chemin-A-Haut State Park

Phone: 318-283-0812

Email: cheminahaut@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/chemin-a-haut-state-park

Chemin-A-Haut State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore hiking trails, equestrian trails, swimming pool, birdwatching, and boating. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Jimmie Davis State Park

Phone: 318-249-2595

Email: jimmiedavis@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/jimmie-davis-state-park

Jimmie Davis State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore waterskiing, birdwatching, wildlife, biking trails, and a water playground. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Lake Bruin State Park

Phone: 318-766-3530

Email: lakebruin@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/lake-bruin-state-park

Lake Bruin State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore biking, boating, paddling, swimming, and wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Lake Claiborne State Park

Phone: 318-927-2976

Email: lakeclaiborne@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/lake-claiborne-state-park

Lake Claiborne State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore biking, boating, paddling, swimming, disc golf, hiking, and wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Phone: 318-368-2086

Email: lakedarbonne@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/lake-darbonne-state-park

Lake D'Arbonne State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore boating, paddling, disc golf, hiking, swimming, tennis, and wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Phone: 318-878-7536

Email: povertypointres@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/poverty-point-reservoir-state-park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers a great space for your troop to explore biking, boating, paddling, hiking, and wild life viewing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on outdoors badges.

Shreveport

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Link: https://www.buildabear.com/collections/shop-by-character/girl-scouts-of-the-usa

A Girl Scout Friendship is FURever! Build-A-Bear Workshop offers Girl Scout private parties, so girls can build their FURever friend to take along with them on the rest their Girl Scout journey.

Caddo Sheriff's Safety Town

Contact: Dorothy Taylor

Phone: 318-455-2531 

Email: dotandjer@gmail.com

Daisies and Brownies can earn their safety award with the help of Caddo Sheriff's Safety Town. The girls will go through various hands-on activities with the Sheriffs as well as a couple of crafts.

Code Ninjas

Link: https://www.codeninjas.com/la-shreveport/

Code Ninjas offers coding programs that directly correlate with the Girl Scout Robotics badges. Consider a small group/troop workshop at their facility.

Lake Bistineau State Park

Phone: 318-745-3503

Email: lakebistineau@crt.la.gov

Link: https://www.lastateparks.com/parks-preserves/lake-bistineau-state-park

Lake Bistineau offers a great space for your troop to explore hiking trails, bird watching and disc golfing. Consider using this space to enjoy time ourdoors while working on any of the outdoors badges.

LearningRX

Phone: 318-719-7443

Having a healthy brain is important at every age! Learn about exciting ways to exercise and fuel your brain with the experts at LearningRX!

Red River Wildlife Refuge

Link: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/red_river/

The Red River Wildlife Refuge hosts regular programming at their property for all ages. Consider enjoying time ourdoors while working on any of the outdoors badges, and contact them to see which activities they can provide for your visit.

Shreveport Green

Contact: Cassaundra Calloway

Email: ccalloway@shreveportgreen.org

Link: http://www.shreveportgreen.org/index.cfm

Shreveport Green offers many opportunities for volunteering as a troop of Service Unit. Please note that this partner is only able to run programs within the border of the city of Shreveport.

Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

Contact: Stacy Gray

Phone: 318-929-2806

Email: sgray@caddo.org

Link: http://www.caddo.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Walter-B-Jacobs-Memorial-Nature-Park-6 CivicEngage

Walter B. Jacobs is a beautiful nature park located just outside Shreveport that offers an array of program activities that can contribute to the steps of many outdoor badges, including hiking, bugs, animal habitats, environmental, and art in the outdoors. Contact them to schedule a program for your small group on the park.

Virtual

Beaverton Civic Theatre

Phone: 503-754-9866

Email: info@beavertoncivictheatre.org

Chesapeake Children's Museum Inc.

Phone: 410-990-1993

Email: info@theccm.org

Link: https://www.theccm.org/girl-scouts

The CCM offers excellent virtual programs for a variety of pathces at every level. Check out what they have on the calendar or schedule an exclusive workshop for your group.

Twists N Turns

Contact: Rebecca Eliav

Email: reliav101@gmail.com

Link: https://www.twistsnturns.club/girl-scouts-events.html

Twists N Turns serve both large groups and individual troops. Girls can take mystery classes to earn, Daisy Making Choices badge, Brownie Senses & Making Games badges, Junior Detective & Digital Game Design badges, Cadette Special Agent & Finding Common Ground badges, Senior Truth Seeker & Game Visionary badges, and Ambassador Digital Game Design & Coaching  badges. Send an email to set up an event for your group.

 

Do you have questions on how to connect these partners to badgework for your girls? Contact us at info@gslpg.org for assistance!

We are thankful for the many businesses, organizations, and specialists that offer programs and discounts to Girl Scouts and their families! Be sure to check back often as this list is updated quarterly. Do you know of an organization or specialist that would be a great program partner? Share the link to our program partner application.

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