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How to use Schedule Your Own

We offer many fun and engaging activities across our council. Check out these organizations who run unique programs tailored to the STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills and Outdoor pillars, as well as Volunteer Opportunities. Schedule Your Own is simple and fast! Click the title of the organization/activity you’re interested in and follow the link attached, or contact them directly.

Keep an eye out for these icons!

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Find the Mountain Icon next to the organizations that are Approved Vendors. Approved Vendors are high risk/adventure organizations vetted by Girl Scouts Heart of California. They provide high quality Girl Scout experiences, meet the requirements of the  Safety Activity Checkpoints  (SAC) and hold a Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) for Girl Scout members. The council must approve Approved Vendors for activities that are considered high adventure/high risk BEFORE a troop uses the site or vendor for a troop, service unit or council event. To submit an Approve Vendor Request or learn more about what is considered high risk, please click  here . If a partner is listed on Schedule Your Own but does not have the Approved Vendor icon, that means they are a vetted partner, but are not high risk so they do not need to hold a COI.

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Find the Computer Icon next to the organization’s name to see what virtual programs they have to offer!

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Find the Piggy Bank Icon next to the organization's name and discover what discounts and exclusive experiences they offer for Girl Scout members. Not a Girl Scout? Here is how to join to unlock these special and unique experiences.

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Find the Star Icon next to the organization's name that offers Girl Scout badge work.

 

Looking to run a Service Unit or Troop Event? Elevate it by adding an expert session or training through GSHCC’s Approved Partners. Simply contact the organization you would like for your event and discuss your options (opportunities may vary).

**Please note: Parent/guardians/troop leaders are responsible for compliance of Safety Activity Checkpoints field trip requirements


Outdoor
Backpacking & Expeditions

Lasting AdventureBackpacking 
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Groveland, CA | (209) 962-6251 | staff@lastingadventures.org

Challenge Seeking

Deborah's Mobile Archery Range  Archery
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Various Locations - Sacramento Area | (916) 913-4476
Contact Deborah or visit the website to schedule archery programs and trainings! Archery Badge programs available upon request.

Dimond Arrow Christian Conference Center  Rock Climbing and Zip Lining
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15742 North Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959 | office@diamondarrow.org

Granite Arch Rockclimbing
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11335-G Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 | (916) 852-7625

Peak Adventures • Rock Climbing, Ziplining, Challenge Course, Snowshoeing  
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California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95826 | (916) 278-6321
Visit the Peak Adventures website to schedule an outdoor adventure, or look on the GSHCC Activities Page to sign up for schedule dates.

Rockin Jump  Indoor Trampolining
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828 Alamo Dr, Vacaville, CA 95688 | (707) 492-5867

Rocknasium  Rocklimbing
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720 Olive Dr, Davis, CA 95616 | (530) 757-2902
Visit the Rocknasium website to schedule an outdoor adventure, or look on the GSHCC Activities Page to sign up for schedule dates.

Sacramento Pipeworks  Rock Climbing
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116 North 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | 916-341-0100
Climbing with kids | Group events

Smart Axe • Axe Throwing
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Various Locations:
11151 Trade Center Drive #106, Rancho Cordova, CA | (916) 389-0178
726 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630 | (916) 790-8482
3020 Floyd Ave #117, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 408-8345

Sonoma Canopy Tours  Zip Lining
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6250 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465  | 1-888-494-7868

Tree Top Sac   Tree Climbing Challenge Course
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1300 Lake Washington Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691 | (916) 893-1596

Horseback Riding

LB's Rock & Riding Ranch • Horseback Riding 
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1330 Gold Hill Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658 | (916) 622-9081

Shadow Glen Horseback Riding
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4854 Main Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 | (916) 989-1826
Visit the Shadow Glen website to schedule a troop horse workshop, or check out the GSHCC Activity Page for Thursday Night Lessons and Summer Camp Programs!

Unbridled Blessings Horseback Riding
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16515 West Grant Line Road, Mountain House, CA 95391 | 
(925) 337-2152 | bethahewitt@yahoo.com
Contact Unbridled Blessing Ranch to schedule your own troop horse workshop, and earn your Horseback Riding Badge!

Nature

California State Parks 
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Email Amber (amber.stenger@parks.ca.gov) at the California State Parks to schedule nature events with your troop or Service Unit!

Sacramento Adventure Playground  Engineering & Badge Workshops 
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3301 37th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824 | (916) 222-3831 | scaudle@fairytaletown.org

Saturday dates for 2022:
April 9 (Critter Day)
May 7 (Special Event – Whacky Kid Color Run (and Bubbles).
June 11 (Clay Day)
July 2 (Ice Day)
Aug. 13 (Slime Day)
Sept. 10 (Games)
Oct. 15 (Special Event – Dirty Kid Obstacle Race)
Nov. 12 (Battleships)

Sacramento Splash Various Badges & Nature Programs 
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4426 Excelsior Rd., Mather, CA 95655 | 916-801-0944 | bethany.leach@sacsplash.org / david@sacsplash.org / mackenzie@sacsplash.org
Visit the Sac Splash website to schedule your own nature outling with your troop! Badges include: Gardener Badge and Playing the Past.

Sacramento Zoo  
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3930 West Land Park Dr. Sacramento, CA 95822
Visit the Sac Zoo website for a full list of badge programs & dates!

Soil Born Farms  Journeys & Food Education 
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2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 | lcarlson@soilborn.org
Visit the Soil Born Farms website for Girl Scouts programs you can schedule with your Troop or Service Unit. Check out the GSHCC Activity Page for Journey programs.

Shooting Sports

Have an organization to add to the list? Submit an application form!

  • Approved Vendors Form (for high risk activities)
  • Community Partner Application Form (for Girl Scout badge programs, discounts, etc.)
Snow Sports

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) Rafting, Kayaking & Skiing  
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2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center C385, San Francisco, CA 94123  | (415) 474-7662
Visit the ETC website to schedule your own expedition and earn your Paddling Badge, or check out the GSHCC Activity Page for planned expeditions.

Water Adventures

American River Touring Association Whitewater Rafting 
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24000 Casa Loma Rd, Groveland, CA 95321 | (209) 962-7873
Call or visit their website to plan your rafting experience!

Call of the Sea • Sailing & Seamanship Skills  
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60C Liberty Ship Way Sausalito, CA 94965
Call of the Sea offers sailing opportunties to Girl Scout Brownies and up. Check out the GSHCC Activity Page for group sails!

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) Rafting, Kayaking & Skiing  
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2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center C385, San Francisco, CA 94123  | (415) 474-7662
Visit the ETC website to schedule your own expedition and earn your Paddling Badge, or check out the GSHCC Activity Page for planned expeditions.

Feather River Center Kayaking, Standup Paddle Boards & Water Sports  
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930 Garden Dr, Oroville, CA 95965

Headwaters Kayak Kayak, Canoing & Standup Paddle Boards  
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847 N. Cluff Avenue, Suite A-6, Lodi, CA 95240 | (209) 2247-8367 | headwaterskayak@gmail.com
Visit the Headwaters website to see Girl Scout paddling dates, or contact them directly to schedule your own date! Paddling Badge program available upon request.

O.A.R.S. West, Inc • Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting & Standup Paddle Boards  
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2863 CA-49, Angels Camp CA 95222 | (209) 736-4677

WET River Trips Rafting & Kayaking  
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5461 Lotus Rd., Lotus, CA 95651 | (888) 723-8938 or (530) 333-5834 | wet@raftwet.com


STEM
Science

Great Valley Museum Space Science Badges & Planetarium Shows 
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2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto, CA 95358 | (209)575-6674 | chunge@yosemite.edu
Visit the Great Valley Museum website plan a trip to the museum, or look on the GSHCC Activities Page to sign up for schedule dates.

Sacramento Splash Various Badges & Nature Programs 
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4426 Excelsior Rd., Mather, CA 95655 | 916-801-0944 | bethany.leach@sacsplash.org / david@sacsplash.org / mackenzie@sacsplash.org
Visit the Sac Splash website to schedule your own nature outling with your troop! Badges include: Gardener Badge and Playing the Past.

Science Alliance Science, Technology & Engineering Badges 
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4314 Hussey Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608 | (209) 617-4391 | yourfriends@sciencealliance.info
Visit Science Alliance webiste for group events, or check out the GSHCC Activity page for planned workshops.

Soil Born Farms • Journeys & Food Education
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2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 | lcarlson@soilborn.org
Visit the Soil Born Farms website for Girl Scouts programs you can schedule with your Troop or Service Unit. Check out the GSHCC Activity Page for Journey programs.

Twists N Turns Virtual Escape Room 
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reliav101@gmail.com
Visit the STEM for Scouts website for virtual STEM and Life Skills activities.

Technology

Science Alliance Science, Technology & Engineering Badges 
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4314 Hussey Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608 | (209) 617-4391 | yourfriends@sciencealliance.info
Visit Science Alliance webiste for group events, or check out the GSHCC Activity page for planned workshops. Badges include:

STEM for Scouts  Coding 
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(571) 286-5175 | stemforscouts@gmail.com
Visit the STEM for Scouts website for virtual STEM badge programs.

Engineering

ReCreate STEAM 
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6827 Lonetree Blvd, Ste 105 Rocklin, CA | (916) 749-3717

Science Alliance Science, Technology & Engineering Badges 
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4314 Hussey Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608 | (209) 617-4391 | yourfriends@sciencealliance.info
Visit Science Alliance webiste for group events, or check out the GSHCC Activity page for planned workshops.

Sacramento Adventure Playground • Engineering & Badge Workshops   
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3301 37th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824 | (916) 222-3831 | scaudle@fairytaletown.org

Saturday dates for 2022:
March 12 (Gardening Theme)
April 9 (Critter Day)
May 7 (Special Event – Whacky Kid Color Run (and Bubbles).
June 11 (Clay Day)
July 2 (Ice Day)
Aug. 13 (Slime Day)
Sept. 10 (Games)
Oct. 15 (Special Event – Dirty Kid Obstacle Race)
Nov. 12 (Battleships)

Mathematics

Have an organization to add to the list? Submit an application form!

  • Approved Vendors Form (for high risk activities)
  • Community Partner Application Form (for Girl Scout badge programs, discounts, etc.)

Life Skills
Diversity, Equity & Inclusions (DEI)

Have an organization to add to the list? Submit an application form!

  • Approved Vendors Form (for high risk activities)
  • Community Partner Application Form (for Girl Scout badge programs, discounts, etc.)
Fine Arts & Performing Arts

Beaverton Civic Theatre  Wizarding School Programs 
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12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005 | (971) 269-4336 | amanda@beavertoncivictheatre.org
Visit the Beaverton Civic Theater website for virtual, self-paced Performaning Arts & Entrepreneurship programs!

Dragonfly Art for Life Drawing, Painting, Sketching 
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1210 J Street, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 916-4489 | thedragonflyafl@gmail.com
Visit the Dragonfly Art for Life website to schedule your own troop activity, or look on the GSHCC Activity Page.

Painting & Kiddos (aka Painting and Vino)  Painting
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(855) 410-8330 | paintingandvino.sac@gmail.com
Come explore your inner artist and earn your Painting badge by scheduling a workshop with Painting & Kiddos on their website. You can also check out Brownie Painting Badge and She and Me paint nights on the GSHCC Activity Page.

ReCreate STEAM 
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6827 Lonetree Blvd, Ste 105 Rocklin, CA | (916) 749-3717 | Donna Sangwin - donna@recreate.org
Badge programs currently on hold. Visit https://recreate.org/scout-programs/ for Girl Scout badge programs.

Leadership

California Museum • Museum
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1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | (916) 651-1418 | Sean.Delizo@californiamuseum.org, NPriddy@californiamuseum.org
The Celebrate Women Fun Patch can be earned by Girl Scouts by exploring the Women Inspire exhibit, learning about women who have impacted our state, and discovering the traits that helped them shape our state. Link: https://www.californiamuseum.org/celebrate-women-patch-tour.

Twists N Turns Virtual Escape Room 
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reliav101@gmail.com
Visit the STEM for Scouts website for virtual STEM and Life Skills activities.

Pets and Animals

Sacramento SPCA • Pets & Animal Helpers Badge 
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6201 Florin Perkins Rd., Sacramento, CA 95828 | (916) 504-2849 | klopez@sspca.org / mmusser@sspca.org
Visit the Sac SPCA website for Pets & Animal Helpers Badge programs, or look for events on the GSHCC Activty Page.

Sacramento Zoo 
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3930 West Land Park Dr. Sacramento, CA 95822
Visit the Sac Zoo website for a full list of badge programs & dates!

Self-Defense

Eastern Ways Martial Arts • Martial Arts 
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1335 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Check out the GSHCC Activity Page for self-defense events with Eastern Ways.

Trainings/Certifications

CPR with Heart • Babysitter & First Aid/CPR Training
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Various Location | (916) 248-3400 | cprwithelizabeth@yahoo.com
In-Person Babysitter & First Aid Trainings. Email CPR with Heart to schedule with your troop or Service Unit!

Kim Stockdale - Dynamic Mobile Fitness • Babysitter & First Aid/CPR Training
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Various Location | (209) 604-2271 | kim@dynamicmobilefitness.net
In-Person Babysitter & First Aid Trainings. Email Kim to schedule with your troop or Service Unit!

Transportation

LUXBUS • Charter Bus
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Michaels Transportation Service • Charter Bus 
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140Yolano Dr., Vallejo CA 94589


Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Beaverton Civic Theatre • Wizarding School Programs 
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12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005 | (971) 269-4336 | amanda@beavertoncivictheatre.org
Visit the Beaverton Civic Theater website for virtual, self-paced Performaning Arts & Entrepreneurship programs!

Financial Literacy

VicTreeFi Self-Paced Badges 
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(865) 384-4405 | christine@victreefi.com
Visit the VivTreeFi website for virtual, self-paced fianancial literacy and Entrepreneurship badges for all ages!


Local Volunteer Opportunities
Flying Samaritans

The Flying Samaritans is a charity organization that provides medical, dental, vision, surgery and orthotic care at no charge to the patients of our clinics in the rural towns of Baja California and mainland Mexico.

During an average clinic, we provide primary medical care to more than sixty patients and dental care services to more than one hundred patients. We administer more than eighty eye examinations, and provide prescription glasses to every patient that needs them. More than one hundred pairs of sunglasses and reading glasses are also distributed.

We seek your support in the form of donated items that we can distribute to our patients during our monthly clinics. Such items include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion and other hotel-sized sundries.

Our wish list:
- travel size soap
- travel size shampoo
- travel size conditioner
- travel size lotion
- pens
- tablets
- crayons
- small toys (dollar store)
- combs
- hair brushes
- toothbrushes
- toothpaste
- band aids
- sunglasses (new/gently used)

Learn More → http://www.flyingsamaritansmotherlode.org/index.php

Kaiser Pillow Project

The South Kaiser facility is in need of pillows for breast surgery patients and new moms. Mastectomy patients need the pillows, to put under their arms, supporting the surgery area. These pillows can also support patients on their ride home, creating cushioning between the injured area and the seat belt. The pillows also support new mothers who have had a c-section, utilizing them across their stomachs when they cough or laugh, helping keep the muscles stable. South Kaiser typically needs about 45 pillows a month to support the needs of the patient community.

Please contact Ann Koutrouba, Volunteer for South Kaiser Hospital, for additional information. She can provide measurements and stuffing for the pillows, ann.koutrouba@yahoo.com.

Project Birthday

Support children living at the St. John’s and Next Move family shelters in Sacramento through Project Birthday!

As a Project Birthday Party Sponsor troops will throw a birthday party at one of the monthly Project Birthday party locations. The party sponsor will provide: gifts (1-2 per birthday child), décor, cupcakes, and drinks. They will will organize and play games with the kids and make the birthday child(ren) feel extra special.

This opportunity is perfect for a troop community service project. Project Birthday will assist you with the planning and questions and an on-site “Party Leader” volunteer will be there to help you out during the party! Party dates get snapped up fast so be sure to contact us soon.

Sacramento Library

Friends of the Sacramento Library would love to partner with a troop or a whole service unit to do a book drive, children’s books especially are needed. If interested, contact JoAnne Marie at 916-384-7842, or email: bookden@saclibfriends.org.

Sacramento Youth Commission

Are you between 14 and 19 years of age, live or go to school in the City of Sacramento and interested in working with your peers to improve our community? If so, and you have ideas about how to do it, then you should apply to be a Youth Commissioner with the City of Sacramento. They are currently recruiting candidates to serve a two-year City Council appointment as a Council District 3 Youth Commissioner.

Team Giving Inc.

Team Giving is a non-profit that has a mission to support local non-profit organizations by inspiring and mobilizing volunteers of all age in our community. We have opportunities all over Sacramento and Placer County. View opportunities online at teamgiving.org/volunteers or call our office today at (916) 824-2118.


COVID Disclaimer:

Please connect with Schedule Your Own Partners prior to scheduling an activity to review their COVID policies. All partners must follow all county, state, and federal COVID policies, however, their policies may differ from GSHCC council policies. It is GSHCC members' responsibility to follow GSHCC Council Safety Activity Checkpoints and current GSHCC COVID policies for all Girl Scout activities.

Have an organization to add to the list? Submit an application form!

  • Approved Vendors Form (for high risk activities)
  • Community Partner Application Form (for Girl Scout badge programs, discounts, etc.)
  • Volunteer Opportunities Request Form (for Volunteer Opportunities)

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