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Program Providers

Program providers are local organizations approved by Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona to offer events and activities based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Through these experiences, Girl Scouts explore their interests, acquire new knowledge and skills, earn badges, and become leaders and innovators!

STEM Program Providers
Community Partner Badges/Expertise Contact Person Email Address
Apple Store at La Encantada Programming Robots badge (Juniors), Designing Robots badge (Juniors) Sara Cavell scavell@
Biosphere 2 Biosphere 2 badge (All levels), Eco badges (All levels), STEM field trips Sydney Fallon BIO2-GROUP@
National Weather Service  Sky badge (Seniors) Rob Howlett  rob.a.howlett@
Reid Park Zoo Animal Habitats badge (Juniors) Jennifer Stoddard jennifers@
Sonoran Desert Museum Naturalist badge (All levels) Robin Kropp rkropp@
Tohono Chul Park Naturalist badge (All levels) Stephen Spikes sspikes@
Tucson Botanical Gardens Naturalist badge (All levels) Ashley Pederson education1@
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center Archaeology discovery through simulated excavation programs (Juniors, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador) Sherry Esiler
Outdoor Program Providers
Community Partner Badges/Expertise Contact Person Email Address
Arizona Game and Fish Animal Habitats badge (Juniors) Mark Hart     MHart
Bureau of Land Management Every Kid In A Park Pass Program Robert Walter



Colossal Cave Camping badges (All levels), Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels) Lauren Hohl lhohl@
Coronado National Forest Naturalist badge (All levels), Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels), Eco badges (All levels) Santa Catalina Ranger District


(520)  749-8700

Desert Museum Naturalist badge (All levels) Robin Kropp



Las Milpitas Community Farm Naturalist badge (All levels), Service-learning, Volunteer opportunities, Take Action projects Elena Ortiz



Leave No Trace Eco Learner badge (Daisies) Celina Montorfano

REI Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels) Carleen Kopacek



Saguaro National Park Hiker badge (Brownies), Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels), Eco badges (All levels) Visitor Center

Rincon Mountain District: 520-733-5153

Tucson Mountain District: 520-733-5158

Headquarters: 520-733-5100

Summit Hut Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels) Carolyn Mills



Tucson Clean and Beautiful Trees badge (Cadettes), Volunteer opportunities, Take Action projects B.J. Cordova



University of Arizona Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Adventure badges (All levels) Devon



The Nature Conservancy Ramsey Canyon Preserve Citizen scientist, Eco, and trail adventure/hiker badges.  Also available for girls to do community service projects.

Debra Arbenz 

Peter Leiterman


Casa Grande Ruins National Monument  Junior Ranger Program Pam Tripp

(520) 723-3172

Life Skills Program Providers
Community Partner Badges/Expertise Contact Person Email Address
American Red Cross: Pillowcase Project First Aid (All levels), Safety, Emergency Preparedness Courtney Slanaker courtney.slanaker@
Arts Express Theater, Dramatic Arts, Troupe Performer (Seniors) Karen Wiese
Aljo Enterprises Care Care badge (Seniors) Meredith Simmons msimmons@
Beads of Courage Service-learning, Take Action projects (All levels)


Lillian George
Ben's Bells Project Ben's Bells Kindness badge (All levels)   bensbells@
Children's Museum Tucson Master Maker badge (All levels)   education@
Cooking with Cathi


Cooking badges (All levels)


Cathi Waalkes cathiwaalkes@
Creative Tribe Arts-and-crafts, Art badges (all levels),  Hilari Ross events@
Gabriel's Angels Pets badge (Brownies), Animal Helpers badge (Cadettes) Eliza Pelgrift epelgrift@
NAMI Mental Health advocacy, education, training and support  Judi jmaikoff
Natural Grocers Snacks badge (Brownies), Simple Meals badge (Juniors), New Cuisines badge (Cadettes), Eating For You badge (Cadettes), Dinner Party (Ambassadors) Kerri
Pima Animal Care Center Animal badges (all levels), Volunteer opportunities (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors) Gina Hansen Gina.Hansen
Pima County Sheriff's Department Detective badge (Juniors), Animal Helpers badge (Cadettes) Erin Ernle
Sara Turner Jeweler badge (Juniors) Sara Turner
Sonoran Desert Museum Voice for Animals badge (Cadettes) Robin Kropp rkropp@
This n' That Creative Studio


Painting badge (Brownies), Drawing badge (Juniors), Jeweler badge (Juniors), Sewing


Ria Patino



The Gym of Tucson Cross Training badge (Seniors) Rosemary Bietendorf  rosemary@
Tu Nidito Memory Beads badge (All levels)   info@
Tucson Clay Co-Op Potter badge (Brownies) Maxine tucsonclaycoop@
Tucson Symphony Orchestra  Musician badge (Juniors) Joshua Cohen joshuacohen
Pima County Attorney’s Office School safety, recognize warning signs, signals and threats.  Linda McCollum 520-724-5742
White Tiger Korean Martial Arts Academy Self-defense classes and general instruction in martial arts. William Sanders
Mini Angel's Ranch Mini Angel's Ranch will work with you/your troop/your girls on the Pet Badge Robin Weber (520) 510-9424
Apollo Child Cooking Badges Apollo Child
Sonoran Glass School Art Caroline
Entrepreneurship Program Providers
Community Partner Badges/Expertise Contact
Angel Charity for Children Angel Philanthropist badge (All levels)  
Lisa A. Nutt, MBA  (All badges, All levels)
Johanna Financial Literacy  520-349-8259 or

Become a Program Provider

Do you represent an organization or business interested in providing program opportunities to local Girl Scouts? By working together, we can help young girls discover new things about themselves and their communities, take action to make the world a better place, and believe in the power of every Girl Scout!

To learn more, contact Caity Martin, Director of Pillar Programs, at or at 520-319-3154 to get started.