Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, offers discounted tickets to Girl Scout groups of 15 or more. Troop members will receive the student rate and no service charges. Special adult pricing is also available for adult attending with the group. This discount offer applies to all performances and at both Barter Theatre stages. Groups must book in advance. Visit www.bartertheatre.com for the calendar and list of shows. Barter also offers downloadable study guides for student groups, workshops, tours, and one-on-one talkbacks with the actors as add-on options.
Barter Theatre also offers badge workshops with teaching artists that will come to your troop meeting. Workshops are offered through Project REAL, Reinforcing Learning through Artistic Learning. REAL can help girls earn the following badge categories in all grade levels: Artist, Citizen, Healthy Living, Performance, Science and Technology, Storytelling, Do It Yourself, Practical Life Skills, Creative Play, Innovation, and Manners.
Where: At your troop meeting, or Barter Theatre if preferred.
Price: Price varies depending on the number of participants. Travel fees will apply. Please contact the director for more details to fit your specific needs.
Contact: Email Barter Director of Education and Project REAL Megan Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-698-4765 to book a workshop or for more information.
Blount Mansion offers tours and Playing the Past badge workshops.
Where: 200 West Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 map
Price: Tour is $4 per girl or adult. Badge workshop is $10 per girl and $4 per adult; this also includes a tour.
Contact: For more information, visit blountmansion.org or call 865-525-2375.
Visit the Bush Bean's Visitor's Center and learn about this century-old family business. Walk through a giant bean can, learn your weight in beans, take home a souvenir picture, and see a film of how Bush's products are made. You can also visit the general store, and enjoy homemade dishes in the café.
Where: 3901 US Hwy 411, Dandridge, TN 37725 map
Price: Free admission.
Contact: For more information, visit www.bushbeans.com. No registration required for individuals or groups under 20 people. Groups of 20+ must make a reservation by calling 865-509-3077.
Visit and explore Knoxville museums, historical attractions, and more! Choose from 11 area museums of all varieties to work towards completion of the patch. This patch is unique to our council.
Price: Patches available for purchase in council shops.
The Heritage Center offers docent-led museum tours as well as various hands-on activities such as playing authentic pioneer games, participating in a simulated archaeology dig, and using traditional Native American weaponry. Advanced registration is required for docent-led tours and activities. Self-guided tours are also available.
Where: 123 Cromwell Dr., Townsend, TN 37882 map
Price: Reduced admission fee of $4.00 per person for Girl Scouts and their families.
Contact: For more programming information and to schedule a visit, please contact Beth Sutton, Curator of Education, at 865-448-0044.
The Knoxville Museum of Art offers educational programs and events to Girl Scouts of all ages. Volunteers can schedule a docent-guided tour of KMA’s exhibitions or an art workshop that meets requirements for the following badges: Potter, Jeweler, Book Artist, Textile Artist, Painting, Drawing, Comics, Collage, Photographer, and many more. A minimum of 12 girls is needed for a workshop.
Where: 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr., Knoxville, TN, 37916 map
Price: $20 per girl/adult
Contact: Call 865-523-6349 schedule.
Earn your Playing the Past badge at Rocky Mount State Historic Site by living life as a girl living on America’s first frontier in the year 1791. Experience firsthand how the early settlers worked and played. Use a quill pen to record your story, and create costume accessories and other crafts to take home. This program takes about four hours.
Where: 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686 map
Price: $18 per girl, $6 per adult
Contact: For more information, visit www.rockymountmuseum.com. To schedule a visit, email Kristin Turner at email@example.com or call 888-538-1791.
Brownies can earn all the components of the Potter badge. Girls will start with making their own pinch pot, creating an art piece, see the pottery process, then glaze and take home their own piece! Workshop taught by professional potters. Juniors can earn all the components of the Jeweler badge. They will learn about tools, incorporate clay, metal, and beads into cultural jewelry - inspired by all the diverse cultures around us.