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.
Where: 127 West Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 map
Contact: For reservations or more information, call Erica Ramey at 276-619-5453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Accepts Cookie Dough and Candy Cash for program fees. 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 email@example.com or call 276-698-4765 to book a workshop or for more information.
Girls get a hands-on and fun learning experience in the art of
jewelry making with the Bead Social. Juniors can even earn their
Jeweler badge! Classes can be booked for 90-minutes or 3-hour
increments. For groups larger than 10, please contact for info about
Where: This program can be taken on the road to troop meetings by request, up to 25 miles from her location in Knoxville.
Price: $17.50 per person; 50 percent deposit due at time of booking Contact: thebeadsocial.com
Blount Mansion offers tours and Playing the Past badge
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.
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
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.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will provide discount tickets to
groups of 10 or more to include 20 percent off of adult ticket prices,
Girl Scouts admitted at the student rate, and no service charges.
This applies for any KSO concert in the Masterworks, Chamber Classics,
or Pops Series. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
Where: Performances at the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Price: Discounted price varies
Contact: Visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com for concert information; for tickets, email Christy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-521-2337.
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.
Where: 3202 Kellys Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419 map
Price: $15 per girl, per workshop
Contact: For more information and to schedule a workshop, visit sceniccityclayarts.org.