Community Activity Guide
Idaho Black History Museum
What: The Idaho Black History Museum was
Museums founded in 1995 and currently is the only
African American history museum in the Pacific
Northwest. The museum's purpose is to build
Boise Art Museum
bridges between cultures to explore issues that
What: At the BAM girls will discover all
affect Americans of all cultures and ethnicities.
mediums of art and first hand view sculptures,
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
paintings and drawings. BAM offers guided
Where: 508 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, Idaho
tours to larger groups and workshops. The
When: The first Saturday of every month. 1-3
Boise Art Museum champions excellence in the
visual arts through exhibitions, collections and
Phone: (208) 433-0017
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Where: 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, Idaho
Cost: Check admission prices on the website.
Additional Information: Schedule tour groups
Certain 1st Thursdays offer free admission.
at the number above.
Phone: (208) 345-8330 ext. 36
Additional Information: Groups must be
arranged at least two weeks in advance by
contacting the above number. Basque Museum and Cultural Center
What: The Basque Museum and Cultural
Center was established in 1985 as a small
The Bown House
museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga
What: The Bown House is one of the oldest
House at 607 Grove Street. The Basque
stone houses in Idaho, and today it is a great
Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into
place to take a field trip. It is now a living
the heritage of the Basque communities of
museum where you can see how people lived in
Idaho and surrounding areas.
the late 1800s. As you enter the house, a guide
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
takes you into the Parlor, where you try on
Where: 611 W. Grove St., Boise, Idaho
pioneer clothing, play with pioneer games and
When: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
toys, listen to music, and even try your hand at
Saturday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, Monday and Holidays: Closed
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages.
Cost: Adults - $4
Where: At the east end of Park Center
Seniors (65+) - $3
Boulevard on the Riverside School campus,
Children 6-12 - $2
Children 5 and under - free
When: Free tours are available the first
Saturday of every month from 1-4 p.m.
Phone: (208) 343-2671
Phone: (208) 854-5980
Additional Information: For before and after
Additional Information: Guided tours are
educational material about the Bown House go
available; more information is available on the
Cost: Group rates are available, $1 for children
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 6-12 and $1 for students with ID.
What: Located next to the Old Penitentiary in Contact: Kurt Zwolfer
Idaho’s Historical District, the Idaho Museum of Phone: (208) 334-2120
Mining and Geology (IMMG) offers exhibits and Website: www.idahohistory.net
educational programs about Idaho’s fascinating
geologic history and rich mining heritage. Girl
Scouts can take steps to earn their geology Old Idaho Penitentiary
patches and try-its. What: Begin your visit with a video
Who: Girl Scout’s, friends, families and presentation recalling prison history, notorious
tagalongs. The smaller the group the better the inmates, and daily prison life. Once inside the
experience, suggestion is 10 girls max. Yard, imagine life in the foreboding sandstone
Where: 2455 Old Penitentiary Road cell houses and view the effects of the 1973
When: Call Lois to schedule your trip. riot. Visit Solitary Confinement, known as
Cost: Visiting the museum is free. If you would "Siberia," as well as Death Row and the Gallows.
like Lois to take your troop on a tour and help Exhibits are located throughout the site. Wear
them complete the badge activities it is $3 per comfortable shoes and dress for the day's
girl. weather. Visit the women’s prison.
Contact: Lois McDonald Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Phone: (208) 713-2061 Where: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, Idaho
Email: email@example.com When: Open daily 12-5 p.m.
Website: www.idahomuseum.org Cost: children 6-12 $3.00, adults $5.00.
Additional Information: Lois will walk you Discounts for groups of 10 or more.
through all the steps in earning your Rocks Rock Phone: (208) 344-2844
badges and Earth and Sky try-it. At the end of Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
the workshop she will issue you a certificate of Website: www.idahohistory.net
completion where you can purchase your badge Additional Information: You can download
or try-it. Takes approximately 2-3 hours. activity sheets for your tour through the
Idaho State Historical Museum Discovery Center of Idaho
What: Lesson plans are available for a number What: DCI is an interactive science center
of topics like Lewis and Clark, mining, Women in providing exhibits and educational programs
Idaho History, the Oregon Trail. Visiting the that offer authentic, sensory experiences
museums and individually tailored programs are making the sciences, math and technology
available. Check the website for current tangible
exhibits. Who: All Girl Scouts
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Where: 131 Myrtle St., Boise, Idaho
Where: 610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, Idaho When: Winter
When: May through September Monday-Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 9am to 5pm Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday 1pm to 5pm Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
October through April Summer
Tuesday - Friday 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday 11am - 5pm Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Cost: Prices depend on age, check website for
Phone: (208) 343-9895
Outdoor Education and
Boise Tour Train Recreation
What: The Boise Tour Train is open passenger
cars pulled by a replica of an 1890 puff-belly
engine. The tour winds through Boise’s historic
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
district. This tour is especially nice in the spring
What: Girls get a chance to visit a Wildlife
when all the flowers are in bloom.
Refuge, take a hike, make nature crafts and
Where: 602 Julia Davis Drive. Off Capital Blvd,
complete 3 activities of the Watching Wildlife
near the Boise Historical Museum
Try-It and one activity from Animal Try-It. Girl
When: June-Sept. daily; May & Oct. Sat.-Sun.,
Scout Juniors can earn their Wildlife Badge.
Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors
Cost: Adults, $9.00, Children 3-12, $6.00
Where: 13751 Upper Embankment Rd.,
Phone: (208) 342-4796
When: The first Saturday of every month. 1-3
Boise Train Depot
Phone: (208) 467-9278
What: The Boise Depot is a beautiful historic
Spanish-style structure operated by the Boise
Parks & Recreation Department. Designed by
Additional Information: You need to register
New York architects, the building opened in
through the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
1925 to elaborate fanfare in the capital city.
at least one week in advance.
Depot amenities include The Great Hall, a
soaring 3,542-square-foot multi-story atrium
Foothills Learning Center
that once served as the building's waiting room.
What: This is a public facility designed to
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
support the ongoing educational efforts
Where: 2603 W Eastover Terrace
associated with the Boise Foothills. The
When: The Boise Depot Great Hall and the Bell
purpose of the education center is to provide a
Tower are open for the public drop-in on
place for interpretive and learning
Mondays 12:30-8 p.m. June through September
opportunities for the community to help raise
except legal holidays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6
the awareness and appreciation of the desert
p.m. through September 30.
environment, the urban-wild land interface and
the challenges land management agencies face
in caring for these unique lands.
Follow link to Depot site
Who: All Girl Scouts
Where: Boise, Idaho
When: Private classes available or they have a
Second Saturday Series
Phone: (208) 514-3755
Website:http://www.cityofboise.org/Departme Cost: $10:00 for 2 hour sessions. Reservations
nts/Parks/Foothills/FoothillsLearningCenter/ind strongly recommended as space is limited to
ex.aspx 100 tubers
Who: Call Julie at 332-5137 for group rates.
Phone: (208) 332-5100
Bogus Basin Snow School Website: www.bogusbasin.org
What: Bogus Basin Snow School is an
environment-based education program that is Idaho Bird Observatory
for students to be introduced to cross country What: Receive educational programs for your
skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing all in one Girl Scout Group
day! These are low-cost lifetime sports that Who: Girl Scouts of all levels
encourage fitness and empower girls to explore Where: Lucky Peak, 45 minute drive from Boise
and enjoy the natural landscape. Professional When:
instructors from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge Songbirds
will lead the event. July 16-October 15 from sunrise to 5 hours past
Who: Girl Scout Brownie and above sunrise.
Where: Bogus Basin, Boise, Idaho Hawk watch and Hawk banding
When: Winter, when the mountain is open August 25 and runs through the end of October
Cost: $10 per girl includes equipment rental, from 10am to 6pm. September and the first
instructor fee, trail pass and lodge use. week of October are best!
Phone: (208) 332-5190 Owl banding
Website: http://snowschool.squarespace.com Late September through October 28, sunset to
Additional Information: Please come dressed dawn
for cold and snowy conditions. Avoid cotton Cost: Free
garments and wear hats, gloves, thick socks, Contact: Greg Kaltenecker
snow pants, snow boots, weather proof jacket Phone: (208) 426-4354
and sunglasses. Girls are responsible for Email: IBOeducation@boisestate.edu
carrying a water bottle, high-energy food, and Website: www.boisestate.edu/biology/IBO
sunscreen and lip balm with them. Additional Information: Items to bring;
Binoculars, Bird book, Water, Sunscreen, Hat,
Pepsi Gold Rush Tubing Hill Seasonal clothes (it can be cold and windy),
What: Enjoy an 800-foot downhill slide in your Treats for seasonal staff, Camera, Snacks
tube (provided with admission), then ride your * All activities take place weather depending
tube back uphill with the paddle tow doing all of
the work! Advance ticket reservations required
through bogusbasin.org/tubing. Children must
be at least 3-feet tall to ride in their own tube, A Treehouse: Horticulture Therapy Center
and cannot ride on tube with adults, although What: A Treehouse provide educational
tubers can go together in a group, conditions "jungle" tours, garden tours, and plant related
permitting. Group discounts are available with activities for established programs. The new
reservations at 332-5120. Open times subject to five acre site boasts expansive teaching
weather conditions. Call 332-5493 for updates. environments, greenhouses, and even a few
Where: Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area teepees! This is a perfect place for an outdoor
When: Winter, Hours: Fridays 12pm-8pm; picnic.
Saturdays/Holidays 10am-8pm; Sundays 10am- Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
6pm. 2-hour sessions start on the even hour. Where: 722 Valli Hi Rd., Eagle, Idaho
When: Programs are offered year round
Contact: Jeanne Squires When: Open Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 4:30 and
Phone: (208) 377-0181 every 3rd Saturday of each month 10:00-2:00.
Email: email@example.com Closed Holidays.
. Cost: Free
Contact: Cindy Busche
Phone: (208) 489-1284
Morrison Knudsen Nature Center Website:
What: The MK Nature Center offers education www.BoiseEnvironmentalEducation.org
programs year round for groups. Wildlife Additional Information: Please call to schedule
educators instruct students about Idaho wildlife your visit
and the importance of habitat with an
informative lesson and guided walk along the
Nature Center path.
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Where: 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, Idaho Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days
When: Tours and workshops are held year- What: This event is hosted annually and
round. celebrates the uniqueness of salmon and
Cost: $1 per child for guided tours, $1.50 for steelhead. The event consists of three days
specialized tours and workshops. All adults and dedicated to the students and one evening set
chaperones are free. aside for a salmon barbecue that is open to the
Phone: (208) 334-2225 general public. Students participate in fun
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org hands-on activities while learning about these
Website: unique fish, their habitat and the past and
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/education/ present relationship between humans and
Additional Information: Schedule your tour Who: Girl Scouts in 5th grade
and activities at least two weeks in advance. Where: Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters
When: Early September
Contact: Brenda Beckley
Phone: (208) 287-2901
Boise Watershed Environmental Education Email: email@example.com
What: Boise WaterShed promotes water http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/education/s
stewardship through high-tech, hands-on sdays/
exhibits using humor to entertain, science to
amaze, and visuals that are sure to make a
splash! Located at the West Boise Wastewater
Treatment Facility, the LEED-certified building Wildlife Express
also features a library, a theater, and amazing What: Wildlife Express is a newspaper
artwork. Tours and hands-on lessons are published by the Idaho Department of Fish and
offered free of charge. For descriptions of tours Game for upper elementary and middle school
and lessons visit the web site listed below. students. Each issue focuses on the natural
Who: All Girl Scouts history of an Idaho wildlife species and is
Where: 11818 West Joplin Road, Boise, Idaho written in an educational and entertaining
Who: Girl Scouts in elementary and middle Where: About 20 miles south of Boise, Idaho.
school From Interstate 84 take Exit 44 (Idaho Highway
When: Wildlife Express is published nine times 69) south eight miles. Turn south on Swan Falls
a year (September through May). Road and head south three miles to the
Cost: Subscriptions and an Educator’s Guide are conservation area boundary
available for $30.00 per year and include a set When: Activities are held year round
of 30 copies mailed to you each month. Cost: Free
Subscriptions of five copies or less are available Contact: Barb Forderhase
for $15.00. You can also download these free Phone: (208) 384-3485
off their website. Email: Barbara_forderhase@blm.gov
Contact: Idaho Fish and Game Website: www.blm.gov
Phone: (208) 287-2874 Additional Information: Activities include
Website: spring hikes, oral presentations, field trips,
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/news/newsl environmental activity days and many more
etters/wild_express/ activities. Visit the website for more
Idaho Botanical Garden information.
What: The Garden is a living museum,
dedicated to the advancement and appreciation Ridge to Rivers Train System
of gardening, horticulture and conservation, What: Stretching from the Boise River to the
through plant collections and education Boise Ridge, this trail system offers hikers and
programs within an aesthetic landscape. mountain-bikers 75,000 acres of trails. Through
Activities include Bug Day, Winter Garden the cooperative efforts the trail system was
aGlow and tours. created to preserve Boise's foothills. The old
Where: 3255 North Penitentiary Road, Boise, roads and trails allow for outdoor exploration
Idaho practically from downtown Boise.
When: Activities are year round, visit the Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
website for more details. Where: Boise, Idaho
Cost: Depends on activity. When: Trails are open during daylight hours
Phone: (208) 343-8649 Cost: Free
Website: www.idahobotanicalgarden.org Phone: (208) 384-3360
Additional Information: Pre-registration is Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
required for all classes Website: www.ridgetorivers.org
Additional Information: Maps are available
from the Boise Parks and Recreation, U.S.
Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
and Boise outdoor stores
Snake River Birds of Prey National
What: The Snake River Birds of Prey National World Center for Birds of Prey
Conservation Area (NCA), in southwest Idaho, What: General tours are offered to Girl Scout
was established in 1993 to protect a unique groups or you can choose more specific
environment that supports one of the world's programs that deal with Birds of Prey habitats,
densest concentrations of nesting birds of prey. habits, conservation, observation and ecology.
Falcons, eagles, hawks, and owls occur here in For specific details visit their website.
unique profusion and variety. Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Where: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise,
When: Year round programs. When: 9am to 4pm daily
Cost: If you schedule two weeks in advance and Cost: $2.00, camping is $5.00
you have a group larger than 15 people children Phone: (208) 495-2745
(4-16) can get admission for $2 and adults $$ Website: www.canyoncounty.org
Phone: (208) 362-3716
Additional Information: The website is full of Boise Astronomical Society
information about your visit, different rates, What: Boise Astronomical Society is a non-
and what to bring when you go! profit educational and scientific organization
dedicated to bringing together people with an
Bruneau Dunes State Park & Observatory interest in astronomy. The society serves as a
What: The tallest single-structured sand dune source of astronomy information for its
in North America rises to 470 feet high above members and the general public, and promotes
small lakes in the desert south of Mountain viewing of celestial objects with special events.
Home. The state park includes desert, dune, Events include monthly presentations by
prairie, lake and marsh habitat with members or guest speakers at the Discovery
opportunities to observe nocturnal species. Center of Idaho. Special star parties are held on
Activities include fishing, bird watching, a monthly basis and during the summer at
camping, hiking, swimming and viewing the Bogus Basin. There is a calendar link on the
stars at one of only two public observatories in website with listings of dates. Many of the
Idaho. Feel free to climb but no vehicles are events are open to the general public.
allowed on the dunes. A visitor center offers Where: Monthly meetings are held at the
information on birds of prey, insects, fossils, Discovery Center, 131 W. Myrtle St. Boise
wildlife and sand dunes and gift items for When: 7:00pm second Friday of each month
When: Park open year round. Observatory Cost: A membership is available but the general
open March through October on Friday and public is invited to join functions
Saturday evenings Contact: Education Liaison, Sue Sharp
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages (208) 672-8075
Where: 18 miles SW of Mountain Home email: education at boiseastro.org
When: Park is open year round. Observatory Idaho Star PartyTM Coordinator, Art Burget
open March through October on Friday and (208) 887-0817
Saturday evenings email: isp at boiseastro.org
Cost: $4.00 per car per day Main Website: www.boiseastrp.org
Phone: (208) 366-7919 Additional Information: Check out the calendar
Website: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov link for information on upcoming star parties.
Many activities are available without becoming
a member of the BAS.
What: Celebration Park was established as
Idaho's only archaeological park. This area was
a wintering ground for Paiute Indians along the
Snake River. View Indian art created 12,000
years ago along with native plants and animals.
Take a self-guided tour or stop in at the visitor
center. Guided tours are available by
Food and Cooking
reservation. Campsites are also available.
Where: 5000 Victory Lane, just SW of Melba
Country Donuts What: The Healthy Eaters™ field trip is
What: Watch the donut and muffin making designed to reinforce the nutrition and healthy
process at this wonderful local bakery. Call living curricula taught in schools. At your local
owners for arrangements. Albertsons, children will have a fun experience
Who: Mohamed and Azza (Owners) in a real life environment that will help prepare
Where: 1358 Overland Road, Boise, Idaho them to make healthy choices each day of their
When: Afternoons are best lives
Cost: Free Who: Girl Scout K-4th grade
Phone: (208) 327-9867 Where: Boise, Idaho
When: Field trips are offered year round.
Young Chef’s Academy Cost: Free
What: Girl Scouts of all ages can come take Contact: N/A
part in cooking classes, field trips and Phone: (800) 987-6409
workshop. These classes focus on building Email: N/A
confidence in the kitchen. Website: www.fieldtripfactory.com
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Additional Information: Times and dates vary,
Where: 3210 E. Chinden Blvd. Suite 128, Eagle log on to find available dates.
When: Classes are held during weekends,
evenings and teacher in service days.
Cost: Varies on different classes Organic Evolution
Phone: (208) 939-2550 What: Organic Evolution is the parent company
Email: email@example.com of NextGen Vending. Nextgen Vending is a
Website: www.YoungChefsAcademy.com different kind of vending company - we deliver
Additional Information: YCA can work with organic snack and beverage products to
your group to provide badge and try-it schools, hospitals, airports, fitness centers,
activities. corporate facilities and other retail markets via
custom vending kiosks. Girls will get a tour of
Peaceful Belly Farms the factory and warehouse. The tour will
What: Girl Scouts will get a chance to tour an include information about organic ingredients
organic farm, pick apples, raspberries and healthy choices.
tomatoes. They will also use an apple press to Who: Girl Scouts of all ages.
get apple cider out of the fresh apples they pick. Where: 107 E. 46th St., Garden City, Idaho
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages. When: Tours will be held year round and will
Where: Call for directions be held after 4 p.m.
When: Fall is the best time to tour the farm. Contact: Amber Hand
Cost: $2 per Girl Scout, chaperones and parents Phone: (208) 377-0815
are free. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Josie Website: www.nextgenvending.com
Phone: (208) 345-8003 Additional Information: You must call ahead
Email: email@example.com and schedule a time for your troop to come.
Additional Information: Make appointments at
least two weeks in advance. Tours usually last
1 ½ hours.
Who: Girls of all ages
Where: 21292 Simplot Blvd., Greenleaf, Idaho
When: Camps, workshops and classes are
offered year round
What: Girls will learn about animals and
Cost: Depends on activity and amount of
natural habitats. ZooBoise is a living science
people, check the website for more information
facility that is home to over 201 animals from
Phone: (208) 454-1322
83 various species. Zoo Boise is a community
treasure where visitors of all ages can learn
about our natural world and the importance of
Additional Information: Our summer operation
protecting and preserving it for generations to
is based out of Stolle Meadows near Warm
Lake, Idaho. We are a short two hour drive from
Who: All Girl Scouts, families, friends and
Boise up Hwy. 55, along the wild and scenic
North Fork of the Payette River.
Where: 355 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, Idaho
When: ZooBoise is open year round from 10
Cost: Prices depend on age, group size, and day Arabians West
of entrance. Please check the website for the What: Group tours of this lovely horse farm
most current admission prices are available by appointment only. Girls
Phone: (208) 834-4260 ext. 107 will learn about the farm and the breeding
Website: www.zooboise.org and care of the horses. Tours take ½ to 1
hour to complete.
Where: 2045 E. Amity Rd., Meridian 83642
When: Call for an appointment for your
PETCO-Fur, Feathers and Fins group
What: Girls will get a chance to get involved
with pets and responsibility. Girls will learn
about responsible animal behavior, animal
habitats and what pets need to stay happy and Phone: (208) 888-0099
healthy. Website: www.arabianswest.com
Who: Girl Scouts grades K-8
Where: Boise, Idaho PETCO
When: Field trips are offered year round
Phone: (800) 987-6409
Additional Information: Times and dates vary,
check the availability by logging onto their
Boise Peak Fitness
What: Girls can learn to indoor rock climb and
get a belay lesson. Girl Scout groups can get
Juniper Mountain Outfitters special rates by scheduling in advance and
What: JMO offers trail riding, horse camps and having a certain number of people. Visit the
pack riding trips for different age and skill website for more information.
levels. Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Where: 308 S. 25th St., Boise, Idaho What: We are committed to providing quality
When: Mon - Thurs 4:00PM - 10:00PM Martial Arts instruction to each and every
Fri 12:00PM - 10:00PM student. We are a very different and unique Martial
SAT 11:00AM - 7:00PM Art School in our teaching methods.
SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM We place a strong emphasis on making training fun.
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Phone: (208) 393-7325 Contact: Pandi Hart
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (208) 853-5311
Website: www.boisepeakfitness.com Email: email@example.com
Additional Information: You must follow Website: www.hartsmartialarts.com
Safetywise guidelines when climbing. Additional Information: Hart’s works with children
of all abilities. Whether you are brand new to
martial arts or are a seasoned professional they will
Girls on the Run-Idaho be a right fit.
What: Girls on the Run is a in an after
St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration
school program for girls that uses the
What: Once a year women of all ages and
power of physical activity, life lessons, and
fitness levels gather for a 5K in downtown
positive mentoring to “prepare girls for a Boise. Girl Scouts has a history of being the
lifetime of self-respect and healthy living”. largest team in the race!
Through interactive activities including Who: Girl Scouts of all ages, families and
walking and running, playing games, and friends.
discussing important issues girls learn how Where: Downtown Boise, the race starts at the
to celebrate being themselves Capitol.
Who: Girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade When: Saturday, September 26th, 2008
Where: Girls on the Run locations can be Cost: Costs vary for age and if you walk, run, or
found throughout the Treasure Valley in stroll. Check the website for more information.
Contact: Melissa Opland
Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell,
Phone: (208) 377-2011 ext. 125
and Middleton at the schools. Check the
website for more information. Website: www.celebrateall.org
When: The girls will meet for an hour and Additional Information: Registration is
fifteen minutes twice a week for 10 weeks, available online. Before the race there is the
for a total of 20 lessons. The program is annual Women’s Fitness Celebration Show.
offered twice a year, in the spring and fall. This is a free event where fitness and health
Spring season runs from March through related vendors come to display their products
The spring community 5k is the East Junior
High Hornet Run. Fall season runs from
September through November.
Cost: Varies on different classes
Phone: (208) 388-4687
Website: www.gotr.org Education Resources
Hart’s Martial Arts
Log Cabin Literary Center
What: Its mission is to inspire and celebrate a Phone: (208) 384-4450
love of reading, writing and discourse Website: www.boisepubliclibrary.com
throughout Idaho and the region. Drop in Additional Information: You need to register
writing workshops, conversations, lectures, through the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
summer camps. at least one week in advance.
Who: Older Girl Scouts
Where: 801 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho
When: Events and programs are held year Idaho Power
round What: Idaho Power does presentations, tours
Cost: The drop in writing centers are free but and has educational material concerning the
lectures and other workshops costs vary. Check energy industry, electrical safety issues and how
the website to use our energy resources wisely. They have
Phone: (208) 331-8000 grade specific presentations and also offer
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org scholarships for high school seniors.
Website: www.thecabinidaho.org Who: All Girl Scouts
Where: (mailing address) P.O. Box 70, Boise,
What: This is an interactive web tool where When: Year-round
girls can learn about making healthy choices Cost: Free
and fulfill requirements for several Brownie and Contact: Russ Weedon
Junior Badges. After completing the online Phone: (208) 388-5087
program, Girl Scouts can purchase a Email: email@example.com
MouthPower patch. Website: www.idahopower.com
Who: Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors Additional Information: There are a lot of
Cost: Free opportunities at Idaho Power, visit the website
Contact: National Museum of Dentistry, an for more details.
affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Phone: (410) 706-9599 Discovery Center of Idaho
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org What: DCI is an interactive science center
Website: www.mouthpower.org providing exhibits and educational programs
Additional Information: Make sure to use that offer authentic, sensory experiences
Safetywise when using the internet. making the sciences, math and technology
Who: All Girl Scouts
Boise Public Library Where: 131 Myrtle St., Boise, Idaho
What: Boise Public Libraries offer programs for When: Winter
youth of all ages. Girls can learn to navigate the Monday-Closed
internet, practice reading to a therapy dog, Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
story time in Spanish, talk about different books Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
and other organized activities. Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Who: All Girl Scouts Summer
Where: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho (Main Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Library Downtown) Check your area’s library for Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
other programs. Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
When: Times and dates vary according to the
Cost: Prices depend on age, check website for
program and age group, check the website for
Phone: (208) 343-9895
TC Bird Planetarium
What: The TC Bird Planetarium offers shows to
the public during the holiday season. What a Art & Culture
wonderful time of year to explore the magic of
the universe. Artist for a Day
Where: Capital High School Planetarium What: Artist for a day is a business that allows
8055 Goddard Rd., Boise you to paint your own unique piece of pottery.
Who: Tom Campbell, Director Everything that you need to create your
T.C. Bird Planetarium masterpiece is supplied. Customers are
p: 308/322-3875 or 322-3881 allowed to bring their own beverages and
Phone: Capital High phone, 854-4502 snacks. A refrigerator is available to keep your
items in. Ready to paint items are available to
purchase starting at $6.50. Girl Scout groups do
Whittenberger Planetarium receive a discount on the painter fee. The
What: The planetarium serves as a community ceramics are painted with glazes and then left
outreach tool in a number of ways with public, to be fired in the kiln. The average time to
private, and home school fieldtrips making up have a piece fired and ready for pick up is one
the bulk of the annual shows given in the week.
planetarium. Scout and church groups regularly Who: Girl Scouts of all ages.
schedule shows as well. In addition to these, a Where: 7909 Overland Road. Behind Edward’s
monthly show is offered to the public during Cinema.
the academic year and National Astronomy Day When: Monday thru Thursday 12-9
activities are offered annually. Various college Friday 12-11
classes and organizations use the planetarium Saturday 11-11
as needed. ` Sunday 11-7
Where: The College of Idaho Cost: $3.00 per painter (discounted price) plus
2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell 83605 the cost of the item to be painted
Phone: 459-5211 Phone: (208) 375-2575
Website: www.collegeofidaho.edu Additional Information: Groups of six or more
should call and make reservations. Owners are
Jackie and Lou Watts.
Idaho's NewsChannel 7, KTVB
What: Take a tour of the Channel 7 studio and City of Boise Dept. of Arts & History (Public
learn how the news is produced. Groups will sit art walking tours)
in on part of a live news broadcast. What: There are many outdoor public art and
Where: 5407 Fairview Ave., Boise 83707 history displays in our capital that a group can
When: Mon, Wed, Frid. - 11:15 thru 12:45 enjoy while walking around our lovely city.
Contact: Earl Silverstein Most of these are located in the downtown
Phone: 375-7277 area. Maps and further information are
Website: www.ktvb.com available by calling the Boise City Hall or by
Additional Information: Since this tour is checking out the website.
available only during the afternoon on Phone: Boise City Hall. (208) 433-5670
weekdays it would be a good choice during the www.cityofboise.org
summer or school holiday.
Hispanic Cultural Center Cost: Depends on activity, call for more
What: The Hispanic Cultural Center’s mission is information
to recognize, celebrate, and preserve Latino Phone: (208) 429-9908 ext. 3
Arts, heritage, culture and values. They offer Email: email@example.com
monthly classes, programs and activities that Website: www.idahoshakespeare.org
address these issues. Additional Information: The actual
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Shakespeare Festival is held every year June-
Where: 315 Stampede Rd., Boise, Idaho October, check the website for more
When: Year Round. information
Cost: Depends on programs.
Phone: (208) 442-0823
Website: http://www.hccidaho.org/ Fort Boise Community Center
What: The community center has drop in
TrICA activities after school and year round. Play
What: TrICA provides meaningful experiences basketball, volleyball and other fitness
in the arts taught by outstanding and loving activities. The community center also has an
educators, inspiring the children of the Treasure extensive art program that includes
Valley to understand and develop attitudes and photography, clay, sculpture and much more.
values contributing to a stronger sense of Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
community, humanity and good will. Where: 700 Robins Road, Boise, Idaho
Every child in the Treasure Valley will personally When: Programs and activities held year round
benefit by participating in an educational Cost: Children and teens are under $2.00, adults
opportunity through TrICA. $4.00
Who: Girls of all ages Contact: Mia
Where: 1406 Eastman St., Boise, Idaho Phone: (208) 467-9278
When: Programs run year round Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Costs range anywhere from $10-$45 for Website:http://www.cityofboise.org/Departme
programs. Scholarships are infinite and no child nts/Parks/Activities/FortBoiseCommunityCenter
is ever turned away for inability to pay. /index.aspx
Phone: (208) 484-0142
Website: www.tricarts.org Prairie Dog Productions
Additional Information: Join their mailing list What: This local production company brings
for upcoming classes and event. affordable, family oriented plays to the
community. They specialize in musical
Idaho Shakespeare Festival melodramas parodies.
What: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival provides Where: 3820 Cassia, Boise
many yearlong programs, summer camps and When: Every Friday & Saturday 7:15pm (Doors
apprenticeships for various ages. Their mission open @6:45pm)
is to provide a cultural learning experience for Two Matinees on Sunday 2:00pm
all ages through acting, theatre and education Cost: $13 adults, $10 students & seniors, $7
including William Shakespeare plays. twelve and under
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Phone: (208) 336-PETE
Where: 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, Idaho Email: email@example.com
When: Year-round programming, actual
What: Let Caledonia Fabrics guide you through Paddle Boats @ Julia Davis Park
your sewing badges and patches. Workshops What: Join the ducks and geese for a
will be help for 1-2 hours depending on content. paddle around the lake at Julia Davis Park.
Schedule your individual class today. Boats are leg powered so be prepared for a
Where: Caledonia Fabrics, 605 Americana Blvd.
bit of exercise. This attraction is only open
in the warm months but is worth the wait.
When: Classes will be set up on an individual
bases. Where: 700 South Capital Blvd. Boise
Cost: $5 per girl, per class When: Information is available by phone
Contact: Diana or Zach during the warm months
Phone: (208) 338-0895 Phone: 208-412-2278 for schedule
Additional Information: All classes will be
different based on girls’ age and what they
want to accomplish and learn. Schedule your Rollerdrome
workshop today! What: The Rollerdrome is the only place in the
valley that still offers indoor skating. It is a
safe, family-oriented location for fun,
recreation, socialization, and much, much
more! All this on a rare and unique original
maple wood floor. The facility can be reserved
for private parties and birthday parties.
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages
Just for Fun Where: 19 10th Avenue South - Nampa, Idaho
83651 (across from the Main Fire station &
Pojos Family Fun Center Nampa Public Library)
What: Pogos, a great entertainment arcade When: Friday sessions: 1pm-3:30 pm, 7pm-
features colorful bumper cars and an indoor 9:30pm, 9:30pm-midnight
carousel that carries children around on Saturday sessions: 1pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-6pm,
whimsical animals. This 22,000-square-foot 6pm-8:30pm, 8:30pm-11pm
indoor playground includes simulated games, Sunday sessions: 1pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-6pm,
prize center and entertainment for young 6pm-8:30pm
children. A café is available where families can Cost: Regular Session Admission $7
munch on pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers at a Extra Session $3
very affordable price. Skate Rental-$1.00, Inlines/Speed Rental $2.00
Who: Girl Scouts of all ages Phone: 208/466-9905
Where: 7736 W Fairview Ave, Boise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Mon-Thurs 10am thru 11pm
Frid and Sat 10am thru 12am
Sunday 11am thru 10pm
Cost: No entrance fee. Tokens must be Sensaria Natural Body Care
purchased for the games and rides. Friday, What: Girls can learn about basic skin care,
Saturday, and Sunday receive unlimited rides debunk skin care myths, try a facial and enjoy a
for $8.00 foot soak.
Phone: (208) 376-6981 Who: Girl Scouts of all ages, this is a great idea
Website: www.pojos.com for mom and me days.
Where: This program will travel to you.
When: You will need to contact Katie to set up
Cost: Free ***Careers try it-we help do it all and have fun
Contact: Katie Schmit while earning try its!
Phone: (360) 471-9693 (cell) Juniors-
(208) 402-5606 (home) ****Math Wiz badge-with over 6 activities to
Email: email@example.com choose from –we help do it all while earning a
Website: www.katiemalm.com badge- it also takes approx 2-21/2 hrs to
Additional Information: Katie is an complete.
independent consultant who sells product. She
will not be selling during these programs, but Where: Boise Towne Square Mall, 350 N.
will use the products she sells Milwaukee St., Boise, Idaho
Contact: Karen Diaz
Phone: (208) 321-8200
Boise Water Sports, Inc. Additional Information: There is a service
What: Boise Water Sports offers a range of project discount request form that Karen can
underwater courses and dive parties. Get a fax to you for any troop wanting to make bears
taste of the magical underwater world by to donate. We need 2 weeks prior to scheduled
signing up for a Discover Scuba Splash Party. party to do this.
You will receive a brief overview of a mini
course and follow it up with a 12' scuba dive in
their warm, indoor diving pool. This is a great
way to see if you will like scuba diving before
enrolling in a course. Girl Scout groups receive
the discounted price of $8.00 per person.
Where: 2404 S Orchard St Suite 600
When: Splash parties can be conducted
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and
Saturdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Cost: 1 Person $25.00
2 or more $15.00 each
Groups (6+) $10.00 each
Non-profit groups $8.00 each
Phone: (208) 342-1378
Fax: (208) 343-4982
Build a Bear
What: Come to Build a Bear and work on
completions of badges.
***Around The World try it -with up to 4
activities for completion you can choose from it
takes approx 2-21/2 hours to complete