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10 Experience Gifts to Give Your Girl Scout

The holiday season is upon us. It can be overwhelming just thinking about what to give those you love. We often get caught up in the latest deals or looking for the hot toy on every kid’s list.  Giving doesn’t always mean toys or electronics. Take a step back and think outside the big box stores. Give the gift of experiences. Whether it is spending time together as a family or giving your daughter an opportunity to learn, we’re here to help you collect moments not things this holiday season!

  1. Membership
    If there’s a girl in your life who isn’t already a Girl Scout, now is the perfect time to get her started. We accept all girls in grades K-12 and it’s never too old to join. There’s no better gift than one that helps her unleash her leadership potential. A Girl Scout membership will open her up to world to endless possibilities filled with new friendships, activities, and getting outside her comfort-zone. Get her started today

  2. Explore the Great Outdoor
    Help her disconnect from the digital world and get outdoors. It’s not too soon to think about how she can spend her summer days. Give the gift of Girl Scout Summer Camp this holiday season. She’ll try new activities, face exciting challenges and take safe risks while exploring the great outdoors and gaining confidence in herself. Plus, early bird discounts are available and holiday specials happening now. Learn more about session details.

  3. Masters of Illusion
    January 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    RP Funding Center
    All Ages
    Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before. You’ll have the chance to meet magicians at the Magic Training Lab before the show and get a hands-on, up-close look at their tricks of the trade. Then, watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done...or can they? You’ll be held at the edge of your seat by the jaw-dropping grand illusions, and laugh out loud at the hysterical comedy magic as performers from around the world combine fantasy, fervor, and flair with magic created in front of your very eyes. Includes show ticket, meet & greet with illusionist, popcorn and soda voucher, and a fun patch. Learn more and register.

  4. Physics of Flight
    January 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM
    iFLY Indoor Skydiving
    AR, J, C, S, A
    Take part in the interactive ‘physics of flight’ presentation on real-world application of STEM with wind tunnels. Before suiting up and taking flight, you’ll investigate how parachutes work, participate in vertical wind tunnel ball flight testing, and predict your terminal velocity in the STEM lab. Includes dinner and STEM goodie bag with takeaways. Please note: Adults who do not wish to participate in the program may register as a chaperone (includes dinner). Learn more and register.

  5. From the Earth to the Sky Camp-In
    February 2 at 7:00 PM
    Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
    AR, B, J, C
    Experience a fun filled overnight at MOSI exploring the sky above and the earth below! Watch a show in the planetarium, explore fossils, dig in to hands-on experiments, and more! Learn more and register.

  6. Finding Neverland
    February 21 at 6:00 PM
    RP Funding Center
    All Ages
    Join us for this innovative musical featuring an original score with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs. Finding Neverland is a timeless story about the power of imagination…and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. Includes show ticket, meet & greet with show performers, a popcorn and soda voucher, and a fun patch. Learn more and register.

  7. Let's Go, H2O! Camp-In
    March 2 at 7:00 PM
    Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
    AR, B, J, C
    Splash into this journey with MOSI biologists as you explore the many wonders of water!  Investigate comparative anatomy by dissecting sharks and squids and explore the interactions among marine life, humans, and the environment.  Learn ways that you can make a difference in protecting the watery world of the ocean! Activities in this program relate to the Wonders of Water Journey. Learn more and register.

  8. The Sound of Music
    March 17 at 4:00 PM
    RP Funding Center
    All Ages
    Come see this brand new production of The Sound of Music as it tours across North America! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning score. Includes show ticket, meet & greet with performers after the show, a popcorn and soda voucher, and a fun patch. Learn more and register.

  9. Girl Scout Day with the Tampa Bay Lightning
    March 18 at 7:30 PM
    Amalie Arena
    All Ages
    The Tampa Bay Lightning is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida for an evening of exciting hockey as the Bolts go up against the Arizona Coyotes. Come out and support your home town Bolts! Price includes ticket for game (Terrace Endzone) and special commemorative patch. Learn more and register.

  10. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    March 30 at 2:00 PM
    David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
    AR, F, S, A
    The abridged version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare returns presenting some of the greatest theater of all time. Attend a preshow Teens Take Starz event opportunity and an exclusive post show Q&A session with the director. Girls attending this event will receive a fun patch. Learn more and register.

Looking for more great experience gift ideas? Check out our Program Events & Family Guide for awesome ideas for your Girl Scout and for the whole family to enjoy.

Program Events & Family Guide

If you still want to wrap something up under the tree to go along with any of these Girl Scout experience gifts, stop by the Girl Scout Store or order online! Registering her for camp? Pick up a t-shirt for that specific camp. Plus, we have great stocking stuffs and items for get her ready for cookie season.

We hope this list has given you some fresh new ideas to get into the holiday gift giving spirit.  Remember, the best things in life aren’t things. Enjoy this time with your family.