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Events

May
1
Fri
Catawba Science Center Girl Scout Camp-In @ Catawba Science Center
May 1 @ 5:45 pm – May 2 @ 9:30 am

Spend the night checking out the night sky in the Millholland Planetarium and watching a planetarium show. Get up close and personal with the aquarium animals. Have a crash course in chemistry with liquid nitrogen demos and spend time with Girl Scout Cadettes, making a craft to take home as well. The fee includes rotation of four classes in the evening, one snack and breakfast. A minimum of 40 girls need to register for CSC to hold the camp-in. Participants must follow the adult-to-girl ratios outlined in Safety Activity Checkpoints. To register, visit www.catawbascience.org to download a registration form or e-mail camps@catawbascience.org. Return the completed registration form via FAX: 828-322-1585 or MAIL: Catawba Science Center PO Box 2431 Hickory, NC 28603. A $5 late fee will be charged after the registration deadline. Refunds are available two weeks prior to camp-in, minus a $10 administrative fee. No refund available after this date.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors (grades 2-5) and troop leaders

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2015

GIRL FEE: $35

ADULT FEE: $10

BRING: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlights, pajamas, toiletries, change of clothes, water bottle

Leaderee @ Keyauwee Program Center
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – May 3 @ 12:00 pm

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Join us for Leaderee at Keyuawee Program Center!

Learn more about the various sessions available!

May
2
Sat
Go Climb – Rock Climbing @ Pilot Mountain State Park
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Discover rock climbing! Join Thrifty Adventures for a half-day introduction to the awesome sport of rock climbing. No experience necessary. During this course you will learn basic knots, climbing techniques, safety practices and checks, as well as climbing terms and lingo.

Please Note: The approach to the climbing area is less then a 1/2 mile on a gravel trail with little change in elevation. There is a short staircase down to the climbing area that is steep. Thrifty Adventures will have guides spotting everyone as they descend the stairs; if needed the guides can carry your bag down the stairs for added safety!

Participants must provide their own transportation to site and must provide their own food and plenty of water. Climbing gear provided by Thrifty Adventures. If the morning session fills, an afternoon session is available. If we happen to fill both sessions, Thrifty Adventures will open the following Sunday. To learn more and access the waiver, please visit Thrifty Adventures

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 6-12) and adults

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2015

FEE: $55

BRING: water, snacks, sunscreen, proper footwear (hiking/athletic shoes)
Please note: Bring an appropriate back pack to carry gear, food and water. All climbers must be “hands-free” for hiking to and from climbing locations (string bags are not good for this type of activity).

Asheville Council Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Barn Rat University @ Circle C Equestrian Center at Keyauwee Program Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Can’t get enough horse time? Come to Barn Rat University and participate in hands-on horsemanship lessons. Topics will change each month. Confirmations will not be sent for this event. Programs start promptly at 6 p.m. Please e-mail circlec@girlscoutsp2p.org with any questions.

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

GIRL FEE: $5

BRING: water bottle, clothing and footwear appropriate for working outside and with horses

May
6
Wed
Service Center & Shops Closed
May 6 all-day

The service centers and shops are closed for a staff development training.

May
8
Fri
Explore Cleveland County Overnight @ Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 9 @ 8:00 am

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Discover some of what Cleveland County has to offer as you explore downtown Shelby. Girls will rotate through hands-on stations at the Earl Scruggs Center and Cleveland County Arts Council. Watch a movie together and enjoy a light snack before lights out. Saturday morning breakfast is included.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes (grades K-8) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2015

GIRL FEE: $30

ADULT FEE: $30

May
9
Sat
Archery Instructor @ Girl Scout Learning Center
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

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Archery course meets requirements for USA Archery Association Level I council archery instructor. Includes use of equipment, techniques of shooting, safety and injury prevention. Participants receive National Archery Association manual to keep.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 27, 2015

FEE: $30 for registered Girl Scout member; $60 for non-Girl Scout member

BRING: pencil and notebook, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks for the day, unbreakable cup and pocketknife

Small Craft Safety @ Camp Ginger Cascades
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Small Craft Safety – Canoe (SCS-C) is one of the certifications needed for taking other people on flat water rivers, etc. NOTE: This also counts as Basic Water Rescue for Safety Activity Checkpoints requirements for fishing, watchers, etc.

In order to earn these cards, you must attend all sessions of the class, pass a swim test and pass both the written tests and the skill tests.

Minimum age is 16. Must have sufficient upper body strength to flip canoe.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2015

FEE: $35

MIN/MAX: 6/14

BRING:

  • Health History Form – in case of an emergency. P2P
  • Training Card
  • Water bottle
  • Whistle that can get wet (the ball inside the whistle should not be made of cork)

FOOD: Lunch, snacks, drinks/water – pack in a small cooler to carry with you to the lake.

CLOTHING:

  •  Swimsuit
  • Quick drying shorts, tops for paddling, and both warm and quick drying long sleeved tops and bottoms in case we have cool/cloudy/windy weather. Suitable materials include synthetics like polyester, polypropylene, fleece, CoolMax, or nylon. (Not cotton or denim- it chafes, and weighs a ton when wet!) The long sleeved shirt and pants are also needed for one of the rescue activities and will get wet.
  • Change of clothes
  • Rain gear – we will not stop class for rain, only lightning
  • Sun screen and hat
  • Towel

FOOTWEAR:

  • A pair of old shoes or closed toe water shoes to wear while canoeing/swimming – no crocs, sandals or flip-flops.
  • Camp shoes & socks – must be closed-toe shoes – tennis shoes or hiking boots are acceptable
  • USEFUL EQUIPMENT: bring if you have them, but don’t go out and spend money.
    • Knee pads: Anything that will help you stay on your knees for a long time – gardening knee pads, foam pads, softball knee pads.
    OPTIONAL items (bring them if you think you need them)
    • Sunglasses • Strap for glasses • Camera – make sure it can get wet
    • Insect repellent • Spare glasses if you wear contacts
    • T-shirt and quick drying shorts to wear over swimsuit (reduce chance of sunburn, some people find the life jackets rub)
    • Hat that can get wet (prevent sunburned scalp or ears, scoop up water and dump over your head when you get hot) – or a bandana to soak up water and keep you cool
    • Warm jacket in case it is cold once you get out of the water. Polyester fleece works great for this, since it dries quickly.

OVERNIGHT:
If you choose to spend Friday and/or Saturday nights, you’ll need the following:

  • Sleeping bag, Pillow
  • Pajamas (that can be seen in public!)
  • Soap, shampoo, deodorant, towel if you want to shower
  • Food for meals – there is a refrigerator, microwave and stove as well as limited cookware, dishes and utensils
  • The unit house has mattresses for use on the floor as well as hot showers.

 

Ginger Cascades He and Me Fun Day! @ Camp Ginger Cascades
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Bring your dad, uncle or favorite adult male to camp for a day of fun for both of you! Activities include fishing, archery, climbing wall and more!

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and fathers/important male role models

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2015

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: $10

BRING: bag lunch, water bottle, tennis shoes or closed toe shoes, appropriate clothes for the weather