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Events

Aug
22
Fri
Night Sky Exploration @ Mt. Pisgah Trailhead parking lot – MP 407.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (about 19 miles south of Asheville)
Aug 22 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm

When you look up at the night sky, what do you see?  Darkness, stars, planets, moons, satellites, constellations, galaxies or a speck on your glasses.  Gain an understanding of basic astronomy.  Meet with members of the Astronomy Club of Asheville.  Check out star charts for the current month.   Discover what you can see using a telescope.  Did you know that the August full moon is the largest full moon in 2014?  The Astronomy Club of Asheville has invited Girl Scouts out for an introduction to backyard astronomy.

The club star gazes are open to the public and usually occur twice per month on the Friday night that falls near the Last Quarter and New Moons (unless a holiday interferes.)  Should the Friday night be clouded out, we will use the next night (Saturday) as a backup night.

Dress as warmly as you can especially your head, hands and feet.  They’ve never heard anyone complain about being too warm at a star gaze.  You may want to bring a sit upon, blanket or chair.  Feel free to bring a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Anyone who comes to a star gaze should turn off your car lights as soon as possible, and give a warning before you turn on your lights to leave.  Don’t use a flashlight unless it has a deep red filter over it.  Few things irritate astronomers more than losing their night vision.   It takes at least 15 minutes to get it back, longer if the person was observing very dim objects such as faint galaxies.  If you bring a flashlight, it MUST have several layers of red cellophane covering the light.

Girls must be accompanied by adults, either troop leadership or parent/guardian.  For last minute location updates and tons of useful resources, check out www.astroasheville.org.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 18, 2014 (E-mail Laura Allison at lallison@girlscoutsp2p.org or leave message at 828-210-9027 with number of girl participants and adult participants, group contact person name, e-mail address and phone number.)

FEE: N/A

 

Aug
23
Sat
ALFaree @ Camp Pisgah
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

An enrichment, skill building and update event for Adult Learning Facilitators (ALFs) and the Larger Learning Team. A chance to meet, work with and learn from other facilitators across the council.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 7, 2014

FEE: $5

BRING: Notebook and pen (overnight gear if needed!)

MIN/MAX: 20/60

Sep
1
Mon
Service Center & Shops Closed
Sep 1 all-day

The service centers and shops are closed in observance of Labor Day.

Sep
6
Sat
Tenting @ Cedarock Park
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Required of an adult before taking a troop camping where girls sleep in tents or at a location outside of GSCP2P camp. Includes tents, tarps, knots. Learn how to partner with girls to tent camp.

Pre-requisites: Be Safe, Be Ready online courses, Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking OR also register to take Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking on the same day. Staying overnight is optional. Facilitators will be staying overnight and during the evening will be offering banana boats, along with tips and anecdotes on camping with young girls. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 21, 2014

FEE: $10

BRING: Clothing for weather. If staying overnight, bring sleeping bag/pad, plastic or metal dishes, toiletries, etc.

MIN/MAX: 6/20

Fire Building @ Cedarock Park
Sep 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Camp stoves and 3-match fires, safety and simple tools- you’ll be prepared for guiding girls in building fires. Add Outdoor Cooking to complete the Cook Out License.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 21, 2014

FEE: $10

BRING: Pocketknife

MIN/MAX: 6/20

Outdoor Cooking @ Cedarock Park
Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooking a simple meal on fire and camp stove, sanitation and food storage- you’ll be prepared to guide girls to cook outdoors. This course completes the Cook Out License, allowing girls to build and cook over fires.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 21, 2014

FEE: $10

BRING: Plastic or metal dishes/silverware in a mesh bag (an onion or orange bag works great!)

MIN/MAX: 6/20

Sep
12
Fri
Girl Scout Lock-In at Proehlific Park @ Proehlific Park, Family Sports Complex and Fitness Center
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 8:00 am

This event “otter” be fun! Come on in and BE ACTIVE! We’ll have Frisbee golf, kick ball, basketball, crafts, movies and much more! Stations will be set up to complete your troop’s on-time registration. Friday night and Saturday morning snacks are included.

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 5 (To register individually, as a small group or as a troop, please go here.)

FEE: $30 per girl; one leader free and each additional leader is $20

BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

MIN/MAX: 42/214

Sep
13
Sat
Quiltmaker @ Asheville Service Center
Sep 13 @ 5:00 am – 11:00 am

Quilts say so much about our lives – our likes, desires and dreams. Quiltmakers were storytellers of the past. Put your math skills to use, learn to use a sewing machine and to also make hand stitches. Members of the Asheville Quilt Guild will teach girls needed skills to make their own quilt wall hanging. All materials will be provided.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 28, 2014, Click here to register in E-biz!

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: Free

BRING: bag lunch, water bottle

DATE TIME LOCATION DEADLINE
September 13, 2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Asheville Service Center, Asheville August 28, 2014

Camping License Update @ Arbor at Denver United Methodist Church
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cook Out and Camp licenses must be renewed every five years. Take this course if you earned your Camp License in the 2009-10 membership year.

Pre-requisites: Current camp licenses and Be Safe, Be Ready online courses. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 28, 2014

FEE: $5

BRING: Pocketknife

MIN/MAX: 4/20

Asheville Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm