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  1. Events are listed in chronological order. To change your CALENDAR VIEW, you can click on the button to the far right to choose from Agenda, Month or Posterboard.
  2. To narrow your choices to a specific program age level, click on one of the choices – Ambassador, Brownie, Cadette, Daisy, Junior, Parents, Senior or Volunteers – under the AGE LEVELS menu on the top.

Oct
24
Fri
Night Sky Exploration @ Location TBD (most likely off the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 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: October 20, 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

 

Down The Rabbit Hole @ Keyauwee Program Center
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

REGISTER NOW!

Down a hole, into a land of horror and darkness. Through a twisting trail haunted by the lost, maddened creatures of Wonderland. A night of screams and surprises awaits you. Come down the rabbit hole, we’ll be waiting… If you make it out of Wonderland alive, join us for songs and refreshments around the campfire!

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 6-12) and troop leaders, parents (There is also a less “scary” version of the trail open to younger girls.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: $10

BRING: comfortable walking shoes, flashlight

Oct
25
Sat
Dad and I @ Keyauwee Program Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 10:30 am

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Grab your dad and head down to camp to enjoy all your favorite activities from boats to climbing wall to archery, as well as do some pumpkin carving! We’ll provide all meals, staff and supplies – you just bring yourself! Fee includes a patch.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2014

GIRL FEE: $50

ADULT FEE: $50

BRING: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, pajamas, toiletries, change of clothes, water bottle, rain gear, tennis shoes and suitable clothes for the weather

Korner’s Folly Patch Release Party @ Korner's Folly
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the release of our new Körner’s Folly Girl Scout patch. Participate in historic games and activities, and see a puppet show to meet patch requirements.  Format is drop-in from 9 a.m.- Noon, with an assigned puppet show time upon registration. Please register at www.kornersfolly.org.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2014 – To register for the event, please click here.

FEE: $5

MIN/MAX: N/A

Gastonia Shop Open @ Gastonia Council Shop
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Down The Rabbit Hole @ Keyauwee Program Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

REGISTER NOW!

Down a hole, into a land of horror and darkness. Through a twisting trail haunted by the lost, maddened creatures of Wonderland. A night of screams and surprises awaits you. Come down the rabbit hole, we’ll be waiting… If you make it out of Wonderland alive, join us for songs and refreshments around the campfire!

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 6-12) and troop leaders, parents (There is also a less “scary” version of the trail open to younger girls.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 9, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: $10

BRING: comfortable walking shoes, flashlight

Oct
26
Sun
2014 National Chemistry Day @ Franks Family Science Center at Guilford College
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come out and enjoy National Chemistry Day at Guilford College. Click here for more details.

No registration required.

Nov
1
Sat
Geocaching Day at the North Carolina Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Triad Shop Open @ Triad Council Shop
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Scout Day at Old Salem: Keeping the Harvest @ Old Salem
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Special activities include:
  • Make a corn husk doll to take home with you!
  • Visit the gunsmith and learn about hunting in Salem.
  • How were foods preserved in the past?
  • How is a cellar used for preserving different foods?
  • Learn how apple butter was made and get a taste too!
  • See how the doctor used plants as medicine.
  • And many more activities and demonstrations through the historic district!

Special patches for this event, as well as the Old Salem Council Patch, will be available for Girl Scouts at the Visitor Center. To receive the discounted admission price ($14 for leaders/$9 for girls) you must register by October 22. Reservations can be made by calling Tours & Reservations (1-800-441-5305) and will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about the event, please click here.