Service Centers and Shops closed Wednesday, May 6

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


Join us for Leaderee at Keyuawee Program Center!

Learn more about the various sessions available!

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


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


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
Service Center & Shops Closed
May 6 all-day

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

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


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.


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


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.


FEE: $35

MIN/MAX: 6/14


  • 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.


  •  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


  • 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.

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.


Hickory Council Shop Open @ Hickory Council Shop
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Triad Council Shop Open @ Triad Council Shop
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Girl Scout Day at Chimney Rock Park @ Chimney Rock Park
May 16 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy the day exploring Chimney Rock Park. Nearly 1,000 acres make an interesting backdrop to a variety of nature programs that are both informative and fun! Visit for details of programs offered. Morning programs are appropriate for all ages. To register, call 828-625-9611. If you have questions prior to the event, e-mail Emily Walker or call 828-625-4697 ext. 2.

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



BRING: bag lunch or purchase at nearby café; tennis shoes or closed toe shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather

Annual Meeting and Recognition Event @ Hickory Metro Convention Center
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm


Come celebrate with us as we honor our Gold, Silver and Adult Award recipients, as well as conduct our Annual Meeting. Additional details and registration information coming soon!

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents

FEE: $10 per person (recipient is free)