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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

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
May
16
Sat
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 www.chimneyrockpark.com/education/scout.php 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

GIRL FEE: TBD

ADULT FEE: TBD

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

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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)

May
23
Sat
Girls to the Rescue @ Local 865 Fireman’s Camp
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rescheduling for Fall 2015!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, City of Asheville Fire Department is rescheduling this event. As soon as a date is determined, it will be updated on this website. 

Usually Girl Scouts learn to build fires. What do you do when it gets out of hand? Make sure you are a part of this exciting experience designed to help girls develop courage, confidence and build character while introducing them to a rescue career field. Try your hand at first aid skills, learn what happens when you call 911 and discover ways to prevent fires. Can you manage a firefighting hose? Try it out. Girls need to know they are smart enough, strong enough and brave enough to pursue a career as a firefighter. Only 3.4% of fire professionals are female. Work side by side with a firefighting professional. Have fun trying to beat that firefighter in the water brigade relay! Firefighters work with water on a daily basis. You might want to bring a change of clothes for the end of the day – there is the possibility of getting wet. The event is sponsored by the City of Asheville Fire Department.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2015

GIRL FEE: $7

BRING: bag lunch, water bottle, tennis shoes or closed toe shoes, appropriate clothes for the weather, change of clothes in case you get wet