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Girl Scout Shops Closed for Inventory
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day

The council shops are closed for inventory.

Archery Instructor 1 @ Camp Ginger Cascades
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


Archery course meets requirements for USA Archery Association Level 1 council Archery Instructor. Includes use of equipment, techniques of shooting, safety and injury prevention. Participants receive National Archery Association manual to keep.

ADULT FEE: $40 for Girl Scout; $60 for non-Girl Scout

BRING: Notebook, pen, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks for the day, unbreakable cup and pocketknife.

Small Craft Safety @ Camp Ginger Cascades
Aug 13 @ 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.

Water Test: 1) tread water or float for 1 minute without a life jacket; 2) swim any stroke for 25 yards without a life jacket; 3) swim any stroke for 25 yards while wearing a life jacket.

ADULT FEE: Girl Scout $40; non-Girl Scout $55

BRING: Health History Form – in case of an emergency and P2P training card

FOOD: Lunch, snacks, drinks/bottle 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
  • Sunscreen 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 and 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
  • Spare glasses if you wear contacts
  • Camera – make sure it can get wet
  • Insect repellent
  • 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 and 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.

Burlington Royals Girl Scout Campout @ Burlington Athletic Stadium
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the Burlington Royals for a great game and then camp out on the field! The camp out package includes: general admission ticket, hot dog, chips and drink, post-game activities, camp out on the field and complimentary breakfast.

Learn more about information and registration details.

Hooti U Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity @ Land of the Sky Church of Christ
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


It is true, sometimes we all feel like “change” is a bad word. However, with change comes the opportunity to grow and improve—if we only accept the opportunity. At Hooti U, we’ll meet the change.  Literally!

  • Meet the new Director of Girl Experience and Adult Learning.  (Yes, note the new title—that clues you in to some of the growth potential ahead.)  
  • Meet our CEO and hear from her how adult learning figures into support for the new GSUSA priorities. 
  • Get the scoop on new badges, new Journey Adult Guides and more.
  • Start the process of becoming a Girl Scout Silver/Gold Award Adult Learning Opportunity facilitator.
  • ALFs have an opportunity to put their hands on the new Journeys GPS course design and to glean facilitation tips.

Best of all, we’ll learn to look at those “waves” and learn to turn them into “oceans” filled with limitless possibilities!

Click here to review the class, arrival and transportation options.



Asheville Council Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gastonia Council Shop Open @ Gastonia Council Shop
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bronze Award Adult Learning Opportunity @ Asheville Service Center
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Are you a Girl Scout Juniors aiming for the Bronze Award? Learn about getting started, the steps, determining needs and more! Receive and review the GSCP2P Bronze Award information packet.


BRING: Notebook, pen

Journeys GPS @ Asheville Service Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


New! Get Practical Solutions (GPS)! Learn to navigate the Journeys, from trying out activities to creating customized plans. Hands-on activities reinforce your knowledge of basic program principles.


CPR @ Antioch Baptist Church
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Current CPR certification is required of a troop adult before participating in certain activities, and the certificate earned in this class is valid for two years. The class is open to the public and to Girl Scouts 14 and older.