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Events

January – February 2014

Jan
25
Sat
Victorian Arts @ Harper House/Hickory History Center
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you know how to do smocking? How about China painting? Explore the life a Victorian lady and try your hand at these two crafts. We will learn to smock and take home directions for completing a pillow. Mrs. Shuler, the wife of the original owner of Harper House, won prizes at the Hickory Fair for her China paintings. Maybe one of yours paintings will win a prize also. To register, send payment and registration form to: Harper House/Hickory History Center, 310 N Center St., Hickory, NC 28601. Include the ages of the girls.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors (grades 2-10) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: $10

GIRL MIN/MAX: 15/35

ADULT MIN/MAX: 2/10

I Learned to Sew at Mary Jo’s- Bookmarks @ Mary Jo's Cloth Shop
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn some basics for creating and sewing. You will be taught to use a rotary cutter, play with a few fun stitches on the machine. By the time we leave, you will have your own bookmark. 

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 22, 2014

FEE: $15

BRING: Please note, participants must provide the following supplies for the class: Pencil ruler, Scissors, Straight pins, Thread, 1 fat 1/8 (or equivalent), 8” or longer ribbon (1/2 inch wide)

MIN/MAX: 2/6

VIT: Volunteer-In-Training @ Girl Scout Learning Center, Colfax
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you an experienced Program Aide looking to expand your volunteer leadership horizons? VIT training will do just that! Take the next step in your leadership pathway and become a volunteer-in-training.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 9-12) and troop leaders

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2014

GIRL FEE: $6

ADULT FEE: Free

GIRL MIN/MAX: 10/20 (Asheville)
GIRL MIN/MAX: 10/40 (Colfax)

ADULT MIN/MAX: 2/4 (Asheville)
ADULT MIN/MAX: 2/8 (Colfax)

BRING: notebook and pen, water bottle

Jan
27
Mon
Techbridge: Crazy Carnival @ TBD
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to a crazy carnival of your own creation. Explore simple machines as you build a merry-go-round, a bean-bag toss and a race car. Levers, pulleys, screws and gears abound as you engineer the ultimate playground. *Girls must attend both sessions to complete this Techbridge Box.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 4-12) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2014

GIRL FEE: $8

ADULT FEE: Free

GIRL MIN/MAX: 10/25

ADULT MIN/MAX: 5/5

Feb
1
Sat
Benefits Of Early College Planning @ Girl Scout Learning Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Understand the options for saving for college and what impact each may have on financial aid. Understand and budget for the total cost of college. Dispel myths between public vs. private schools. Get a checklist of things to accomplish from preschool through high school to be prepared for college. College and retirement are BOTH possible.

GRADE LEVEL: Parents of Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors (grades K-5)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 27, 2014

ADULT FEE: $5

ADULT MIN/MAX: 6/25

BRING: notebook and pen

Feb
7
Fri
Senses @ Greensboro Science Center
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Complete the It’s Your Planet – Love it!  Senses skill-building badge.  

See the science center website www.greensboroscience.org/events/scouts/index.shtml for details and registration information.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Brownies

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2014

FEE: $30

MIN/MAX: 40/80

 

 

Feb
8
Sat
National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC-Greensboro @ HHP Building on UNC-Greensboro Campus
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This a great opportunity for girls ages 5-18 to get out and participate in sports and physical activity. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in field hockey, softball, jump rope, dance and rugby while interacting with current 
Division 1 female student-athletes from UNC-Greensboro. Registration deadline is January 29. To register, contact Marli Bennett at mtbenne2@uncg.edu with the participant’s name, age and emergency contact information. 

Click here for more information. 

Geocacher & Hiker @ The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Girl Scout Juniors will enjoy a high-tech scavenger hunt through The North Carolina Arboretum while earning the Geocacher badge. Plan a trip, learn about caches, trade items and explore the trails. This program is designed for Juniors, but if Brownies are in attendance they will have the option of earning the Hiker badge. Girls are welcome to attend without adults in attendance. Arboretum educators serve as adults required for safety ratios. Girl Scouts are encouraged with groups/troops that register together to meet safety ratios. Register online at www.ncarboretumregistration.org. Contact Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Coordinator, at 828-665-2492 ext. 228 with questions.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors (grades 2-5) and troop leaders

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

GIRL MIN/MAX: 1/20

BRING: suitable clothes for the weather, water bottle, completed permission/health form for girls attending individually

 

Gold and Silver Award Chat Session @ Myers United Methodist Church
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attend a chat session to learn more about earning the Gold Award or Silver Award. During the 2013-2014 troop year, girls are REQUIRED to attend prior to beginning either their Gold or Silver Award project. Chat sessions are designed for girls specifically, but leaders and/or parents are welcome to attend as observers. These chat sessions will cover both Silver and Gold Awards. Girls attending the chat session will receive a copy of the appropriate GSCP2P information packet. You must pre-register for these chat sessions at least two weeks before the session date, unless otherwise noted. Fee for each chat session is $2/girl and helps offset the cost of materials. (Leaders and/or parents attend free of charge.)

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 23, 2014

GIRL FEE: $2

GIRL MIN/MAX: 10/30

BRING: notebook and pen

Feb
15
Sat
GSI: Girl Science Investigators @ Gaston County Main Library
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help us solve crimes in the library!  Explore science and crime scene investigation with fun, hands-on experiments.

GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 3, 2014 (Register directly with the library by calling 704-868-2164, opt. #3.)

FEE: Free

MIN/MAX: 10/100

 

 

 

 

 

Register directly with the library by calling 704-868-2164 opt. #3.