Join us for this community wide 5K walk/run! Proceeds support Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.
If you or someone you know would like to sign up as a participant, go to www.thehumanrace.kintera.org. There is a $25 registration fee to run ($35 the day of the race). You may choose a nonprofit team to join, or you can join the “Run Only” team.
What do landfills and art have in common? The Jackson County Green Energy Park captures methane gas from the old Dillsboro landfill for use as a fuel. It provides process heat for: Blacksmith forges, metal foundry, glassblowing studios, greenhouses, facility heating and pottery kiln. The Jackson County Green Energy Park utilizes clean, renewable energy resources to encourage economic development, provide environmental protection, and offer educational opportunities that together will help lead towards a more sustainable future for western North Carolina. The tour includes a glassblowing demonstration, a walking chat on the GEP’s renewable energy use and history, a visit to our ceramics kiln, and a blacksmithing demonstration when available.
Are you working on an It’s Your Planet – Love It Journey!? Great! From energy efficiency to air quality to food production – this opportunity is a great community connection for you. Tours take just over 1 hour and 30 minutes. Any size troop or group is welcome. Tour size is limited to 20 people per group. Smaller groups will be combined to maximize space. Multiple tour times will be set. Choose your preferred time – 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. If a time is overbooked, we will contact you to arrange for another time.
This same weekend, just over the hill in Sylva, they will be holding their annual downtown street festival celebrating Earth Day, springtime, the mountains and everything local! Everyone is invited to Greening Up the Mountains. Downtown Sylva is less than 3 miles from the Green Energy Park. Many great youth- focused events will be offered at the festival. Learn more at www.greeningupthemountains.com.
GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 4-12) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2015
GIRL FEE: $4
ADULT FEE: $2
Experience life in the fast lane at the NASCAR Hall of Fame! Enjoy all the Hall has to offer after hours with exclusive, Girl Scout only access. Spend the night in the Great Hall, with the cars of Glory Road above your head. Watch a movie in the High Octane Theatre… and more! Cost includes all activities, Saturday evening snack, Sunday morning breakfast and a patch.
GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders, parents
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 19, 2015
GIRL FEE: $42
ADULT FEE: $42
GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 9, 2015
GIRL FEE: $10
ADULT FEE: $10
BRING: bag lunch, water bottle; any additional items will be included in the confirmation letter
Spend the night checking out the night sky in the Millholland Planetarium and watching a planetarium show. Get up close and personal with the aquarium animals. Have a crash course in chemistry with liquid nitrogen demos and spend time with Girl Scout Cadettes, making a craft to take home as well. The fee includes rotation of four classes in the evening, one snack and breakfast. A minimum of 40 girls need to register for CSC to hold the camp-in. Participants must follow the adult-to-girl ratios outlined in Safety Activity Checkpoints. To register, visit www.catawbascience.org to download a registration form or e-mail email@example.com. Return the completed registration form via FAX: 828-322-1585 or MAIL: Catawba Science Center PO Box 2431 Hickory, NC 28603. A $5 late fee will be charged after the registration deadline. Refunds are available two weeks prior to camp-in, minus a $10 administrative fee. No refund available after this date.
GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors (grades 2-5) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2015
GIRL FEE: $35
ADULT FEE: $10
BRING: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlights, pajamas, toiletries, change of clothes, water bottle
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
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2015
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).
Can’t get enough horse time? Come to Barn Rat University and participate in hands-on horsemanship lessons. Topics will change each month. Confirmations will not be sent for this event. Programs start promptly at 6 p.m. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2015
GIRL FEE: $5
BRING: water bottle, clothing and footwear appropriate for working outside and with horses