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 Brownies, Juniors (grades 2-5) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2015
GIRL FEE: $5
BRING: water bottle, tennis shoes or closed toe shoes, appropriate clothes for the weather, change of clothes in case you get wet
The service centers and shops are closed for the Independence Day holiday.
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: August 3, 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).
Learn to pitch a tent, sing camp songs, make SWAPS, complete a service project, get your face painted and more! Staff and volunteers will be on hand to share information about Girl Scouting and how to get involved. Adult volunteer information available as well.
A hot dog lunch will be served from noon- 1 p.m.
To register, e-mail Cathy Thacker.
The Circle C horses can’t wait to meet you! Join us for a barn tour, horse-themed games and crafts, riding demonstrations and five-minute riding lessons for new riders. Anyone riding must e-mail or call to register for a riding time; spaces are limited. Drawings for special prizes will happen throughout the day.
GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: None
GIRL FEE: Free
BRING: long pants and suitable clothing for the weather, closed-toe footwear for riding horses; helmets provide
Spend time bonding with each other as you create fun crafts, complete water saving projects and even dive into the Pisgah pool as we learn about the wonder of water. This is connected to the WOW!-Wonders of Water Journey. Event includes meals, accommodations, programming staff and supplies.
GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies (grades K-3) and mothers
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 21, 2015
GIRL FEE: $52
ADULT FEE: $20
BRING: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, pajamas, toiletries, day pack, water bottle, rain gear, tennis shoes and suitable clothes for the weather