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Events

July – September 2014

Jul
26
Sat
Keyauwee Program Center – Family Camp @ Keyauee Program Center
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

Grab your family members and head down to camp to enjoy all your favorite activities from boats to climbing wall to archery. Don’t forget to spend time lying around the pool, too! We’ll provide all meals, staff and supplies – you just bring yourself!

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and adults, siblings

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 10, 2014

GIRL FEE: $50

ADULT FEE: $50

BRING: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, pajamas, toiletries, change of clothes, water bottle, rain gear, tennis shoes and suitable clothes for the weather

Aug
4
Mon
Council Shops & Online Shop Closed for Inventory
Aug 4 – Aug 8 all-day

All council shops and the online shop are closed for inventory.

Aug
15
Fri
Baseball, Fireworks and Camping – Asheville Tourists @ McCormick Field
Aug 15 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 16 @ 7:45 am

Catch some fun with the Asheville Tourists, including a pre-game Girl Scout parade, post-game fireworks and the opportunity to campout on the field. Purchase the Girl Scout package for just $10, which includes a general admission ticket, souvenir patch and meal voucher (hot dog, chips and drink). Parents and families are welcome to purchase admission tickets for only $5. To register, e-mail Michelle Buss or call 828-258-0428 ext. 214. If your troop is interested in camping out on the field, be sure let Michelle know when registering. Tents allowed but no stakes, please. Dads/male volunteers are welcome to camp out as long as separate sleeping areas are maintained.

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 8, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: $5

BRING: if staying overnight, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlights, pajamas, toiletries, change of clothes, water bottle

Aug
16
Sat
Council Shops Sidewalk Sale
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The council shops in Asheville, Hickory, Gastonia and the Triad are open today for a huge sidewalk sale!

Aug
22
Fri
Night Sky Exploration @ Location TBD (most likely off the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Aug 22 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm

When you look up at the night sky, what do you see?  Darkness, stars, planets, moons, satellites, constellations, galaxies or a speck on your glasses.  Gain an understanding of basic astronomy.  Meet with members of the Astronomy Club of Asheville.  Check out star charts for the current month.   Discover what you can see using a telescope.  Did you know that the August full moon is the largest full moon in 2014?  The Astronomy Club of Asheville has invited Girl Scouts out for an introduction to backyard astronomy.

The club star gazes are open to the public and usually occur twice per month on the Friday night that falls near the Last Quarter and New Moons (unless a holiday interferes.)  Should the Friday night be clouded out, we will use the next night (Saturday) as a backup night.

Dress as warmly as you can especially your head, hands and feet.  They’ve never heard anyone complain about being too warm at a star gaze.  You may want to bring a sit upon, blanket or chair.  Feel free to bring a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Anyone who comes to a star gaze should turn off your car lights as soon as possible, and give a warning before you turn on your lights to leave.  Don’t use a flashlight unless it has a deep red filter over it.  Few things irritate astronomers more than losing their night vision.   It takes at least 15 minutes to get it back, longer if the person was observing very dim objects such as faint galaxies.  If you bring a flashlight, it MUST have several layers of red cellophane covering the light.

Girls must be accompanied by adults, either troop leadership or parent/guardian.  For last minute location updates and tons of useful resources, check out www.astroasheville.org.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 18, 2014 (E-mail Laura Allison at lallison@girlscoutsp2p.org or leave message at 828-210-9027 with number of girl participants and adult participants, group contact person name, e-mail address and phone number.)

FEE: N/A

 

Aug
23
Sat
Girl Scout Day at Mountain Gateway Museum @ Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Travel back in time at the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center experiencing life in the mountains during early American times. Explore a 19th century cabin and the unique exhibits representing early mountain life. Try your hand at traditional handicrafts like paper quilling and candle making. Participate in craft demonstrations and cultural programs. Feel free to bring your picnic lunch and Girl Scout sit upon to enjoy the sounds of the Mill creek after the program is over. To register, e-mail Anne Allison or call 828-668-9259.

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 8, 2014

GIRL FEE: $5

ADULT FEE: $2

 

Sep
1
Mon
Service Center & Shops Closed
Sep 1 all-day

The service centers and shops are closed in observance of Labor Day.

Sep
13
Sat
Quiltmaker @ Asheville Service Center
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Quilts say so much about our lives – our likes, desires and dreams. Quiltmakers were storytellers of the past. Put your math skills to use, learn to use a sewing machine and to also make hand stitches. Members of the Asheville Quilt Guild will teach girls needed skills to make their own quilt wall hanging. All materials will be provided.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 28, 2014

GIRL FEE: $10

ADULT FEE: Free

BRING: bag lunch, water bottle

DATE TIME LOCATION DEADLINE
September 13, 2014 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Asheville Service Center, Asheville August 28, 2014

Asheville Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Circle C Equestrian Center Open House @ Keyauwee Program Center
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come tour our beautiful riding facility, meet the horses and learn more about the different programs we offer. Participate in several un-mounted equine and barn-related activities.

GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders, parents

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: N/A

GIRL FEE: Free

ADULT FEE: Free