Camp Sunshine is a leadership program for girls in grades 7-12. These older Girl Scouts work together as a staff to plan an overnight camping experience for younger girls in grades 3-5, whom have never been a Girl Scout and/or have never had the opportunity to experience camp. This REQUIRED orientation will give you an overview of the program and detailed job descriptions of all the leadership positions available for the event. The girl staff designs the activities, learns techniques to work with younger girls, expands their leadership and organizational skills and gains self-confidence in themselves by helping others. Camp Sunshine staff are selected by application only and applications MUST be received by October 1, 2014, to be considered.
If selected, girls MUST be available to attend the following meetings and training to be held at Camp Ginger Cascades: October 26, November 16 and January 11 from 3-5 p.m. and a required training March 21-22, 2015, with the actual event April 10-12, 2015. Please Note: If you are applying for a position on the leadership team, there are additional meeting dates that you MUST attend.
GRADE LEVEL: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors (grades 7-12) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 2, 2014
GIRL FEE: Free
ADULT FEE: Free
BRING: water bottle, pencil, notebook
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. Participate in craft demonstrations and cultural programs. 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: March 18, 2015
GIRL FEE: $5
ADULT FEE: $2
BRING: bag lunch, water bottle, tennis shoes or closed toe shoes, appropriate clothes for the weather, Girl Scout sit upon to enjoy the sounds of the Mill Creek after the program is over
CONTACT: E-mail Anne Allison or call 828-668-9259
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 email@example.com with any questions.
GRADE LEVEL: All Girl Scouts (grades K-12) and troop leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 26, 2015
GIRL FEE: $5
BRING: water bottle, clothing and footwear appropriate for working outside and with horses
April 10 – 12 is “Do a Good Turn” weekend.
Girl Scout members (both adults and girls) are encouraged to do something nice for someone else throughout the weekend.
It can be as simple as raking leaves for an elderly neighbor or planting flowers at a church, or as complex as a river clean up or building a playground.
After the weekend, all members are sent a short online survey to share the number of hours served and the type of project completed.
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