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Events

May
23
Sat
Girls to the Rescue @ Local 865 Fireman’s Camp
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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

May
25
Mon
Service Center & Shops Closed
May 25 all-day

The service centers and shops are closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

May
30
Sat
Myrtle Waves Girl Scout Day @ Myrtle Waves
May 30 all-day
Baseball & Camping with the Asheville Tourists @ McCormick Field
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Asheville Tourists are inviting all Girl Scout troops to attend a game at McCormick Field on Saturday, May 30.  After the game, Girl Scout troops are invited to campout on the field and watch a movie on the big screen.  For only $10, Girl Scouts will receive a reserved seat ticket to the game, souvenir Girl Scout Night patch and a meal voucher good for a hot dog, chips and drink.  All Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-game Girl Scout parade on the field.  Troops will be recognized over the PA system.  Parents and family can receive admission to the game for only $6!  For more information or to order tickets, e-mail Michelle Buss or call 828-258-0428 ext. 214.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 22, 2015

FEE: $10 girls/ $10 Girl Scout troop leaders/ $6 Family and Friends admission only

Jun
5
Fri
Girl Scout Campout at the Greensboro Grasshoppers Stadium @ Greensboro Grasshoppers Stadium
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 8:00 am

Bring your troop for a little baseball and then sleep out on the field under the stars! More details can be found here.

Jun
6
Sat
Girl Scouts Explore Biltmore @ Biltmore Estate
Jun 6 all-day

What is over 119 years old and has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces? Let me give you another clue. This place also has a bowling alley and swimming pool inside of it. Still wondering? All Girl Scouts are invited to explore The Biltmore Estate. Special activities at the farm will be offered, in addition to self-guided tours of the largest home in America. Close your eyes and imagine yourself living in the luxurious family home or spending your afternoon in the beautiful gardens. All ticket purchases will have appropriate sales tax added during purchase. To register Group Sales Biltmore Estate, at 866-851-4661.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 4, 2015

GIRL FEE: $15 per girl (NC tax applied to ticket prices)

ADULT FEE: $38 per adult (NC tax applied to ticket prices)

BRING: bag lunch or purchase at restaurant on the estate, tennis shoes or closed toe shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather

CONTACT: Call Biltmore Estate Group Sales toll free 866-851-4661 to register. Registration and advanced payment is required.

 

Asheville Council Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gastonia Council Shop Open @ Gastonia Council Shop
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
7
Sun
Camp Family Fun Day @ Camp Pisgah
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

There is a small cost for popular activities and food to support the camp scholarship fund.

Come check out camp and meet the 2015 summer staff! Program areas will be open for you and your family to try out and enjoy! Take this opportunity to tour camp and get all your questions answered. Touring camp is free, but to help raise money for the camp scholarship fund, we provide some of our most popular activities and sell food for a small cost. All profits help send girls to camp!

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

Jun
13
Sat
Go Climb – Rock Climbing @ Pilot Mountain State Park
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

REGISTER NOW!

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: June 1, 2015

FEE: $55

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).