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Asheville Council Shop Open @ Asheville Council Shop
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Girl Scout Day at Mountain Gateway Museum @ Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center
Apr 4 @ 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. 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




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

Do A Good Turn Weekend
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day

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.

Fire Building @ Denver United Methodist Church
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course has reached capacity. No more registrations are being accepted. 

Camp stoves and 3-match fires, safety and simple tools – you’ll be prepared for guiding girls in building fires. Prerequisites: Be Safe, Be Ready: Outings and Overnights AND Be Safe, Be Ready: Girl Planning . Add Outdoor Cooking to complete the Cook Out License.


FEE: $10

BRING: Pocketknife

Hickory Council Shop Open @ Hickory Council Shop
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Outdoor Cooking @ Denver United Methodist Church Arbor
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This course has reached capacity. No more registrations are being accepted. 

Cooking a simple meal on fire and camp stove, sanitation and food storage – you’ll be prepared to guide girls to cook outdoors. Prerequisites: Firebuilding, Be Safe, Be Ready: Outings and Overnights AND Be Safe, Be Ready: Girl Planning. This course completes the Cook Out License, allowing girls to build and cook over fires.


FEE: $10

BRING: Plastic or metal dishes/silverware in a mesh bag (an onion or orange bag works great!)

Tenting @ Denver United Methodist Church Arbor
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This course has reached capacity. No more registrations are being accepted.

Required of an adult before taking a troop camping where girls sleep in tents. Includes lessons on tents, tarps and knots. Learn how to partner with girls to plan advanced outdoor experiences. There is no overnight option for this camp license series.

Prerequisite: Be Safe, Br ready online courses, Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking


FEE: $10

The Human Race 5K @ Downtown Greensboro
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Camp License Update @ Girl Scout Learning Center
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Cook Out and Camp licenses must be renewed every five years. Take this update course if you earned your Camp License in the 2009-10 membership year. If you earned you Camp License prior to 2009, you must re-take Fire Building, Outdoor Cooking and Tenting OR take the Camp License Test-Out.

If you have never taken the Camp License courses, this is not the course for you; this is a renewal course only!

Pre-requisites: Previous Camp License (Fire Building, Outdoor Cooking and the Overnight Camp Experience) in 2009-2010 membership year or more recently, AND Be Safe, Be Ready: Outinds and Overnights and Be Safe, Be Ready: Girl Planning after April 15, 2014.


FEE: $5

BRING: Pocketknife

Region 5 Traveling Circus @ St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm


All Morning Session:

CPR and First Aid: Both CPR and First Aid will be covered in this course. Participants must attend both. Current CPR and First Aid certification is required of a troop adult before participating in certain activities, and the certificate earned in this class is valid for two years.

Session 1 (10 to 11 a.m.):

Journeys are Fun: Need ways to get your girls excited about Journeys? This course is designed to give you fun and exciting ways to make Journeys more appealing! You will not want to miss out on the excitement.

Girl Scout Games: Learn new Girl Scout games to take back to your girls! Need a rainy day activity? Why not try a new game? In this class, you will learn fun and easy time passers!

Session 2 (11 a.m. to Noon):

Multi-Level Troop Training: Are you a troop leader who has multiple program levels? Sometimes it may seem like you are running out of ideas to incorporate all the program levels. In this course, you will find that managing a multi-level troop is fun and rewarding. Come out to get ideas for your multi-level troop!

Letterboxing: Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a treasure hunt style outdoor quest. Learn all about Letterboxing and be able to have your girls participate.

Session 3 (12:30 to 1 p.m.):

Mystery Class: Come with an open mind to this class…it will be a surprise, but well worth your while!

or Free Time

Session 4 (1 to 2 p.m.):

Leader 4-1-1: This course will fill your brain with many tips and tricks when it comes to being a leader. Both new and seasoned leaders will benefit from this session. Topics will include how to accurately place pins and patches on uniforms and how to make ceremonies fun.

Recycled Craft: Use your resources wisely! If you are a typical leader, you have saved items that you just know you will use sometime. You will also find out what you should be saving now.

Session 5 (2 to 3:15 p.m.):

Living the Promise/Closing: For all participants. Girl Scouting has been around for over 100 years! Why? What makes our organization special? Discover our secret to success and how you fit in.