The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is your starting point for all things related to the AT. They have detailed maps of each section of the trail that can be purchased. They also have guide books.They have a guide to day hikes and a guide to overnight hikes along the trail. The web site has sections on hiking basics and planning your hike, hikes rated by difficulty and distance . . .
Remember to check your council safety guidelines in the Volunteer Essentials. Training requirements seem to differ by council
The Great Girl Scout Hike “Halfway There! Celebration Camporee” has been booked for the weekend of July 13-15 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania. This state park is the unofficial halfway point on the Appalachian Trail and home to the fab AT Museum! More details to come…
It’s a new program year for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and there are lots of exciting things going on! New program materials; a new volunteer helpline; exciting celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting; a new web site; and new ways to bring Girl Scouting to more girls!
Older Girl Scouts from Haverim Service Unit are hosting a 100th Anniversary Sing-Along at the Bremen Museum in Atlanta.
Come celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday and kick off the 100th year of Girl Scouting with a Sing-Along at the Bremen Museum. There will be opportunities to work on Girl Scout awards and religious recognitions (medals) too. The cost is $5.00 per person, which includes a patch, refreshments, a tour of the Bremen Museum, and a donation to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
Space is limited – please register by September 18th. Contact your Service Unit Directors for more information or to sign up.
Start your new year with some new Girl Scout skills! Has your troop bridged to a new program level? Ready to take your girls tent camping? Are you looking for some new games to bring to your troop? or have you always wanted to know how to use a dutch oven? The Grow Your Knowledge Training Weekend is a partnership between the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia to bring a weekend full of leadership basics and fun enrichment classes to leaders in north Georgia. Come for just a class or two or stay for the whole weekend. New leaders are welcome and many classes are open to Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors.
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the new program handbooks for all levels of Girl Scouts, will be out soon! But what’s in them? How do the new badges work? How can we incorporate them with the Journeys? This short (4-minute) video will answer these questions with a sneak peek at the new books! Take a look – and don’t forget you can still pre-order copies of the new Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting at a discount through the Badge and Sash.
There are several Girl Scout Badges about creating art – whether it be 3-D, paper, or shapes. Making your very own paper robot (or other critter such as a daisy or bunny) can be a fun way for girls to explore math in a practical way while being creative. Below is a link to download a paper toy robot, and here is a link to many other types of paper toys to explore.
Make sure you pick Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the group you volunteer with. You’ll earn 50 points just for signing up. Then enter your volunteer hours and earn points for every troop or Service Unit meeting you are involved in.
It won’t take very long for you to earn enough points for a trip for 4 nights at Viva Las Vegas or a two night Bahamas Cruise…you deserve it!
Girl Scouts serving Central Cherokee County, Georgia