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51st Annual Girl Scout Day

September 24, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Girl Scouts on Grandfather Mountain for Girl Scout Day

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership (all or part of a uniform or a troop roster with the leader’s name on it), and family members will receive discounted admission ($1 off child admission and $2 off adult admission). Advance reservations for park admission are not required, meaning scouts, troop leaders and family members are welcome to arrive the day of the event without admission tickets already in hand. However, advance registration for many of the day’s programs is required. Please read carefully below for more details and to register for these programs.

Programs that can fulfill many of the requirements for the Environment Stewardship Badges (Advance Registration Required, Limited Space Available):

*Note that these programs are a 6-hour commitment. Register here.

Daisies (K-1): Eco Learner Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. | Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Time (LNT Hand Signs with a Naturalist, Diggin’ in the Dirt, Tracks in the Conservation Campus and Bug Hunt by the Pollinator Garden)
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. | Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Time (cont.)
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Educator Meet and Greet
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Naturalist Program
  • 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. | Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Time (cont.)
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

Brownies (2-3): Eco Friend Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Travel Time
  • 10:45 – 11 a.m. | Take a Hike & Sing a Song
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m. | Leave No Trace & Fire Safety at Woods Walk
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Travel Time
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Educator Meet and Greet
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. | Guest Speaker: Leandra Taylor, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Time (Build an Animal Home, Find a Zoo Educator and Ask Them…, Find a Naturalist and Ask Them… and Case of the Disappearing Log)
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

Juniors (4-5): Eco Camper Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. | Travel Time
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m. | Leave No Trace & Fire Safety at Woods Walk
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Travel Time
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Educator Meet and Greet
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. | Guest Speaker: Leandra Taylor, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m. | Snack Bags & Dunk Lines
  • 2 – 2:15 p.m. | Travel Time
  • 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. | Naturalist Hike on Black Rock Trail
  • 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Travel to Classroom in the Clouds
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

Cadettes (6-8): Eco Trekker Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. | Travel Time
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m. | Leave No Trace & Fire Safety at Woods Walk
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Travel Time
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Guest Speaker: Leandra Taylor, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • 1 – 1:15 p.m. | Travel Time
  • 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Help Natural Resources Staff Remove Coltsfoot and Native vs. Invasive
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

Seniors (9-10): Eco Explorer Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Grandfather Mountain Exploration (Visit the Leave No Trace Table / Explore exhibits, ecological communities, animal habitats and topics of interest)
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Guest Speaker: Leandra Taylor, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • 1 – 1:15 p.m. | Travel to Linville Peak
  • 1:15 – 3 p.m. | Explore Linville Peak and attend Hawk Watch
  • 3 – 3:20 p.m. | Attend a Peaks and Profiles on Endangered Species
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

Ambassadors (11-12): Eco Advocate Badge

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Troop Check-in & Opening Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. | Meet with Grandfather Mountain Educators
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Design education programs for Daisies with Grandfather Mountain Educators
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | BYOBL (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch) & Guest Speaker: Leandra Taylor, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Ambassadors Teach Daisies
  • 2 – 3:45 p.m. | Grandfather Mountain Exploration (Visit the Leave No Trace Table / Explore exhibits, ecological communities, animal habitats and topics of interest)
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m. | Closing Ceremony at Classroom in the Clouds

For those who do not sign up for one of the above program schedules: 

There will be programming throughout the day such as live raptors, interpretive tables, Creepy Critters and college info tables.

Grandfather Mountain’s daily program schedule will also be in full swing! You are welcome to join:

  • Random Acts of Science | 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. | Wilson Center
  • Community Science Weather | 11 a.m. | Pollinator Garden
  • Junior Naturalist | 11:30 a.m. | Pollinator Garden
  • Peaks and Profiles | 1 and 3 p.m. | By the Swinging Bridge
  • Animal Encounter |  2 p.m. | Outside the main entrance of the Wilson Center
  • Ramble with a Naturalist | 2 p.m. | Main entrance to the Wildlife Habitats
  • Keeper Talks: Throughout the day | Wildlife Habitats

Find more details about these daily programs here.

Details

Date:
September 24, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions