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Cadette Girl Scout Day at Camp Wesley Woods

Blaze a trail with new friends at Camp Wesley Woods in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains! Have a team adventure with a map and compass, see wonderful views and beautiful native plants, and share stories along the way.

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Junior Girl Scout Day at Camp Wesley Woods

What better place to work on your Camper Badge than in the beautiful shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains? Experience a traditional campfire at Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend. You’ll also sing songs, tell stories, and cook your own snack over the flames. Team up for an exciting scavenger hunt to practice your map-reading skills.

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Computer Code Summer Camps

Did you know there’s a projected million-job deficit of computer science majors by 2020? Take a week out of your summer to get a jump start on a great career. And it’s free! The Niswonger Foundation is partnering with the Tennessee Code Academy to provide day camps for 150 students Northeast Tennessee. “TN Code Camps strive to provide a fun, engaging, and immersive environment in which kids are challenged to think about the future,” according to the Niswonger Foundation. “By …

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Girl Scout Day at Dixie Stampede

Girl Scouts receive a special rate of $27.70 per person. BUT HURRY! You must register before April 25.

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Free Hastie Natural Area Hike

Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to a free nature hike of the Hastie Natural Area, a little-known and hidden South Knoxville gem. The hike is May 17 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. See late spring wildflowers, sinkholes, bridges, and ponds on the hike no more than three miles round trip.

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Free Ijams Hike

There’s no better place in Knoxville to enjoy spring than the trails of Ijams Nature Center! Girls in grades 1-3 are invited to a free hike on April 26. See beautiful spring wildflowers, enjoy the river boardwalk, and look for caves!

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Wilderness at the Smokies Stay & Play

The Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Fun Center has two special offers for Girl Scouts. Girls and their families may enjoy the elaborate waterpark on September 6 for an admission fee of $19.99 per person. Girl Scout troops and families may also book hotel rooms for as low as $99 per night September 5 – 7. Waterpark admission is included in the price, but availability is limited.

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Titanic Princess Tea Party

Girls will feel like princesses at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s third annual tea party in Pigeon Forge. Reservations are required for this limited-seating event. Girls will have fun learning about manners, proper table setting and serving skills as they enjoy fancy finger food and cookies.

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Gray Fossil Site Earth Day Celebration

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to the Gray Fossil Site’s Earth Day Celebration. Girls will explore the wonders of water, dig for fossils, learn about recycling, plant a tree, and much more. This is a great opportunity for girls to get excited about careers in science!

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Minnesota Girl Scout Jamboree

Minnesota Girl Scouts are hosting a huge jamboree July 15-19, 2015, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. All Girl Scouts who are at least 12 years old and in at least the sixth grade by July 14, 2015, are invited. Activities include crafts, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing. Optional escapes include rock climbing and a day at the Mall of America! Registration: $250 per girl through September 2014; $275 per girl October 1 – November 31, 2014 Accommodation pricing ranges …

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