More to Explore

The activities listed below are wonderful “side trips” in your journey through the Girl Scout year. PLEASE NOTE: Some of these programs are not Girl Scout council-sponsored events but are offered by resource partners in our communities for your enjoyment. Because of this, Cookie Dough cannot be used as a form of payment for community events.

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August 2014

Banner Elk Girl Scout Day

Have fun in Banner Elk, North Carolina, with your family or friends! Everyone is welcome to a fun-filled day at Holston Presbytery Camp. Enjoy archery, rock climbing, canoeing, ziplining, swimming, and much more. You can use your Cookie Dough and Adventure Cash for this event.

Chattanooga River Raft Race Training

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors—don’t miss the thrilling Hiwassee River Raft Race! You’ll built a raft and run the river, having fun with each stroke of the paddle. Each raft must have a crew of at least three—but no more than eight—people. The race is September 6.

Girl Scout Day at Tennessee Smokies Baseball

The Tennessee Smokies Baseball Team invites girls and their families to Girl Scout Day on August 15. Girl Scouts and their families and friends get discounted tickets to the watch the hometown team host the Huntsville Stars. Fireworks on the field will follow the game.

Outdoor Cooking for Facilitators Class

Expand and share your love of cooking. Adult volunteers are invited to a one-day training session to become outdoor cooking facilitators. After the training, volunteers will be ready to lead council-sponsored or ‘by request’ outdoor cooking classes for girls and other adults.

Knoxville Zoo: Pet Care Badge Workshop

Girl Scout Brownies are invited to work on the Pet Badge at the Knoxville Zoo.

September 2014

Knoxville Zoo: Dinner and Safari

See some of the animals that are not as active during the day, and learn about why they wait until it’s late to come out and play!

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.

Hiwasee River Raft Race

We’re celebrating 30 years of the annual Hiwassee River Raft Race! Girl and adult teams are invited to build their own separate rafts and compete as they float and paddle down the Hiwassee River. The two-hour trip ends with girl awards for the fastest raft, the best looking raft, the hard luck raft, and the best Girl Scout skills raft.

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.

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.

Natural Tunnel State Park Girl Scout Day

Girls, volunteers, troops, and families are invited to Girl Scout Day at Natural Tunnel State Park. The park’s limestone tunnel is more than 850 feet long and as tall as a 10-story building! Explore the tunnel, Stock Creek Passage, and Wild Cave. Plus, ride a chairlift.

Knoxville Zoo: Night Owl Badge Workshop

Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to a Knoxville Zoo workshop for the Night Owl Badge.

Knoxville Zoo: It’s Your Planet–Love It! WOW! Wonders of Water

Girl Scout Brownies are invited to work on the It’s Your Planet–Love It! WOW! Wonders of Water Journey at the Knoxville Zoo.

October 2014

Knoxville Zoo: It’s Your Planet–Love It! Get Moving!

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to work on the It’s Your Planet–Love It! Get Moving! Journey at the Knoxville Zoo.

Trunk-or-Treat with KD!

Join the sorority sisters of UT Chattanooga for free family-friendly Halloween fun.

November 2014

International Girls Day

Troops and individual girls of all ages are invited to celebrate International Girls Day with Kappa Delta sorority sisters at UT Chattanooga.

June 2015

2015 Council Teen Trip to Europe

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is sponsoring a trip to Europe. We’ll visit England, France, and Switzerland with stops at two World Centers. The trip is June 17-27, 2015. This gives you time to save and raise money for this once in a lifetime adventure.

July 2015

California Dreamin2 International Camporee

Girl Scouts from across the country are invited to California Dreamin2, a 2015 international camporee to be held in the San Francisco area. Take a look at the flyer below and click here for more information.

Year Round Opportunities

Heritage Center Programs

Troop Leaders: We have what you’ve been looking for! Fun , hands-on activities for a 2-hour troop meeting or a 4-hour Saturday adventure! The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center celebrates theincredible ingenuity and enduring spirit of our mountain ancestors. Available programs for girl scouts include hands-on activities, such as learning to use a primitive hunting tool, making a troop quilt, or exploring a day in the life of “Abigail,” a young girl traveling in the 1800s. Contact: Megan Griffin, Curator …

Hands On Outreach Museum

Let us bring Hands On to you! These outreach programs are the perfect way to add hands-on fun to your troop meeting! Choose the best program for your size troop and age group.   Cost: Outreach programs range in cost from $45 – $100 Contact: Laura Miles, Outreach Coordinator, at or (423) 434-4263 ext. 103   Download PDF

Lil Swee-Tea Party

Lil Swee-Tea Party has created a fun way for girl scouts to experience an enchanted themed Tea Party and Stuff-A-Friend Workshops. Each package includes a 1.5 hour party, hostess, complete table setting with porcelain china, dress-up trunk, themed party of your choice (includes music and activity), certificate, and cupcake snack. Cost: Based on Theme Minimum of 10 children Contact: 865.981.4096 or Download PDF

Overnight Fossil Adventure

Pack a snack and spend the night at the Gray Fossil Site!   Cost: $30 per child, $15 per adult Dates: By Request Contact: Call 423.439.3640 to schedule a camp-in today!   Download PDF

Scout Discount at WonderWorks

Book your group at WonderWorks for a fun-filled day of adventure! Over 100 interactive exhibits to explore, including the new 50ft tall indoor ropse course with 50 challenging elements. All scouts will receive a WonderWorks participation patch.   Cost: Scouts- $12.65 + tax (includes patch) Adults- $16.95 + tax Tagalongs (4-12 years old) $9.95 + tax Book trip in advance by calling Andrea Wilson at 865.868.1815 or email at   Download PDF

Sew Crazy

Are you or your troop looking for a worthwhile community service project while learning a creative and fun skill? Sew Crazy is looking for you! Sew Crazy is a local sewing group that is sewing simple shirts and quilts for premature infants. Girls age 12 and up are eligible to participate. Contact: Donna Horowitz, director and sewing instructor, for more information (423) 434-0424. Email:   Download PDF

Habitat For Humanity Programs

Complete details here about how to get involved in Habitat for Humanity. You’re never too young to help in some way.  

Painting With a Twist!

Plan a WonderWorks Sleepover

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge is opening its doors for Girl Scout group sleepovers.

Hands On Overnight Adventures

Enjoy an overnight adventure with your troop!

Your adventure will include a healthy snack, continental breakfast, themed programming provided by staff educators, gift shop open for a limited time during the day, and a free museum pass for each camper to return another day.

Knoxville River Raft Race Training

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors—don’t miss the thrilling Hiwassee River Raft Race! You’ll built a raft and run the river, having fun with each stroke of the paddle. Each raft must have a crew of at  least three—but no more than eight—people.

Mythbusters at Camp Wildwood

Wear a lab coat for fun experiments with your dad or other significant male role model older than 18. This special day at Camp Wildwood beside the Johnson City Service Center is for rising 1st-8th graders.