Apply for the Girl Scout Leadership Institute
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians invites girls ages 14 and older to apply to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-20, 2014.
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute is part of Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Convention. However, girls who attend the institute are not part of the council’s official delegation to the convention and will not have voting rights.
GSLI girls will meet with other Girl Scouts from all over the world for a collection of classes and learning experiences focusing on everything from fashion to engineering. Girls select their own classes and tracks. They will also participate in the national gatherings and see the Hall of Exhibits at the national convention.
All expenses will be paid for GSLI girls, and the trip will include an extra day for sight-seeing. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Return the GSLI application by the March 15 deadline.
Big Orange STEM Symposium
UT Knoxville’s STEM-related departments and area experts invite high school girls to the Big Orange STEM Symposium. Girls will get a taste of each STEM discipline to help them decide which area they would like to study. UT Career Services counselors will be onsite.
Big Orange STEM Symposium
John C. Hodges Library on UTK campus
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Two panel discussions—one featuring current undergraduate students and another with STEM professors—will offer insights into the university experience and how to succeed in STEM studies. Students will also meet researchers working in STEM fields. In breakout sessions, girls will learn about strategies and techniques for undergraduate research through exposure to the scientific process, resources, and technologies. There will also be a STEM fair where participants can learn about STEM organizations in the region and opportunities at UT.
The symposium features representatives from the Knoxville community including Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Texas Instruments, Biology in a Box, and Dade Moeller. The UT departments of Mathematics, Soil Science, Geography, and Chemistry also will participate.
The registration deadline is Thursday, March 27. Free lunch and goody bags will be provided for participants who register before March 21.
High School Girl Retreat
Save the date! High school girls are invited for a fun weekend at Camp Adahi May 16-18! We’ve reserved a barn full of horses for morning rides, we’ll cook our favorite campfire meals, and enjoy hanging out together. This is a great opportunity to get to know other Seniors and Ambassadors from across the council.
The weekend is being planned by girls participating in the SALT (Serving and Leading Together) girl advisory group. High school Girl Scouts are invited to join the group on the first Thursday of each month at our service centers in Johnson City, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The free meetings are from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Contact Amanda Meade at email@example.com for more information.
The cost is yet to be determined; however, transportation from the Johnson City, Knoxville, and Chattanooga service centers will be included.