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Signature Events

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Below you will find our council-wide signature events you can expect throughout the year. We will provide more specifics on activities and events as they draw near.

Powerful Women Summit

Grades 6-12
$15
Saturday, January 30, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
USC Upstate Campus Life Center
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Saturday January 30, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center - Multipurpose Room
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Powerful women aren’t born, they’re made. Start your journey as a powerful woman at the Powerful Women Summit. Meet with women business leaders in a wide range of professions within our 4 pillars: STEM, life skills, outdoor, and entrepreneurship. You will have the opportunity to network with women who represent your future. This is a girl only event and open to non-Girl Scouts. Box lunches will be provided to all participants.

 

Zombie Apocalypse

Grades 6-12
$25
Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

Z is for the way you look at thee, O is for the Oxygen we all breathe, M is for the Magnesium we need, B is for the Bacteria the Zombies seek, I is for Iatramelia that caused the breed, E is for the Evidence of a Virus running free...Time to lab it up and team together to defeat the Zombie Apocalypse! Critically think your way to a cure, as you explore the intricacies of Microbial Antagonism, Internal Anatomy, and the exploration of transmission of Contagions.

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Girl Scouts Media Takeover

Grades 2-12
$8
Saturday, March 20, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

What comes to mind when you think about media? Have you ever wanted to work behind the scenes of a camera or maybe even in front of one? Maybe you want to follow in the footsteps of radio personalities Angie Martinez or Angela Yee. Join today and learn the inside scoop on what it takes to make it in front of or behind the camera. You will learn from media professionals (radio and TV), tech savvy designers, audio engineers, and producers. They will share their industry skills, techniques, and experiences with you.

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Up in the Mountains

Grades 6-12
$15
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp WaBak

Retreat to Camp WaBak, where you will have an amazing adventure and try new outdoor progressive skills at this older girl event.  Learn and try your hand at survival camping techniques like shelter building, no match fire, while also investigating creative crafts of the past. Tackle activities from the Troop Camping Badge series: Primitive Camper, Adventure Camper and Survival Camper. Participants will select their sessions and receive an Up in the Mountains patch.  Lunch included.

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Totally Spaced Out

Grades K-5
$10
Wednesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

"Twinkle Twinkle little star 

How I wonder how far you are! 

Let’s navigate the stars and moon above

As we rocket our day

To the Milky Way!"

Join us on a day of space exploration, as we learn about Solar systems, and the stars within them!

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Carolina Camporee

ALL grade levels+ Families
$15 without food, $30 with food
Saturday April 17, 9:30 a.m. - Sunday April 18, 11:30 a.m.
Union County Fairgrounds

The only thing better than camping is camping with fellow Girl Scouts. Join Girl Scouts—young and old—for a large-scale camping celebration. Enjoy an opening ceremony, age-level kindred sessions, optional lawn and group games, a S.W.A.P. session, an evening bonfire with a singalong. Wake up to sunrise yoga and a farewell friendship circle. There will be downtime for troop or individually-planned programming. 

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May Flowers

Grades K-1
$5
Saturday, May 1, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Camp Mary Elizabeth

Flowers, trees, bees, and CME! Set out on an adventure exploring Camp Mary Elizabeth and learning about the science behind the environment! Try your hand at outdoor art and learn some camping skills to earn your Daisy outdoor journey. All participants are required to bring their own bag lunch. This event requires the proper ratio chaperones.  All girl participants will receive an event patch. Open to all k-1st girls, non-member welcome!.

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Gold & Silver Award Recognition Ceremony
Gold and Silver 2018

ALL grade levels
$5
Sunday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts are courageous leaders and visionary change makers. They are our future, and it looks bright! Please join us in honoring these young ladies for their prestigious accomplishments.

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Showdown on the Playground Kickball Tournament

ALL grade levels
$120 per team of 10
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Spartanburg Area - TBD

Do you and your Girl Scout Sisters have what it takes to bring home the trophy? Which Service Unit has the best kickball team? Now, is your time to prove it! Get your team together and register today for the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Kickball Tournament. Bragging rights are on the line! Trophies to the winning team are on the line! ARE YOU READY? Participant registration includes t-shirt.

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Shark Tank

Grades 4-12
$7.50
Saturday May 22, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

Do you have a business, product, or service idea that you think can help make the world a better place and you a lot of money? Have you always wanted to pitch your idea to business owners and industry experts? Well look no further, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business idea and/or your business plan to some business leaders. These business leaders will question you about your pitch and provide feedback. Each business owner will share their story with you, how they got started, and what inspires them to keep going. You do not want to miss this opportunity to pitch your business idea. SIGN UP TODAY!   

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Social Justice Summit

Grades 6-12
$15
May 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

Girl Scouts make the world a better place. Be a change-maker. The non-partisan Social Justice Summit seeks to equip girls with the tools needed to engage in healthy dialogue, research topics, and find their voice regarding the social issues that are impacting our communities today.  We will exchange knowledge about social justice through keynote speakers, panel discussions, break-out sessions and individual thought provoking activities.

Topics include gender and race equality, environmental impact, health care, education, world hunger, civic engagement, and immigration and the intersectionality between them —to name a few.  Guided by leaders in the community and social justice advocates from across the country, our girls will have the opportunity of a lifetime to engage in discussion, learn more about themselves and the world around them, and begin formulating strategies for implementing social change. This bold and unique event will be open to Cadettes through Seniors as well as all Girl Scout volunteers.

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What do Girl Scouts Do? What is Girl Scout Programming? 

Girl Scout Troop Programming: 

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership by participating in a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.  

Service Unit Programming and Support:  

Cookie rallies, World Thinking Day, dances, and encampments. The service unit is the most important support system for Girl Scout troops and enables a council with 22 counties to properly function.  Your SU is local level leadership that has regularly scheduled meetings to provide on site support (troop representation at meetings is expected). The service unit is made up of volunteers with specific roles to ensure girls in your immediate area have the best experience possible. Many service units host several events throughout the year and it’s a great opportunity to expand your Girl Scout community beyond your troop.  

Council-wide Events and Programming: 

Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center : Is designed to be an incubator for leadership development for all girls. It is an urban camp experience where troops can plan exciting overnight adventures, attend programs in the five priorities of leadership development: Arts, Entrepreneurship, Healthy Living, Outdoor Education and STEM, and relax with their Girl Scout sisters in the Girls Only lounge. Learn more here.

Camp properties: Camp WaBak and Camp Mary Elizabeth are our two largest camp properties that enable troops and service units to plan camping events. We also host programming throughout the year at these sites.  Learn more here.

Community Partners: We’ve teamed up with businesses, colleges, and other non-profits to create a unique list of activities that your girls will love to do. These program partners host events like overnights at the zoo, sports clinics, cooking courses, rafting adventures and much more. Learn more here.