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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.

This One's for the Girls - September 26

Girls this event if just for you.  Let's take the fear out of talking about important topics and get to know your body inside and out. Connect with a panelists of women, who specialize in women's health, on the topics of strong sense of self care, skin/body care, and the importance of your menstrual cycle.   Each participate will receive a beauty bag and a custom fun patch; available for curbside pickup at each of of council locations.

*Sensitive Subject Agreement form will be sent to each person prior to this event.

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The Voter Girl Project - October 3
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Girls will celebrate their community spirit while they discover how governments work to solve the problems of the moment. Join the League of Women Voters as they share their knowledge of voting and advocacy with you. Build your knowledge of civic engagement and learn how you can get involved in your community. Girls who participate will earn the Legacy: Citizen Badge for their program level, as well as The Voter Girl Project Badge.  Badges will be mailed upon completion of program.

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Back in the Woods - October 17
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It’s our planet and we will do our part to protect it! Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts will learn about the environment and focus on using resources wisely and making the world a better place! Girls will have the opportunity to hike, play games, and learn from experts on conservation. Take part in activity sessions that rotate around camp in small groups. Some stations will include activities from the Environmental Stewardship badge series: Eco Learner, Eco Friend, and Eco Camper. Girls will receive the Back in the Woods event patch. *Event being on site at CME contingent upon completion of tree removal work currently in process.

All girls and adults will be required to wear a face mask throughout the day and social distance, when able. Proper hand sanitation will be encouraged around camp through accessible bathrooms and hand sanitizer. While we encourage parent participation, we request that the minimum Safety Activity Checkpoint girl to adult ratio be met (2 unrelated adults per specific number for age level). Individual girls must have an accompanying adult to stay the entire program.

Participants will bring a bag lunch and reuseable waterbottle. There will be designated picnic spots for all groups in attendance. Water jugs to refill bottles will be placed around camp at activity locations.

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The Author's Circle - October 24
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Have you ever had a dream of writing and maybe one-day self-publishing your very own book? Are you ready to show the world your passion through words; in the form of a book? The Author's Circle is an event that will introduce girls to the beauty, creativity, and the journey of writing. Girls will also learn how to self-publish and market their own book. You will hear from professional authors, writing coaches, editors, and many more! Let's take your dream as a writer and make it a reality! Girls will receive an Author's Circle event patch.

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JGL Fun Run - October 31

Walk, skip, run, or dance through this 5k to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, our founder. Map your route and take to the pavement, trail, or backyard to complete your run in this virtual event. Finish your miles and a enjoy a sweet treat in honor of JGL. All participants will recieve a custom race bib, medal, and event tee-shirt. Additional gear may be purchased for the big day!

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SC Honorary Legislative Page Program
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The South Carolina Honorary Legislative Page Program is an opportunity for Girl Scouts in high school to investigate how our government works. Twelve Girl Scouts from across South Carolina are selected to attend this program. They will spend three days working as a page for the House of Representatives and Senate at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. This working experience includes meetings with Government officials, training on legislative protocol and procedure, and networking with Girl Scouts throughout South Carolina. The selected girls are required to participate in a few conference calls during January and/or February.

Who: Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9 -12)

When: March 8, 2021 – March 11, 2021

Where: Columbia, SC

Cost: $7 application fee, Girls accepted to the South Carolina Honorary Legislative Page Program will also be required to pay the program fee of $125.00

Adults who wish to chaperone are required to apply and participate in the training sessions prior to the program.

Applications for girls and adults will be accepted through November 4.  A $7.00 application fee is required when applying.

Girl application

Adult application


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.