100 Years of the Girl Scouts Celebration Event

With school just around the corner, parents are starting tolook at their calendar and talk about after school activities. One activity that is available to girls of all ages is Girl Scouts. The High Country Service Unit serves the girls of Watauga and Avery Counties.


Started March 12, 1912, the Girl Scout Movement is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Most famously known for their cookies, Girl Scouts is more than that. From the Girl Scout Website: “ Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.”


On August 25, all school age girls are invited to a fishing derby at Grandfather Mountain Trout Farm for a fishing derby and to learn more about Girl Scouting. Starting at 10am, the girls are welcome to fish with a parent. At noon, there will be a picnic lunch. The cost for this event is $6 per girl/parent pair which includes lunch and apatch. Grandfather Mountain Trout Farm has generously waived the cleaning fee, so any fish taken home is just $6 per pound.


The deadline to register for this event is August 18th. If you have questions or to register for the event, please contact Amber Mellon at 825-355-5222 or ambernellon@gmail.com.