2020 Girl Scout Day

Gather your troop, pack your supplies and head out to Chimney Rock for our Annual Spring Girl Scout Day. Join us to explore new places, meet new friends and spend the night under the stars during this special event.

When: May 16 – May 17, 2020

Morning Programs

The Buzz on Bees
This interactive program will help scouts learn more about the different types of bees and how these fascinating insects impact our daily lives. Participants will explore the wide variety of bees and learn which ones are easiest to manage. To conclude the program, everyone will get the opportunity to witness characteristics of an active hive up-close.

Secretive Salamanders
Did you know that 17 percent of the world’s salamanders live in the Southeastern US? We are so lucky to have these special, secretive amphibians inhabiting our region. Scouts will learn more about salamanders and what they can do to protect and conserve them and their habitats.

Seeds for Bees
Let’s get artsy! After learning about bees and their role in the ecosystem, let’s help these hard workers. Scouts will get to create their own seed packets, making them as unique as they are. Each packet will be filled with seeds to take home and plant for our native pollinators.

Food, Fire and Friendship
Picture a roaring campfire with scouts all huddled around it. The smell of something cooking over the open fire is drifting in the air. Doesn’t that make you hungry? During this program, scouts will learn hands-on practical cooking with Leave No Trace ethics. Afterwards, participants will be able to taste the fruits of their labor. Delish!

Afternoon Options

What a Ranger Does
Did you know that NC State Park Rangers wear many hats, literally? This fun program will introduce your Scouts to a day in the life of one of Chimney Rock’s Rangers and let them see for themselves what this job entails. Scouts will have the opportunity to begin their journey to becoming a Chimney Rock State Park Junior Ranger.

Climbing Wall
Need to get those wiggles out? Our 32-foot climbing wall will be open from 1– 4pm, so your scouts can test their skills. There is no additional fee for this activity, but lines can get long. Plan ahead! All participants must be 25lbs or more and bring their signed waiver to participate. (You’ll be sent the form one week prior to the event).

Self Guided Hikes
Hike any of our 6 trails which range in difficulty from easy-to-moderately strenuous. Ask our knowledgeable staff which trail is the best fit for you.

Campout Option

The overnight option is designed so you can bring your gear and spend the night.

We provide several community fire rings and wood, but all other essentials are the responsibility of the group.

Typically, set-up begins after 4pm. Depending on the volume of the general public in the area, this can fluctuate a bit. You must be packed up by 9am the next morning. However, you’re welcome to stay and explore the Park some more on Sunday if your site is broken down.
Park staff is onsite throughout the night

Nuts & Bolts

When: Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17, 2020
Check-in by 9:30am; orientation begins promptly at 9:45am.

Costs: $16 per scout for admission to the Park for the day, all programs and patches. One adult chaperone per 10 scouts is required and is admitted at no charge.

Additional adults are $14 and additional non-scout children are $6 but must be included in the troop registration and payment.

Camping fee is $8 per camper.

Registration: Register your group here. Registration closes on May 8, 2020 or when we reach our limit of 150 scouts.