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When you’re a Girl Scout exciting happenings take place 365 days a year. Whether you’re a Girl Scout, volunteer, parent, supporter-or just looking for something fun -here are just some events that we just can’t wait to share with you!

Discover the Fun at Foxfire House

Open Hearth
Forget about the microwave and electricity! Learn how to cook on the historical Open Hearth without the use of modern conveniences.
Cadettes+
May 21 from 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Camp Furnace Hills

Foxfire Fun for Juniors
It's time to play dress up and experience what it would be like to be a girl in the 1800s!
March 19 from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp Furnace Hills

Lizzie at Foxfire
Brownies take a virtual tour of our historical home and have a fun filled morning/afternoon of games and activities from the 1800s. There's even pretzel making.
Two session available on April 9 at Camp Small Valley
     9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Nature Explorers

Cadettes and Brownies can dive deep into discovery and have waves of fun at Nature Explorers. There are still spots to learn more about the wild world of oceans. 

Cadettes
April 9 from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Camp Echo Trail 

Brownies
May 7 from 9 a.m.-Noon
Camp Golden Pond

Super Shoppers
It is time to hit the aisle and scope out the best deals! Super Shoppers are still available from February-March! Check out our event calendar to find one close to you. 

Shout Out Girl Scout!

My name is Lorelei McIntyre-Brewer and I was born in 2005 missing half of my heart. Even though I’ve lived in and out of hospitals my entire life, I am an
Agent of Change .  Life can be pretty emotional and confusing when no one knows what tomorrow will bring.  That’s why it’s important to me to make my experiences mean something.  After my third open heart surgery, I knew how I could give back to the community.  I started creating compression heart pillows for pediatric cardiac patients to help with their recovery and show them that someone cares.

Girl Scouts has helped me understand how I can take control of things in my life, even though it’s challenging.  My favorite part of the Girl Scout Promise is ‘to help people at all times,’ including myself.  Even though I can’t meet with a traditional troop, I still do activities, badges, and Journeys to make me a better person.  I’ve learned how to take care of my body, be a good friend, and teamwork. My team is made up of people all over the world helping me serve other kids with serious heart problems.

My organization, Heart Hugs, started after my lungs collapsed from open heart surgery.  I couldn’t breathe so the doctors put in extra chest tubes and had me hug a big pillow to help push fluids out of my chest and ease the pain. The pillow was too big for my chest, so I decided to learn how to sew in order to make smaller pillows for kids like me.

 It took time, but eventually I was making a pillow a day.  I started asking volunteers for help when I got more pillow requests than I could fill on my own. Now I send them all over the world and help about 2,000 kids a year.  It feels good to help others, especially when I know how hard it is to live with a broken heart.

As Girl Scout Juniors, we are challenged to be Agents of Change and I accepted that challenge. Now I’m going to challenge you to do your best to make the community a better place.  Find something you know needs to happen, get your team together, and make a difference in the world.  

Lorelei

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