Knox County fifth grader wins national Girl Scout essay contest

  Gracie Ogle will receive a badge that has been to the moon A fifth-grade Girl Scout from Ball Camp Elementary is the winner of a national essay contest titled “Girl Scouts to the Moon and Back.” Gracie Ogle participated in the contest and will be awarded a Space Science badge that has been to space on NASA’s Artemis I. … Read More

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians present Gold Awards to East Tennessee Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians have announced the 2022 Gold Award recipients, and 14 of the 20 recipients are from Knoxville and East Tennessee. Since 1916, thousands of Girl Scouts across the country have earned the organization’s highest honor, now called the Girl Scout Gold Award, for demonstrating extraordinary leadership and making sustainable change in their communities. Nationally, only 6 … Read More

Girl Scout cookie season in East Tennessee gets a little more ‘adventureful’

The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians are kicking off the Girl Scout Cookie season, celebrating girl-led entrepreneurship and bringing back classic favorites and a new indulgent addition for 2022. New to the lineup of beloved cookies is the highly anticipated Adventurefuls – a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt. This season, Girl Scouts will share … Read More

‘Reach for the Peaks’ hike event raises funds for Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians invites troops, former Girl Scouts, family members, supporters, and friends to get outside and hike during the second annual “Reach for the Peaks” fundraiser. The hiking event from March 5-13 coincides with National Girl Scout Week and the 110th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts. All registration fees support Girl Scout programs and further … Read More

Sheila Boyington to be honored by Girl Scouts at Trefoil Society Luncheon in Chattanooga

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will honor Sheila Boyington at the Tennessee Valley & North Georgia Region Trefoil Society Luncheon for her longtime advocacy and efforts to steer young women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The luncheon will be held in The Turnbull Building at 1401 Fort St., in Chattanooga on Thursday, Sept. 21, at … Read More

Tennessee Smokies fans invited to Girl Scouts Game Night Aug. 1

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians have partnered with Tennessee Smokies to host Girl Scouts Game Night on Sunday, Aug. 1. The Tennessee Smokies will play the Chattanooga Lookouts at 2 p.m. at Smokies Stadium at 3540 Line Drive in Kodak, Tennessee. Current and former Girl Scouts, families, friends, supporters and the community are invited to attend to cheer … Read More

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians hires Sandi Blalock as Tri-Cities director

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians has hired longtime advocate Sandi Blalock as director of the Appalachian Highlands Region in the Tri-Cities. Blalock, a lifelong volunteer with the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, previously served as a troop leader, service unit manager and longstanding board member. “While Sandi is a new staff member, she is no stranger to … Read More