Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians invites members and those interested in getting involved with the organization to its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30. Attendees will enjoy activities, honor the legacy of the Girl Scouts founder and connect with leaders of the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia Region.
"We are excited to welcome Girl Scouts and those interested in joining to one of our favorite events of the year,” said Cindee McBride, director of the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia Region “The event celebrates our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and the season, giving everyone an opportunity to learn about our organization while enjoying some fall fun.”
The Fall Festival, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Girl Scout Leadership Center of Tennessee Valley and North Georgia at 6431 Bonny Oaks Dr. in Chattanooga. Registration is not required. Girl Scouts are encouraged to bring a friend to introduce to the world of Girl Scouts.
The legacy of Ms. Low, who was born on Oct. 31, 1860, will be honored as Girl Scouts participate in special SWAPS, known as “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” The small tokens signify friendship and are made by Girls Scouts to exchange with other members.
Leaders of the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia Region will have Trunk or Treat, games and crafts ready for attendees. The Girl Scout shop will be open and any girl customer who comes in costume to the shop will receive a one-of-a-kind patch while supplies last.
The Fall Festival will be indoors and outside. Face masks must be worn inside the building and when attendees cannot maintain proper social distance outside.
“We encourage current and future Girl Scouts to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the organization and meet others interested in our mission,” Ms. McBride said. “I know Juliette would be proud to see how far we’ve come and the positive impact she has made in so many girls’ lives.”