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Girl Scout Overnights

Brownies – Hiker

Brownies can earn the Hiker badge in an exciting overnight at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Learn to follow trail signs, pick the right gear for a hike, have an encounter with a nocturnal animal, go on a night hike, make s’mores by the campfire, and more. An evening snack and a continental breakfast are included. The best part…you don’t have to sleep outdoors. We have climate-controlled, carpeted rooms.

  • Earn Hiker Badge (requirements listed in the Girl Scout Brownie Handbook)
  • Night hike on the grounds of CNC with fun, night-time activities
  • Live nocturnal animal presentation
  • Campfire with s’mores, songs, and stories
  • Morning activity/badge requirement
  • Snacks in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning
  • Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup!

Times and Cost:

  • 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
  • $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
  • Maximum number of Brownies is 40 scouts per evening

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Juniors – Camper

Juniors can earn the Camper Badge in an overnight adventure at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Practice using a compass, and learn how to plan a camping adventure. Go on a night hike, have an encounter with a nocturnal animal, make s’mores by the campfire and take a journey into STARLAB, our portable planetarium. An evening snack and a continental breakfast are included. The best part? You sleep in a climate-controlled, carpeted room.

  • Earn their Camper Badge (requirements listed in the Girl Scout Junior Handbook)
  • Night sky adventures in our inflatable planetarium, STARLAB
  • Night hike on the grounds of CNC with fun, night-time activities
  • Live nocturnal animal presentation
  • Campfire with s’mores, songs, and stories
  • Morning activity/badge requirement
  • Snacks in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning
  • Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup!

Times and Cost:

  • 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
  • $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
  • Maximum number of Juniors is 40 scouts per evening.

Daisies – Nature After Dark

The perfect introduction to an overnight experience!  This overnight provides opportunities for your young scouts to have free time outdoors, time for troops to do their own thing AND have some of CNC’s favorite evening activities including night hikes, animal encounters, and a campfire! AND, you sleep in a climate-controlled, carpeted room.

  • Guided evening and morning hike
  • Live animal presentations
  • Campfire with marshmallows
  • Indoor sleeping areas and bathrooms
  • Receive a CNC Night Owl patch and reusable Glow in the Dark Cup!

Times and Cost:

  • 6:30 PM Saturday Evening – 10 AM Sunday Morning
  • $45 per scout with one adult free for every 5 scouts; additional adults are $45 each.
  • Maximum number of Daisies is 40.

To get more information, and/or to get on our Scout E-News list, please contact Mark Gialanella at m.gialanella@chattnaturecenter.org to receive more girl scout overnight information or call him at: 770-992-2055 ext. 249.


Planning Your Program

Availability:

  • Daisy Overnight: Saturday, January 27 – Sunday, January 28, Lottery Closes December 15
  • Brownie Overnight: Saturday, March 17 – Sunday, March 18, Lottery Closes January 26
  • Junior Overnight: Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4, Lottery Closes January 19

Registration Information

Due to the number of limited spaces for our overnights CNC uses a lottery system to fairly allocate spaces. Final payment is due no later than 2 weeks from the program date. Please submit to m.gialanella@chattnaturecenter.org, the following information to be considered for the lottery:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Troop Number
  • Number of Girls
  • Number of Adults
  • Any special accommodations needed

Payment Information

$200 non-refundable deposit is due upon securing spaces for your scouts. Full payment for the program is required no later than 2 weeks from the program date. Cancellations must be made in writing and received at least 2 weeks before the scheduled date of your program. The deposit is not refundable. Please let us know if the number of children and/or adults changes as soon as possible. This number cannot be changed within the 2 weeks prior to the overnight. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to your program. All moneys paid will be forfeited and you will be billed for any balance due.

Special Notes

  • All CNC programs strictly adhere to the badge guidelines as outlined in the official scout handbooks. The CNC education staff will attempt to complete as many requirements as possible for each badge. In some cases, your group’s punctuality and cooperation may dictate how many of the requirements will need to be completed at home.
  • Please note that CNC is closed to the public from 5pm – 12pm
  • All programs are rain or shine. If it is raining, please bring rain gear. Every attempt will be made to go on the hike. If not, indoor activities will be provided to complete the badge requirements.
  • The scout badge is not included and is not available to purchase at the CNC.
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