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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

April 12, Hunger Games Plus 2 Other Programs

~Note from Deb - Below is all the info I have.  Please contact Heather (info at bottom) for further info.  

Inspired by the best-selling book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Do you have what it takes to survive the Quarter Quill? Test your emergency preparedness skills at our Cornucopia Challenge, improve aim at the archery and riflery training area, scale and rappel a climbing wall, use geocaching to navigate though camp, and make survival accessories to help improve your chances as you compete with other Tributes. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12, 2014! Girls in grades 4-12 are invited and DO NOT have to be in a troop to participate. Girls do need to be registered Girl Scouts, which requires an annual $15 membership fee. Check out http://girlscoutsnca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-14_GSPathwayOpps.pdf
Once a Girl Scout member, there are opportunities to travel, go to events, and explore programs across the state and beyond.  This will be held at Camp Horne which is the Boy Scout camp in Cottondale (right outside Tuscaloosa).
Remember there are opportunities available to all girls K-12 and girls can do them independently without having to be in a troop.

Join in the fun and help a girl build courage, confidence and character by volunteering for this fun event.

Archery Certification
Learn archery safety, skills and teaching techniques in preparation for leading and/or assisting with archery programs for girls.

Adults interested in training and/or volunteering for the event should contact Heather Pike at hpike@girlscoutsnca.org.
Girls Power Up!
Is bullying a problem in your school, church, or child program? Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama can help with a national award winning program called Power Up.
“Power Up encourages the 85 percent of the population who are bystanders to bullying (rather than targets or bullies) to recognize the strength in those numbers and use it to intervene when they see something wrong. An all-girl program, Power Up is focused on preventing the unique verbal and relational bullying prevalent among girls.
Common among boys and girls is verbal bullying, name-calling and other forms of verbal harassment.Most people and programs virtually ignore relational bullying, the systematic diminishment of a child’s sense of self-worth through exclusion, shunning and gossip. Relational bullying is all too common among girls of all ages, but girls can be taught to prevent it and to intervene when they see any bullying happen in their schools.”
Power Up Program
Volunteers are available to serve girls in your community by facilitating Power Up. This can be a one-time event. We offer flexible series opportunities for K-12th grades. Contact Cortnie Draper atcdraper@girlscoutsnca.org, Hannah Wallace at hwallace@girlscoutsnca.org or Tanika Rice attrice@girlscoutsnca.org to be added to our calendar.
Power Up Training
Anti-bullying training is available for adults interested in serving girls. Contac Heather Piket for more information at hpike@girlscoutsnca.org.
Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
“Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists!
Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring careers in STEM fields, girls are fast-forwarding into the future.
STEM and the National Program
Every girl needs a chance to explore the fascinating world of STEM. Girl Scouting encourages girls of all ages by offering "fun with purpose" through its K–12 national program.”
STEM Programs
Volunteers are available to offer STEM to girls in grades K-12 in your community. Contact Cortnie Draper at cdraper@girlscoutsnca.org, Tanika Rice trice@girlscoutsnca.org or Hannah Wallace athwallace@girlscoutsnca.org for more information and to be added to our calendar.
STEM Training
Training is available for adults interested in facilitating STEM. If you love science and want to a make a difference in a girl’s future, please contact Heather Pike at hpike@girlscoutsnca.org.

Heather Pike
Volunteer Recruitment Manager
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
105 Heatherbrooke Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242-8008

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