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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 church "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.

Oct. 24, Bham: Garden Focused Girl Scout Troop Open House

Girl Scout Open House. Refreshments served.

Friday, October 24
5:30 - 6:30pm
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223 

Girl Scout troop 1017 is looking for girls ages 11 and up (middle school and high school age) who are interested in joining our very unique troop (younger sisters are welcome to attend as well, as we will most likely start a younger girl troop if there is enough interest).

Our troop meets at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and is a Junior Garden Club powered by Girl Scouts. Our troop leader is a retired Master Gardener who was the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Educator of the Year. She works with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Alabama Cooperative Extension, Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Alabama Water Watch, and other groups to provide our girls with educational opportunities and service opportunities in a wide variety of areas associated with the natural world, gardening, conservation, etc. Currently, the troop has one formal planning meeting per month on the first Friday of the month at 5:30 and then other activities are planned through the week/weekend. Home schoolers are particularly welcomed for weekday activities and another meeting time can be added as needed. 

The cost to join is $35. The membership fee of $15 must be paid up-front, the remaining $20 is troop dues and can be paid in installment. 

For more information, contact Danielle Dowell at ddowell@girlscoutsnca.org or 205-453-9514.