Year 2016 in Review

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Join us on a trip down memory lane as we remember the amazing things our girls and our council have done this year!


Girl Scouts across the nation voted on the design for five new Arts in the Outdoors badges!

The new badges were Outdoor Art Creator, Outdoor Art Explorer, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Outdoor Art Expert, and Outdoor Art Master.


We welcomed our new CEO, Lynne Fugate, to our council!

She brought a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and excitement to our council!


We celebrated 104 years of Girl Scouting! Our organization began on March 12, 1912.

Girls and troops across the council held Girl Scout birthday parties, like Troop 317!


We donated more than 20 thousand boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the National Guard through our Operation: Appreciation program!

This is a cookie donation program in which customers can choose to buy a box and donate it, instead of taking it home.


We recognized 28 Gold Award recipients, 69 Silver Award recipients, and 219 Bronze Award recipients from across our council!

We held awards ceremonies in Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Knoxville to celebrate these hardworking Girl Scouts!


We celebrated 60 years of Camp Tanasi!

More than 300 campers enjoyed Summer Resident Camp programs at Camp Tanasi in June and July.

There were new campers, returning campers, new Counselors in Training, new Wilderness campers, and much more.

The special anniversary patch was even girl-designed!


Troops took fun trips, like Troop 00445 did when they visited Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden and slept with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

They learned about sea creatures and exotic birds, including how to make sure we do our part to care for the environment we share.

The girls played games, went on scavenger hunts, and even got to pet and hold some of the birds.


We held our first-ever Trefoil Society luncheon in Kingsport, honoring Nancy Stanton.

The society honors those people who help us advance our mission through generous annual financial support.

We also held a luncheon in Knoxville that honored Lucille Griffo, and a luncheon in Chattanooga that honored Jean Dolan.


Troops get started again!

Some hold bridging or investiture ceremonies, like Troop 20496 that held a vintage fashion show and bridging ceremony for the families of the troop.

The girls modeled clothes from the early 1900s to the early 2000s, and three girls bridged to Girl Scout Cadettes.

We hope you have an amazing year, Troop 20496!


Girls learned incredible life skills – like car maintenance!

Girl Scout Seniors from Troop 40507 in Ooltewah earned their Car Care badge at a local AutoZone.

They learned basic car maintenance and how to change and repair car tires.


For the first time ever, Girl Scouts had a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!



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