First hike of the year on Feb. 27th for girls in grades 2-4!

Registration for this hike has closed, but please look out for infomation coming soon for our future hikes on March 20th and April 17th. 
Due to the excessively wet weather we have had, please note the location change of this hike to the UT Arboretum.
Usher in the spring season with Girls Outside by getting out in nature! Join us for our first hike of the 2016 spring semester on Saturday, February 27th at 1:30 PM. This hike is for girls in 2nd-4th grades! Please mark your calendars!

This hike will begin at 1:30 PM sharp at the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot (the only parking lot) at the UT Arboretum. Location map.  Address:  901 S. Illinois AvenueOak Ridge, TN 37830

The hike will finish at 4 PM in the same spot and will be about 2 miles.

Your coordinator for this hike is Lisa Silverman and your leader on the day of the hike will be Miriam Davis. For further information please feel free to contact Lisa or Miriam at knoxgirlsoutside@gmail.com. Every G.O. hike has at least four adult female volunteer chaperones, eager to share their passion for the outdoors with the next generation. The minimum number of hikers for each group is usually six, and the maximum is 12.

Please remember that each hiker must have a completed Health History Record on file. You may access, download, and print the form here. Your child’s immunization record is required as part of the form, and this can be obtained from your pediatrician. You can scan and email the form to knoxgirlsoutside@gmail.com before the hike or bring the completed form on the day of the hike. This form will be kept on file for future hikes, so you only have to fill it out once.

Each hike begins with a fun get-to-know-you game and a brief lesson, from Leave No Trace principles to fun historical facts about the trail and everything in between. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring water and light snacks.

On our hike, we will cover approximately 2 miles on various trails at the UT Arboretum.

While the mission of Girls Outside is to enjoy nature, we also hope these outings foster independence and so we encourage parents to let their girls do the hike on their own as a part of the group. Remember to leave electronic devices at home to better enjoy time in nature.

Sorry there is no rain date.

This hike is free! Help us spread the word or invite a friend’s child by sharing our girlsoutside.org link and this handy flier for posting! To see the fun we have on our hikes, visit our photo gallery on Facebook.

This event is held in partnership with the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

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