Girl Scouts partner with NASA astronaut for out-of-this-world program

News release from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont:

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is partnering together with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) to celebrate the total solar eclipse happening in April 2024.

The event titled “Total Eclipse of Brevard” invites all girls in grades K-12 to spend the weekend at Camp Pisgah, the GSCP2P camp property in Brevard, to participate in a full schedule of activities in coordination with PARI. The highlight of the event will be an interactive, live Q&A with Girl Scout alum and retired NASA astronaut, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, who will be traveling to Brevard from Seattle, Washington. There is also a “Dinner and Q&A option” available for those families that wish to just participate for the day and meet Dottie.

“We are thrilled to host Dottie and give girls across our state an opportunity to interact with an actual astronaut,” said Jennifer Wilcox, CEO of GSCP2P. “The partnership with PARI and the activities surrounding the weekend are going to give girls a chance to experience space science in a whole new way.”

The event takes place at Camp Pisgah April 5-7, 2024, and you must be a registered Girl Scout to attend. Interested in becoming a member so you can attend the solar eclipse event and dozens of other Girl Scout programs throughout the year? Visit to learn more and join today.

About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 111 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 7,000 girls and 4,500 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit

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