The Homeschool Gossip list of Adventure Groups - 4H, Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, AHG, Trail Life & Others

This list is not complete, if you know of any homeschool / homeschool friendly troops please share by leaving a comment below, sending a message or emailing The Homeschool Gossip! Thank you! So many people ask about these, let’s spread the word!

4H


  • Union County 4-H Contact Crystal Starkes if you are looking for a group. 
  • Give to the 10th is a Homeschool 4H group that meets monthly in Cabarrus Co.We are not your typical 4H group. As a group we like to focus on Service but we also do a lot of Science related things too (we are Homeschoolers, of course!). We meet year round on the 4th Friday of every month, usually at the Cabarrus County Extension Office. We meet for about 2 hours at our monthly meetings. The first hour we focus on Parlimentary Proceedures, Presentations & Projects. The second hour we usually make & eat lunch together at the Extension office kitchen. You can check out our Give to the 10th FB page here to check out last year's Fair Booth entry: https://www.facebook.com/groups/466745620142235/ The majority of our group is 12 & up but all ages are welcome. Hope you can join us! If you want more info you can contact Barbara Kennedy @ TheKennedyMail@gmail.com 
  • Local Horse 4H Club! Please pm Ms. Laura Heins Harper via her FB page for details. https://www.facebook.com/laura.h.ha... Hey all, do you have kids who love horses and what to learn more about them, or who owns one and would like to learn more about them, We have a Local horse 4-H club as well as Equine Science educational competitive teams. Owning a horse is not necessary. We provide everything needed. We meet Monthly at a horse farm 5 min from the town center area. Please let me know if you are interested, ages 5-18. Thank you! This group meets in Cabarrus County and has several homeschooling students from Cabarrus and Union Counties. Membership is not restricted to homeschoolers. Horse not required!

Girl Scout Troops


  • Start here to find a council in your area: http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-...
  • Start here for the Hornets Nest Council (Charlotte Area): https://www.hngirlscouts.org/join-u... 
  • Girl Scout troop 1601 is an active troop of homeschooled girls. We meet weekly to work on badges and projects and have a great time. Will be Juniors in fall 2016 (3rd-4th grade). 

Frontier Girls


  • Unit 447 - Charlotte, NC is a Home school BSA Pack, Troop and Crew. We also have Frontier Girls Troop for the sisters of the boys. If you want any information on out unit please visit our website at this link Unit 447 View on www.unit447.com BSA Unit #447 is a homeschool unit that includes a Pack, Troop, Venture Crew, and Frontier Girls. The whole family is included! We meet at Garr Memorial Church off of 74. We have groups for boys and girls from ages 3 to 21! The Pack, Troop, & FG meet 1st & 3rd Monday at 7 pm. The Venture Crew meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at St Michaels Anglican at 7. 

American Heritage Girls


  • Please direct everyone seeking an American Heritage Girl (AHG) troop to www.americanheritagegirls.org from there they can put in their zip code and get troop information for the nearest troops in their area. The number of troops is changing rapidly, so any other listing could very well be out of date very quickly. Thanks, -Penny Turpin, Pioneer Leader AHG NC0512 
  • Troop SC1212 in Fort Mill. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at Walnut Grove Christian School. The troop Coordinator is Christine Clare her contact is christine@hazmathelp.com 
  • Troop 0220 - Harrisburg, NC We will be meeting at Providence Baptist Church on Tuesday nights. There is a Trail Life Troop for Boys that meets at the same time! 
  • Troop 1273 - Lincolnton, NC We meet at Gainesville Baptist Church every other Thursday night. Contact info. David Gemes dkgemes@yahoo.com or call/text 704-477-6006.
  • Christ Covenant Church in Matthews has both Trail Life and American Heritage Girls groups that are very active. http://christcovenant.org/ministrie...

Boy Scout Troops


  • BSA Troop 333 - Huntersville, NC Unit Web Site Contact:Doreen Russo for more information...11800 Eastfield Rd. BRIDGE Church Huntersville,NC,28078. A Flexible, Homeschool Troop for families with varying school choices - Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Concord. www.thefamilytroop.org 
  • BSA Troop 135 - Matthews, NC 80% homeschooling. And the affiliated pack is very homeschooling friendly. Morning Star Lutheran Church. Contact Guinevere Chadwick Troop ( 6th grade and up) meets Mondays at 7, Pack (age 6 to 5th grade) meets Tuesdays at 6:30 pm 
  • Unit 447 - Charlotte, NC is a Home school BSA Pack, Troop and Crew. We also have Frontier Girls Troop for the sisters of the boys. If you want any information on out unit please visit our website at this link Unit 447 View on www.unit447.com BSA Unit #447 is a homeschool unit that includes a Pack, Troop, Venture Crew, and Frontier Girls. The whole family is included! We meet at Garr Memorial Church off of 74. We have groups for boys and girls from ages 3 to 21! The Pack, Troop, & FG meet 1st & 3rd Monday at 7 pm. The Venture Crew meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at St Michaels Anglican at 7. 

Trail Life


  • AHG troop 0220 - Harrisburg, NC We will be meeting at Providence Baptist Church on Tuesday nights. There is a Trail Life Troop for Boys that meets at the same time! 
  • Christ Covenant Church in Matthews has both Trail Life and American Heritage Girls groups that are very active. http://christcovenant.org/ministrie...

OTHER ADVENTURE GROUPS


  • LKN Outdoor Homeschoolers https://www.facebook.com/groups/929695660470921/
  • NC Homeschool Adventures http://nchadventures.com/ This group is an alternative to a co-op. The goal is to have it all;. Support, field trips across the state and beyond, and those weekly meet ups for the kids to truly build friendships.Most activities center around the Raleigh Area. There are No dues, No forced participation, the only rule is to respect everyone’s views and opinions.Let’s get out of the “classroom” and see what we find! 
  • Cliff Hangers HS Climbers ~ Thank you Ronda Peerbolte for setting this up!Join the Cliff Hanger HS Climbers facebook group to stay up on all the latest news, join a team and coordinate climbing days with your friends! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1185261281520309/Here are the details: New Homeschool climbing options for the Cliff Hangers Climbing & Fitness Gym at 326 Oates Rd. MooresvilleTwo new options have been created for the homeschool community. Home School Day Pass: *Start Date - Monday, November 7 and is ongoing.Monday thru FridaysBetween the hours of 10am - 3:00pmAll ages: students and parents that wish to climb or use workout facility.$12 day pass, includes a harness, full use of facility and workout areas.Parents belaying (holding the ropes) for students do not have to pay the entrance fee - unless they climb or use the workout area. You must wear closed toe shoes, any type will work.Climbing shoe rental cost extra, but is Optional. Shoe rental sizes are limited and based on first come availability. http://www.cliffhangersclimbing.com/Everyone attending for their first time must attend an orientation on their first visit to learn the basics and go over facility rules. Students 13 and up may belay each other after they attend orientation. An adult must attend and stay with children under the age of 13 at all times.Everyone must fill out a waiver, even if you are not climbing, to be in the building: http://www.cliffhangersclimbing.com/Please bring proof homeschooling ID card or a picture of it on your phone for the homeschool discount. You only have to bring it in once for your first check in and a note will be placed in your file for future check-ins.To find and take a picture of your homeschool card with your ID # go to: http://www.doa.nc.gov/dnpe/HSVerificationCard.aspx If you need your ID number go to: http://www.doa.nc.gov/dnpe/HSGetSchoolID.aspxRecreational Team Option: 5 student minimum is needed to start a team.Fridays 10:30-12:30pm (An additional team can be added on another day if there is enough interest)Cost: $130 per month per student, includes a membership, 2-hour weekly team practice, and harness use.Ages 7 – 19 (They are also open to an adult coached day team if there is interest)2 hours with a climbing coach.Team members will get a discount on gear purchases.Students may be dropped off during practice times.Teacher: Student ratio is 1: 5Start Date: TBD for those interested in attendingOnce we have 5 students interested in participating on the Friday rec team we can decide when we want to start.If you are interested in a day other than Friday morning, please let me know and I will find out interest.They are working on pricing for a homeschool family membership and have been very open to special requests.Homeschool Liaison Contact: Ronda Peerbolte at ronda_peerbolte@yahoo.com for general questions.Join the Cliff Hangers HS Climbers facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1185261281520309/ 

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