STREAM Girls is an outdoor program developed by Trout Unlimited for the Girl Scouts. It’s a fun-filled weekend event that includes fly tying, casting, and learning all about a stream. This watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore and examine a local stream, encouraging them to observe it as scientists, anglers, and artists.
Over the course of multiple sessions on a weekend, TU National staff along with Pisgah TU volunteers will lead the Girl Scouts in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Each day also gives the girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks.
Volunteer today to help us engage young girls and women in watershed education and fly fishing so that they may become the future stewards of our country’s rivers and value TU’s mission.Tara Granke
Here’s How You Can Help.
- Fly Casting Instruction – Help the girls learn to cast a fly rod for the first time!
- Fishing Buddies – Head out to the pond and help the girls catch some fish!
- Aquatic Bug Sampling – Help the girls collect and identify bugs.
- Fly Tying – Teach the girls to tie a fly and watch them go!
- Stream Walk – Explore plant, animal and aquatic life along an Appalachian stream!
- Art Instruction – Show the girls new art techniques and inspire them to create!
Volunteers just need to show up with smiling faces, ready to have a good time, and prepared to help with their chosen volunteer role. TU National along with Pisgah TU will provide all necessary equipment and guidance. Please see the tab at left for volunteering opportunities and the fun roles you can fill.
You can choose to spend the whole weekend to help out through the entirety of the program (background check required), or come for just one of the activities.
As a volunteer, you’ll never be put in a compromising or uncomfortable position, because another volunteer will always be present, and the middle-school aged scouts are supervised 100% of the time by Girl Scouts staff and their troop leaders.
If you choose to volunteer for the entire weekend and stay at the camp, you are required by TU and the Girl Scouts to pass a background check. This is done easily online and the check lasts for three years through the Girl Scouts!
Pisgah TU Chapter Programs