We are pleased to announce that Rep. John Carson and others are inviting us back to the Georgia State Capitol for the Day At The Capitol event. Registration will open in November.
When – March 12th, 2018 from 9am to 2pm
Where – At the Georgia State Capitol and the surround area. Starting and ending in Room 341 inside the Capitol building.
Who – All registered members of Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls.
We advise that youth who are not registered in either program remain at home, as we want to make as much room for registered youth as possible; however, we also acknowledge that it is not always possible to do so. Therefore, if unregistered youth must attended, please make a note of it when you register and be prepared to bring lunch for those youths.
Cost – Nothing. Rep. Carson and his contacts are providing a free Chick-fil-a lunch for all registered participants; and event patches and prizes will also be given out.
Registration – You can register on this page by selecting the number of youth and adults who will be attending. Please provide your best contact information that can be used on the day of the event. Please provide your troop number (ie. TLUSA/AHG GA-####). Please make a note if a participant will not be eating the provided lunch due to food allergies or if the participant is a non-registered youth.
Lunch – Chick-fil-a lunches will be provided – a normal chicken sandwich, waffle chips, cookie, and sweet tea/unsweet tea/ water – for any attending registered youth or accompanying adults (registered or not). Non-registered youth or individuals with food allergies will need to provide their own lunch.
Parking – Bring $10 in cash for parking. Click on this link for a map of various parking facilities around the Georgia State Capitol.
What To Bring – We recommend that you review the security procedures at the State Capitol. We recommend wearing your Class A uniform (and comfortable shoes), bring a water bottle, and anything else you sensibly may need. We will be moving around throughout the day, so anything you bring, you’ll need to carry with you.
We advise that all registered youth and adults wear their Class A uniform or, if Class A is not available or feasible, their Class B uniform.
Typical Agenda For The Day – The agenda for the day may change depending on a variety of factors.
9:00am – Gather in Room 341 to pick-up agenda, map, and other materials.
9:15am – Visit with and hear from Guest Speakers and State Legislators
10:15am – Photo with Governor Nathan Deal
10:30am – Break into groups for activities.
11:45 am – Lunch rotations begin. Lunch provided by Chick-fil-a and our wonderful sponsors. Garden Room
1:15 pm – Gather in Room 341 to hear from Guest Speakers and answer/ask questions of the Guest Speakers. Prizes will be handed out.
2:00pm – Dismissal.
Tour of the Capitol & Prayer Walk
Sitting in on and observing the GA Legislature in person
Where To Stay – If you are coming in from out of town and need a place to stay, here are some ideas:
Stone Mountain Campgrounds – http://www.stonemountainpark.com/campground
Pioneer Camping @ Stone Mountain – http://www.cherokeetrailga.org/ (contact us for details)
Chattahoochee Bend State Park – http://gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend
Hotels within Atlanta – At this time, we haven’t made any arrangements with any particular hotel to get a group rate. If you are interested in pursuing this, let us know. Look for Hotels situated close to MARTA stations for easy public transportation (MARTA tickets are $2.50 one-way)
In Case Of Emergency – We will have a pre-determined location to meet at in the event that the Capitol is closed temporarily. We will also have a plan of communication in the event that something happens.
HOW TO REGISTER
- You can register on this page by selecting the number of youth and adults who will be attending.
- Please provide your best contact information that can be used on the day of the event.
- Please provide your troop number (ie. TLUSA/AHG GA-####).
- Please make a note if a participant will not be eating the provided lunch due to food allergies or if the participant is a non-registered youth.
You can register as a Troop or as a Family/Group. Please remember to inform your Troop leadership that you will be attending; other members of your troop may be attending as well and would like to know that you are coming as well.
I can not stress it enough that you need to provide your BEST contact information for the event. In previous years, we’ve encountered scenarios where the Capitol building was temporarily shut down; we needed to contact everyone but didn’t have accurate information for everyone.
This is a First Come, First Serve. We have room for 225 people MAX. If you register but then need to drop out, please let us know ASAP.
*** When registering, you will see a field to enter a t-shirt size. We are gathering this data for potential future use. No shirts will be given away to all participants.
- March 12, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm