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BHEA Clubs Include

4-H Clubs

There are two clubs within BHEA: Homespun Kids 4-H Club and Smoky Mountain Home 4-H. The meetings are at different times and locations. 

Homesput 4-H Club

Homespun 4-H Club  and Homespun Cloverbuds meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m., beginning August 9, 2016 and ending May 9, 2017. Homespun 4-H Club is designed for  4th–12th graders.  Homespun Cloverbuds is for K-3rd grade and parents must remain with the child. 

There is no fee to be a member at 4-H, and the group is open to new members.

Each month we hold a business meeting and either perform a community service or work/learn about a 4-H project group. We also have occasional field trips.

For more information contact Leanne Phagan at

Smoky Mountain Home 4-H  Club

Smoky Mountain Home 4-H Club meets on the first Friday of the month.. Smoky Mountain Home 4H Club iis designed for  4th - 12th graders. 

There is no fee to be a member at 4H and the group is open to new members. 

The  officers begin each month's meeting with a parliamentary-style business meeting including pledges, thought for the day, minutes, and old and new business.  Then we have a program which varies each month.   Other programs we have had recently include: Photography; Leadership Style Assessment; Flag Etiquette; Paper Mache; Building Gravity-Powered Vehicles; Soil Conservation Service Presentation; Portfolio Compilation and Field Trips.

In addition to monthly meetings, Smoky Mountain Home 4H Club perform service projects, such as  Fantasy of Trees to benefit Children's Hospital in Knoxville, 

For more information contact Darunee Lawson at or Allison Elder at



American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting organization for girls in grades K-12. AHG began in Cincinnati in 1995 and is rapidly spreading across the United States. Troop 131, chartered by First Christian Church in 2003, is the first troop in the state of Tennessee. 

The mission of AHG is to "build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country." 

For more information contact Donna Williams at


Cub Scouts

Pack 442 Cub Scouts is for boys grade 1 thorugh 5. 

Pack 442 meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm  in Maryville.

For more information contact Mike Williams.


Boy Scouts

Troop 442 is chartered via Boy Scouts of America as a part of the Great Smoky Mountains Council in the Tuckaleechee District. 

Troop meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 7 - 8:30pm. BHEA Contact is Randy Small.

See Troop 442's website here:

Email BSAtroop442@gmail.comfor more info!


High School Science Bowl Teams

The science bowl is a competitive team event.  It is a fast-paced tournament where each team member is supplied with a buzzer.  The fastest student to buzz in answers the question.  Points are awarded for correct answers.  Team members must be careful not to buzz in too early, however, because points are awarded to the other team when questions are interrupted and answered incorrectly.  The competition tests students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Earth & Space Science, and Energy.  Each member of the team is assigned two of the six areas in which to concentrate.

A science bowl competition team is composed of five members: four players and an alternate who are selected by October 1st during team registration.  If more than five BHEA members are interested, team members will be selected using a rubric which assesses science knowledge in the six subject areas, speed and accuracy in the oral question format, and prior experience on the science bowl team. The high school science bowl team weekly practices are open to students who are interested in science but who do not make the competition team.  This is an excellent way to be better prepared to make the competition team the following year.

For more information contact Darunnee Lawson at