Girl Scout Hike of the Month
LOCATION CHANGE: The Lick Run Greenway is officially closed, so the location for the May 5 hike has been changed. The May 5 hike meetup will be at 1 p.m. at Mill Mountain Discovery Center. Please bring your health form and wear appropriate clothing for the weather! Hikers are welcome to come early and eat lunch at the shelter before we walk a loop around the top of the mountain. The trail goes by the zoo, new bike sculptures, the Roanoke Star and Roanoke City Overlooks. The trail is a cominbation of dirt single track and paved trail.
Does your New Year's resolution include GOING OUTSIDE? We want to help you get outside, get motivated to move, and appreciate the Roanoke Valley's natural resources! The goal is to hike to McAfee Knob by December 2019! You, your family, and friends are invited to join Girl Scouts and participate in the Girl Scout Hike of the Month outdoor program series within the Roanoke Valley. Hike ALL or any of the hikes.
All participants must register for each hike to receive the hike's meetup location and time.
Advance registration for each hike will allow hike leader to ensure required girl-to-adult ratios.
Girl Scout Membership Requirements for Participation in Hiking Series
Friends and family are welcome. All girls in grades K-12 must be a registered Girl Scout member prior to participation in hikes. Persons age 18 or older must also be Girl Scout members and have an approved, background check on file with council prior to participation. Girls ages 0-Pre-K and males ages 0-18 (tagalongs/siblings) not eligible for Girl Scout membership may participate in hikes and will be covered under Girl Scout activity insurance.
Participants may attend as individuals with a guardian/parent/adult or with troops that provide the appropriate number of leaders and adult chaperones needed to meet the girl-to-adult ratios for their age-level. Guardian/parent/adult chaperones and troop leaders are required to stay during the entire program.
2019 Hike Dates and Registration Links
Tuesday, January 1: Appalachian Trail, John's Creek Shelter, Rt. 311
Sunday, February 10: Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail Overlook, Mill Mountain Spur Road (easy 2-mile hike)
Sunday, March 3: Roanoke River Greenway, Vic Thomas Park to Smith Park and return (easy 4-mile hike)
Sunday, April 7: Appalachian Trail, John's Creek Shelter, Rt. 311
Sunday, May 5: Lick Run Greenway, meet at Target entrance to greenway
Sunday, June 2: Mill Mountain
Sunday, July 7: Appalachian Trail, John's Creek Shelter, Rt. 311
Sunday, August 4: Camp Icimani
Sunday, September 8: Roanoke Mountain
Sunday, October 6: Appalachian Trail, John's Creek Shelter, Rt. 311
Sunday, November 3: Sharp Top
Sunday, December 1: McAfee Knob
Hike Meetup Locations and Times: all hikes will have an offsite meetup location prior to hike. All participants should carpool to hike site. Hike meetup locations and times will be shared with participants two days prior via text or email (per participant's preference).
Hike Start Time: 1:00 PM
Who: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Adults, Friends, & Family
Min/Max: 1/40 (check here to find how many openings are available now)
Patch included: No
Registration Opens: December 22, 2018
Registration Closes: Monday before each hike date above (except for January hike)
Safety First: please review Hiking Safety Activity Checkpoints. We also suggest participants become familiar with the Ten Essentials for Hiking.
Wear: participants are responsible for wearing appropriate footwear and clothing for terrain and weather.
>> water/water bottle and snacks sufficient for each participant.
>> completed Girl/Adult Health History (#2072) for each adult and child. Please include emergency contact info on the day of the event.
>> completed Parent Permission (#2134) for each child. Please include emergency contact on the day of the event.
>> completed Info Needed on Cars & Drivers (#2265) for drivers driving in the carpool.
Questions: Barbara Duerk, email@example.com (advance questions); (540) 580-1621 (may phone/text day of event)