Pack'N'Boots: Burke's Garden
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Pack'N'Boots: Burke's Garden

Sat Jan 18, 10:00 AM - Sun Jan 19, 2:00 PM EST
Burke's Garden, Tazewell County
Ambassador, Cadette, Senior

Join us for a one night adventure to discover the beautiful Burke's Garden, known as "God's Thumprint." From the Appalachian Trail, we will view this bowl-shaped valley carved out of the top of a mountain which offers some of the world's most breathtaking views. We will camp near Chestnut Knob Shelter, a unique old stone cabin. Backpacks, tents, stoves, and other equipment are provided, making this an economical way to discover the joys of backpacking.

A mandatory pre-planning session will be held for any girls that have not backpacked with the Adventurers before.

<< If roads are closed due to weather, then the group will hike McAfee's Knob (Roanoke) instead. >>

Participants may attend as individuals.

Date/Time: Saturday, January 18, 10 AM, to Sunday, January 19, 2 PM
Location: Burke's Garden, Tazewell County
Girl Cost: $20
Min/Max: 3/8 girls
Badge/Patch Included: no; Adventurers patch available for $2, Adventurers bandanna $5, Adventurers t-shirts $12 (please indicate size on registration)
Registration Opens: September 27, 2019
Registration Closes: December 27, 2019
Adventurers Scholarship Deadline: December 27, 2019

To Register: email Adventurers Registration (#2277) to and then pay with Venmo (@Adventurers-GSTroop1912) or a credit card (small fee may apply using credit card) by contacting Laura Burchett at OR mail payment (made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to:

Questions: Chris Wilson,

Adventurers Scholarship
Through the generosity of donors, a scholarship fund has been established in honor of our group’s founder, Barbara Duerk, to help girls participate in Adventurers activities. The fund is of limited availability and each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Details, criteria and application for this scholarship fund can be found here. Please submit scholarship applications one week before the program's registration close date. Have questions? Reach out to this program's coordinator listed here or directly to The Adventurers:

Adventurers is an action-oriented group of older Girl Scouts who are seeking exciting activities to challenge their capabilities, broaden their horizons, and increase their self-confidence. It is for girls age 11-17 and in grades 6-12. Members often participate in rock climbing, caving, kayaking, backpacking, travel, hiking and other similar high-adventure activities. Check-out the latest Adventurers news via our Facebook private group and Instagram page.