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CANCELED: Pack'N'Boots: False Cape State Park

Sat Sep 05, 12:00 AM - Mon Sep 07, 11:45 PM EST
False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach Map
Ambassador, Cadette, Senior

Due to the reactivation of the IDP, this event is canceled. 

Join us for a unique two night experience backpacking at False Cape State Park which is nestled between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. As the former home of Native Americans, the historic Wash Woods community and Little Island Coast Guard Station, False Cape honors the hardy souls who made a living from the sea. The park offers an opportunity to experience nature in a unique, primitive setting. The park is accessible only by foot, bicycle, beach transport, tram or boat.

Backpacks, tents, stoves and other equipment are provided; making this an inexpensive way to discover the joys of backpacking.

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

This is an intermediate trip and girls will need to be able to hike about 8 miles a day while carrying 25% of their body weight over uneven terrain.

Carpooling will be available from Blacksburg east along I-81 and I-64.

Participants may attend as individuals.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 5, to Monday, September 7 (Labor Day Weekend)
Location: False Cape State Park, VA Beach 
Girl Cost: $75
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: June 1, 2020
Registration Closes: August 21, 2020
Adventurers Scholarship Deadline: August 14, 2020

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.