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CANCELED: Pack'N'Boots: Grayson Highlands State Park

Sat Sep 12, 10:00 AM - Sun Sep 13, 2:00 PM EST
Grayson Highlands State Park Map
Ambassador, Cadette, Senior


Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend 2020 by joining us for a one-night experience backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Participants will hike through Grayson Highlands State Park, home of the famous wild ponies. We'll camp near Mt. Rogers (the highest point in Virginia)! This is a wonderful, easy introduction to backpacking for those who have never tried it before. Backpacks, tents, stoves and other equipment are provided; making this an inexpensive way to discover the joys of backpacking (and ponies).

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

This is an beginner trip and girls will need to be able to hike about 4 miles a day while carrying 25% of their body weight over uneven terrain.

Limited carpooling will be available from Lexington west along I-81.

Participants may attend as individuals.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 12, 10 AM, to Sunday, September 13, 2 PM
Location: Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson
Girl Cost: $25
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: August 29, 2020
Adventurers Scholarship Deadline: August 29, 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.