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Pack'N'Boots: High Knoll

Sun Jun 26, 1:00 PM - Sat Jul 02, 9:00 AM
Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Looking to take your backpacking skills to the next level? Join us for a weeklong backpacking and high adventure experience. During the week you will backpack 35-50 miles over five days, throughout the 16,000-acre Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in Pulaski County. Each day ends in a new backcountry outpost camp where you will participate in a variety of high adventure activities. Girls will participate in a variety of activities including backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking, blacksmithing, rock climbing (climbing wall and natural face options), rappelling, frontier life (includes fire starting with flint and steel, black powder rifle shooting, hatchet throwing, history/lifestyle of early Appalachian life), carving a wooden spoon, airsoft rifle course, and challenge/C.O.P.E. games. Activities will be physically demanding, and some backpacking experience is recommended, but not required. 

Backpacks, tents, stoves, and other equipment are provided.

At least one planning meeting will be required before the event. It is highly recommended that participants attend at least one of the Pack'N'Boots trips planned for the spring and early summer.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 26, 1 PM to Saturday, July 2, 9 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Hiwassee, VA (Pulaski Co.)

Girl's Ages: girls who are 12½ years old and up (by June 1 to participate)
Girl Cost: $525.00 (most gear and food provided)
Min/Max: 3/12 participants
Badge/Patch Included: no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).

Registration Closes: 
April 14

To Register: email Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G) and send a copy of your COVID-19 Waiver Participation Agreement (#1081) to Amy Hudson at OR mail to: 

Amy Hudson
301 Hemlock Dr. SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060

To Pay: mail checks made payable to "Adventures High Knoll Camp" to Amy Hudson OR pay by Venmo (account name: @Adventurers-GSTroop1912; please indicate for "High Knoll" and use the "Friends & Family" category) OR pay by credit card by contacting Laura Burchett at (fee associated: $2 fee for up to $50 charge, $4 for up to $100, etc.).

Questions: Amy Hudson,

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. Requests may not be more than $100/year, 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.