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High Knoll Backpacking Adventure 2023

Sun Jun 25, 1:00 PM - Sat Jul 01, 9:00 AM
Ambassador, Cadette, Senior

Pack'N'Boots: High Knoll Backpacking Adventure 2023
Looking to take your backpacking skills to the next level? Join us for a week long backpacking and high adventure experience as part of the Adventurer's crew at High Knoll Trail Camp. 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, including rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, challenge games, mountain boarding, and blacksmithing. Activities will be physically demanding and some backpacking experience is recommended, but not required.
Backpacks, tents, stoves, and other equipment are provided, making this an economical way to discover the joys of backpacking.

At least one mandatory planning meeting will be held before the week long event. The time and place will be set in a central location (or virtual) once registration closes. Each girl is expected particpate in at least one shakedown backpacking trip during the spring. The cost of shakedown trip is not included in the High Knoll event fee. Trips generally cost $25 for a one night backpacking trip.

Ages: girls who are 12½ years old and up (by June 1 to participate)
When: Sunday, June 25, 1 PM to Saturday, July 1, 9 AM
Where: Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Hiwassee, VA (Pulaski Co.)
Cost: $550 (cost includes camp registration, Adventurers fee, patch, and T-shirts)
Registration Closes: April 7
To Register: mail Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G) to Amy Hudson along with full camp fee or deposit of $150 to: 
Amy Hudson
301 Hemlock Dr. SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060

To Pay: mail checks made payable to "Adventurers High Knoll Camp" to Amy Hudson; camp cost can be paid in full with registration or in installments: deposit of $150 due with registration, $200 due March 1, and $200 due April 7. Adventurers scholarships are available (see below). . 

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.