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Pack'N'Boots: Dolly Sods Wilderness

Sat Jul 29, 10:00 AM - Mon Jul 31, 7:00 PM
Ambassador, Cadette, Junior, Senior

Venture into a land of sphagnum bogs, stunted trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, and meadows. This is not a trip into Canada, but rather to the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. This will be a beginner trip totaling 12-15 miles over three days. Girls will carry all of their own gear, cook on portable stoves, and sleep in tents for 2 nights and 3 days. There will be time for other fun adventures such as creek wading and huckleberry picking. There will be a mandatory 1 day planning session before the trip. Most gear can be borrowed from the Adventurers.

Dates/Times: Saturday, July 29, 10:00 AM to  Monday, July 31, 7:00 PM
Location: Dolly Sods Wilderness, Elkins, West VA
Girls' Ages: Juniors - Ambassadors (11-18 years old)
Cost: $50/person
Min/Max: 2/8 participants
Badge/Patch Included: no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers performance t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional previous t-shirts for $12 (short-sleeve); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).

Registration Closes: June 1
To Register: mail or email Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G) and forward a copy of COVID-19 Waiver Participation Agreement (#1081) to:

Kathy Foster
423 N Grove St
Bridgewater, VA 22812

To Pay: mail payment (checks made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to Kathy Foster OR pay by Venmo [account name: @GSAdventurers-GSTroop1912 (NEW ACCT NAME); please indicate for "Dolly Sods" and do NOT select goods and services so it's fee-free] 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: Kathy Foster,, 540-383-1529

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 ages 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.