CANCELED: Pack'N'Boots 2024: Triple Crown
Date: Sat May 25, 10:00 AM EST - Mon May 27, 2:00 PM EST
  • Cadettes,
  • Ambassadors,
  • Seniors

CANCELED: due to low registrations; check-out other upcoming Pack-N-Boot backpacking events.

Join us for a three day/two night backpacking adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest while completing Virginia's famous Triple Crown . Participants will hike 35 miles through wooded terrain that hits a popular trio of incredible vistas: Tinker Cliffs, McAfee Knob, and Dragon's Tooth. Participants will prepare their meals, spend two nights in backcountry campsites, and learn Leave No Trace camping principles and skills. This is a good trip for intermediate backpackers; it is not recommended for inexperienced backpackers.

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

A mandatory planning session will be held around May 12 at a location convenient for those who register. 

Dates/Times: Saturday, May 25, 10:00 AM to Monday, May 27, 2:00 PM (Memorial Day Weekend)
Location:  Roanoke region near Catawba
Who:  Cadettes - Ambassadors
Fee:  $40.00/girl
Min/Max Girls:  4/10
Patch included:  no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers performance t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional previous cotton t-shirts for $12 (short-sleeve; ONLY youth large & adult XL); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).
Registration Closes:  April 26

To Register:  mail or email Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G)  to:

Amy Hudson
301 Hemlock Drive SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060
write "Backpacking Triple Crown" on envelope

To Pay:  mail payment (checks made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to Amy Hudson OR pay by Venmo (account name: @GSAdventurers-GSTroop1912; please indicate for "Backpacking Triple Crown" and use the "Friends & Family" category) OR pay by credit card by contacting Laura Burchett at

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 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.