HAT Backpacks (Cadettes and older)
Love the outdoors? Love camping? Love hiking? Put them all together and what do you have? Backpacking! This will be an intermediate backpacking course. We will be leaving early on Friday, October 20th and drive to Arkansas. Participants will be carrying all of their gear onto the trail. Since we have to ensure that all the equipment is accounted for and appropriate for girls to carry, there will be a mandatory pack check on Wednesday evening, October 18, at 7:00 pm to ensure that everyone has followed the pack list. We understand how difficult it may be to get to a centralized location, so we will have some sort of virtual connection available for the pack check as well. The pack list can be found at http://okwesthighadventure.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/backpacking-list/
Girls can rent sleeping bags and backpacks in order to try out the sport. Sleeping bag supplies are limited, so let the coordinator know well in advance if you need to get equipment. (Sleeping bags must be 3 pounds or less and be rated down to 20 degrees.)
Participants will need to be fit enough to carry a 30 pound backpack for 7 miles.
For more information, please contact our High Adventure Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls must be cadettes - 11 years old and in 6th grade.
Participants must be registered as Girl Scouts. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! Go to gswestok.org/join
All adults must pass a background check provided by Girl Scouts.