Backpacking?? ME?!??

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Yes, you.

You may think it's only for Boy Scouts, only for the most hardcore outdoorsman, only for the fittest of the fit.  But you are mistaken.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, are putting together a backpacking program where interested girls can learn all about the skills, equipment and techniques of hiking the great outdoors.  We will have a few meetings to train, learn skills and earn badges.  The program will then culminate in an overnight backpacking trip.

Yes, backpacking may be challenging.  But think about this:

Courage is when you try even though you are afraid.  Confidence is something you gain little by little when you tackle an obstacle that is new and scary.  Character is who you become once you have come out the other side, having conquered your fears and accomplished more than you ever thought possible.

 Ages:  7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

If you think you may be interested, talk with your troop leader about it.  If you think you know nothing about the sport, call me up or look it up on the web or in books.

Please contact me if you are interested, so I can start planning our meetings!

Amy Farrar

afarrar@girlscoutssa.org

Outdoor Education Programs Manager

145 Coliseum Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36109

(334) 272-9164, ext. 2205


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