Auburn University Challenge Course

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For Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts

 

Great for team-building and confidence-boosting!  Girls between the ages of 9 and 11 will experience the low challenge course, and ages 12 and up will experience the low and high challenge course.  Juniors may apply this event toward the "Adventure Sports" badge, and older girls can apply this event toward the "High Adventure" IP.

 

Troops or individuals may register for this event. Individual girls must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Adults not participating in the course do not have to pay.

 

Visit the challenge course web site!

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/adm/adventure/index.php

 

 

When: Sunday, October 18, from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Where: Auburn University, Auburn

Ages: 9 years old and up, adults may participate!

Cost: 9-11 years old - $20.00, 12 years old and up - $30.00

Send check payable to "Auburn Girl Scouts" to:

Judy Prior, 261 Cary Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

Registration Deadline: October 5

The waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

For More Information: Download the flyer.

6 Comments

You're welcome to arrive as early as noon with a picnic lunch. Hope to see you there!

Why does this event cost so much? Is it an overnight? Is there a fancy dinner being served?
This is almost a year's dues for us!

Athough we are aware that this is more expensive than many events, the AU Challenge Course charges a price typical for this type of activity. We have to pay for trained instructors and equipment use. An entire troop does not have to participate. If girls in your troop cannot afford this right now, you can schedule it for later in the year as a goal for cookie sale or fall product sale proceeds. They require a minimum of 8 participants. There are also other organizations that offer challenge courses or a shorter time period at a lower cost. We chose this course for its location and the longer length of the program.

As a troop leaader for over 15 years, I've never tried to include all activities in troop dues. I've only included cost of supplies and patches/awards. We usually used product sale proceeds to finance extra activities.

Do we need to send the waiver with the check or bring it the day of the event?

If my daughter is 11; but, is a cadette, will she still do activities to help her earn the IP? Should I still pay the $20 fee?

You can bring the waiver, but just know that she can't participate without it. As for age, AU is very strict about the 12-year-old age limit, so your daughter is limited to low ropes.

She will do skill builder #3 and can do career #2. There will be several instructors available. She can do many of the other requirements on her own or in her troop.

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