Earlier this month eleven G.I.R.L.s from Service Unit 682 headed to Harper’s Ferry, WV for a 4-day adventure! The group started their journey by setting up camp at a primitive site at the KOA Camp ground.
The next day, the girls, ranging from Brownies through Cadettes, and seven volunteers braved seven miles of the white waters of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and crossed three states (Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia).
On Sunday the group went to Historic Harper’s Ferry and took a two-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail, from Harper’s Ferry Historic Town to the Harper’s Ferry Cementary. They then walked back, and crossed the walking bridge to Maryland, and hiked about a half mile on the C & O Trail.
On their journey, they met another incredible G.I.R.L. known as G.I. Jane, a hiker from Brazil that started in Georgia and was walking straight through to Maine. She had been on the trail for 3 months already! The Appalachian Trail is 2,190 miles and it goes through 14 states.
A common tradition for anyone who hikes the Appalachian Trail is to get a trail name. All the girls and leaders got their own trail names including: Adventurous Jelly Bean and Fearless, Crafty Scout Leader.
Throughout their trip older Girl Scouts spent time with the younger ones and each troop was responsible for cooking one meal during the weekend for everyone. The girls thought it was the best trip ever and decided they want to do it again next year! Check out some photos from their adventure:
We can’t wait to hear about all of the future adventures of this awesome group of Girl Scouts!
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