Backcountry Trail Service-Wise River (Grades 7-12)
The Montana Wilderness Association and The All Women's Outdoor Leadership Institute (AWOL) are offering an affordable and rewarding experience in the backcountry of Montana's glorious Pintler Mountain Range. Join girls from across Montana & Wyoming for a backpacking trip to remember!
From August 2nd to the 10th, The AWOL Institute and the Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) are working together to provide girls with an opportunity to learn outdoor skills, discover their personal strengths, and to provide service to others through work that will improve access to some of Montana's most serene and awesome natural spaces.
Service to the wilderness will include erosion control, cutting back overgrown brush on the trail, removing fallen trees on the trail (using two man crosscut saw), and re-tread where needed to re-establish the trail. All work is done with hand tools, no motors allowed! You'll also have traditional pack support (horses and mules) to help get group gear to camp. And it's not all about work. Girls will also enjoy engaging activities that promote personal well-being, enhance self-esteem, and increase girls' confidence.
Girls are required to provide their own transportation to the meeting spot in Wise River, MT. Wise River is located southwest of Butte, MT. This program will cost $150 per registered Girl Scout participant - a $50 discount! In order to participate, Cadettes must be 13 years of age or older.
Scholarships are available! AWOL would love to get every girl out in the woods - regardless of ability to pay!
Also, if you are 18 years old or older, and you have first aid and CPR training along with adequate outdoor and educational training/education/experience, we'd also love to have you volunteer for this trip at no cost to you.
Registrations will not be going through the Girl Scout office. To register or for more information, please contact Sarah at sarahm@TheAWOLInstitute.org or at 406-546-5658.
This event is open to girls in grades 7-12 and supervising adults.
Registration deadline: July 5
Girl min/max: 3/7
Adult min/max: 1/2