Boundary Waters Canoeing Excursion 2022

Boundary Waters Canoeing Excursion 2022
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The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
400 2nd Ave South Waite Park, MN 56387, US
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Girl Scout Grade Level: Cadette-Ambassador (Must have completed 6th grade at time of trip)

Session Length: 07/23/2022-07/31/2022

Group Capacity: 12

Fee: $175 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration.

Final Payment of $875 due by May 16th

Accessible primarily by canoe, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota is one of America's most beautiful and remote places. Its vast wilderness extends 150 miles along the U.S.-Canada border, covering approximately 1,098,000 acres with over 1,100 lakes and 1,500 miles of canoe routes. To truly understand this incredible destination, you have to come experience it for yourself.

After a day of training, packing, and planning, you will paddle north to the wilderness where you will spend 5 days paddling and portaging via canoe. Trained Girl Scout canoe guides offer the tools and coaching to make the expedition crew succeed at their adventure and are experts at bringing out the best in every girl.

Participants should be dropped off at the GSKSMO council parking lot no later than 7:30AM on 07/23/2022. We should arrive back at the GSKSMO parking lot around 6:30PM on 07/31/2022.

General Itinerary: (Subject to Change)

  • July 23rd – Depart KC
  • July 23rd – 24th – Camp in cabin in Cooke’s State Park
  • July 25th – 29th – Begin canoe adventure
  • July 29th – 30th – Cabin camp at GS campground
  • July 31st – Return Home to KC

Badges and Journeys:

  • The Complete Cadette Outdoor Journey + 1 Badge – Trail Adventure, Eco Trekker
  • Primitive Camper, and Trailblazing Badges
  • The Complete Senior Outdoor Journey + 1 Badge – Adventurer, First Aid, Paddling, and the Trail Adventure Badge
  • The Complete Ambassador Outdoor Journey + 1 Badge - Trail Adventure, Survival Camper, Water, and the Ultimate Recreation Challenge Badge
  • The Take Action Project will be decided on and formulated as a group.

Pre-Trip Planning Meetings, Basic Canoe and Water Craft Safety Meetings, Basic Wilderness First Aid, and American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Training included - These will held beginning in March through the beginning of July (scheduling will be decided on as a group). Girls will be required to come at least 2 canoe skills practices and 1 general packing meeting.

Dates will be dependent on the availability of the overall group.

General Packing List: (A more detailed list will be sent out as we begin meeting in person.)

  • Lightweight sleeping bag, in a stuff sack. (Large, flannel, sleeping bags are discouraged because of size, weight, and difficulty in drying. Look for a mummy-shaped sleeping bag of synthetic material.)
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket no ponchos) • Sturdy hiking boots. (Feet will be wet much of the time on the canoe trip.
  • A lightweight hiking or field boot is best. The purpose of the boot is to provide secure footing and ankle support. (Insulated boots, rubber boots, or any boot that holds water will be very uncomfortable.)
  • Personal clothing


Participants: Girl Members Only 

GS Grade Level: Cadette- Ambassador

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$875.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation and Refund Policy: $175 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration. Payment due date is May 16th, 2022. Payment can be made in full (less the deposit) by logging into your account and paying the balance due. Or payments can be made in smaller amounts by calling Customer Care (800)728-8750 and paying over the phone until the balance is paid in full. Please note that any participants with balances remaining after May 16th will have their registration cancelled. This program requires at least 10 girls to register in order to occur. If minimum is not reached by the registration deadline March 31st you will be contacted to reschedule or refund fees paid.

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