About the Trip
Troop 5504 will like to invite girls to spend a week camping and developing lots of outdoor skills while getting to know this beautiful National Park. Come join up to 40 other Girl Scouts. After arriving at the Valley or El Portal, we will set up camp and take off to explore the park. We will spend 4 days hiking, swimming, rafting in the river (if the water isn’t too rough), biking around the Valley, and much more. During our final day, we will drive through Tuolumne Meadows and go bouldering. After a picnic lunch by Tenaya Lake we will say our goodbyes and drive home.This is an introduction trip to camping at National Parks with many opportunities to hike at different levels. We will look into securing a wilderness permit to hike half dome for advanced hikers. If girls/adults are interested let Consuelo know right away.
Where We Go
Yosemite National Park. The drive to the Yosemite Valley is approximately 8 hours. Each troop provides its own transportation. We can invite some independent girl scouts or solo girls as long as we have enough to fill one vehicle and everybody is willing to cover transportation cost.
What to Know
Must be Juniors and up by the summer of 2017. Sincere interest in outdoors. Experience tenting and basic outdoor cooking knowledge. Wilderness Hiking training preferred (required for Half Dome backpacking trip), check www.sdgirlscouts.com for training calendars. Troops should provide own first aid trained adult and one Let’s tent trained adult. Troops should prepare for this trip by going on a few hikes during year. Troop 5504 will let you know our hiking calendar and everybody is invited to join. Must be able to travel extended periods living in/out of a vehicle. Able to ride a bike will be useful. Must have traveled away from home for an extended period prior to this trip.
June 19 – 25, 2017
What to Bring
Camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, lanterns). All other equipment is provided.You’ll receive a detailed packing list closer to Spring 2017. Some useful things girls/adults can start acquiring, daybag pack, hiking shoes, water shoes, river flotation inner tube.
Program Fee: $350.00 approximately (final fee will be determined by the
camping accommodations we are able to secure) A $150 deposit will be required to
reserve spot, May 1st $150 is due, final payment June 1. First come, first serve basis. Please write checks to Girl Scouts Troop 5504 and mail to 2062 Mirror Lake Pl. Chula Vista CA 91913 All food and cooking equipment is included in fee. Also included lifeguard, rental bikes, rafting (if the water isn’t too rough), art workshops, craft supplies, shirt and patch. Program Fee does not include transportation. Troops provide their own transportation. Solo girls please check with Consuelo to make sure we have transportation.
Sponsored By TROOP 5504 (and Deb!)
Consuelo Murillo Quintanar