GIRL SCOUT CAVING TRIPS
Welcome to the 2020 Spring Girl Scout Caving Trip! The caving trip will take place on April 30- May 3, 2020. The trip is open to both girls and adults who are registered Girl Scouts. Deadline to register for new cavers (Rookies) is March 23, 2020 and April 17, 2020 is the deadline for returning cavers. New cavers must participate in our Ropes and Initiatives (R&I) Course on March 29, 2020 at Camp Skimino- 10 am to 3 pm. Girls will automatically be registered in the R&I course when they register for the caving trip. New adults are welcome to register for the trip and should pay the same amount as the girls pay. New adults are welcome to attend R&I but are not required to do so. If you have a conflict and cannot attend R&I, please contact Kami and we will try to work another orientation for you so that you can still make the trip. Check the Forms tabs for the necessary forms to fill out.
Cost for new cavers is $80. Returning girl cavers your cost is $80 but if you assisted in Cracks, Crevices and Crawlways, your cost is $60. Scholarships are available for girls or adults who need financial assistance to attend. Returning adult leaders will pay $35. Adults who agree to drive girls other than their own or drive cave groups will be reimbursed for their gas as well. Cooks do not have pay for the weekend but should register. What do registration costs cover? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, lodging costs, shower costs, washing costs for equipment and borrowed clothes, gas costs to and from West Virginia as well as to and from the caves, supplies for the trips, replacement of equipment as needed, insurance for the trip, and minor administrative costs.
We need two - three adult cooks/Community Center captains and we can always use drivers- particularly those with vans or trucks. Please send in your health physical form, driver form, and permission slip to Kami. If you attended prior trips this year- check with Kami to see if she already has your physical form. Returning leaders and girls, if you are not currently registered as a Girl Scout this year, you can register with Troop 850. Leaders contact Kami about payment for member registration. firstname.lastname@example.org.