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2018-07-07 Glacier National Park Trip

Event name: Glacier National Park Trip
Youth Event Leader Name: Avery F.
Adult Event Advisor Name: Brian Fischer
Adult Event Advisor Phone: 309.251.6023
Adult Event Advisor Email: bjf301@gmail.com
Event Date:  Saturday, July 7th -- July 17th, 2018
Event Time:  TBD
Event Starting Location: Crossroads Parking Lot
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Event Location: Glacier National Park, MT
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Event Ending Location: Crossroads Parking Lot
Event Cost:
Estimated $415-465 per person, plus food while traveling and souvenirs
Dress: Field Uniform & Activity Uniform (Scout T-Shirt)
Items to Bring: Field Uniform to be worn while traveling.
Clothes and spare set of clothes
Weather related items (sunscreen, rain gear, coat, etc.)
Boy Scout handbook
Mess kit, utensils
Sleeping bag
Tent and tent buddy
Personal items (bathroom supplies)
Medicine
Backpackers will need backpack friendly supplies (lightweight, etc)
Event Description:  
An eleven day trip to the majestic Glacier National Park in Montana. Scouts will have the option to either join a Glacier in-park day-hike group or a back-country backpacking group. Any scout who has attended a long-term campout (with some exceptions) may do day hikes but backpackers must be at least 13 years old and minimum First Class. All attendees must have have complete medical form (parts A, B, and C). Parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Practice hikes will begin in in April so scouts, leaders, and parents can be prepared to fully enjoy this incredible hiking experience.

Signing up requires a non-refundable down payment of $100 per person by March 5 so that Glacier reservations can be secured, a second payment of $200 is due Monday April 23, and the final payment by May 21st. Financial assistance may be available for Scouts who cannot afford these costs--please see Scoutmaster Olsen. We will be eating at restaurants while traveling to and from Glacier Park, so attendees should plan on bringing money for their traveling meals. 

For those interested there will be a 15 minute informational meeting (parents and scouts) on Monday February 26th at 8:00pm, immediately following the regular troop meeting where we will discuss this trip in more detail and answer questions. More details about required equipment will be provided at this meeting.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to visit Glacier National Park, "The Crown of the Continent". Visit the Park's website at https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

If you have questions, please contact Avery.

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