Pioneers and Patriots

Backpacking/Rock Climbing

"Ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." Isaiah 55:12

  Hike a trail, follow a compass, sleep under a star filled sky, and learn what trust and  depending on each other is all about!  You'll learn to push your limits as you grow in your relationship with God while exploring and living in His creation!  

             Work toward your Outdoor Skills Badge!


  • Put all your belongings in a backpack and set off down a grassy trail on a life changing adventure!

  • Climb a mountain, rappel down a rock face, build a fire, and set up your tent for that perfect sleeping spot beneath the stars. And that's just day one!

  • Learn to read a map and follow a compass while learning how to take care of yourself and each other in a wilderness setting.

  • Practice low-impact and "leave no trace" sustainable camping.  

  • In the evenings, sit around the fire with your fellow Pioneers and Patriots talking about the days accomplishments, your life goals, or tomorrow's upcoming adventure.

  • Have time to talk, build friendships, eat great food, laugh lots, and explore! 


"To me it was more adventure, beauty, and fun experienced in 7 days, than in my whole 17 years!          I learned much more than how to read a compass, I learned about who and what I am. Thank you!!!” Ashley

  Through the skills introduced throughout the week, you'll   accomplish multiple badge requirements!  

 Next trip dates: April/May 2020! 


"Believing God, can help you meet any challenge." Jamie


I hope I never forget the valuable lessons (not to mention the fun and excitement!), I learned on this trip. God bless you!"  Cheryl

  • Group size: Up to twelve girls (minimum of six), plus two Troop Leaders

  • Cost: $325 per girl. Includes all equipment (backpack, tents, sleeping bag, cook gear, climbing gear) and meals.

  • Girls may sign on from the same troop or join together with Pioneers and Patriots from other troops. 

  • Trips take place in the George Washington National Forest in West Virginia.

"I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."

Psalm 121:1-2

Troop Leaders Details...
  • Three day to three week long trips are available. Call us!

  • Send one or more of your Pioneer or Patriot girls to join girls from other troops or bring a group of up to twelve girls all from your own troop.

  • Two Troop Leaders may attend at no cost with twelve attending girls.

  • Due dates: Each Pioneer/Patriot must submit an application along with the $325 trip fee to secure a trip date. Troop Leaders need only submit an application.

  • Additional trip dates and locations may be available and often we can come to your area. Contact us to discuss different trip date and location options for your troop. 

  • Multiple badge requirements may be met during your trip including: Outdoor Skills, Caring for My Environment, Cooking, Fishing, Travel, Sustainable Living, Photography, Swimming, Let's Talk, and more!

  Contact us today for applications and details!  

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