CC 2020 Announcement

              Registration Opens Nov. 1, 2019

April 17-19, 2020 at Fire Mountain BSA Scout Camp, Mt. Vernon, WA

Arrive Friday afternoon after 3 PM to set up your campsite. Then relax, check out the camp, and mingle with other troops around shared campfires. All challenge rotations will take place on Saturday, where Scouts will be evaluated on teamwork, leadership skills, and combined knowledge in the skill areas listed below. Saturday night includes the Dinner Challenge followed by a roaring All Camp campfire with songs, skits, and good old fun. The awards & recognition ceremony on Sunday brings the weekend to a close ~ Noon.

Troops bring all the equipment necessary for primitive troop camping and will be cooking all their own meals. The troop campsites are in an open, grassy, tree-less, & a bit lumpy meadow; they are roped off to about the size of a two-car garage. It is basically a plot of grass without tables, shelters, or fire rings! Water, firewood, & outhouses are provided. Troops carry their gear from a staging area to their site, about the length of a football field (100 yards). The Troop Preparation Packet is sent upon registration to guide your training and planning.

All Challenges are completed without ‘help’ from leaders during the events.

               Challenges for 2020 are:    All challenges include the respective GSWW Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Firebuilding- With your ten essentials packed, show us your campfire skills to accomplish a task.

Team Dynamics- Your positive & cooperative teamwork skills will lead you to success.

Plants, Shelters, & Knots- Show us how to survive an unplanned overnight in the woods.

Archery- Archers to the line, safe straight shooting hits the spot!

Campsite Maintenance– Demonstrate how well you establish & keep a ‘good’ safe campsite. Senior/Ambassadors will be judged on Friday Night; setup will be completed without your leaders.   

Challenge Dinner– Prepare a creative & nutritious dinner with surprise ingredients (revealed to only the Cadette troops upon arrival Friday).All prep & cooking is done without leaders present.

Leader’s Challenge: Paperwork timeliness & accuracy, skillful mentoring, and letting go will help set your troop up for a successful experience.

Join us for Year #38 for Challenge. This event is sponsored by SU245 and brought to you by a GSWW Committee of volunteers. Register as a troop, form your own group with girls from multiple troops, or as an IRM (to be placed with a troop ahead of time upon availability). Scout group size is 2-12, adults 2. In order to include more troops we have a limit of two groups per troop, each split group must have a minimum of 6 scouts.

*After Dec 15, 2019 and dependent on space availability, registration opens to troops/groups from any Girl Scout council and additional groups from the same troop.

Adult Volunteers are needed as Judges for Sat. April 18; come for the day or camp free for the weekend. Contact us at cascadechallengejudges@gmail.com

Cost: $35 per person which includes:Site Fees, Saturday dinner, event patch, and event awards.              

 *Challenge Dinner Options of  vegetarian and medically necessary Gluten Free are available and are then provided to the entire troop, with an additional $1 per person for the entire troop for the GF option.

 Facebook: GS Cascade Challenge

More Info:  Contact, Ellen “Jasper” Govan, Girl Scout Volunteer & Committee Chair

Email: gscascadechallengeinfo@gmail.com