The night will start off with an ice cream social from 6-6:45 p.m.
Next, the trainers will describe the amazing volunteer-led programs
they offer and showcase videos that girls made on their 2019
From 8-9 p.m., hear from Claire Wernstedt-Lynch and Tenny Ostrem, two backpackers who completed the first “thru-hike” of the US/Mexico border this year. They walked from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico (over 2000 miles) and crossed through four states, several cities, a national park, and numerous small towns. Over the course of their six-month trip, they encountered people, organizations, and physical landscapes that challenged their stereotypes of the border. Their goal was to focus on the positive and human aspects of the area and to walk peacefully, with humility and respect for different voices. By walking, Tenny and Claire commit to this belief that we are all a part of the same community.
This is an open event for experienced, brand-new, and future hikers! We welcome adults and girls 11+ years old! Join us in celebrating our Girl Scouts San Diego Backpacking Program!
Contact Ann Funk with questions.