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We’re Heading Out West!

Glacier National Park
June 19th – July 1st, 2019



We are going on a high adventure trip to Glacier National Park from June 19th through July 1st.

Eligibility:
Requires Committee Approval.
Space very limited.
Older scouts priority.
Must have completed a summer camp.
Must be 13 or over. Must be First class.
Must sign code of conduct – scouts and parents.

Important Dates:
Thursday, March 14th – Presentation – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 4th – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25 – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25 – $250 non-refundable deposit due
Thursday, May 9th – Planning Meeting – Legion – 7:00pm


Cost Estimate:

Transportation
$4630.0013 scouts, 6 adults
Lodging$4938.00Scouts 4 to a room
Adults 2 to a room
Meals$4702.50$7.50 per meal
Uhaul$356
National Park Pass$400
Excursions$275Mt Rushmore (50)
Devil’s Tower (125)
Custer State Park (100)
$15301.50
($805 per person)

Possible Excursions – these details will be worked out in future planning sessions. The cost may be less. The White Water Rafting is assuming full day. ATV is assuming 4 or 6 man ATVs.

Ziplining$90.00
White Water Rafting$100.00
ATV$70.00
Other (Kayaking, Cycling, Canoeing)$100.00
T-Shirt$15.00
Total Activities/ Excursions$375

Total Cost of Trip: $805 + $375 = $1180

Itinerary

Wednesday, June 19th

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Meet at Legion at 6:30AM. Depart at 7:00AM. Drive from Lake Zurich to Chamberlain (10 hour drive - 668 miles). Stay at hotel in Chamberlain.
Thursday, June 20th

Drive from Chamberlain to Black Hills (4 hour drive - 243 miles). Stay at campsite.

Along the way, stop at:

Badlands
Minuteman Missile
Wall Drug
Badlands Ranch Store (Feed Prairie Dogs)

We will stay at the Medicine Man BSA Camp's Family Camp (Larry Cozine Family Campground - Group Site A - holds 40 people)

https://camp.blackhillsbsa.org/campground/
Friday, June 21stSpend day in the Black Hills. Camp second night. (~150 miles of driving around)

Mt Rushmore
Possible ATV
Custer State Park
Needles Hwy
Wind Cave or Jewel Cave
Crazy Horse
Saturday, June 22nd

Drive from Rapid City to Great Falls, MT. (10.25 hours - 607 miles) Stay in hotel.
***MAY CHANGE TO BOZEMAN RATHER THAN GREAT FALLS

Devil's Tower in the morning.
Sunday, June 23rd



Drive From Great Falls, MT to Glacier National Park (3.25 hours - 198 miles) between noon and 6:00pm. Check in at 3:00pm. Zip Lining while waiting to check in.
Monday, June 24thSpend day in Glacier National Park (~300 miles of driving around while in Glacier)


Tuesday, June 25thSpend day in Glacier National Park
Wednesday, June 26thSpend day in Glacier National Park
Thursday, June 27thSpend day in Glacier National Park. White water rafting 1/2 day or full day.
Friday, June 28thSpend day in Glacier National Park
Saturday, June 29th


Drive from Glacier National Park to Dickinson, ND (10.25 hours - 645 miles). Stay in hotel.
Sunday, June 30th

Drive from Dickinson, ND to Austin, MN (9.25 hours - 619 miles). Stay in hotel.
Monday, July 1st

Drive from Austin to Lake Zurich (5.5 hours - 340 miles). Stop at Spam Museum along the way.


Links:
Top Ten Hikes In Glacier

Top Things to See in The Black Hills

Wilderness First Aid Training

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