Event to raise needed funds coincides with 109-year anniversary, National Girl Scout Week
The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will “Reach for the Peaks” with a virtual hike in March to help the nonprofit raise much-needed funds due to the effects of the pandemic.
“Reach for the Peaks” is a 3.12-mile hike – March 12 is the 109-year anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts – and is open to Girl Scout troops, their friends and family and the public. Participants can get outside March 6-14, whether in the mountains or just around the block, to hike 3.12 miles, or a distance of their choice, during National Girl Scout Week.
“After many months of staying inside, ‘Reach for the Peaks’ will be a great opportunity for our community to get moving while also supporting the development of young girls,” said, Lynne Fugate, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA). “During the pandemic, our members have had a safe and positive outlet to connect with others, reaffirming how impactful Girl Scouts is in the lives of young girls. This virtual hike also will serve as a fundraiser so that our efforts can continue in 2021.”
“Reach for the Peaks” registration is $35 for the public and $20 for Girl Scout members and includes a special T-shirt. Supporters also can register to be a “Ghost Hiker” with a $25 donation to GSCSA without participating in the hike.
Participants can connect with other hikers by using the hashtag #ReachforthePeaks on social media.
For more information, including registration, visit girlscoutshike.org.
About Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, offering programs that give every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of entrepreneurship, adventure, and success. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has more than 13,000 girl and adult members in 46 counties from southwest Virginia, through eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia. Membership is open to all girls from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. For more information, visit girlscoutcsa.org or call 800-474-1912.