The Junior Girl Scouts of Calhoun County's Troop 38205, have returned home from a High Adventure week at Ace Adventure. Addie Collins, Bella Nicholas, Trinity Probasco, Carissa Sands, and Jasmyne Tingler, had the opportunity to attend Girl Fest during the week of June 27th- July 1st.

Those attending from Calhoun were, scouts, Addie Collins, Bella Nicholas, Trinity Probasco, Carissa Sands, and Jasmyne Tingler; Assistant leaders who attended, Maggie Probasco and Bonnie Sands; and Girl Scout Troop leader Sara Tingler.

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council partnered with ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill WV to bring girls these experiences. Scouts who were in 4th-12th grade from any council in the USA during the 2020-21 membership or school year was eligible to go. Seventeen states were represented with girls from Alaska, to Florida and everywhere in between.

During the week the girls experienced rock climbing and rappelling, white water rafting on the Upper New River, and an obstacle course mud run. Each activity was a new experience for the girls and pushed them to new limits in team work, communication, and pushing themselves to try new things.

Calhoun Junior Scouts also participated in the Girl Scout Tree Promise, earned their Trailblazer pin, and they earned the Citizen Scientist Badge. Troop 38205 also completed a Take Action project, which included watching and counting lighting bugs. This data was then submitted to the Mass Audubon: Firefly Watch Community Science Project, to help determine if firefly populations are growing or shrinking.

The young ladies had a great time learning about themselves, and their sister Scouts across the nation. Girls were able to attend due to the support from the community. Thank you! If you or your daughter(s) would like to volunteer or join scouts, information will be coming this fall on how to join.