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Girl Scout National Center West

The Girl Scout National Center West was an located about 15,000 acres of rugged wilderness near the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming.
 The single largest land acquisition in Girl Scouting history happened in 1968.
 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all over the world could engage in the many outdoor activities;
 horseback riding, backing packing, fishing, orienteering, fishing, exploring Native American pictographs, study of geology and much more.
 
Sample programs that were offered; Hike-A-Peak: a 19 day backpacking event for girls 16-18 years old, Tote 'N Trek: 9 day backpacking for novice backpackers ages 14-18, Saddle Straddle: 6 day pack trip for experienced riders, Paint the West: focusing on arts skills and exploring western art. The site also supported Wider Opportunities, family camping and camping for troop traveling to other destinations
 
 Due to the excessive costs of maintaining the center, it closed in 1989 and the land was sold in 1991.

The new owner retained about 1/3 of the acres and named it Clay Ranch, 
currently for sale for a cool $10,000,000 & change.



The other 2/3 of the land was sold to

 
 



National Center West
 trading post offered T-shirts, mugs, charms, pins and patches for participants and visitors and are fun to find and collect. 

 

 


The National Center West patches that name the event are more rare than the standard patch (lower left).

 

 

 




Girl Scout National Center West charm and brochure


Girl Scout National Center West & Wyoming Trek pins

National Center West postcards