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
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
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