The Charleston-based Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council will host a Girl Scout Jamboree July 22 to 26 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette County.
The event is open to Girl Scouts who were in grades 4 through 12 this school year. The Black Diamond Council is inviting its own members but said it's open to Girl Scouts nationwide.
The Boy Scouts implemented stricter health requirements for the 2013 Jamboree because of the hilly Summit terrain and dozens of venues that tested participants' physical skills and fitness. Morbidly obese Scouts were banned from participating.
The Girl Scouts Jamboree won't have such restrictions, Storage said. It will be held mostly in flatter terrain, although the girls will have an average walk of three miles per day, she said.
The cost is $275 per person before Friday and $300 after that. The registration deadline is June 19.
So the Thrifty way for a week at Summit is to go as a Girl Scout?