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GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI AND EDWARD JONES PARTNER TO EXPAND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES AT CAMP TUCKAHO


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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is excited to announce the opening of a new Outdoor Adventure High-Course Challenge, made possible through the generosity of Edward Jones.  

The Outdoor Adventure High-Course Challenge, located at Girl Scouts Camp Tuckaho in Troy Missouri, has been an iconic adventure program for girls ages 12 through 18 for close to 30 years. In 2019, this course was retired with plans to rebuild.

With the tremendous support of Edward Jones, the new Outdoor Adventure High-Course Challenge was designed and built by ABEE, Inc. ABEE, Inc. is a full-service Challenge Course and Canopy/Zip Line Tour company, providing services in adventure education and experiential program design.   

The High Course Challenge is the first of a multi-phase plan that will expand the outdoor adventure experiences on the nearly 600 acres of Camp Tuckaho. Phase two of the plan will launch later this year with the design and development of a High Adventure Center for girls of all ages.

“Edward Jones is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri to support their mission to help girls build courage, confidence and character,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. “We invested in the new Outdoor Adventure Course at Camp Tuckaho to create opportunities for girls to learn leadership skills, discover the value of teamwork and build confidence by taking on new challenges. These are skills that will serve them throughout their lives and we’re excited about the new adventures that await Girl Scouts across our region at Camp Tuckaho.”

“Our girls love high adventure, and these new elements will provide the experiences that will foster critical life skills they need today and, in the future,” said Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. “Edward Jones actively works to strengthen the communities where they live and work and we are grateful for their support.”

The Outdoor Adventure Course program consists of team building and individual challenge activities on low- and high-courses, culminating with a zip line experience through the trees.  The program takes place over a weekend, where girls focus on core skills such as, leadership, networking, team building, communication, journaling and confidence building.

To plan a visit to the Outdoor Adventure Course, please contact Melissa Niedermann at mniedermann@girlscoutsem.org.