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Mad Mud weekend is currently sold out. You are welcome to sign up for our wait list. You will need to provide a name, email address and phone number for each person you want to add to the wait list. So, if you want to add five people, you will need to enter a name five times. We will open more spots for these beloved events should guidance and regulations change as we get closer to the event. As spots become available, we will contact you!

Register for the Mini Mad Mud Challenge wait list at http://bit.ly/GSOHMiniMadMud2021.

Register for the Mad Mud Wait Challenge wait list at http://bit.ly/GSOHMadMud2021.

If you are currently registered to attend either event, please review the information below.

Mini Mad Mud

Mini Mad Mud Map

Thank you for registering to attend the Mini Mad Mud Challenge! Please review the information in this confirmation carefully, as it contains details vital to the success of the program.

When: Saturday, August 7, 2021

Where: Camp Crooked Lane, 6998 County Road 40, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

Before You Arrive

Consent Form: All participants are required to submit a completed consent form by the time of check-in. If a participant is under the age of 18, their parent/guardian must sign the consent form. Anyone who fails to provide a consent form will be unable to participate.

DocuSign: Help us go paper free by completing your consent form on DocuSign. Please follow this link to fill out your consent form. Please note that each household must complete a consent form. This link is not unique, so you can forward it to parents/guardians to fill out. You can always contact Customer Care to request a paper form.

Extended link: https://na4.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=7e1ac9bc-734b-469b-bfd9-cf9eacdc36cb&env=na4&acct=9f0404fd-1280-45dc-af87-0fc7f2b7101c&v=2

Camp Map: Please review the final map to get familiar with the course layout. Final maps will be sent about two weeks before the program.

What to Bring with You

  • a positive attitude!
  • change of clothing and footwear for post event
  • garbage bag (for wet, muddy gear post-event)
  • a towel
  • sunscreen
  • water and snacks to refuel on your car ride home (Water stations will be available along the course.)

What to Leave at Home

  • electronic devices
  • valuable, non-replaceable items (jewelry, etc.)
  • unnecessary wallet items (You can leave them in the car unless you would like to purchase something from our shop.)
  • items that are banned on all Girl Scout properties including weapons, drugs, and alcohol

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.    

What to Wear

Footwear: Closed toe shoes that can be secured tightly on your feet. For most participants this means an old pair of sneakers. Rubber rain boots, Crocs, and flip flops are not permitted on the property.

Clothing: Form-fitting, lightweight, breathable clothing. Be aware that the clothes you wear will get muddy and potentially be damaged.

Accessories: Please limit the number of accessories you wear. Consider tying hats, sunglasses, and other accessories to your clothing so they don’t sink in our mud pits or pond elements.

Hair: Long hair should be securely tied back.

Property Information

Obstacles: You will see a variety of different obstacles on the course, each testing different skills and abilities. Some obstacles include balancing exercises and slides. A full list of obstacles will be sent out about two weeks before the program.

Course Length: The course is about one mile.

Average Time: The average time to finish the Mini Mad Mud Challenge course is about one hour. You should plan to be on property for at least two and half hours to allow for check-in and changing after the program. How long it will take you depends on your level of fitness, your pace, and the pace at which groups in front of you are moving through the course.

Bathrooms: There will be plenty of portable bathrooms available near the starting line.

Changing Tent: A changing tent will be provided outside for participant use.

Camp Buildings: All buildings are off limits for the duration of the event.

Food and Drink: There will be three water stations available for participants. Food will not be permitted on the course. Spectators should bring their own water bottles.

Pets: Pets are not permitted.

Photo Stations: There are four photo stations near the start and finish lines of the course.

Cell Phone Service: Cell phone service is limited at Camp Crooked Lane.

Code of Conduct

Adult Required: Adults are required for the Mini Mad Mud Challenge. Please be sure that your group has adults registered to attend with your group. Spectators do not count for this because they are not allowed on the course.

Buddy System: All participants must remain with at least one other person on the course.  Buddies should be chosen by ability and pace of the participants. There are three buddy checks throughout the course where buddies should check in with each other. 

Skipping Elements:  Participants are encouraged to skip any obstacle they are not comfortable completing. Mad Mud is meant to challenge you while you have fun. If you think a particular obstacle really isn't going to do this for you, just go around it! Please note that some elements are impassible without getting in the mud or crossing the creek. You will still get muddy even if you skip elements.

Don’t Rush: Mad Mud Challenge is not a race. It is a personal challenge with the goal of overcoming obstacles and completing the course. This is why we do not time people and why we try to avoid using the word "race" when describing this event. Each participant should feel free to go at their own pace.

Sportsmanship: Please be patient and respectful of all groups on the course. Cheer each other on and show support for others.

Spectators

Adult Ratios: Spectators do not count for adult ratios because they are not allowed on the course.

Viewing Points: Spectators are not permitted on the course. There are designated spectator viewing points on the course and at the finish line that can be utilized by those who are not participating.

Footwear: Spectators are required to follow the footwear guidelines above.

Water: Spectators should bring their own water and refreshments.

Check-In and Parking

Check-in: Check-in will be 30 minutes before your start time. Please arrive to Camp Crooked Lane and stay in your vehicle as you approach the check-in booth. There will be a GSOH staff member or volunteer to help check you in. At this time, the leader of your group will check everyone in and receive all the maps, wristbands, Mad Mud patches, and souvenir sunglasses for your group. The leader of your group will be identified as the person who placed your order. If you are not the leader of your group, you will continue through check-in to parking. If you would like to change who your leader is, please contact Julia Fink at jfink@gsoh.org at least two weeks prior to the program date. 

Parking: Please follow all signs and markers when parking. There will be GSOH staff and volunteers assisting with parking. Please follow their direction when arriving to and leaving from Camp Crooked Lane.

Council Shop

Don’t forget to stop by the Girl Scout Shop at the starting line before you start the race! We will be there with event related items and other fun Girl Scout merchandise. If there is something you really want to pick up at the event, email girlscoutshop@gsoh.org. We can prepare your order ahead of time and contact you for payment, then your purchase will be waiting at the event for you. We will only be able to accept cash or check at this event. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Starting Line

Starting line volunteers will be sending groups on the course about every two minutes. Be prepared to wait for your turn after checking in. While you wait, the starting line volunteers will remind everyone of the course guidelines and will check to make sure each participant has followed the dress requirements outlined above. Any participant who fails to follow these requirements will be unable to participate.

Safety

Adult Required: Adults are required for the Mini Mad Mud Challenge. Please be sure that your group has adults registered to attend with your group. Spectators do not count for this because they are not allowed on the course.

Obstacles: Each obstacle is inspected and tested prior to being used.

First Aid: First aid certified adult volunteers and GSOH staff members will be stationed along the course and at the finish line.

Lifeguards: Lifeguard certified GSOH staff members will be stationed along pond elements.

Course Guides: Course guide volunteers will be stationed at most elements throughout the course. Please go to the nearest course guide if you have any questions or concerns while on the course. They can point you in the direction of the nearest first aid or water station and have access to walkie talkies to communicate emergency situations. Course guides will also encourage and support participants along the elements.

Emergency Procedures

Volunteers will have complete emergency guides the day of the event. 

First Aid: If you are presented with a life-threatening or serious injury, please appoint someone to call 911 immediately and give them the location 6998 County Road 40, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. Be sure to let them know your location on the property. Send another person to the nearest first aid station. If you are presented with a non-life-threatening injury, please send the person to the first aid station for treatment as appropriate.

Thunderstorms: This is a rain or shine event. Please be prepared to complete the course in the rain. In more severe rain, participants can take shelter at one of the pavilions until the rain passes. For thunderstorms, an air horn will be sounded to alert everyone. Volunteers will then guide everyone to their cars for shelter. The program will resume 30 minutes after the last lightning is sighted or thunder heard. GSOH staff will make a cancelation call if thunderstorms do not subside. 

Costume Contest

Do your girls like to get creative and dress up? Participate in the Mad Mud Costume Contest!

Remember the rules:

  • All entries must be submited via a Formstack that will be sent about two weeks before the program date.
  • Final deadline for entries is Friday, August 13, 2021.
  • Only one photo may be sent by any one troop/group. Please size down photos for web usage.
  • Winners will be notifed on Friday, August 20,  2021.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: One free night at Camp Crooked Lane (lodge of your choice), up to $100 value!
  • 2nd place: Two free hours at the Camp Crooked Lane Spray Ground, $30 value!
  • 3rd place: One free hour at the Camp Crooked Lane Spray Ground, $15 value!

Winners will be sent a promotional code to redeem their prize. Winner will have until September 30, 2022 to redeem their prize.

Costume Guidelines: Costumes must follow the dress guidelines outlined above. Please be mindful of the materials you use to create your costume. Avoid using any materials that could fall off and pollute Camp Crooked Lane.

Tagalongs/Add-Ons/Switches

This program cannot accommodate tagalongs. Please be sure that every participant is registered and paid prior to the event and every spectator (non participant) is registered prior to the event.

Event Staff

The Mini Mad Mud Challenge is grateful for all the volunteers and staff members who make the event possible. Please follow the direction of the volunteers and staff and let them know how much you appreciate them!

Cancellations

In case of extreme weather conditions, please call 614-643-1745 to see if the program will run as scheduled. Any messages will be posted two hours prior to the start time of the program.

Refund Requests

If you are requesting a refund for your cancellation, the request must be made on the Eventbrite system no later than July 8, 2021 (30 days prior to the start of the event). Your request must state the reason for the cancellation. If you are cancelling and are not requesting a refund, call Council Headquarters at 1-800-621-7042. Cancellations due to sudden illness or a family emergency must be submitted to Council Headquarters within two weeks of the event.

Questions?

Please call Customer Care at 614-487-8101 and reference the name of this event. Email questions can be sent to customercare@gsoh.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mad Mud

Mad Mud Map

Thank you for registering to attend the Mad Mud Challenge! Please review the information in this confirmation carefully, as it contains details vital to the success of the program.

When: Sunday, August 8, 2020

Where: Camp Crooked Lane, 6998 County Road 40, Mt Gilead, OH 43338

Before you Arrive

Consent Form: All participants are required to submit a completed consent form by the time of check-in. If a participant is under the age of 18, their parent/guardian must sign the consent form. Anyone who fails to provide a consent form will be unable to participate.

DocuSign: Help us go paper free by completing your consent form on DocuSign. Please follow this link to fill out your consent form. Please note that each household must complete a consent form. This link is not unique, so you can forward it to parents/guardians to fill out. You can always call Customer Care to request a paper form.

Extended link: https://na4.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=686a7b9e-a238-4a04-96f1-cbcd8a6b8c0f&env=na4&acct=9f0404fd-1280-45dc-af87-0fc7f2b7101c&v=2

Camp Map: Please review the final map to get familiar with the course layout. Final maps will be sent about two weeks before the program.

What to Bring with You

  • a positive attitude!
  • change of clothing and footwear for post event
  • garbage bag (for wet, muddy gear post-event)
  • a towel
  • sunscreen
  • water and snacks to refuel on your car ride home (Water stations will be available along the course.)

What to Leave at Home

  • electronic devices
  • valuable, non-replaceable items (jewelry, etc.)
  • unnecessary wallet items (You can leave them in the car unless you would like to purchase something from our shop.)
  • Items that are banned on all Girl Scout properties including weapons, drugs, and alcohol

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.    

What to Wear

Footwear: Closed toe shoes that can be secured tightly on your feet. For most participants this means an old pair of sneakers. Rubber rain boots, Crocs, and flip flops are not permitted on the property.

Clothing: Form-fitting, lightweight, breathable clothing. Be aware that the clothes you wear will get muddy and potentially be damaged.

Accessories: please limit the number of accessories you wear. Consider tying hats, sunglasses, and other accessories to your clothing so they don’t sink in our mud pits or pond elements.

Hair: Long hair should be securely tied back.

Property Information

Obstacles: You will see a variety of different obstacles on the course, each testing different skills and abilities. Some obstacles include pond elements, balancing exercises, and slides. A full list of obstacles will be sent out about two weeks before the program.

Course Length: The course is about two miles.

Average Time: The average time to finish the Mad Mud Challenge course is about one and half hours. You should plan to be on property for at least three hours to allow for check-in and changing after the program. How long it will take you depends on your level of fitness, your pace, and the pace at which groups in front of you are moving through the course.

Bathrooms: There will be plenty of portable bathrooms available near the starting line.

Changing Tent: A changing tent will be provided outside for participant use.

Camp Buildings: All buildings are off limits for the duration of the event.

Food and Drink: There will be three water stations available for participants. Food will not be permitted on the course. Spectators should bring their own water bottles.

Pets: Pets are not permitted.

Photo Stations: There are four photo stations near the start and finish lines of the course.

Cell Phone Service: Cell phone service is limited at Camp Crooked Lane.

Code of Conduct

Buddy System: All participants must remain with at least one other person on the course.  Buddies should be chosen by ability and pace of the participants. There are three buddy checks throughout the course where buddies should check in with each other. 

Skipping Elements:  Participants are encouraged to skip any obstacle they are not comfortable completing. Mad Mud is meant to challenge you while you have fun. If you think a particular obstacle really isn't going to do this for you, just go around it! Please note that some elements are impassible without getting in the mud or crossing the creek. You will still get muddy even if you skip elements.

Don’t Rush: Mad Mud Challenge is not a race. It is a personal challenge with the goal of overcoming obstacles and completing the course. This is why we do not time people and why we try to avoid using the word "race" when describing this event. Each participant should feel free to go at their own pace.

Sportsmanship: Please be patient and respectful of all groups on the course. Cheer each other on and show support for others.

Spectators

Viewing Points: Spectators are not permitted on the course. There are designated spectator viewing points on the course and at the finish line that can be utilized by those who are not participating.

Footwear: Spectators are required to follow the footwear guidelines above.

Water: Spectators should bring their own water and refreshments.

Check-In and Parking

Check-in: Check-in will be 30 minutes before your start time. Please arrive to Camp Crooked Lane and stay in your vehicle as you approach the check-in booth. There will be a GSOH staff member or volunteer to help check you in. At this time, the leader of your group will check everyone in and receive all the maps, wristbands, Mad Mud patches, and souvenir sunglasses for your group. The leader of your group will be identified as the person who placed your order. If you are not the leader of your group, you will continue through check-in to parking.  If you would like to change who your leader is, please contact Julia Fink at jfink@gsoh.org at least two weeks prior to the program date. 

Parking: Please follow all signs and markers when parking. There will be GSOH staff and volunteers assisting with parking. Please follow their direction when arriving to and leaving from Camp Crooked Lane.

Council Shop

Don’t forget to stop by the Girl Scout Shop at the starting line before you start the race!  We will be there with event related items and other fun Girl Scout merchandise. If there is something you really want to pick up at the event, email girlscoutshop@gsoh.org. We can prepare your order ahead of time and contact you for payment, then your purchase will be waiting at the event for you. We will only be able to accept cash or check at this event. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Starting Line

Starting line volunteers will be sending groups on the course about every two minutes. Be prepared to wait for your turn after checking in. While you wait, the starting line volunteers will remind everyone of the course guidelines and will check to make sure each participant has followed the dress requirements outlined above. Any participant who fails to follow these requirements will be unable to participate.

Safety

Obstacles: Each obstacle is inspected and tested prior to being used.

First Aid: First aid certified adult volunteers and GSOH staff members will be stationed along the course and at the finish line.

Lifeguards: Lifeguard certified GSOH staff members will be stationed along pond elements.

Course Guides: Course guide volunteers will be stationed at most elements throughout the course. Please go to the nearest course guide if you have any questions or concerns while on the course. They can point you in the direction of the nearest first aid or water station and have access to walkie talkies to communicate emergency situations. Course guides will also encourage and support participants along the elements.

Emergency Procedures

Volunteers will have complete emergency guides the day of the event. 

First Aid: If you are presented with a life-threatening or serious injury, please appoint someone to call 911 immediately and give them the location 6998 County Road 40, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. Be sure to let them know your location on the property. Send another person to the nearest first aid station. If you are presented with a non-life-threatening injury, please send the person to the first aid station for treatment as appropriate.

Thunderstorms: This is a rain or shine event. Please be prepared to complete the course in the rain. In more severe rain, participants can take shelter at one of the pavilions until the rain passes. For thunderstorms, an air horn will be sounded to alert everyone. Volunteers will then guide everyone to their cars for shelter. The program will resume 30 minutes after the last lightning is sighted or thunder heard. GSOH staff will make a cancelation call if thunderstorms do not subside. 

Costume Contest

Do your girls like to get creative and dress up? Participate in the Mad Mud Costume Contest!

Remember the rules:

  • All entries must be submitted via a Formstack that will be sent about two weeks before the program date.
  • Final deadline for entries is Friday, August 13, 2021.
  • Only one photo may be sent by any one troop/group. Please size down photos for web usage.
  • Winners will be notifed on Friday, August 20, 2021

Prizes:

  • 1st place: One free night at Camp Crooked Lane (lodge of your choice), up to $100 value!
  • 2nd place: Two free hours at the Camp Crooked Lane Spray Ground, $30 value!
  • 3rd place: One free hour at the Crooked Lane Spray Ground, $15 value!

Winners will be sent a promotional code to redeem their prize. Winner will have until September 30, 2022 to redeem their prize.

Costume Guidelines: Costumes must follow the dress guidelines outlined above. Please be mindful of the materials you use to create your costume. Avoid using any materials that could fall off and pollute Camp Crooked Lane.

Tagalongs/Add-Ons/Switches

This program cannot accommodate tagalongs. Please be sure that every participant is registered and paid prior to the event and every spectator (non participant) is registered prior to the event.

Event Staff

The Mad Mud Challenge is grateful for all the volunteers and staff members who make the event possible. Please follow the direction of the volunteers and staff and let them know how much you appreciate them!

Cancellations

In case of extreme weather conditions, please call 614-643-1745 to see if the program will run as scheduled. Any messages will be posted two hours prior to the start time of the program.

Refund Requests

If you are requesting a refund for your cancellation, the request must be made on the Eventbrite system no later than July 8, 2021 (30 days prior to the start of the event). Your request must state the reason for the cancellation. If you are cancelling and are not requesting a refund, call Council Headquarters at 1-800-621-7042. Cancellations due to sudden illness or a family emergency must be submitted to Council Headquarters within two weeks of the event.

Questions?

Please call Customer Care at 614-487-8101 and reference the name of this event. Email questions can be sent to customercare@gsoh.org.

We look forward to seeing you!