|Doris Kolodji's first BWCAW canoe trip was in 1972. At a time when there weren't many girls in the canoe country, the Northern Lakes Girl Scouts showed Doris and hundreds of other girls how to paddle, portage, navigate, cook and sing their way through the wilderness. Doris guided canoe trips in the BWCAW for 13 summers and was instrumental in establishing a permanent base for the Girl Scout canoe trips outside of Ely, MN. Doris is a private guide for an Ely outfitter and continues to be involved as a trainer and a consultant for the Girl Scout canoe trips. Doris has trained hundreds of girls and women to be competent and confident in wilderness travel. She and Canoe Base guides bring a wealth of experience and their commitment to making the wilderness available to everyone.