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Camping and Outdoor Courses

Camping is a favorite activity and a tradition in Girl Scouts. It is required that a trained adult be present for planning and participating in troop camping so it will be a safe, fun, and educational experience. The following workshops meet Safety-Wise guidelines and prepare participants for a successful overnight camping trip with girls.

If you are unsure about taking your girls camping - check out this new interactive Outdoor volunteer resource Venture Out!
 
Planning the Overnight Experience
This course includes the ABCs of planning an overnight camping trip with a Girl Scout troop. Topics include how to involve girls in meal and program planning, what equipment to bring, use of kaper charts, safety issues, and several activity and theme ideas. Information specific to the various accommodations at council properties and how to register for those facilities is also covered. Information about using a fireplace is included but no training is given for building or cooking over outdoor fires.

Who should attend:
At least one adult for each troop/group that will be having an overnight camping trip.
Bring:
Pen, paper, and Connections
Fee:
None
Training Dates can be found on Personify eBiz. Click on Activities, then filter on Learning and Training 

Planning the Overnight Experience Independent Study
Study Guide and Assessment

Camp Skills for Outdoors
This is a two part course including a prep planning session and an outdoor camp experience. This course is required for troops who want to build and cook over a fire. It also includes outdoor skills training and additional outdoor program information.

Who should attend:
At least one adult from each group that is planning on building an outdoor fire or teaching/using outdoor skills (i.e. knots, knife safety, compass skills, cooking) while camping.
Prerequisite:
Planning the Overnight Experience
Bring:
Pen and paper for the first classroom session. For the outdoor portion of the class, dress for the weather and bring items that were selected and assigned during the prep class.
Fee:
Varies based on the participants’ decisions at the prep class.
Training Dates can be found on Personify eBiz. Click on Activities, then filter on Learning and Training 

If you have a lot of outdoor/cooking experience you may take the Outdoor Skills exemption