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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 course is our most comprehensive course for the camping experience. This course prepares leaders to take troops camping on council-owned and non-council-owned properties. It covers outdoor program philosophy, policies, standards and planning for the overnight. The hands on  camping portion includes fire-building, proper meal preparation, campfire activities, and more. Registration is required. 
Who should attend: Adult Troop Volunteers wanting to cook over a fire during their troop camping experience.  
Bring: Pen for note taking. Dress for the weather.  If you have food allergies please email training@gswise.org .
Fee: $10 per person, covers cost of materials and food for cooking over a fire.
 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