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