Experiencing the outdoors is a big part of Girl Scouting. These are adventures that girls will remember forever!
We offer a series of training experiences to prepare you to take girls to an outdoor camp setting and incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Check out this Troop Outdoor Progression Chart to help you plan and build your troop's mastery of outdoor skills. Not sure if you have the “right stuff?” Take this Outdoor Readiness Quiz!
Outdoor Training Progression
This required 45-minute webinar teaches essentials for safely taking girls outside of their typical troop meeting place. Learn about the benefits of being outdoors, how to use Safety Activity Checkpoints, emergency preparedness, the appropriate paperwork and girl-readiness in the outdoors. You can watch this training directly by clicking the box below. Retake Explore Out every five years.
Camp Out (Basic)
Prepare to safely take girls to a camp setting during this 6-hour, $15/person session. Topics include “leave no trace” principles, girl-led experiences, fire building and outdoor cooking. It is required before taking girls on a camp outing that includes fire building and/or outdoor cooking. This session must be renewed every five years. Here is a checklist of essentials to bring.
Camp Out (Plus)
Watch these short webinars to learn more about taking your girls on outdoor adventures and to enhance your Camp Out (Basic) skills.
Skill Building Videos
Refresh skills learned in Camp Out (Basic) with these videos - give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources.
Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
Taking the Journeys Outside
Planning Your Troop’s First Campout
Introduction to Campsite Set-Up
Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
Introduction to Fire Building
Outdoors Songs and Games