During this in-person training, participants will be able to help
their troop plan and execute an outdoor camping/overnight trip by
using progression in planning to guide girls in Girl-led
decision-making. Volunteers will teach their troop basic knife safety,
fundamentals of fire building, tent set up/break down and outdoor
safety. Leaders will also learn the fundamentals of environmental
awareness, how to prepare for the weather, how to identify proper
clothing and gear for outdoor camping and how to pack for an outdoor
overnight trip. This training will cover meal planning, food storage,
and basic techniques for outdoor cooking.
Prerequisites: Volunteer Essentials, Venture Out I
Note: This is an in-person class that is overnight. Please
check our events
calendar for available dates and times. This class must be taken
prior to any troop travel at a camp with fire building necessity. At
least one adult must have First Aider Level 1 Training for all trips
of one day or more.
Taking girls outside can be a fun time for everyone as girls
develop outdoor skills and a passion for nature. Now it’s even easier
for Girl Scout volunteers to introduce girls to the wonders of hiking
and camping. Whether you’re a camping pro, or just starting out, you
can help girls of all ages have a positive experience in the great outdoors.
Thanks to a grant from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, we have
skill-building videos especially for volunteers newer to Girl
Scouts and older Girl Scouts as they take younger girls outside.
These videos can help volunteers 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. Click here to view the videos.