Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
At Girl Scouts, we work to build girls' outdoor skills and inspire girls to care for the environment as they grow. The Girl Scout Outdoor Progression Chart (PDF) is a tool you can use as you advance girls' skills in an age-appropriate way.
Taking the Journeys Outside
It's easy to take a Girl Scout Journey outside. Each Journey is full of fun, interactive activities that can easily go outdoors and inspire girls to love and protect the planet. Watch this video to find out how!
Planning Your Troop's First Campout
In order to have a great campout, you need to plan ahead- and be prepared. This video will give you plenty to think about as you plan your next outdoor adventure with Girl Scouts.
Introduction to Campsite Set-Up
A safe, efficient campsite is important when camping. Watch and learn how to set up a proper camp!
Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
Propane, charcoal, box ovens- there are so many choices when cooking outside. This video shares ideas about the delicious possibilities. Tasty!
How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
A Girl Scout always leaves an area better than she found it.
Throughout this video, girls will learn the importance of caring for the land, and how to easily "Leave No Trace' when exploring and enjoying the outdoors.
Outdoor Songs and Games
This video provides fun tips on how to teach songs and games to girls to do in the outdoors, and resources available to learn more about Girl Scout songs and games.
Introduction to Fire Building
To ensure a fun campfire experience and help minimize impact on the environment, this video provides basic skills on Leave No Trace ethics, wood gathering, types of fire building methods, and how to start and extinguish a campfire.