Are you ready to take your girls camping?

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‘Tis the season! Let the summer adventures begin! School might be wrapping up but our troop adventures doesn’t have to. Let’s plan a summer camping trip with your girls!

Q: Do I need to take a first aid kit when taking the girls camping?
A: Yes, you should have a basic first aid kit with you at all times when you’re with the girls. Even during troop meetings.

Q: Do I need a First Aid trained adult to accompany us on our camping trip?
A: Yes, you’re required to have a Basic First Aid/CPR trained adult with you any time you’re taking the girls on an activity/outing outside your normal meeting place and time. Find an upcoming First Aid training opportunity! 

Q: When do we need to have someone that is qualified in the Girl Scout Outdoor Skills training?
A: The answer depends:

  • If you are sleeping in a structured building such as a lodge or cabin and not having a camp fire or doing any outdoor cooking, including a grill, you do not need to have a Girl Scout Outdoor Skills trained adult with you.
  • If you are sleeping in a structured building such as a lodge or cabin and plan to either have a campfire or do some outdoor cooking, you do need to have a Girl Scout Outdoor Skills – Cabin or Tent (OS – I or OS – II) Camping trained adult.
  • If you plan to sleep in a tent no matter where and no matter what the activity or cooking method, you do need to have a Girl Scout Outdoor Skills – Tent (OS II) Camping trained adult.
  • Find an upcoming Outdoor Skills training opportunity!

Q: Are there patrol boxes (pots & pans, bowls, utensils, knives, etc.) available for us to use when staying at any of the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council properties?
A: No, you should refer to the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council Property Guide for a complete list of what items are supplied and what items are suggested that you bring.