How to Prepare for a Great Camping Experience!


It’s summer and it’s time to rock the outdoors with an amazing camp adventure! Whether you’re taking a camping trip with family or with your troop for the first time or your fifth outing, you can never be too prepared.

Tell someone where you’re going!
This is super important. Always tell someone where you are going for your camp adventure and what day/hour you plan to return.

Be prepared!
Our Girl Scout motto is especially true when camping. So be prepared for safety and emergencies by packing:

  • First-aid kit
  • Waterproof matches and fire starters
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Whistle or other signaling device
  • Space blanket
  • Compass or GPS device
  • A map of the area (you might not get any signal on your phone and will need to go “old-school” here).

Pack for all kinds of weather. You never know when it’ll rain or get cold. Yes, even in Florida it can get cold at night. It’ll be warm during the day, rain a little in the afternoon and then get a little chilly at night. So you never know.

Pack each day’s clothes in plastic bags. It’s never a good idea to sleep in clothes you’ve worn all day; that won’t be very comfortable. So be sure to pack some pajamas or something comfy to sleep in.