Let’s get your girls outdoors! Training, tips, and resources.

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Let’s plan to get your girls outdoors this year! Whether you’re seasoned campers or are just beginning your outdoor journey, there are resources and training opportunities to support volunteers at every level.

Resources:

Girl Scout Outdoor Progression Chart

Get Outdoors Videos:

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
Outdoor Songs and Games

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

First Aid/CPR Training on 9/9/2017
Outdoor Skills – Tent Camping on 9/16/2017
Outdoor Skills – Cabin Camping on 10/28/2017
Outdoor Skills – Backpack Training I on 11/4/2017
Outdoor Skills – Backpack Training II on 12/2/2017
Outdoor Skills – Cabin Camping on 1/13/2018
Outdoor Skills – Tent Camping on 2/17/2018

Q&A: Are you ready to take your girls camping?

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

Do I need a First Aid trained adult to accompany us on our camping trip?
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.

When do we need to have someone that is qualified in the Girl Scout Outdoor Skills training?
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.

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?
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.

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