Connecting with the outdoors is an essential part of the Girl Scout experience. Whether your troop is doing a scavenger hunt in a local park or hiking up the Sierra Buttes, we know that outdoor experiences give girls an opportunity to build new skills, develop an appreciation for nature, and seek out new challenges.
Summer is a perfect time to get your girls outdoors. Even if your troop isn't meeting regularly during the break, one or two outdoor adventures could be a great way to keep girls engaged and excited for the start of the next Girl Scout year!
Ready to step outside and help your girls make memories that will last a lifetime? Check out the following resources:
- Did you know that Girl Scouts has a partnership with the National Park Service that allows girls to earn badges and complete Journeys while adventuring outdoors? If your troop wants to learn and make the world a better place through nature and service, check out the Girl Scout Ranger Program.
- Safety Activity Checkpoints gives you all the information you need to plan a safe, fun, and inclusive activity with your girls. It's also a great place to start if you're looking for suggestions on appropriate outdoor activities for your troop.
- GSSN offers two helpful online, self-study trainings for troops planning any outdoor or travel experiences. Visit our Online Support for Volunteers page to access the Domestic Travel training, Outdoor Basics training, and other great volunteer resources.