Whether you’re a camping pro or just starting out, you can help
girls of all ages have a positive experience in the great outdoors and
develop a passion for nature.
Thanks to a grant from the Elliott
Wildlife Values Project, we’ve created eight outdoor
skill-building videos especially for new Girl Scout volunteers and
older Girl Scouts as they take younger girls outside. You’ll learn how
to give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, use natural
resources wisely and respect wildlife, and help them become lifelong
stewards of the land and our natural resources.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Outdoors 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.
The Dos and Don’ts of Backpacking
This video features some great tips to help you start planning
your next backpacking trip this troop year!
As with all Girl Scout activities, review the Safety Activity
Checkpoints guidelines and take appropriate outdoor training before
starting your next adventure!