Take your girls outside! The following classes prepare you to introduce girls to the great outdoors in progressive steps from a local overnight to rustic camping. Classes must be taken in order. Register today.
- NEW! Basic Overnights (for encampments, adventure weekends, first neighborhood overnights)
- Let’s Camp! (independent troop cabin camping)
After completing this first course in the outdoor training series, adults are qualified to take girls on their first indoor overnight experiences. This includes: an overnight at a neighborhood location, service unit encampment, troop cabin camping, and council Adventure Weekends. Girls may experience no-cook food preparation but adults do the cooking.
Pre-requisite: Basic Overnights and Core Leadership Training
- Let’s Cook! 1 and 2 (two-part class: outdoor cooking and skills)
This course qualifies volunteers to help their girls start cooking at cookouts, campfires, and during cabin camping. Learn tons of hands-on outdoor skills you can teach the girls, including fire-building, knife, hatchet and saw use, dunk bags, and many different fun cooking methods.
Part 1 is usually held on a weeknight. Learn Girl Scout-style menu and budget planning, equipment needed, and basic outdoor cooking methods. Then break into patrols to plan for a fun “menu challenge” to take place in Part 2.
Part 2 is a full Saturday, to fully experience your patrol’s menu choices. Practice the outdoor skills that are a key feature of this class. Participants collaborate to bring personal gear for their patrol, and share responsibility for food cost. Many participants also choose to attend Let’s Tent! which begins immediately after Let’s Cook! Part 2 ends. Separate registration is required for Let’s Tent!
Pre-requisite: Let’s Camp!
- Let’s Tent! (independent troop tenting and rustic cabins)
qualifies adults to take girls on rugged camping experiences, including tenting or rustic cabins. This overnight course includes sleeping in tents. Evening and morning class sessions pinpoint specific outdoor concerns, including safety, environmental and equipment topics. Campfire, stargazing, lashing, trail signs and nighttime program activities are also covered.
Pre-requisite: Let’s Camp! and Let’s Cook!
Want more? Check out our Wilderness Hiking and Backpacking Program, which offers training and outings for girls and adults.
Travelling with girls? Take Troop Tripping early in the planning process. See our Travel page for more resources.
Other adventure training, when available, is featured on our Enrichment Training page or in the Training Catalog.