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When and where is Outdoor
Outdoor Skills Weekend is at Girl Scouts San Diego’s Camp Winacka in
Julian, CA Friday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
How do I register for
Outdoor Skills Weekend?
Registration for Outdoor Skills Weekend Fall 2022 opens on Aug. 8 at
noon at sdgirlscouts.org/events.
Simply search “Outdoor Skills Weekend” and use your My GS login to register.
Why does OSW cost more this fall?
GSSD works to keep costs as low as possible for volunteer events.
The registration fee for this year's Outdoor Skills Weekend reflects
the rising costs for goods and services that prevail at this time.
Troop funds may be used for volunteer events, like Outdoor Skills
Weekend. Financial aid is also an option at the point of registration
for one adult per troop.
How do I sign up for my
sessions, lodging, or kaper?
Sessions, lodging, and kaper selections will open for registered
attendees on Friday Sep. 1 at noon. You will receive an email inviting
you to a SignUpGenius at
that time. You’ll be able to review your options beforehand at sdgirlscouts.org/osw. If
you register after Sep. 1 you will receive an invitation to make your
selections within two business days.
How do I switch the sessions, lodging, or kaper I signed up for?
Once the sessions, lodging, and kaper SignUpGenius opens you will be
able to switch any of your selections until Tuesday, Sep. 27 at 11:59
p.m. We’ll use that information to finalize plans and purchase
supplies (including food!) to make sure everyone has what they need to
be eat and have a great time at camp
Can other councils come?
Yes, adult members of other councils may attend. We’re glad to have
What is a kaper and why do
we do them?
A kaper and the kaper chart is a classic Girl Scout tradition to
divide a group’s responsibilities. In this case it will keep everyone
fed and organized, and help us leave Camp Winacka better than we found
it. It’s a great way for everyone to contribute to the group living
experience of Girl Scout camping!
Are the Outdoor Series
trainings required to attend Outdoor Skills Weekend?
(Let’s Camp, Let’s Have a Campfire, Let’s Cook Out, Let’s Tent)
The Outdoor Series Trainings are not required to attend Outdoor
Skills Weekend! We welcome adults at any stage of outdoor progression
with Girl Scouts. This year there will be a special offering of Let’s
Camp that covers two of Saturday’s sessions at OSW. The other
trainings are not offered at this event. We use this special time in
the mountains to dive deep into specific skills and activities we
can’t cover in the general required trainings. You can learn more
about the Let’s Have a Campfire, Let’s Cook Out and Let’s Tent
and sign up at sdgirlscouts.org/events!
What about COVID safety?
Plans are being made based on guidelines found at
sdgirlscouts.org/COVID. At this time, that means that masks are
strongly recommended indoors. That said, we do know some of our OSW
participants will always appreciate an additional layer of protection.
We know that participants will follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law
and help each other feel included and safe. If guidance changes
significantly, we’ll keep registrants up to date via email.
When should I arrive Friday?
Friday night check-in is from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Geico Reception
Center for Outdoor Skills attendees. We’ll have fun welcome activities
and space for folks to get to know each other when you get there and
get settled. Remember to bring your own dinner Friday night! If you
arrive Saturday, you must check in between 8 and 9 a.m. at the
Geico Reception Center.
What should I bring?
Use the gear list found at sdgirlscouts.org/osw. Don’t
forget to pack your sense of adventure, your desire to get away from
it all, and a fondness for making new friends!
Do you provide tents for
people who want to tent camp?
Tents are available to rent for Outdoor Skills Weekend through Girl
Scouts San Diego Resource Centers. Those renting a tent, or any
other gear are responsible for securing, caring for, and returning