Learn how to teach your
girls to go camping the Girl Scout way! This approximately nine (9)
hour training includes hands-on instruction allowing adults to learn
how to teach girls at all levels to safely prepare food, learn knife
and fire safety skills, cook outdoors and manage a campsite.
Who should take this training?
This training is for adults who are preparing Girl Scout groups to
camp at an established site. This course teaches adults the skills to
teach girls to safely participate in activities while camping when one
or more of the following amenities are missing: water, heat, toilets,
lights, kitchen facilities, and cell/phone coverage.
What does the training include?
Progression review, health and safety review, camp setup,
appropriate dress and gear for camp, camp sanitation, kitchen
setup/patrol boxes, knife safety, snack food preparation, fire
starters, fire craft, Dutch ovens/propane stoves, wood preparation and
wood fire cooking, lunch food preparation, basic tents, and knots.
When does the training need to be completed?
It is recommended that this training is taken at the first available
opportunity, but minimum three (3) to six (6) months before a group
plans an outing. Outdoor Skills is only offered in person in an
This course is required before taking a camping trip or attending
some service unit camporees. Only one troop volunteer is required to
have Outdoor Skills training on their record in order for troops to be
able to go on a camping trip. However, the trained volunteer must be
in attendance during the trip or the troop cannot go.
Volunteer Essentials and Troop Safety modules or VEIA, Day Trips,
and Indoor Overnights.
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