Outdoor At-home Program
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NEW! Camp on!: The new summer 2020 Girl Scout camp experience! Through three options: GSOSW’s monthly Experience Kits, virtual campouts (monthly Camp In Campout), and outdoor skill workshops, your girl will continue to gain confidence in the outdoors and experience the magic of Girl Scout camp at home. She’ll try something new, connect with other Girl Scouts and even earn a Camp On! patch along the way! Join us this summer to develop skills, build confidence and stay mentally and physically active through adventures with Camp On!
FIGURE 8 FOLLOW THROUGH KNOT: Practicing knots is a great way to build your climbing skills without having to leave home! The Figure 8 Follow Through is an essential knot for all climbers to learn and practice. Learn how with this helpful resource sheet!
HOW TO MAKE A TOILET PAPER PLANTER: Learn how to make a small planter from repurposed materials to get your summer garden started! This activity can help you complete Step 1 of the Junior Flowers badge or Step 4 of the Junior Gardener badge! Get started.
HOW TO SET UP A CAMPSITE: Silver Award Girl Scouts from Troop 41105 teaches you how to set up the best campsite possible. Learn more!
THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF LEAVE NO TRACE: Check out this awesome activity led by Girl Scout Senior Natalie! Learn all about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles, and how you can apply them on your next outdoor adventure!
GREAT OUTDOORS CHALLENGE: Participate in the GSOSW Great Outdoors Challenge! Many of these activities can be done in your own home, backyard, or neighborhood. You don’t have to stick to just this month’s activities! Explore as many as you’d like. Be sure to track them in your nature journal!
GIRL SCOUT RANGERS & THE 19TH AMENDMENT: The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA are commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a limited-edition commemorative patch, activity guide, and special awards. The Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch Program will enhance Girl Scouts’ understanding of the significance of the 19th Amendment which removed the gender restriction to voting and granted many women the right to vote. Celebrate the advances that resulted from the suffrage movement and key historical figures who were involved.
THE 10 ESSENTIALS OF HIKING AND CAMPING: Join GSOSW Outdoor Program Specialist Angie Madsen at Camp Arrowhead to learn about the Ten Essentials for hiking, camping and other ourdoor adventures! What do you need to be prepared in the outdoors? Watch this video to find out, then try it out yourself with this at-home activity.
KNOTS: Learn and practice the 10 Essential Knots every Girl Scout should know!
Earn Outdoor Badges and Patches