Outdoor Skills Training - Mountaindale - 9/30/23 - 10/1/23

Outdoor Skills Training - Mountaindale - 9/30/23 - 10/1/23

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Date: Sat Sep 30, 9:00 AM PDT - Sun Oct 01, 2:00 PM PDT
  • Adult Training
  • Volunteers

Outdoor Skills is the third step in the outdoor training progression. This hands-on training prepares adults how to teach girls the intricacies of managing a campsite at an established site. You will learn to teach girls how to safely use outdoors tools, strike and use matches, light wood fires and propane stoves, split wood, safely use knives, set up camp, set up tents, prepare for sleeping in the outdoors, and complete all the meal preparation and clean-up so by the time your troop goes camping, the girls will be taking themselves. Expect to spend 6 months or more teaching and equipping a troop with all of these skills.

Participant Information:

Training will take place from 9:00am on Saturday to approximately 2:00pm on Sunday at GSOSW's Mountaindale Outdoor Program Center, which is in North Plains, Oregon. 

Please note that this two-day training conflicts with the other trainings happening at Mountaindale this weekend. Volunteers taking this training cannot also attend other trainings scheduled over the weekend at the site.

GSOSW volunteer trainings are adult, member-only and council-only, events. Please make other arrangements for your children.

Directions, Packing List, & Meals:

One week prior to the training date, you will receive an email with directions to the training location and a packing list, which includes your own tent and sleeping gear.

An email will also be sent that week containing more information about the weekend's meal plan. Registration includes meals for the weekend, which participants will cook themselves as part of the training.


  • Both online grade level trainings in gsLearn (GSUSA Grade Level Essentials and GSUSA New Leader Onboarding: What Girl Scouts Do) are highly recommended to take before this training.
  • Girl Scouts Inside & Out, Part 1 Training (or its equivalent, Day Trips) is required before attending this training.
  • Though not required to take this training, Girl Scouts Inside & Out Training, Part 2 (previously Indoor Overnights Training) is an additional prerequisite before any overnight activity, including camping.

Registration, Cancellation, & Refund Information
Please email answers@girlscoutsosw.org on or before the registration deadline for assistance.
Registration closes September 21, 2023. Request for cancellation/refund must be submitted via email to answers@girlscoutsosw.org by this date. No refunds will be given after this registration/cancellation deadline.
GSOSW reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If GSOSW cancels an event, registrants will be notified and offered a full refund.