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Outdoor Resources


A Girl Scout is always prepared!

Whether you’re a camping pro or just starting out, you can help girls of all ages develop a passion for nature. These resources will help you teach Girl Scouts to feel empowered outdoors, use natural resources wisely, respect wildlife, and become lifelong stewards of the land.

Helpful How-To Videos 

Thanks to a grant from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, Girl Scouts of Greater New York created a series of outdoor skills-building videos for Troop Leaders and older Girl Scouts to help them guide younger girls on their outdoor adventures.

Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls

At Girl Scouts, we work to build girls’ outdoor skills and inspire girls to care for the environment as they grow.

Taking the Journeys Outside

It’s easy to take a Girl Scout Journey outside. Each Journey is full of fun, interactive activities that can easily go outdoors and inspire girls to love and protect the planet. Watch this video to find out how!

Planning Your Troop's First Campout

In order to have a great campout, you need to plan ahead—and be prepared. This video will give you plenty to think about as you plan your next outdoor adventure with Girl Scouts.

Introduction to Campsite Set-Up

A safe, efficient campsite is important when camping. Watch and learn how to set up a proper camp!

Introduction to Cooking Outdoors

Propane, charcoal, box ovens—there are so many choices when cooking outside. This video shares ideas about the delicious possibilities. Tasty!

How To Leave No Trace Outdoors

A Girl Scout always leaves an area better than she found it. Throughout this video, girls will learn the importance of caring for the land, and how to easily “Leave No Trace” when exploring and enjoying the outdoors.

Introduction to Fire Building

To ensure a fun campfire experience and help minimize impact on the environment, this video provides basic skills on Leave No Trace ethics, wood gathering, types of fire building methods, and how to start and extinguish a campfire.

Outdoors Songs and Games

This video provides fun tips on how to teach songs and games to girls to do in the outdoors, and resources available to learn more about Girl Scout songs and games.

The Dos and Don'ts of Backpacking

This video features some great tips to help you start planning your next backpacking trip this troop year!

"Get Outdoors" Meeting Plans 

These downloadable plans will help you facilitate memorable, outdoors themed activities for your troop.