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Get Girls Outdoors

Find out how to take the first steps to getting your troop outdoors this year! Here are some helpful resources that will help you introduce girls to hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and so much more.

The videos below can help volunteers give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources. Viewing them will also prepare you for GSMW Outdoor Training.

Get Outside Videos
Go Camping Videos

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. 

  • 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 Setup

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

  • Introduction to Fire Building
    Ways to have a fun campfire experience and minimize the impact on the environment through basic skills, such as following Leave No Trace ethics, gathering wood, and starting and extinguishing a campfire.

  • 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.

Planning an overnight campout or hosting a cookout?

Leaders or volunteers MUST complete 
GSMW’s Outdoor Training  OR comparable training.