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Need Some Basic Outdoor and Camping Tips? There’s A YouTube Video For That!

We live in the age of instant access. It’s truly amazing the amount of information (in multiple formats!) that you can access with just your smart phone! And for Girl Scout volunteers, it’s never been easier to find great tutorial videos and tips for getting your troop outdoors and camp out ready. Awesome, right?

So where do you find these videos? While the web has endless outdoor focused videos and resources, one of our favorite places for outdoor video tutorials is Girl Scouts of the USA’s YouTube playlists. They’ve got videos organized into helpful topics like Outdoors, Girl Scout Games, and Ultimate Summer Camp Hacks from the Pros. All excellent sources for troops that are starting to step out of their comfort zone and boldly go where many Girl Scout troops have gone before!

Below are just a few of our favorite helpful videos. Check them out, and many others from GSUSA, as you prepare to get your girls outdoors this spring!

Outdoor Songs and Games

Introduction to Cooking Outdoors

Planning Your Troop’s First Campout!

Access to quality outdoor experiences are a Girl Scout tradition. Use the resources above to keep the tradition alive with your troop.

And if you’re still not sure you’re ready to lead a camping trip with your troop, let our outdoor staff help! Check out some of our council’s outdoor and camping events. With outdoor cooking, outdoor skills, Camp Adventure Weekend, and more, you’re sure to find something your troop would love. So sign your troop up and let our facilitators help you and your girls grow their outdoor skills. Let’s get girls outside this year!

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