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Take the 2019 Get Outdoors Challenge!

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is officially here! And we cannot wait to spend time outdoors this season. Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered! With the brand new Get Outdoors Challenge, you’re sure to come up with many creative ways to spend time in the great outdoors all summer long. To take the challenge, download the summer activity checklist. Double-check how many activities need to be completed for each age level, and then head outdoors! Once you’ve  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Experience Girl Scouts as a Family with the Family Adventure Patch!

We know that girls benefit from Girl Scouts whether or not they’re in a troop setting. So whether you’re going to troop meetings or just spending time together as a family, you can be utilizing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Not sure where to begin? Well good news, there’s now a patch for that—the Family Adventure Patch! Complete at least six of the activities below and post a photo or video of you and your family engaged in an activity to social media (tag  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Camp Activities You Can Do Without a Facilitator

Our high adventure activities at camp are awesome and we know girls love them, but there also a ton of activities you can do that don’t require a specifically trained facilitator! We asked some of our camp and outdoor experts for some fan favorite activities that get girls outdoors and ready to explore in a simple, easily accessible way. Take a Hike! Outdoor Learning Facilitator, Kyle Sevilla, suggests heading out for a night hike! Grab your flash light and hit the trails as you experience  ...

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