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Volunteers

Campers, the Great Outdoors is Calling! Troop Camping Badge Opportunities With GSWO

We know girls love the outdoors!  They’ve proven it time and time again when girls choose outdoor-themed badges when Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has invited girls to vote on new badge topics.  Thanks to their efforts, we have Outdoor Explorer (2015), Art in the Outdoors (2016) and Troop Camping (2017) badges.  So now that the girls’ choice is clear, are you ready to head outside and build your troop’s camping skills? Here’s some information to help you get  ...

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Girls, Parents, Volunteers

6 Yummy Campfire Recipes to Try with Your Troop

If you ask a Girl Scout about her favorite outdoor activities, campfire cooking is always high on the list. There’s just something magical and memorable about making yummy treats (or whole meals) over the fire with your troop. For your culinary enjoyment, we gathered some favorite campfire recipes that our staff remember from their Girl Scout youth. Test them out with your troop for one awesome campfire cookout! Banana Boats “I was a Girl Scout in the Treaty-Tri South area and  ...

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Parents

Essential Outdoor Activities for Kid-Friendly Summer Fun

Are you ready to abandon the artificial chill of air-conditioned living and head out into the great outdoors this summer with your family? Need some ideas for kid-friendly outdoor fun? We’ve got some awesome activities that’ll spark your imagination AND boost your love of the outdoors. How do we know this? Because it worked for us! We asked some of our staff for their favorite childhood summer outdoor activities and made a list to share with you. You can try a few new ones this  ...

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Parents

Camp Care Package Tips

Bags are packed, birds are chirping and the smell of bug spray is in the air. Your little one is off to resident camp! You might be thinking wait, that last squeeze goodbye is supposed to last how many days?! Of course, your camper will be in excellent hands but you can still send her a little something to help get through the week — a camp care package, that is! Preparing a camp care package is a form of art. It reminds campers that there’s a life back home and despite it not having  ...

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