If your girl is headed to camp or another traveling adventure this summer, exchanging SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) can help her hold onto the magic of the season a little longer.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day this year? We’ve rounded up 10+ eco-friendly activities you can do with your Girl Scout troop (and earn some badges along the way)!
Summer is just around the corner, so get ready for your next nature adventure or troop camping trip with these 12 tried-and-true outdoor cooking recipes.
At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we believe opportunity and experiences are the greatest gifts of all. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for that proud Girl Scout in your life or you want to give back and help support the next generation of Girl Scouts, our 2017 gift guide has something for everyone.
John Muir once said “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Becoming nature deficient is easy in a world increasingly dependent on technology and convenience. However, taking time to bask in nature by hiking is an important and fun way we can get outdoors, with or without our troops.
There are many ways to be a leader in Girl Scouts. Avery earned her Leadership in Action award to become a Camp Aide, and learned what it really means to be a leader and a role model for younger girls.
Troop leaders, parents, and program partners shared Girl Scout summer experiences that made us laugh, cheer, and celebrate the G.I.R.L. spirit across our council. We rounded-up some of our favorites to share on the Trailhead.
What exactly goes into organizing a successful Camporee? What even is a Camporee? And how has Service Unit 643 pulled off 10 years of successful ones? GSNorCal’s Volunteer Development Manager gets the scoop.
Northern California has so many national parks to explore, and so many amazing experiences for girls to take on! Girl Scouts can explore ancient trees towering over trails, a volcanic mountain venting steam, and waterfalls spraying thick mist. And that’s only the start! Check out these 8 national park adventures, from snowy trails to high adventure hikes.
Whether you’re on a troop camping trip in the woods or in the backyard with your girl, the outdoors is a great place for girls to develop their STEM skills. Here are 6 Brownie badges and awards that girls can earn as they explore nature.
We’ve all tied our shoelaces, but knot tying is so much more than just looping some string and pulling really tight—it’s an essential skill for taking on the outdoors. Whether your girls want to climb a mountain or dock a boat, here are 10 notable knots to show you and your girls the ropes.
Did you know that summer camp actually affects the physical structure of children’s brains? It’s true! Keep reading to learn more about the brainy benefits of summer camp.