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.
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.
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.
Camp Skylark Ranch Director Eliz “Apple” Adem spent a lot of time at Skylark Ranch as a Girl Scout, attending Service Unit Camporees and completing her Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program, which inspired her to pursue her current career. She shares her experience with the CIT program, and why she believes that leadership training is so important for every Girl Scout’s development.
Whether winter camping means watching frost form on the window from the inside of a cozy, heated hotel room or it packing-in supplies to camp in the snow, here’s what how to plan a cozy winter outdoor adventure.
Camping with older girls is a whole new experience. They’re more independent, and capable of handling much of the trip planning and set up. But they also have different needs, interests, and goals than they did when they camped as younger Girl Scouts. Check out these tips for a successful older girl camping trip.
Camp can change your life. Girl Scout staff member and former camper and counselor Gabi shares how her experience at Camp Bothin shaped who she is today.
From packing your bag and planning your route to learning proper hiking etiquette and reflecting on your outdoor experience, here are 8 important topics to cover when planning a hike with your Girl Scouts.