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GO! Skills Kits

GO! Skills Kits

While we're socially distancing, Girl Scouts can stay engaged with GO! Skills Kits!

With these kits, girls can experience Girl Scout programming in their own backyard, their neighborhood or city, or state parks near their home—while also learning outdoor and safety skills.

Each kit includes:

  • Welcome sheet
  • Get-started activity
  • Activity supplies
  • Access to digital learning
  • Access to additional digital handouts

Cost: $12 per kit

See the Frequently Asked Questions PDF >>

For more information, or if you have questions, please email Liz Bruer at lbruer@gssem.org.

Kit Descriptions

GO! HIT THE TRAILS
Gain knowledge about Leave No Trace principles, plan and prepare for a hike, and find the best hike for you! This kit was previously known as Backpack in Your Backyard.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Hiking

GO! TREASURE HUNTING
Discover the world of geocaching and the treasures hidden all around us! Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, you'll be amazed by what you can find. This kit was previously known as Urban Explorer.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Geocaching

GO! ID NATURE
Ever wonder what type of plant that is—or what animal made that footprint in the mud? Start exploring and identifying the world around you.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Nature

GO! EXPLORE THE SKY
Ever wonder what's beyond the clouds? Explore space with us while we learn about clouds, the atmosphere, and stargazing.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Astronomy

GO! WINTER SURVIVAL SKILLS
Learn how to survive a cold night in the woods (or even your backyard)! You'll learn knot tying, shelter building, knife skills, and fire building.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches:

  • Knot Tying
  • Fire Building
  • Knife Skills
  • Winter

GO! SAFELY (December 2020)
Learn how to build your own first aid kit! You'll also learn about first aid with American Red Cross videos and prepare for your first aid certification.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • First Aid

GO! FOR SNOW (December 2020)
Discover how to have a great time during Michigan's cold, wintery months! You'll find out how to get outdoors and embrace cold weather.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Winter

GO! FISHING (2021)
Go on a fun fishing adventure! You'll learn about fish, their ecosystems, and then build your own fishing pole.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Fishing

GO! CYCLING (2021)
Learn about cycling safely and find out the best ways to get outside and ride!

Outdoor Skills Mini Patch:

  • Cycling
Short & Snappies
Details: Gear, Pick-ups, Cancellations, Etc.

NEED TO BORROW GEAR?
If you need to borrow equipment to complete your kit experience, please email Liz Bruer at lbruer@gssem.org.

Our GSSEM Gear Loan Library has items like tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, roasting sticks, dutch ovens, pudgy pie makers, and more!

Note: Gear is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


BOX ASSEMBLY
All boxes assembled and distributed at our GSSEM service centers will be assembled with safety and sanitization protocols in place per the CDC and State of Michigan recommendations.


WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR GEAR
Please wear a face covering and maintain social distancing, as advised by the State of Michigan.


WHEN YOU RETURN YOUR GEAR
Please return it in clean condition; all gear will be sanitized before being returned to our library by GSSEM staff.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE
You must register at least one week prior to your pick-up date, so we can get your box(es) ready for you.


REFUNDS
Refunds for cancellations (minus a 25% cancellation fee) are available when requested in writing (email is acceptable) no later than 15 days in advance of the event date. After this, no refunds of any amount will be issued. Refunds will not be made in the case of alterations in activities due to weather, early release of a participant, or loss of time for medical or behavioral reasons.


MONTHLY PICKUP DATES
January 2021

PICKUP TIME RANGES • JANUARY 18 - 23
Weekdays: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM // Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
Clinton Twp Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
Detroit Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
White Lake Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
Flint Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
Port Huron Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

February 2021

PICKUP TIME RANGES • FEBRUARY 15 - 20
Weekdays: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM // Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Clinton Twp Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Detroit Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
White Lake Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Flint Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Port Huron Service Center • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

March 2021

Coming soon!