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GO! Skills Kits

GO! Skills Kits

In an effort to keep Girl Scouts engaged while we need to socially distance, the Outdoor Education team has created GO! Skills Kits!

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

Each kit contains:

  • Supplies
  • A "Get Started" sheet
  • Handouts
  • Information about accessing digital content

Cost: $5 per kit

Important links:

Individual and troop meeting kits will eventually be available; however, all kits released this summer will be aimed at individual girls who can GO! in their backyards, allowing girls to participate solo or with members of their families.

Kit Descriptions

BACKPACK IN YOUR BACKYARD
Find all the fun of backpacking in your backyard! Girls will learn the basics of backpacking, tent camping, and outdoor cooking through comprehensive handouts, recorded videos, and parent-focused webinars.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches earned:

  • Backpacking
  • Tent Camping
  • Outdoor Cooking

Kit includes:

  • Girl Scout swag
  • A Leave No Trace card
  • Activity handouts

BECOME A FIRST-AID CHAMPION
Ever wanted to offer basic first aid to an injured friend, but you weren't sure what to do? We can fix that! Girls will learn about first aid through videos from the American Red Cross online learning platform, as well as through comprehensive handouts, recorded videos, and parent-focused webinars.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches earned:

  • First-Aid
  • Outdoor Basics

Kit includes:

  • Girl Scout swag
  • Everything needed to start a first-aid kit
  • A Leave No Trace card
  • Activity handouts

Please note: If your girl would like to be officially certified through the American Red Cross for First Aid, there's a $15 certification charge separate from this kit. For more information, please email Liz Bruer at lbruer@gssem.org.


MARINER: MINI-CONSERVATION ADVENTURE
Dive into the world of fishing in the Great Lakes and Michigan streams! Girls will learn water conservation, stream life, and the basics of angling through comprehensive handouts, recorded videos, and parent-focused webinars.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches earned:

  • Fishing
  • Water Conservation
  • Leave No Trace

Kit includes:

  • Fishing games
  • Items needed to build a soda can fishing pole
  • A Leave No Trace card
  • Activity handouts

SURVIVAL SKILL CHAMPION
Learn everything you need to know to survive a night in the woods (or your backyard)! Girls will learn knot tying, shelter building, knife skills, and fire building through comprehensive handouts, recorded videos, and parent-focused webinars.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches earned:

  • Fire Building
  • Shelter Building
  • Knife Skills
  • Knot Tying

Kit includes:

  • A paracord for knot tying and shelter building
  • Matches
  • A Leave No Trace card
  • Activity handouts

URBAN EXPLORER
Find your green space and GO! explore! Girls will learn navigation through comprehensive handouts, recorded videos, and parent-focused webinars.

Outdoor Skills Mini Patches earned:

  • Orienteering
  • Urban Explorer

Kit includes:

  • Girl Scout swag
  • A geocoin to get you started
  • A Leave No Trace card
  • Activity handouts

Please note: A GPS device isn't included; information about free smartphone apps that'll be compatible with our activities is included in the handouts.

Short & Snappies

SELECT A PICK-UP DATE AND LOCATION

Register to pick up your GO! Skills Kit by using the links below.

Week 1: July 6 - 9
Week 2: July 20 - 23
Week 3: August 3 - 6
Week 4: August 17 - 20