We're making it even easier to gain outdoor skills and earn patches
by bringing Outdoor Skills programming to a community near you.
Our GSSEM Outdoor Education Specialists are planning outdoor fun in
your backyard—or pretty close to it—throughout the year. The Outdoor
Skills Patch Program is designed to get girls outdoors more often. As
long as a Girl Scout has learned about the topic and practiced the
skills, she's earned the Outdoor Skills mini patch. Then, she can take
action by getting outdoors and sharing her skills with others.
Girls can earn patches by attending Outdoor Skills Days, Outdoor
Adventure Days, and Outdoor Round-Ups! Keep checking for the
comprehensive list of programs and events on the event calendar.
Outdoor Skills 1
Enjoy a fun day of outdoor games!
Girls will learn how to always be prepared, have environmental
awareness, and how to leave our world a better place.
Outdoor Skills 2
Continue to develop amazing
skills and up your outdoor game! This level will cover packing for a
day hike, trip planning, and navigating the trails. Learn to
team-build, make new friends, and navigate with a map, compass, and letterboxing.
Outdoor Skills 3
Learn how to prepare for a
basic camping trip at a campground or in your backyard. Learn about
tents, basic knots, the different gear needed for a night in a tent,
and how to build a fire.
Outdoor Skills 4
This is the ultimate Get
Outdoors day! Learn about meal planning and packing—and cook yourself
a meal using a stick, foil pack, and Dutch oven techniques. Learn
basic trail and campsite first-aid, backpack fitting, trip planning,
and the basics of preparing for a long or overnight hike.
Outdoor Adventure Days
Discover hidden gems in
your community with Outdoor Adventure Days! Earn mini patches for the
Outdoor Skills Patch at these themed events that offer the opportunity
to learn and practice new skills in the outdoors. Offerings include
canoeing at a state park, horseback riding workshops, fly fishing,
archery, snow-shoeing, and bicycle tour events. There are different
Outdoor Adventure Days for each Girl Scout level! Check the event calendar for new adventure listings all
Experience Council-wide events that
offer a variety of outdoor adventures with sister Girl Scouts from
around the area! Keep checking the event calendar for more 2019 Outdoor
Please feel free to contact our Lead Outdoor Education
Specialist, Liz Bruer, if you have more outdoor education questions
at email@example.com or at