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 DAYS
Outdoor Skills 1
Enjoy a fun day of outdoor games! Girls will learn how to always be prepared, understand water conservation and how to leave our world a better place with Leave No Trace!
Outdoor Skills 2
Continue to develop amazing skills and up your outdoor game with team-building games! This level will cover packing for a day hike and navigating the trails with basic orienteering skills.
Outdoor Skills 3
Get prepared for a basic camping trip at a campground or in your backyard! Learn about setting up a campsite, basic knots to get you through the night, and how to build a fire for warmth and cooking.
Outdoor Skills 4
This is the ultimate Get Outdoors day! Eat your way through the day while learning to cook a meal using a stick, foil pack, and dutch oven techniques and enjoy the fruits (Starbursts) of your labors. Build a mini First Aid kit to have in your back pocket before a basic lesson on backpack fitting, packing, and trip prep.
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 year long.
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 Round-Ups!
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 800-482-6734 x2511.