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Explore Outdoors

Outdoor adventures await at Girl Scouts of Central California South!

Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things outdoors. Our Council is dedicated to supporting year-round outdoor experiences (day, weekend and sleep-away) programs are made available for girls, Girl Scout Troops and families. Camp experiences are consistently cited as girls’ favorite memories from their Girl Scouting experience. We look forward to hosting you at an upcoming experience so you can see why!

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binoculars_32 Camp Opportunities

There is plenty of research to show that spending time in nature can nurture creativity and healthy social development, and help girls gain the skills to seek and conquer challenges. At our Council's upcoming camp opportunities, girls can discover and connect with the natural world, and learn how to take action like a G.I.R.L.! Whether in a tent or a cabin, with fellow Girl Scout sisters, Council staff or fantastic volunteers, a summer of adventure awaits.  

GSCCS Camp Exploration Awaits!

tree3_32 Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Skills: SWAPS

(All Levels): Girl Scouts learn about an old scouting tradition and learn to make fun, wearable crafts for their Girl Scout sisters.

Outdoor Skills: Knots

(Brownies & up): Girl Scouts learn basic knot tying for different occasions and needs

Outdoor Skills: Compass

(Juniors & up): Girl Scouts learn the use of a compass. and how it can help them in different outdoor situations and the importance of maintaining one’s sense of direction in an outdoor setting.

Outdoor Skills: Knife Safety

(Brownies & up): Girl Scouts learn knife safety, get to whittle soap and learn the parts of a Swiss Army knife.

Outdoor Skills: Lashing

(Juniors & up): Girl Scouts learn proper knots when lashing. This builds on skills learned in Knots.

Outdoor Skills: Cooking

(Juniors & up): Girl Scouts learn basic outdoor cooking skills, safety and recipes and get to eat their own creations.

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

(Brownie & up):Girl Scouts learn proper fire building techniques, and the basics of starting a fire and keeping it going in different types of weather, and most Importantly being safe.

Outdoor Skills: First Aid

(All Levels): Girl Scouts learn basic first aid, caring for minor wounds and the best way to help if someone is injured.