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Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Skills

Looking to learn, develop and gain a new Outdoor Skill? Well, check out GSCCS's Outdoor Skills workshops as they teach and prepare girls to explore the Outdoors. Click the arrows to the right for more information on what each outdoor skill offers your Girl Scout

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Compass

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

compass
Cooking

(Juniors and Up): There are two parts to our Outdoor Skills: Cooking. We offer part A and part B. Click below to see the differences.

It is not required that you take part A before enrolling into part B. 

Cooking Part A

(Juniors and Up): Girls will learn practical and basic camping cooking skills needed to make outdoor living fun and enjoyable. At this class we will cook without a stove, we will use a Dutch oven, box oven, and fire pit to create our meals.  

cooking a
Cooking Part B

(Juniors and Up): Girls will learn advanced camping cooking skills needed to make outdoor living fun and enjoyable. At this class we will be cooking without a stove, we will use buddy burner, fire pit, and pie irons.  

cooking b
Fire Building

(Brownies and Up): Girls will learn one of the most practical camp skills: how to build a fire safely.  Girls learn basic fire building, how to light a campfire, and safety guidelines.  

fire
First Aid

(All Levels): There are two parts to our Outdoor Skills: First Aid. We offer part A and part B. Click below to see the differences.

It is not required that you take part A before enrolling into part B. 

First Aid Part A

(All Levels): Girls learn basic First Aid through instruction and activities, such as learning to dress a wound and the best way to respond in an emergency situation.  

first aid a
First Aid Part B

(All Levels): Girls learn basic First Aid when in wilderness or outdoor situations and how to use different supplies to provide aid.  

first aid b
Gear Basics

(Brownies and Up): Let's get packed for an adventure! Girl Scouts will learn how to properly pack a backpack for hiking and backpacking trips. Girls will also learn how to use camp tools like stoves and lanterns. 

gear basics
Knife Safety

(Juniors and Up): There are two parts to our Outdoor Skills: Knife Safety. We offer part A and part B. Click below to see the differences.

It is recommended that Girl Scouts take part A before enrolling into part B. 

Knife Safety Part A

(Juniors and Up): Girl Scouts will learn knife safety including how to open, close, and pass a pocket knife.  They will practice carving and creating with their new skill.

knife a
Knife Safety Part B

(Juniors and Up): Girl Scouts will practice knife safety with a pocket knife.  They will practice whittling and carving with their new skill. 

knife b
Knots

(Brownies and Up): In this class, Girl Scouts gain hands-on experience and instruction on proper knot tying techniques and which knots are used for what jobs

knots
Lashing

(Juniors and Up): Girls will be learning how to fasten two or more sticks together using rope rather than nails. Lashing is a fun and easy way to construct shelving, racks, flagpoles, and many other useful objects for your campsite.

lashing
SWAPS

(All Levels): In this class, girls will create SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) and learn the history of SWAP exchange. 

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Tents

(Brownies and Up): Girl Scouts will learn the different types of tents and learn how they're used in different environments. They will also learn how to set up a tent. 

tents
Trail Signs

(All Levels): Girl Scouts will learn the classic skill of communicating on the trail using sticks and rocks! Trail signs tell others about your path, dangers on the trail, and how to stay on track

trail signs