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Outdoor Skills Extravaganza

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Fri Apr 20, 6:00 PM - Sat Apr 21, 4:30 PM
Sky High Ranch
Volunteer Training, Girl Training
Cadettes, Seniors, Adults, Ambassadors

Registration End Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Cost: $15.00

Friday overnight stay: additional $30.00

Outdoor Gourmet cooking class: additional $6.00

Archery Certification class: additional $35.00

Are you excited to get outdoors with your Girl Scout Troop? We want to help you feel prepared to go on outdoor adventures with your Girl Scouts! We are excited to host our 2018 Annual Outdoor Skills training event at Sky High Ranch in Woodland Park. This unique training and enrichment event will be held outside in a rustic setting for most of the day. Walking (5-15 minutes) may be involved to various site locations on the property. Hands-on experiences provided at this training event are tools for adult volunteers to use for planning “Girl-Led” outdoor troop trips and adventures. (There are a limited number of spots for C/S/A Girl Scouts to get training too). Participants will intentionally be outside the duration of the day so that they will gain outdoor experience and leave prepared for all types of weather and terrain. Please plan to dress in layers, bring waterproof hiking boots, a water bottle, prepare for all types of weather (sun, rain or snow) and have fun with us!

All attendees must be current Girl Scout members. Adults attending this training event must also be approved volunteers (current members that have eligible volunteer status).

This is an adult training event with limited capacity for older girls who aspire to lead and take back information to their "Girl-Led" troops. Limit one or two girl representatives per troop. (One Attendee per registration form)

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact or 877-404-5708.

Friday Night Schedule (for overnight guests):

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Check-in at the Lodge
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner in the Lodge
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Camp Activity, Games & Songs

Saturday Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (overnight guests only)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-in at the Lodge
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony at the flag pole
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. First Class
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch in the Lodge*
1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Second Class
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

*Outdoor Gourmet Cooking and Cooking & Camping groups will not be in the Lodge for lunch

Friday night fun:

Camp Activity, Games & Songs

Gather around for a night of Girl Scout fun and traditions.  Participate in camp activities and games followed by campfire songs and S'mores.

Saturday older girl and adult combined classes:

Outdoor Skills:  Reach for the Peak Tickler

Now is your chance to learn more about this fun and fabulous camping skills challenge! By attending the Reach for the Peak (RftP) Tickler, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the RftP competition with demonstrations and hands-on learning. We’ll brush up on outdoor skills including: site set-up, fire building & emergency shelters.

Resources and Tips for a Remote Outdoor Trip

Information and resources will be provided for planning your first backpacking trip.  Surviving in the wilderness including learning to read your environment and emergency planning will also be shared.

Saturday Older girl All-day class:

Program Aide "Camp Specialty"

This class is specially designed for Older Girls (7th-12th graders) who want to specialize as a day or resident camp Program Aider.  Spend the day learning and leading camp skills (2 hours of Internship credit will be earned).  Prerequisite: Program Aide Training.

Saturday Adult classes:

Happy Campers! (morning or afternoon choice)

Enjoy a half-day camp session featuring the low ropes course, archery, crafts and team building activities that will help you facilitate troop communication and conflict prevention techniques.

Girl-Led Outdoor Badge Work (morning or afternoon choice)

Enlighten your perspective! Experience how to facilitate “GIRL-LED” badges in an outdoor setting. This is an action-packed class which may include a nature hike and fire building.

Outdoor Gourmet Cooking (morning only)

Are you tired of hot dogs and one-pot meals? Would you like to expand your outdoor cooking skills?  Then join us for Outdoor Gourmet Cooking, where you can learn to take your indoor elegant dining to the magnificent outdoors.  Spend an enriched, fun-filled morning with us and have a gourmet lunch!  Additional $6 fee. Prerequisite: Cooking and Camping.

Outdoor Skills Booster (afternoon only)

Boost your confidence and skills! Already completed  Cooking and Camping training but need a refresher?  Participate in a variety of outdoor skills stations and hone your skills and knowledge in:  Fire & Cooking Sources, Knots, Camp Site,  Navigation, Troop Paperwork and Equipment. This is an enrichment and does not fulfill Cooking and Camping training requirements.

Saturday adult all-day classes:

Cooking and Camping

This course is required for Troop Leadership Team volunteers before planning an outing that involves cooking outdoors and/or camping overnight and 6-9 months prior to your troop trip.  This course prepares adults to partner with girls in planning and preparing for outdoor cooking, fire building (indoor and out) and overnight camping.  Prerequisite: Overnight Trips

USAA Archery Level 1 Certification

Join in the fun! In as little as a day, you can become a certified archery instructor for your troop! *Bonus! At the conclusion of class, you will have an opportunity to participate in an outdoor skills sampler led by Program Aides who attended the "Camp Specialty" program.  Additional  $35 fee required for certification.