Whether you’re discovering the wildlife in your own backyard, swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in your neighborhood park, every outdoor adventure grows your “I’ve got this” attitude. And once you unlock that confidence, you’ll aim as high as the stars you see outside your cabin window.
Canoeing solo across a lake. Learning to canter on a horse. Counting stars in the night sky.
These are just a few of the experiences awaiting Girl Scouts who are ready to explore the great outdoors. Camp and outdoor experiences can be enjoyed during summer camp, day camp, or year-round.
Practice your outdoor skills, work on outdoor badges, get outside with your family, and spend time in the great outdoors.
This is a checklist challenge full of fun outdoor activities for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. Complete the required number of activities for your Girl Scout level to earn each side of the patch. This patch is designed to be girl-led and to get girls outside and having fun! Download the checklist to get started.
The GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch program is a progressive four-level patch that encourages girls to master several outdoor skills such as knot tying, fire building, outdoor cooking, navigation, outdoor gear, tools and more. It is designed for girls to work on and earn throughout their entire time as Girl Scouts.
We are excited to kick-off the next step in our partnership with Colorado Parks & Wildlife with the release of a special patch designed to go along with the Colorado state parks and fish hatcheries passport book. Girl Scouts can add a ring to the patch with each 5 new parks or hatcheries they visit, and along the way get to explore the amazing natural resources all across Colorado and participate in unique programs at each park! Read all about the patch.
Need to get outdoors, but you live in an urban area? Go Urban Hiking! Wondering what that is? Check out Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Guide to Urban Hiking. Getting outdoors for as little as 20 minutes can greatly improve your headspace and can provide a little exercise to get those wiggles out.
Ready to go hiking and earn your trail adventure badge? Watch our recorded webinar series and review our resource guides for all the tips need to hit the trail!
Follow along on outdoor adventure and build outdoor skills from your home with these video series from out camp team! Video topics include everything from knife safety to trail marking to making your own backpacking food.
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Do you have an older girl troop that wants to do more in the outdoors? Or maybe you are a future adult volunteer who wants to get girls engaged in high adventure activities outdoors. Well, we now have the perfect troop programs for you: Trailblazers and Mariners. Learn more about creating a Trailblazer or Mariner troops.
Take part in this annual celebration where Girl Scouts come together to explore their local state parks.LEARN MORE