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Basic Outdoor Skills

This is a hands-on course designed for adult volunteers who are ready to take their girls on a day or overnight camping experience where girls will be sleeping in a program center or other building while participating in outdoor activities and/or cooking over a campfire.  This course is also open to Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador girls. 


Basic Outdoor Skills prepares you for:

  • Troop/group trips - this course is a requirement in the approval process for Short Trip/Camping Applications.
  • Troop Camp Level 2
  • Day Camp

This course happens outdoors, rain or shine.  You will sample a variety of outdoor cooking skills--bring your appetite!  For those who are already familiar with basic campcraft skills, it can be a useful refresher and a chance to focus on safety and techniques for teaching campcraft to your girls. 


Length: 2 1/2 hours

Cost: $19.50 (includes book Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting, recommended) or $10 without book 
What to Bring: Packing List

To sign up: Complete the Program Registration Form and mail to address on bottom of form, or if paying by credit card, you can fax it to 320-253-9403 or email to  

Basic Outdoor Skills at Camp

Basic Outdoor Skills training is offered to one adult in each troop who participates in Troop Camp Level 1 sessions held throughout the summer at Camp Roundelay, Camp Sanderson, and Camp Shingobee Timbers.  (Included in your troop camp fee; no additional cost for training.)  For dates, locations, and to sign up, check out the Troop Camp Guide.

Basic Outdoor Skills Training Days

We also offer Basic Outdoor Skills training opportunities during the school year.  We typically schedule one or two BOS training sessions per region each year, and consider adding additional dates and locations on a by-request basis. 


To find out what BOS training sessions are currently scheduled, check our training calendar hereReady to sign up?  See above for link to the Program Registration Form.


To request more information about Basic Outdoor Skills trainings near you, please contact your region’s volunteer specialist.









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Plan to Join us at...
The Kitchi Gammi Club 
Duluth, MN
Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm


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