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Get Outdoors

The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council camps offer a wide array of safe outdoors experiences, including  canoeing, crafts, outdoors skills, kayaking, hiking, campfires and more.

Troop Camping
Plan a group excursion to explore the outdoors with your troop leader and the other girls in your troop! Each of our camps and properties offer unique experiences for everyone.

Summer Camp
Summer camp offers opportunities for all girls to safely have fun, develop new friendships, and build confidence via mastering new skills. 


Outdoor resources

Thanks to a grant from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, GSUSA has created several outdoor skill-building videos especially for volunteers newer to Girl Scouts and older Girl Scouts as they take younger girls outside.

These videos can help volunteers give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources.

Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
Taking the Journeys Outside
Planning Your Troop’s First Campout
Introduction to Campsite Set-up
Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
Outdoor Songs and Games
Introduction to Fire Building