Troop Camping Planning Resources

We know our volunteers are game for anything, but it might be overwhelming to think about shepherding a group of 12+ girls through an overnight backpacking trip. Likewise, not all girls have the same comfort level or experience with adventuring safely outdoors. Troop leaders, troop volunteers, and girls need to start small and local, before working their way up to advanced outdoor trips and experiences.

Every group is different and has unique experiences, so GSNorCal has a standard outdoor progression (PDF) for Girl Scouts to follow. Progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent in the outdoors, including how to plan and organize outdoor activities. As girls master each outdoor skill, we invite her to challenge herself further by taking that next step up and out!

Download our Trip & Outdoor Planning Checklist

Stellar trips and outdoor experiences are all about progression and girl readiness. Follow the guidelines in this checklist to ensure your Girl Scout travels are a success!