Results tagged “Camping” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

GSUSA has released a series of videos about getting our Girl Scouts comfortable in the great outdoors.  Check them out for a step by step guide! 


Back by popular demand, Wild Adventures is pleased to announce the return of the Spring Scout Adventure, May 14-15, 2011.  Wild Adventures has designed a weekend adventure designed especially for  Girl Scouts from across the Southeast.
The weekend begins with camping on Friday night.  Saturday includes a fun-filled day in the Park, complete with catered buffet exclusively for scouts, a bottomless soda wristband for the day, with an event patch, all for $39.99 per person (+ tax).  Saturday night, there will be a Special Guest around the campfire in the camping area.  The weekend continues on Sunday with a second fun-filled day in the Park.  Splash Island Water Park admission is also included both days!
BONUS - Receive one complimentary Scout Adventure package per 15 paid attendees. (Advance purchase required.)
BONUS - Receive one FREE parking ticket (a savings of $10 per car) per three paid attendees. (Advance purchase required.)
The final details have not yet been released, but watch the Group Events page at   If you prefer, call 229 - 219 - 7144, to speak with a Group Sales Representative.

Troops planning overnight trips or camping excursions (on non-council property) need to complete the Overnight Trip/Camping Application form. 


And, don't forget that ALL adults who chaperone, drive or stay overnight must be registered members and have an approved Volunteer Application on file with the council.


Questions? Contact Cheryl Miller at 800.239.6636, ext.2302, or

campadven5.jpgWe held a VERY successful Camping Adventures training at Chewacla on March 22 with 26 people in attendance.  We had a blast!  The moms were so thrilled that their daughters learned almost as much as they did. 


Chewacla State Park is an excellent location for this and it's a wonderful opportunity for leaders to check out a great destination where they can take their girls camping, canoeing, wading in the creek, playing under the waterfall, etc.  Some of these volunteers live in this area and they had no idea that this breathtakingly beautiful park was right under their noses.  It only costs a $1 per night for Scouts to stay there, too.


campadven8.jpgOne attendee wrote, "A big thank you to you (Cheryl) and your family for a fabulous camp weekend.  You made it look so easy!  You were so knowledgeable and so well organized.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!" 


Cheryl Miller would be happy to schedule a Camping Adventures training course if we have a group of 10 or so.   If you're interested, you can contact Cheryl at 334.272.9164, ext: 2302.

Camping Adventures Overnight (Auburn), previously scheduled for Mar. 7-8, is rescheduled to Mar. 21-22.

This event is for adult volunteers with little or no outdoor camping experience, who want to learn all about troop camping basics in a low-key and fun environment.  Participants are welcome to bring their daughters (additional fee and min. age apply.)

Contact Cheryl Miller,   or  334.312.0433, to obtain the pre-requisite home study quiz (Preparing for Troop Camp/First Outings).


Service Unit Camporees are right around the corner!  Do you have a certified troop camper so your troop can join in the fun?  The council is offering Basic Troop Camping Skills on Feb 28 - Mar 1 (it's an overnight) at Camp Sid.   

This learning opportunity teaches you what you need to know to take your girls camping!  It provides opportunities for hands-on experience in planning and preparation for camping skills the Girl Scout way. Includes basic kaper charts, knife safety, fire building, knots, outdoor cooking and more.

This training is required to take troops camping overnight.
  The deadline for registration is February 20.

Would you like to spend your summer in the great outdoors, helping to build girls of courage, confidence and character (and having loads of fun at the same time)?

Apply for a position as a Summer Resident Camp Staff. Click here for the application form. Camp dates will be announced in the last half of February. Join the fun!

(Information on Counselor in Training positions for Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will be available in late February.)

Do you eagerly anticipate Camporee?  Do you wish your troop camping events would never end?  Then Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is for you!

BOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is held twice each year. The next workshop is March 6-8, 2009, at the Alabama 4H Center near Columbiana in Shelby County.  Cost for the weekend adventure is $199 and covers meals, lodging, program materials and instruction. All instructional equipment is provided. For additional information about Becoming an Outdoors-Woman contact:

Sylvia Payne, Coordinator
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
AL Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
64 North Union Street, Suite 106
Montgomery, AL 36130

Come join the fun as we celebrate our Founder's Birthday!  There will be a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament, Bingo, sack race and pie-throwing contest,  All are invited!

Where: CCC Camp in Chewacla State Park

When: October 25-26

Check in starts 4 pm Saturday for the Campout (troops bring own meals/tents), or just come for the Birthday Celebration on Sunday from 1-3.

Cost: $5/person

Deadline: October 21

Call Sandra Killian at 334-329-8307 for more details.

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