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Troop Camping

Are you ready for an outdoor adventure? Camping is a key (and fun!) component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and troop camping provides an easy way for girls and volunteers to experience the great outdoors. 

Troop camp provides a great bonding opportunity as girls build campfires, go boating, practice archery, experience hiking, do arts and crafts — and so much more!

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama's council properties are available throughout the year for troops to experience camping in a variety ways, with activities appropriate for all levels.

 

Requirements for Troop Camping

  • At least one Basic Troop Camp certified adult.
  • At least one First Aid/CPR/AED certified adult.
  • At least one Basic Water Rescue certified adult, if planning to be in or around water.
  • A lifeguard, if swimming.
  • A kayak/canoe/sailing certified adult if kayaking, canoeing or sailing.
  • An archery certified adult, if archering.
  • A zip-line certified adult, if zip-lining.
  • A health form for each person.

Note: Different adults must fill each required role, e.g., the camp-certified adult and the first aid-certified adult may not be the same person.

 

GSSA Properties to Reserve 

Kamp Kiwanis: Eclectic
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Program Possibilities: Nature crafts and plant identification, hikes, cookouts, ecology, star-gazing, camp beautification, archery, canoeing, pedal-boating, paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, swimming, fishing, ziplining and badge work.

Notes: This camp is closed late November-February for the winter season.

Size: 110 acres; on Lake Martin.

Capacity: 154 (overnight campers)

Overnight Application

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Pictures of Kamp Kiwanis

Camp Scoutshire Woods: Citronelle

 

Program Possibilities: Nature crafts and plant identification, hikes, cookouts, ecology, stargazing, camp beautification, archery, canoeing, pedal-boating, paddle-boarding, row-boating, kayaking, swimming, geocaching, ziplining and badge work.

Notes: This camp closes December 1-March 1 for the winter season.

Size: 68 acres with a 12-acre lake

Capacity: 173 (overnight campers)

Overnight Application

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Pictures of Scoutshire Woods

Camp Sid Edmonds: Bay Minette

 

Program Possibilities: Nature crafts and plant identification, hikes, cookouts, ecology, stargazing, camp beautification, canoeing, swimming, geocaching, and badge work.

Notes: This camp has units that stay open year-round.  Two units are equipped with heating and air.

Size: 186 acres with a 35 Acre lake

Capacity: 88 (overnight campers)

Overnight Application

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Pictures of Camp Sid

Camp Humming Hills: Elba

 

Program Possibilities: Nature crafts and plant identification, hikes, cookouts, ecology, stargazing, camp beautification, paddle-boating, swimming, fishing and badge work.

Notes: This camp is closed December-February for the winter season.

Size: 267 acres with 2 ponds

Capacity: 150 (80 overnight campers)

Overnight Application

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Pictures of Humming Hills

Earline Locke Volunteer Center: Mobile

If your troop is looking for a place to have an all-night party, special event or just a place to have an overnight retreat, remember the Earline Locke Volunteer Center is available for your use.

Program Possibilities: Your troop can plan day trips to local places of interest, such as the University of South Alabama, Mobile Museum of Art, Exploreum, Bellingrath Gardens, the beaches, the local train stations or even a troop shopping spree - and use the Earline Locke Volunteer Center to spend the night after your day of fun and adventure.

Notes: There is a full kitchen and shower available. A television and VCR are available for use during your stay, however, no beds are provided. Visitors should be prepared to bring sleeping bags and air mattresses for their stay. Additional supplies available for check-out include flags, ceremonial logs, and a karaoke machine at Juliette’s Pearls Retail Shop at the Mobile Service Center. And while there is a fire ring outside the facility, open fires are not allowed due to city fire codes. Charcoal and/or propane fuels are allowed, but grills are not provided.

Capacity: 20-30 (overnight campers)

Overnight Application

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