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Get Outdoors

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Council camps offer a wide array of safe outdoors experiences, including canoeing, hatchet throwing, outdoor 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 at Kamp Kiwanis and Scoutshire Woods offers opportunities for all girls to safely have fun, develop new friendships, and build confidence via mastering new skills. Choose from resident, sampler, or sail away camp!

 

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.

Leave No Trace Project by Gold Award Girl Scout Grace Breshears

For Grace Breshears Gold Award project, she wanted to raise awareness of the Leave No Trace (LNT) principles that center around leaving less of a footprint when in the outdoors. During her project, she built a total of 14 benches along the Hickory Trail at Kiwanis and the Green Trail, the longest trail, at Scoutshire Woods. Beside each bench is one of seven signs that gives information about the LNT principle for that bench as well as discussion questions and a game or song to go along with that principle. 

Girl Scouts are invited to follow Grace's activity sheets to earn their Leave No Trace patch. They can also watch Grace's video to get a general overview of each principle along with the hand sign to go with it. 

Thank you Grace for helping us learn how to protect our environment!

Troop 9327 Silver Award Project - Identifying Trees at Kamp Kiwanis

Troop 9327 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by completing a project they named The Hickory Trail Helpers.  They worked on identifying trees along the Hickory Trail at Kamp Kiwanis and made a new post that shows what the trees are as well as putting a QSR reader code to pull up information about that tree.  They also repaired bridges on the trail to make them safe and planted new bushes to make the trail beautiful. 

Thank you Troop 9327 for making our camp and this world a better place!