Lizzie Foster, an Ambassador Girl Scout from Harrisville, had the outdoor experience of a lifetime as part of an all-Girl Scout crew with the SCA in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State.
Camp and Outdoors
You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.
You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.
Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.
Girl Scout Outdoor Awards Program
New for summer 2019!
Pair your Girl Scout Journeys and badges with outdoor and skill-building experiences to earn this brand-new collection of Outdoor Awards: Camping, Hiking, Aquatics, Conservation, Riding, Adventure, and Service to Outdoors.
While you’re at camp and outside enjoying the beauty of nature,
track your accomplishments while you’re conquering things like:
» 25 hours of conservation work
» 25 nights of camping
» 100 miles of hiking
» 25 hours of water activities
» 50 miles of canoeing, kayaking or sailing
» 10 hours of shooting sports (archery, rifle, or shotgun)
» 50 geocaches
» 35 hours of service outdoors and at camp
The Girl Scout Outdoor Awards Program is for Junior-Ambassador Girl Scouts beginning in summer 2019. Become more adventurous. Skilled. Independent. Capable. Impactful.
This awards program is generously supported by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
We have four amazing camps across western Pennsylvania, and just like our Girl Scouts, every one is different and has its own unique personality special qualities. So, every girl will find a GSWPA camp that's as awesome as she is--whatever her interests, age or level of outdoor experience.
GSWPA is one of eight Girl Scout councils from across the country to benefit from a $766,500 grant from the Richard K. Mellon Foundation aimed at getting more girls outdoors.
The funding will maintain the momentum initiated by the Richard King Mellon Foundation grant that GSWPA received in 2016. The funds will support the continued collaboration between GSWPA and the Student Conservation Association (SCA).
The Girl Scout councils and SCA developed an all-Girl Scout project crew of 8-10 girls who travelled to Olympic National Forest in Washington State for two weeks from July 29-August 11, 2018, during which they completed environmental service projects and learned about ecology and preserving habitats.
GSWPA Ambassador Lyndsey Butler of Evans City also joined the all-Girl Scout crew with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State.