The Outdoor Committee's only objective is to get girls outside by supporting and empowering leaders to plan and run outdoor activities with their troop, teaching outdoor skills to girls and leaders, and by hosting exciting outdoor group events that we know everyone will love. Our committee is always interested in new ideas and we welcome committee members who have a love of the outdoors! If you have outdoor hobbies or skills you want to share with the girls or if you just want to help us on our mission - let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders: Want help from the Outdoors team in planning and doing a hike? Click here to request it.
C/S/A - Want to help younger troops with hiking? Click here to offer your expertise.
NJ Girl Scout Camps
Girl Scouts offers its members access to great outdoor facilities and resources around the state that can be used by groups, families and Girl Scout troops. Here's are links to the four New Jersey Girl Scout camp websites:
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Girl Scout Camps https://www.gshnj.org/en/camp/our-camps.html)
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey https://www.gsnnj.org/en/camp/summer-camp/camp-brochure.html
Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey https://www.gscsnj.org/en/Camp/SeasonalCamping.html
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore https://www.jerseyshoregirlscouts.org/en/camp/camp1.html
The links below will bring you to pages and folders of information about how you can make hiking a part of your Girl Scout experience. Whether you are the leader of a troop, an IRM mentor, or a Girl Scout parent looking to be more involved - these links were put here for you! If you are not a hiker by nature - start with the resources under 'Find the Perfect Trail' and then prepare for that first walk in the woods with materials in 'Prepare for your Hike'. The level-related folders show you the various badges available to your Girl Scout and provide the Activity Lists and Outlines to complete each badge. A few notes to help you use the materials - most badges are split into 2 or more sessions and you'll see that there are activities and outlines for each but you can do them all at once if you have the time carved out. Also, most badges have multiple options to choose from for activities - you'll find ALL of the options on the activity list. Please, share your experience, your photos, and your accomplishments with the outdoor mailbox at email@example.com. Now get out there and hit the trails!