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Camp and Outdoors

Girl Scouts and the 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. Check out below the many ways you can "get outdoors with Girl Scouts!"

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. We look at building our skills one experience at a time!

As you grow in your outdoor skills, how about adding some horseback riding, rock 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.

Today's Girl Scouts learn skills through Outdoor Progression. Progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent in the outdoors, including how to plan and organize outdoor activities. Acknowledge a girl's mastery of an outdoor skill and invite her to challenge herself further by taking that next step up and out! Outdoor fun can be endless when girls lead. Check out the graphic below to learn more!

outdoor progression

Girl Scouts and the outdoors has been a longstanding tradition since Juliette Gordon Low established the organization in 1912. From troop camping and horseback riding to campfire cooking and high adventure, girls can experience the outdoors in so many ways. Click through the accordians below to learn more!

Archery Huntress Program

The bow, the instrument of the archer, dates back to 10,000 B.C. and has provided a safe and successful way to hunt through the millennium. Today, archery is part of the Olympic Games and develops powers of concentration and coordination, and is a favorite activity of girls while at camp. 

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has it's own Archery Huntress Program with three levels- Maiden, Scout and Huntress. Girls can progress through these three levels, earning the Archery Huntress Patch. 

Check our online calendar for upcoming Archery Huntress program dates.

Outdoor Badges and Patches

Many of the badges the first Girl Scouts earned were tied to learning and refining outdoor skills - and that hasn't changed in our 100+ years!

There are Girl Scout outdoor badges and Journeys for all Girl Scout levels- from Daisies to Ambassadors. Each badge gives girls hands-on experiences that build on each other, making her confident and proud of her outdoor skills. 

You can search all the Outdoor badges and patches using the Badge Explorer. (To see all the outdoor options, filter the topic to Outdoors.)

Troop and Service Unit Activities

Ready to get outside? Troop camping is a great way to introduce your girls to the great outdoors. 

Does your service unit want to host a camporee? You can reserve one of our camp properties!

Find all the details about camp rentals at

GSCP2P Camp Properties

GSCP2P owns and operates three, resident camp properties- Camp Ginger Cascades in Lenoir, NC, Camp Pisgah in Brevard, NC and Keyauwee Program Center in Sophia, NC. Keyauwee also includes Circle C Equestrian Center.

Our camps are open year-round and offer troop camping, summer camp opportunities, badge workshops, horse programs, family weekends and more!

For more information on everything our camps offer, visit

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is excited to work with several NC State Park partners each year to host Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, which happens every year in September. Below you can find some resources from this past year's event. 

Resources include:


Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors

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Outdoor Resources

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