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Troop & Service Unit Camping

Girl Scout troop and Service Unit camping is a fun and educational opportunity for girls to learn about nature and experience outdoor group living. As with everything in Girl Scouting, we must be prepared to offer a safe experience and one that delivers a quality learning program.

Here is a summary of the requirements for troop/group camping based on the information in the Safety & Risk Management section of your Volunteer Essentials Handbook. (If you have not received a copy of the Volunteer Essentials Handbook, please contact your Service Unit Director or Membership Manager.)

Training Requirements:

  • Course #401 — Planning Overnight Trips with Girls
  • Course #402 — Outdoor Education Basics
  • Course #403 — Troop Camp Skills

Details are available on the Training page.

Adult-to-Girl Ratio Requirements:

Troop camping requires increased adult supervision. Please review the Adult-to-Girl Ratio table to ensure that you are planning ahead to have a sufficient number of registered and background-checked adults.
(See page 4 of the Safety & Risk Management section of your Volunteer Essentials Handbook.)

Paperwork Requirements:

  • Permission for Special Activities form from each parent/guardian.
  • Troop Overnight Event form submitted to your Service Unit Director four weeks in advance of your trip.

It is assumed that you have completed the paperwork and risk management procedures for your girls and adults for basic troop participation. 
(See pages 10 and 11 of the Safety & Risk Management section of your Volunteer Essentials Handbook for details.)

To check on availability, please email our Property Reservationist or call us at 800-846-0079or 208-377-2011 ext. 7256.