This course will prepare volunteers to introduce girls to outside adventures. Volunteers will gain the skills and knowledge to accompany the girls on a camping trip. Emphasis is on knowledge of outdoor skills: meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean up), use of kaper charts, cooking on propane stoves as well as over charcoal, knot tying, knife safety, setting up your campsite, group cooking safety, and protection of the natural world. Campfire program, ecology and night activities are introduced. Participants will sleep overnight in platform tents depending on available resources. At the completion of this course, volunteers will be able to cook using propane and charcoal, and build a ceremonial campfire.
Length: Pre-course – 3 hours (choose only one), plus overnight
For: Adult volunteers planning camping trips with girls
Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Out and About, Risk Management
Cost: $5 plus the cost of menu (determined by patrols)
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