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Approved Outfitters

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California wants to ensure the safety of our girls, volunteers and staff at all times. By following Safety Activity Checkpoints, Volunteer Essentials and risk management guidelines for all events, activities, travel and high adventure opportunities this will ensure the safety of everyone involved. 

COVID Disclaimer:

Please connect with Approved Outfitters prior to scheduling an activity to review their COVID policies. Approved Outfitters must follow all county, state, and federal COVID policies, however, their policies may differ from GSHCC council policies. It is GSHCC members' responsibility to follow GSHCC Council Safety Activity Checkpoints and current GSHCC COVID policies for all Girl Scout activities.

Approved Outfitters List

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Deborah's Mobile Archery Range • Mobile Archery Range 
Various Locations - Sacramento Area | (916) 913-4476

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Granite ArchRockclimbing
11335-G Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 | (916) 852-7625

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Peak Adventures at Sac State Rockclimbing, Challenge Course
6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95826 | (916) 278-6321 

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Rocknasium, IncRockclimbing
720 Olive Dr, Davis CA 95616 | (530) 757-2902


Sacramento Pipeworks • Rock Climbing Gym 
116 North 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95811 | 916-341-0100
Climbing with kids
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Smart Axe • Axe Throwing
11151 Trade Center Drive #106 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 | (916) 508-4629

            726 Sutter St Folsom, Ca 95630 | (916) 790-8482

            3020 Floyd Ave #117 Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 408-8345

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Sonoma Canopy Tours • Zip Lining
6250 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465  | 1-888-494-7868 

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Tree Top Sac • Tree Climbing Challenge Course
1300 Lake Washington Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691 | (916) 893-1596


Aspen Meadows Pack StationHorseback Riding
Crabtree Rd, Pinecrest, CA 95364 | (209) 965-3402 

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Camp Richardson CorralsHorseback Riding
4 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 | (530) 541-3113


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D'Alonzo Equestrian CenterHorseback Riding
4101 S. Wilhoit Rd, Stockton, CA 95206 | (209) 465-8535

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Healing Pastures, IncHorseback Riding
11685 Lorenson Rd. Auburn CA 95602 | (530) 888-7766

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Hillside Training StableHorseback Riding
9065 Oak Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662 | (916) 987-1667


LB's Rock & Riding Ranch • Horseback Riding
1330 Gold Hill Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658 | (916) 622-9081

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Shadow GlenHorseback Riding
4854 Main Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 | (916) 989-1826 

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Six Bar Ranch Horseback Riding
Pleasant Grove, California 95668 | (916) 656-3020

Shooting Sports

Note: Girls are not permitted to use firearms unless they are 12 years old or older. Written permission must be obtained by your council in advance of the activity. Once approved, you must have written permission from a parent/guardian before a girl is permitted to participate in target shooting. 

GSHCC Shooting Sports Permission Waiver Release Of Liability Form

Snow Sports

Based on 2018-2019 Safety Activity Checkpoints:   Snow Sports i.e. Cross Country Skiing, Down Hill Skiing & Snowboarding

Troops/Groups do not have to use an approved vendor , but are required to notify GSHCC of their participation in such activites via the Trip/Activity Notiification Form - 2019.

Trainings & Certifications
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CPR with HeartBabysitter & First Aid/CPR Training
Location Varies | (916) 248-3400 |

Water Adventures
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Enviornmental Traveling Companions (ETC)Raftling, Kayaking, Skiing
2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Center C385, San Francisco, CA 94123 | (415) 474-7662 

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Headwaters Kayak Kayaking, Canoing, Paddle Boarding
847 N. Cluff Avenue, Suite A-6, Lodi, CA 95240 | (209) 224-8367

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Mother Lode River Trips Challenge Course, Rafting, Camping
6280 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651 | (530) 621-1236


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O.A.R.S. West, Inc • Kayaking, Rafting, Paddle Boarding
2863 CA-49, Angels Camp, CA 95222 | (209) 736-4677

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Sunshine Raft AdventuresRafting
18000 Covered Bridge Rd, Knights Ferry, CA 95361 | (209) 848-4800

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Tributary Whitewater ToursRafting
20390 Paoli Lane, Colfax, CA 95713 | (800) 672-3846

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Per Safety Activity Checkpoints, all Girl Scouts must wear a safety helmet when in a small craft (i.e. raft, canoe, kayak) on water that is rated Class II or higher. Please check with the outfitter ahead of time to determine whether helmets are available at the outfitter or if you will need to provide them. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) must be worn for all water sports.

Other Activities
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Crazzy Craig's CampCamping
42121 Seven Oaks Rd, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305 | (805) 498-5572

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Eastern Ways Martial ArtsSelf-defense
1335 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825 | (916) 962-3995

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1781 South River Rd. W. Sacramento, California 95691 | 916-306-1305


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Michaels Transportation ServiceCharter Bus
140 Yolano Dr, Vallejo CA 94589 | (707) 643-2099


City, County, Regional, State & Federal Parks are all considered approved camping facilities.

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What is an Approved Outfitter?

An “Approved Outfitter” is defined as: a location, facility and/or specific high adventure that have completed the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California’s approval process. They meet Girl Scouts USA safety and insurance requirements, and are ready to work with you and your troop.

*Please note: that this list is updated periodically and vendors may change without notice.

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Which activities require approval?

The council must approve sites and vendors (Approved Outfitters) for activities that are considered high adventure/high risk BEFORE a troop uses the site or vendor for a troop, service unit or council event. This procedure is designed to ensure a safe experience for our girls, as well as to protect the legal interests of the adult volunteers and the council.

High risk is defined as: any activity that requires specialized skills, training, equipment and/or supervision on the part of the participant, instructor and/or the vendor. Examples of these include but are not limited to: Horseback riding, rock climbing, low & high ropes, climbing walls, canoe/kayak, paddleboard, surfing, indoor trampoline, indoor skydiving or shooting sports or locations and/or sites that provide these types of activities. For a complete list reference: Safety Activity Checkpoints.

 “Activities at a Glance,” is an easy reference grid with respect to grade-level specifications for activity participation, council approval requirements, and instructor credentialing (i.e., required certification/experience).

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What if a vendor is not on the list?

We are always on the lookout for new opportunities to bring to our girls and volunteers. To request vendors and/or activities to be approved, please submit the Approved Outfitter Vendor Request Form below. Please remember to plan your activities accordingly; the approval process can take 2 to 4 weeks.

*Please note: submission of the request does not automatically indicate approval.  GSHCC staff will review the request, contact the vendor if necessary and post to the Approved Outfitters List once approved.

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