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Basic Troop Camp Certification Process

Every Girl Scout camping trip requires at least one adult who is basic troop camp certified. This is a two-part process led by GSHCC trainers and staff which includes the following components:

Part 1: GS Camping 101. An in-person course focusing on risk management, program and trip planning in preparation for outdoor experiences with Girl Scouts. 3 Hours.

Part 2: Hands-On Skill Building. Four options are available for this portion. Your trainer in GS Camping 101 will help you pick the option that best suits your availability and needs. (Note: GS Camping 101 is a prerequisite to this section, it must be completed before part 2.)

Explore Outdoor Options

Hands-On Skill Building Options
Course Audience Course Summary Location
Wild Weekends New to Outdoors Overnight program for adults and girls, complete your outdoor learning while your Girl Scout enjoys a weekend with you outside Camp Fleming, Somerset, CA or Camp Menzies at Camp Connell, CA
Camporees New to Outdoors Overnight program hosted by local service units, not all camporees offer the training, please inquire with your service unit to see if they are participating Offered Council-wide
Outdoor Skills Some Outdoor Experience Day program that is adult only, focus on Girl Scout best practices and outdoor skill building Offered Council-wide
Challenge Extensive Outdoor Experience For adults who have vast outdoor experience leading groups, we invite you to submit a request to challenge the hands-on skills sessions. Click Here to Complete the Form


If you have any other questions about our Outdoor training program, please contact