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Troop Camping


A troop camping trip is a great way to introduce girls and adults to the benefits and fun of camping! You can start planning your next outdoor experiences using this helpful Outdoor Progression Chart.

Girls and adults should be comfortable playing outside before you plan a troop camping trip. Start by exploring with a walk in a local park or an afternoon at one at one of our properties. We offer many programs throughout the year that include outdoor activities like canoeing and archery or cooking over a fire. Check the activities page for a outdoor program near you!  

Troop Camping Training

If you and your girls are ready to cook out, sleep out, or camp out, it’s time to register for training. We offer Troop Camping Skills training for Lodge or Tent camping. This training will prepare you to plan a girl-led camping trip, including how to rent a campsite, outdoor meal planning and cooking, safety and risk management, packing tips, activities to do at camp, and more!

Lodge: Completion of this course enables participants to take troops camping in lodges (any building with a stove and flush toilets) or cabins, or to attend town lodge encampments and council-sponsored Brownie Camping. Pre-course work required. Search for Troop Camping Skills: Lodge training.

Tent: Completion of this overnight course enables participants to take troops camping in tents, cabins, or lodges, on council-sponsored Brownie Camping and Junior Camping programs, or on town encampments. Pre-course work required. Search for a Troop Camping Skills: Tent training.

Encampments: Troop camping events run by service units, encampments are a great way to meet other troops in your area that love to get outdoors. Check with your local service unit for more information on encampments.

If you’re an experienced troop camping volunteer looking to run an encampment for your service unit, register for service unit encampment director training.

If you have questions about troop camping please contact customercare@gsema.org.