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4.2.2. Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures is required for at least one registered adult volunteer of a troop before bringing girls on an overnight in tents or before cooking over a fire. Troop leaders can also recruit another adult/parent to become the troop’s Outdoor Adventures Certified Adult. Participants will learn how to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in preparing for these types of outdoor adventures.

During this session you will learn about building fires, outdoor cooking, staying safe, and all things "Girl Scout Program in the Outdoors." By the end of the session you will have an excellent start on planning and preparing your very first outdoor adventure with your troop.

Please dress comfortably and for the weather as much of the time will be spent outdoors, rain or shine. Lunch is provided and please contact the director of camp and program if you have any dietary/activity restrictions or have any questions. Outdoor Adventures Training is for volunteers of all troop levels.

The camp director is wonderful. She makes all feel welcome and shared a good deal of information, but was not overbearing.

- Troop Leader, 2019

The camp director did a great job teaching us all about cooking over an open fire. I would highly recommend this Outdoor Adventures Training, especially to leaders that have never experienced a Girl Scout camp themselves! This was a nice refresher course for me! 

- Heather, Troop Leader in Sheboygan, 2019


Saturday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Camp Evelyn near Plymouth


$30 (includes book, training materials and lunch)


Online using this form. Contact Hope at with any questions and any dietary/activity restrictions. 


Please register by August 27


Online Learning
Are you looking to take your troop tent camping or want to make yummy s'mores over a campfire but can't make it to the Outdoor Adventures session? Then completing the course online is just the thing you need.

By completing the online learning course you will have completed your Outdoor Adventures requirements. Our new online Outdoor Adventure Training is available on gsLearn. In gsLearn, you can search "493 Outdoor Adventure Training to find the learning path or email the director of camp and program at to be added. You must complete every course in the learning path and the final assessment to meet the requirements of the training. If you have any questions, please contact the director of camp and program at for assistance. 

To access gsLearn on your computer, tablet or smartphone: click on MY GS at the upper right corner of Girl Scouts of Manitou Council's website and log in. If it's the first time you are logging into MY GS or you have forgotten your password, click on the "forgot your password?" link and use your email address as your username. You will receive a link in your email to rest your password. If you don't receive the email or have any problems logging into MY GS or with gsLearn, please contact

As you're getting ready to take your troop on an outdoor adventure, check out the Guide to Outdoor Adventures for tips, recipes, and activity ideas.

Request a Session
A group (minimum 10 people) may request an Outdoor Adventures session at either Camp Evelyn or Camp Manitou by contacting the director of camp and program. Please note, scheduling will depend upon facilitator and facility availability.

If you have any questions about Outdoor Adventures, please contact the director of camp and program.