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Troop Leadership Support Videos
Tips for troop leaders on the best way to get the
attention of the girls in their troop.
Tips for how to manage when troop leaders have their
daughter in their troop.
Tips for engaging parents in troop meetings and activities.
Tips for creating and maintaining a sage and
positive troop environment.
Examples of successful activities for the girls
to do at the beginning of the troop meeting.
Tips for troop leaders to ensure they are following
safety guidelines with their troop.
Tips for troop leaders to ensure new girls feel
welcome as a new troop member.
Outdoor Support Videos
Step by Step: Developing Outdoor
Skills in Girls
At Girl Scouts, we work to build girls’
outdoor skills and inspire girls to care for the environment as they
grow. The Girl
Scout Outdoor Progression Chart is a tool you can use as you
advance girls’ skills in an age-appropriate way.
Taking the Journeys
It’s easy to take a Girl Scout Journey outside. Each
Journey is full of fun, interactive activities that can easily go
outdoors and inspire girls to love and protect the planet. Watch this
video to find out how!
Planning Your Troop’s First
In order to have a great campout, you need to plan
ahead—and be prepared. This video will give you plenty to think about
as you plan your next outdoor adventure with Girl Scouts.
Introduction to Campsite
A safe, efficient campsite is important when
camping. Watch and learn how to set up a proper camp!
Introduction to Cooking
Propane, charcoal, box ovens—there are so many
choices when cooking outside. This video shares ideas about the
delicious possibilities. Tasty!
How to Leave No Trace
A Girl Scout always leaves an area better than she
found it. Throughout this video, girls will learn the importance of
caring for the land, and how to easily “Leave No Trace” when exploring
and enjoying the outdoors.
Introduction to Fire
To ensure a fun campfire experience and help
minimize impact on the environment, this video provides basic skills
on Leave No Trace ethics, wood gathering, types of fire building
methods, and how to start and extinguish a campfire.
Outdoors Songs and
This video provides fun tips on how to teach songs and
games to girls to do in the outdoors, and resources available to learn
more about Girl Scout songs and games.
The Dos and Don’ts of
This video features some great tips to help you
start planning your next backpacking trip this troop year!