Trips + Travel

These trainings and resources will help you have a safe and fun experience when planning overnights, camp-outs, and travel with your Girl Scouts.

Trips + Travel Training + Resources

Girls Cook In

Lead your troop through the process of safely preparing food using no-cook or indoor cooking methods. Gain tips and techniques on how to teach girls the steps of budgeting, menu planing, following safety guidelines, and making healthy food choices. Develop strategies for grocery shopping and for effective management of food preparation with the troop.

Download the Girls Cook In Self-Study Guide.
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Girls Cook Out

Learn essential outdoor cooking skills including fire building methods, charcoal and camp stove cooking, outdoor dish-washing and sanitation methods, Leave No Trace Principles, basic knots and jackknife safety. Enjoy the hands-on experience of cooking a meal using different fuel sources and equipment such as one pot, box oven, and pie irons.

This training is required for volunteers whose troops are planning on preparing food using outdoor cooking methods and troops who are reserving River Valleys’ outdoor cooking equipment. This training should be completed as soon as girls are ready to begin planning the outdoor cooking activity and before reserving River Valleys’ outdoor cooking equipment. Volunteers should have previously completed “Girls Cook In”.
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Girls Sleep In

Learn to walk your troop through the process of planning and preparing for an indoor overnight adventure of up to two nights and three days. Understand what procedures and forms are required and how to use girl planning in preparing for an overnight.

Topics include girl readiness, progression, group living skills and safety guidelines for fireplace fires. You will also become familiar with River Valleys’ properties and policies, safety activity checkpoints, and Leave No Trace principles.

Download the Girls Sleep In Self-Study Guide.
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Girls Sleep Out

Guide girls in planning an overnight adventure of up to two nights and three days sleeping in tents. Build on the skills you learned in Girls Sleep In and gain valuable information and skills related to program ideas, planning, safety, and addressing environmental concerns related to outdoor tenting. Understand what gear is needed for a trip as well as the care and use of tents.

This training is required for volunteers whose troops are planning an outdoor overnight activity lasting 1–2 nights and troops reserving a River Valleys’ campsite and using tents. This training should be completed as soon as girls are ready to begin planning the outdoor overnight activity and before reserving a River Valleys outdoor facility or tents. Volunteers should have previously completed “Girls Sleep In”.

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Planning Troop Travel?

Watch this video for tips and inspiration working with your girls to plan a Girl Scout adventure.

Troop Travel Resources

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These trainings were formerly known as “beyond the troop”.