Camping Central
Ready to get outdoors with your girls? Find camp information, directions, outdoor progression tips, and more!

Helpful Videos

Below are links to useful videos that can be used to help you prepare for your trip to camp.

Remember as you plan your girls’ outdoor experiences, you are helping them develop essential leadership attitudes, skills, and behaviors:

1. Strong Sense of Self

2. Positive Values

3. Challenge Seeking

4. Healthy Relationships

5. Community Problem Solving

Venture Out!

What type of camper are you? How are you going to upgrade that? Take this fun interactive quiz to find out!

Taking the Journeys Outside

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!

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 (PDF) is a tool you can use as you advance girls’ skills in an age-appropriate way.

Planning Your Troop's First Campout

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 Cooking Outdoors

Propane, charcoal, box ovens—there are so many choices when cooking outside. This video shares ideas about the delicious possibilities. (Just be sure an adult has outdoor training before trying this with your troop.) Tasty!

Introduction to Campsite Set Up

A safe, efficient campsite is important when camping. Watch and learn how to set up a proper camp!

How to Leave No Trace Outdoors

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.  For even more information, check out the Leave No Trace website or this video from the Center for Outdoor Ethics!

Knot Tutorials

Check out this series of videos created by Girl Scouts that demonstrate how to tie a variety of knots, including the overhand, round turn, clove hitch, square-reef, sheet bend, bowline, bowline on a bight, taut line hitch, cleat hitch, and double figure eight.

Know of a video that should be included here?  Let us know!