outdoor adventure

Troop Camping

Sun. Sisterhood. S’mores.

Troop camping is a great way to explore our beautiful camps and bond with your Girl Scout sisters over the big adventures waiting for you! Together you'll try new things, learn life lessons, and gain memories that you won’t soon forget!

Ultra Camp

You asked and we delivered! Introducing Ultra Camp, a new, streamlined way to plan memorable outdoor camping adventures with your troop. How does it work? With a few clicks, you’ll be able to view and register for any camp session (up to 90 days out), make payments, choose your activities and lodging, add certifications (CPR, First Aid, AED) and more! 

Whether you plan to camp all weekend or make it a day of exploration, Ultra Camp can help get you on your way to creating lasting memories.

   

*Each camping group must have at least one adult that has completed TR301, and at least one adult that has a current certification in First Aid/ AED/CPR.
 
Outdoor Resources

How the videos can help

  • Each video includes helpful tips that can be used when planning outdoor adventures. 
  • Adult- or volunteer-learning departments at councils can use these videos during troop camp certification, grade-level trainings, or with outdoor trainings.
  • Service units can use these videos when planning camporees and skill-building weekends.
  • Older girls (program aides, counselors-in-training, or volunteers-in-training) can learn new outdoor skills to use when working with younger girls.

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. 

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!

Planning Your Troop’s First Campout 
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 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.

Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
Propane, charcoal, box ovens—there are so many choices when cooking outside. This video shares ideas about the delicious possibilities. Tasty!

Outdoor Progression Chart

Progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent in the outdoors, including how to plan and organize outdoor activities. Acknowledge a girl's mastery of an outdoor skill and invite her to challenge herself further by taking that next step up and out! Outdoor fun can be endless when girls lead.

Camp Progress

 

Burn Ban Notice (as of October 25, 2017) 

A burn ban is an emergency declaration submitted through recommendations by the County Fire Marshal, Forest Service and Weather Service which prohibits any outdoor burning or open flame during special times of drought or extreme weather conditions. In addition, there is a scale called the Keetch-Byrom Drought Index that is used which measures the moisture in the soil that is directly proportional to that found in vegetation.

When a burn ban notice is declared in a county, no fires of any kind are permitted at the GSNETX camp noted below until the burn ban is lifted by the County Fire Marshal. Propane stoves and/or unit kitchens can be used for food preparation. Thank you for joining us in our effort to safeguard our camps and community.

  • Camp Bette Perot (Anderson County) - Ban lifted November 3, 2017
  • Camp Gambill (Lamar County) - 30 day burn ban in effect as of December 12, 2017
  • Camp K & Camp Rocky Point (Grayson County) - No burn ban currently
  • Camp Whispering Cedars (Dallas County) - No burn ban currently
  • East Texas Regional Center (Smith County) - No burn ban currently

Questions? Send an email to customercare@gsnetx.org.

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