Going to Girl Scout camp is all about outdoor fun. But did you know you also can earn Girl Scout badges while there?
At the end of a Girl Scout camp session, we send home a list of badgework that campers have explored based on the age of the camper and the activities the camper participates in during her camp session.
Read below for a sample of badges and activities to help you better understand camp activities.
STEAM Badges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
As part of a change to our Arts & Crafts activities, campers will experience new hands-on STEAM activities while getting messy with traditional summer art in clay, paint, and fabric.
Our Day and Overnight Camps will participate in NASA’s GLOBE Observer summer camp content. Campers will become GLOBE Observers through science, technology, engineering, and math. Hands-on summer activities designed by NASA will have them counting tree rings, observing clouds, and exploring each layer of our planet, from the soil to the atmosphere.
Day camp robots make their return as a great introduction to technology for our youngest campers.
All campers experience the archery fields at least once a week to work on their archery skills progression. Daisies start with suction cup foam ‘axe’ throwing, while Brownies and up learn to fire recurve bows, and older girls are introduced to compound bows at Steven’s Ranch.
Girls at Camp Timberlake and Camp Kiwanis hit the ropes challenge course at least once a week to strengthen and stretch their muscles, confidence, and teamwork skills.
Girls at both overnight camps spend more and more time with our horses, as they progress in age and skill. General camp session girls go on one trail ride during their week, with Horse Camp Session girls spending all week at the barn! Want the extra horse experience? Older campers can add-on the horse camp to their general camp session.
Primitive Camping Skills
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors at day camp safely learn fire building, without the flames and water purification. Juniors and above at both overnight camps plan, prepare, and run Unit cookouts once a week.
Older girls at Steven’s Ranch can register for Prim sessions, where they camp in hammocks under the stars. A Unit Lodge is available, in case of inclement weather.
Girls at all camps will progressively gain orienteering skills using compasses, finding letterboxes, and geocaching surprises at camp.