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Studies show that girls today are not spending nearly enough time outdoors. Technology and structured activities leave less time for girls to get outside and enjoy nature. But as a Girl Scout, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to create her own outdoor adventures and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors—whether with her troop, at camp, or with friends and family.

And that’s great news—because when Girl Scouts get outside, they:

  • Discover that they can better solve problems and overcome challenges
  • Develop leadership skills, build social bonds, and are happier overall
  • Become team players and care more about protecting our environment


In Girl Scouts of Connecticut, exploring the outdoors is as easy as registering for an outdoor based event such as archery, outdoor cooking, or an outdoor dabbler day; spending time at one of our camps with your troop, or taking part in a council-wide citizen science service project. See our current options in the Program Resource Guide.

Several of our camps offer archery ranges, and boating may take place at Laurel, Pattagansett If you are interested in becoming a trained facilitator for archery or boating, please contact Jeanette Barrows at