Welcome outdoor champions—Thank you for taking on this important role!
As an outdoor champion, you promote, teach, mentor, and support volunteers in providing nature-based activities and outdoor skills to Girl Scouts—a huge part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! This includes teaching volunteers the outdoor skills they need to take girls camping. This is a new position, so look out for training and articles to support you in your role.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-Boarding
Once you register as an outdoor champion, we have an online service unit orientation to help you understand your role. Volunteers must complete the position agreement for their Service Unit role.
Throughout the Year: Keep Your Skills Up to Date
Check out our online Camp and Outdoor trainings that are available to all volunteers. Then, see our Outdoor Champion Training Resources created just for Outdoor Champions.
Throughout the Year: Promote and Support Outdoor Activities
You’ll want to regularly attend service unit team and leader meetings to promote and advise volunteers on how to take girls camping at Girl Scouts River Valleys camps as well as local, state, and national campgrounds. Additionally, you can encourage troop leaders to participate in service unit and council-sponsored outdoor events.
As you help plan and support outdoor-related events and initiatives, be sure to follow guidelines found in Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints. Report each of the activities you help plan via the Outdoor Champion Activity Reporting Form.