Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Juniors Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Interest Patches “Doing” Hobbies All About Birds Adventure Sports Backpacking Camp Together Camping Earth Connections Eco-Action Eco-Action Orienteering Environmental Health Plant Life Why in the World? Finding Your Way Wildlife First Aid Women’s Health Fun and Fit Hiker Local Lore My Community Outdoor Cook Outdoor Creativity …

Summer Back Yard

Summer Back Yard Scavenger Hunt Here is a great scavenger for your backyard.   Identify Your Teams Divide the kids into teams and have them select a name for their team. Select The Area For The Hunt To Take Place You will want to select boundaries and keep the area …

Anything Hunt

Adapted from Family Fun magazine Materials Needed: Items like rocks, acorns, pine cones, shells, wood, and sticks  (Note: minimum 42 required, amount will need to increase depending on the number of kids participating). Be sure these items collected can be painted. Nontoxic, acrylic paints in gold, red, green, purple , blue …

Trail Mix Recipes

Keep up your stamina with these healthy trail mix recipes that you can take along during a hiking trip. Basic Trail Mix Ingredients: 1/2 cup banana chips 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts 1/2 cup plain M&Ms 1 cup Cheerios cereal (any flavor) Directions: Mix all ingredients together …

Mudpie Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 cups oatmeal 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring Cooking Instructions Mix the sugar and the cocoa together in a bowl. Stir in the milk. Have a grownup put the mixture in a pot, add …

Creamsicle Drink Mix

1 part orange-flavored instant drink mix (Tang) 1 part powdered milk 2 parts instant vanilla pudding To use, stir 2 tablespoons of Creamsicle Drink Mix into 1 cup of cold water.

Backpacker Bars

1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup wheat germ 4 teaspoons grated orange peel 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups whole almonds 1 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup …

Easy Outdoor Snacks

by Melani Roewe Now that we have our bird friends’ tables set, it’s time to begin planning what you might like to munch on while hiking or camping outdoors. Even a few hours’ walk can be enough to make your tummy grumble! Did you know that even the simplest foods …

Trail Tracking

In this trail tracking animal activity, you and your kids will find some animal tracks and try to figure out what the animal was doing. Observing animal tracks is like reading a detective story. Tracks give us clues about what animals do. What You’ll Need: Garden gloves A forest, meadow, …

Shoe In, Shoe Out

The Shoe In, Shoe Out hiking activity gives kids a better idea of what kind of ecological footprint they’re leaving — by examining the actual footprints they leave. We think hiking boots are best for hitting the dusty trail. But this experiment shows that sneakers could be healthier for the …