Camp & Outdoors | Powering Community

In 2020 we took a pause on in-person camp activities due to the pandemic, but in 2021 we returned to camp and ran a successful, safe program. Although a staff shortage prevented us from hosting all of our resident camp sessions, we continued to provide our Girl Scouts with a place of community. This was a big win for us as we managed to keep camp open even during a variant surge in late summer.

While our 2020 – 2021 winter programming was on hold, we did not sit idly. We used that time to revamp our outdoor skills series and create a DIY packet for those who could not attend in-person events. This program was able to engage 651 participants.

GCNWI’s outdoor programming featured a variety of fun, challenging, and experiential activities that empowered girls as they develop values, skills, and behaviors essential to effective leadership in the outdoors.

Katherine B., 
Becker Eco-Advocacy Grant Recipient

“Being a Girl Scout has helped me make a difference in my community through opportunities for me to serve others. I have participated with my troop in several clean-up projects at our beaches and parks. I have helped raise funds and create animal toys for animal shelters. We have also served at Feed my Starving Children. 

“Through my creativity, [with the Becker Eco-Advocacy Grant] I will spark change in my community by presenting and preserving beautiful spaces. Being able to connect with sister Girl Scouts during the times we have not been able to go out has helped by giving me things to look forward to. I am sure we will have several more opportunities to serve our community and the world at large.”

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