All week long Girl Scouts at Camp Wi-Wo-Ca in Yucaipa, Ca. are learning their Outdoor Living Skills. One of those very important skills is fire safety and we start teaching our youngest campers in a fun and – yummy – way using edible camp fires! Here’s How: Supplies Napkin (Safety Circle) Small Cup With Water (Water Bucket) Fork (Rake or Shovel) Mini Marshmallows (Fire Ring) Shredded Wheat (Tinder) Shoestring Potato Sticks (Kindling) … Continue reading How To Build An Edible Camp Fire For Kids
Finally! It’s time to see what makes the difference between a novice and an Outdoor Living Skills Master. This level is often reached by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. These girls will not only have completed the skills below, but also mastered all the other skills required of The Beginner, The Intermediate and The Advanced Outdoor Living Skills scout! LEVEL 5: THE MASTER Teach a group how to … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills: Level 5 – The Master
As a Cadette Girl Scout you’ve gotten very far in your Outdoor Living Skills training by now. You’re next big adventure before attaining Level 5: The Master will be to complete all requirements for this next one — LEVEL 4: THE APPRENTICE List personal equipment and group equipment needed for a two-night campout. Plan and carry out a 5-10 mile hike. Using 3 blankets and a … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills: Level 4 – The Apprentice
Did you know that our Outdoor Living Skills program at Camp Wi-Wo-Ca has been proudly held every summer for over 60 years? Yep, it’s a tradition generations of women have shared with their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Next we’ll check out Level 3, recommended for Junior Girl Scouts. LEVEL 3: THE ADVANCED Learn how to pack a day pack for a hike. List what equipment each person … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills: Level 3 – The Advanced
So what’s next for that little Brownie? It’s on to Level 2 of her Outdoor Living Skills training! LEVEL 2: THE INTERMEDIATE Learn the rules for hiking safely on city streets or country roads. Learn precautions to take to keep from getting lost on a hike. Learn what to do if you become lost or separated from your group. Learn what “dressing in layers means”. … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills: Level 2 – The Intermediate
So you want your Girl Scout to become an Outdoor Living Skills expert? Someone others can count on when the going gets tough and a leader to take the charge? Well, that little Brownie still has a way to go until she reaches the Master level, but there’s no better time to start than as a Brownie! Why is that? Keep in mind that the … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills: Level 1 – The Beginner
Do you have your Outdoor Living Skills Patch yet? The outdoor living skills patch program is a five level program that concentrates on outdoor camping skills and activities for girls of all levels. Girl Scouts begin with level 1 and continue at their own pace to complete as many levels as they wish. It’s a fun way to accomplish your goals of becoming an Outdoor Living … Continue reading Outdoor Living Skills, do your girls have them?