Outdoor Basics - GSSNV Council Headquarters
Are you planning an overnight camping or outdoor experience with your girls? Outdoor Basics is the training you need! GSSNV requires Outdoor Basics training be completed for any outside overnights or when conducting outdoor experiences with Girl Scouts.
This adult overnight is designed to teach basic skills needed to lead a troop outdoors. It will include outdoor cooking, tent camping, outdoor safety and much more. This is a hands-on outdoor experience led by experienced volunteers. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast are included as well as snacks.
Check-in begins at 9am and the training will start promptly at 10am. Participants are expected to stay the entire time to receive credit for this course. A list of items participants will need to bring is below.
All attendees must have taken Girl Scouts on the Go! (virtual or classroom format) prior to attending this training. Those who have not taken this prerequisite class will be removed from the roster.
This session of Outdoor Basics Overnight Training will take place at the GSSNV Council Headquarters at 2941 E Harris Ave, Las Vegas NV, 89101. To allow for a true camping experience, indoor sleeping accommodations will not be provided.
Due to COVID-19, volunteers should only share tents with members of their own household who have signed up for this training. Attendees will be required to adhere to current GSSNV guidance on social distancing and mask wearing while attending this training.
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada reserves the right to change or cancel classes due to lack of participation or extenuating circumstances. This class is for adults only. The class minimum is 5 and the maximum is 10.
The following items are required. Please also consider the weather and plan ahead for what you will need to be comfortable. This training will go on rain or shine so please pack accordingly. All items except chair & sleeping bag/pad, must fit in a small duffel bag or backpack. Please pack lightly!
Food: Food will be provided, please sure to make us aware of any dietary requirements
Clothing: Girl Scout T-Shirts, Pants, Socks, Pajamas, etc.
Layers: Hat, gloves, jacket, rain layers (as needed per weather)
Sun protection: Sunglasses, hat, sunblock (as needed per weather)
Shoes: Closed toe shoes. No flip flops or sandals.
Toiletries: Toothbrush & toothpaste, Personal toiletries and medications as needed for overnight (there will be no access to showers)
Sleeping: Tent (Space is limited, no large multi-person tents to one person), sleeping bag, bedroll, pillow, etc. If you bring an air mattress, there will not be electricity to inflate.
Equipment: flashlight/headlamp & batteries, reusable water bottle , pocket knife and folding chair. Normally a mess kit is required, however due to COVID-19 restrictions we are using disposable dishwares. A mess Kit typically includes: plastic or metal reusable plate, cup, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon in a mesh dunk bag.