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Outdoor Basics at GSSNV Council Headquarters

Sat Oct 15, 9:00 AM - Sun Oct 16, 12:00 PM PDT

All attendees must have taken Girl Scouts on the Go training prior to attending Outdoor Basics. 

This required adult overnight training is designed to teach basic skills needed to lead a troop while camping outdoors. It will include outdoor cooking, tent camping, outdoor safety and 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.  Participants are required to bring their own equipment, please see the list below.

This session of Outdoor Basics Overnight Training will take place at 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.  

Attendees will be required to adhere to current GSSNV Covid guidance policies.

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 15. 

Packing List:
The following items are required. Please 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 and tent, should fit in a small duffel bag or backpack. Please pack lightly!

Food: Food will be provided, please be sure to make us aware of any dietary requirements

Clothing: T-Shirts, long 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), 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 and mess kit(a mess kit typically includes: plastic or metal reusable plate, cup, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon in a mesh dunk bag).