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Beyond the Basics: Camping and Outdoor Skills

Sat Apr 22, 9:00 AM - Sun Apr 23, 12:00 PM PDT
Adult Training, Outdoor, Life Skills

Are you planning an outdoor adventure or outdoor overnight with your girls later this year?  Outdoor Basics is the training you need!  GSSNV requires Outdoor Basics training be completed for any outside overnights or when conducting outdoor adventure experiences with Girl Scouts.

Please read below and save for location of training and packing list.

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, and you will be preparing the meals! 

Check-in begins at 9am and the course will start promptly at 10am. Participants are expected to stay for the entire course to receive credit. A list of items participants will need to bring is listed 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 Frias Frontier.  This is a true outdoor experience and indoor accommodations will not be provided except for bathrooms.  

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 also consider the weather and plan for what you will need to be comfortable. This training will still happen if it rains so, please pack accordingly. We do reserve the right to cancel or postpone due to severe weather conditions.  All items except chair & sleeping bag/pad, must fit in a small duffel bag or backpack. Please pack lightly!

Clothing: 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, mess kit.  A mess Kit includes: plastic or metal reusable plate, cup, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon in a mesh dunk bag. 

Please reach out to with questions or concerns.