Ideas to Get Your Family Outside!



The Girl Scout program values outdoor experiences. Yet, the outdoor experiences don’t need to stay with her Girl Scout experience. Get your whole family outside. The next couple of weeks, we’ll highlight ideas for you to use in getting your families in the great outdoors for our blog post series, “Ideas to Get Your Family Outside!”

This week our focus is night exploration.

Exploring nature doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Don’t be afraid to break curfew and live life on the edge. Grab some flashlights and take a night hike, either just around your neighborhood or even at your local nature preserve. Spend some time with the moon, the stars, and all the animals that like to be active at night.

Go for a moon walktrace the constellations of stars, listen for all the sounds you hear only at night, and keep an eye out for interesting night critters. Make sure to bring a few blankets to enjoy a few moments relaxing under the stars in the open sky. The darkness outside makes it more of an adventure!

All in all, try to get your family outside!

Outside Family Fun

Take time to get away and relax with the whole family (ages 4 and up) during the Family Camp Sampler events at Camp Tahigwa and Camp L-Kee-Ta. Spend Saturday participating in fun activities (archery for grades 4 +, family games, Gaga Dodge ball, hiking, arts and crafts, geocaching, and frisbee golf). We will have a picnic and come together in the evening for an “all camp” activity and a campfire. Cost includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, snacks and supplies. Linens, blankets and towels are not included. Choose cabins, treehouses or platform canvas tents.

That’s all for this week of outdoor program with Angela Ventris. Check back next week for more excited news and adventures in outdoor program!

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