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Stacey Leinen’s troop after a 2 mile hike up to the waterfalls at Cimarron Canyon State Park, NM

Outdoor Activities

Get your girls outside and encourage them to be active! Girl Scouts* isn’t only about camping. Go swimming or bike riding. Build a snowman or scarecrow. The possibilities are endless.

On this page you’ll see ideas for all levels in categories such as skills, crafts, sing along and s’mores and more. For ideas relating to specific outdoor journeys* and badges take a look at the following pages:

Outdoor Journeys*:

Camping Badges:

Outdoor Art Badges:

Additional Outdoor Badges:

Outdoor Fun Patches

Quality patches at a discount price.

$.69 each

 

Fun Fact: Juliette Low would camp with her Girl Scouts*.

Camping Skills

Campfire Build Patch

Have your scouts demonstrate that they know how to safely build a campfire. Reward them for learning this skill with the Campfire Build Patch from MakingFriends®.com.…

Campfire Patch Program

Make the “Campfire” Patch from MakingFriends®.com a symbol that your group has participated in learning the rules of a safe and fun campfire outing.…

Campfire Patch Program – Circle

S’mores, songs and skits around the campfire are all traditions. With this patch from MakingFriends®.com your girls will remember the fun times they had around the campfire!…

Camping Prepared Patch Program

Prepare your Girls for their camping trip and award them with this embroidered patch as a remembrance for their effort.…

Camping Skills Patch

Teach your girls about necessary camping skills such as using a compass, reading a map, poisonous plants and animal tracks. The camping skills patch from MakingFriends®.com will be the perfect addition to their patch collection.…

Compass Skills Patch

Go letterboxing or hiking or just teach your girls how to use a compass. This compass skills patch is a perfect reward for learning new compass skills.…

First Aid Patch — Scissors

The First Aid patch shows that your Troop has learned the basics of First Aid.…

First Aid Prepared Patch

The “First Aid Prepared” Patch is the perfect way to demonstrate that your group has learned the basics of First Aid.

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Hiking Patch

After a long hike reward your girls with this cute patch!…

Knife Skills Patch

Check your council for safety wise while working with knives. Remember that progression is important. Remember that scissors were introduced in stages, too. Girls of all ages should know knives are tools, not toys. Start younger girls off with blunt knives and simple tasks. Save pocket knives for last after girls have mastered knives that don’t also bend and fold. When your girls have demonstrated their knowledge of knife safety and have completed their first project, our patch will show they’ve mastered a new skill.…

Leave No Trace Patch Program

Leave No Trace. It’s an important part of any Scout outing. Remind your girls before leaving any place they go that there should be no trace that they were there. That means carting out all supplies and garbage and inspecting to make sure nothing is left behind or in disrepair. This patch from MakingFriends®.com reminds your girls and others to remember this important part of being a Scout.

 

*Not affiliated with, endorsed  by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the US…

Rope Tieing and Knots Patch

Help your girls learn new skills and then reward them for their accomplishment with the Rope Tieing and Knots patch from MakingFriends®.com.…

Soap Carving Patch

Your girls can have fun while starting the progression to learn knife skills. This patch shows they’ve mastered soap carving and are ready to start learning knife skills.…

Taught Outdoor Skills Patch

Learning new outdoor skills can be very fun and rewarding for everyone!…

Wildlife Patch

If your girls are wild about wildlife they will love this cute raccoon patch. Award it after a wildlife related trip or event.…

Camping Badge in a Bag® Kits

Beginner First Aid Badge in a Bag®

bulkpacks-12Why not Start off your camping or hiking trip with an age-appropriate lesson in first aid?

Our no prep kit, Beginner First Aid Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com, can be done on the go so six girls can complete the five requirements for the Brownie First Aid badge.

 

Activities are easy enough for an untrained leader to guide the girls through the five requirements of the Brownie First Aid badge or to supplement a professionally-guided lesson. Included thank-you notes can be given to your first-aid expert or sent to volunteer EMTs, the school nurse or anyone who is involved with first aid in your community.

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Letterboxing Badge in a Bag®

bulkpacks-12It’s a treasure hunt in a bag!

With the Letterboxing Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com your girls can complete the five requirements for the Brownie Letterboxer badge.

 

 

Letterboxing is a fun outdoor activity for any age group but there are some things to consider when doing it with your younger girl.

This Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com will take about 1 hour of meeting time plus the time you spend looking for letterboxes or you can make it an afternoon adventure and take the bag with you to do during a picnic lunch. Just do the easy hot glue step ahead of time.

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Hiking Badge in a Bag®

The ultimate hiking kit!

Your troop can get outside with the Hiking Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com and enjoy their time before and while taking a hike and earning the Brownie Hiker badge.

 

This Brownie Hiking Badge in a Bag® will take about 1.5 hours of meeting time plus the time you spend on your hike. Want some ideas for hiking snacks? Take a look at the three snacks-to-go recipes we have suggested for the Snack Badge in a Bag.

Planning a camping trip? Take this Hiking Badge in a Bag® with you! Just use fabric markers and glue dots and the requirements can be completed anywhere.

 

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Bug Badge in a Bag®

bulkpacks-12Entomology has never been this much fun! They won’t even know they are doing a science badge.

With the Bug Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com your twelve girls can complete five requirements for the Brownie Bugs badge for less than 50¢ per project!

 

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Intermediate First Aid Badge in a Bag®

bulkpack6Get your girls ready for first aid with age-appropriate activities to teach them the basics.

Fun and learning in our kit, Intermediate First Aid Badge in a Bag®  from MakingFriends®.com, for six girls to complete the five requirements for the Junior First Aid badge.

 

Order our first aid supplies or gather your own.

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Camping Badge in a Bag®

bulkpack6Get ready for your camping trip with the Camping Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com which includes activities that will get your troop excited for a great time!

 

Whether you are getting ready for your first camping trip or already given it a try, our Camping Badge in a Bag® has projects every troop can use. Make sure to print our free camping recipes for some delicious outdoor cooking ideas. Add stuffing for comfort or use just the padded material provided for an economic waterproof seat.

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Advanced First Aid Badge in a Bag® — Single

Just right for middle school aged girls!

Fun and learning in our kit, Advanced First Aid Badge in a Bag® — Single from MakingFriends®.com for one girl to complete the five requirements for the Cadette First Aid badge.

 

Your girls may have already done some first aid but this kit takes it up a notch. They will get to make their own first aid pouch out of duct tape as well as make a first aid booklet and a “boo-boo bunny” to use when baby sitting.…

Animal Habitat Badge in a Bag®

Bulk Packed for 6It’s all fun and games while you learn about wild animals and their habitats!

Hands on projects make the Animal Habitat Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com a fun way for your girls to earn the Junior Animal Habitats badge.

 

This is a great badge in a bag to combine with a trip to a local zoo or nature center. If your troop can’t get out, we’ve made this an easy badge to earn during your meetings. Either way, you can print our  word search fact pages and your girls will learn about some fun animals and their habitats. See our blog post for more information about our Animal Habitat Badge in a Bag®.

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Camping Meals and Snacks

Box Oven Cooking Patch

Teach your scouts to cook in a box oven on your next camping trip. Help them remember the new skill they learned and tasty treats they made with the Box Oven Cooking patch from MakingFriends®.com.…

Dunk Bag Craft Kit

 

Do your part for the environment. Don’t use paper goods at your camp out. Use a dunk bag to save water when cleaning your dishes and utensils. Stitch up a dunk bag using re purposed craft supplies. Works well with an 8″ plate. It’s easy and fun. No scissors or glue needed. Make one on your first day of camp or ahead of time at a meeting. Cord colors will be assorted colors.…

Campfire Cooking Patch

Iron on! Embroidered 2″ patch. Nothing tastes better then food cooked over a campfire. Try it out with your group and mark the memory with our “Campfire Cooking” patch.

Leaders shared their meal and camping recipe ideas in the blogs Meal Planning For Camping and Campfire Cooking Ideas.

Campfire Cooking Ideas

Troop leaders share their scout campfire cooking ideas for meals and treats. A variety of campfire meal ideas your girls will enjoy.…

Burlap Woven Placemat

Basic weaving skills and this original Free Kids Craft project can turn basic burlap into a pretty and practical Woven Placemat that can be used over and over again. This is a perfect project for scout camp craft time or Thanksgiving.

Meal Planning For Camping

Camping recipes from our readers for large group of scouts.…

Flowered Place Mats

Junior Flower/ Social Butterfly Badges…

Make Your Own Camping Recipe Book

Print our camping recipe cards and add your own for your next Girl Scout camping trip.…

Sit Upons

Groovy Sit Upon Kit

Easy to make, these sit-upons are waterproof and will keep the cold away from your Girl Scouts’ butts. Cute too!  Measures 17 x 13 Water proof pouches with bubble liners for an economical cushion. *Please note* stickers may vary from photo shown and sit upon pads are not included.

 

Kit makes 6

Groovy Sit Upon Kit

Take this Groovy Sit Upon Kit on your next GS camping trip!…

Camping Sit-Upon Buckets “Bum Kits”

Fun and usable craft for girls when they are camping! …

Duct Tape Sit-Upon

It’s waterproof! It’s comfortable! It’s transportable! It’s everything you’ve ever wanted in a sit-upon for your next Girl Scout camping trip.…

Plastic Bag Sit-Upons

Quick, easy and economical but you’ll have excellent water-resistant sit-upons at your next Girl Scout camping trip for the price.…

Camping Sit-Upon Bucket

Holds your camping essentials and is a comfortable seat, great for your next Girl Scout camping trip. A perfect gift for dads who camp or fish.…

Zip Bag Scrapbook Sit-Upons

Your troop can turn giant zip-lock bags, newspaper and a scrapbook page into personalized Girl Scout sit upons.…

Camping Sing Along and S'Mores

Sing-Along Songs Kit for Swapping

The perfect swap for camping. Hand these out before your campfire!

Kit makes 30

 

*MakingFriends®.com is not affiliated with, endorsed by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA.…

The Duck Song Book Kit for Swapping

The Duck Song is everyone’s favorite camp song. Share These Duck Song SWAPs will be the most popular SWAP at camp!

Kit makes 30 SWAPs

Fred the Moose Song Book Kit for Swapping

Sing-a-long with Fred the Moose at your next event and hand out crafts everyone will remember.

Kit makes 30

Ooey Gooey S’Mores Kit for Swapping

This cute little craft looks just like an itty bitty melted s’more ready to eat!

Kit makes 24

Mini GS* Song Book Kit for Swapping – LIMITED SUPPLY !

GSUSA® feels that this product was infringing on their intellectual property. In response, we are discontinuing this product. Supplies are limited.

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S’mores Ooey Gooey Goodness Patch

We all love s’mores and we all love the Ooey Gooey S’more patch from MakingFriends®.com!…

Sing Along Patch

Remember the fun of participating in a sing along with the Sing Along patch.…

S’More Patch

S’Mores are the most recognizable symbol of a camp out whether it is roughing it or camping in your own backyard. Make the S’More Patch a part of your next camping activity.…

S’mores in a Bag Kit for Swapping

This is one of our most popular kits! No glue needed. Just fill up a mini bag and add a pin. Looks good enough to eat.

 

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SWAP* Tags are not included.

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Foamie S’more Kit for Swapping

Who doesn’t like a s’more to eat or even a s’more to swap?

 

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SWAP Tags are not included.

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Campfire Sing Along Patch

Make sure your girls have our Campfire Sing-Along patch to add to their vests as a keepsake!…

S’more Kit for Swapping

Make these S’more SWAPs with your GS Troop!…

Bag of S’more Pins for Swapping

Put foam pieces in a mini zip-lock bag to create s’more Girl Scout SWAPS.…

Banana S’more

Print this recipe card for a classic camping treat with a fruity twist.…

Make a Song Book

Make a song book and share it at your next event.…

Camping Ideas for Swapping

Hoo Wants to Camp? Kit for Swapping

Spread around some camping humor…

Kit makes 30

 

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Sing-Along Songs Kit for Swapping

The perfect swap for camping. Hand these out before your campfire!

Kit makes 30

 

*MakingFriends®.com is not affiliated with, endorsed by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA.…

Lemonade Kit for Swapping

This is a great swap to exchange on a hot summer day!

Kit makes 30

 

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Nebula Kit for Swapping

Wow! these eye catching S.T.E.M. swaps are educational too! Share with other how stars are born.

Kit makes 30

 

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Fairy House Kit for Swapping

Your girls will love these sweet Fairy House crafts for swapping! These sparkly crafts are easy to make and fun to trade.

Kit makes 30

Silly Owl Joke Book Kit for Swapping – LIMITED SUPPLY !

Why did the owl invite his friends over? He didn’t want to be owl by himself! … and five other super silly jokes are inside these mini books.

Kit makes 30

Canned Food Kit for Swapping

You’ll giggle every time you hand out one of these mini can crafts for swapping.

Kit makes 25

Baby Bumble Bee Kit for Swapping

One of everybody’s favorite camp songs – Baby Bumble Bee – is printed on these mini booklets

 

Kit makes 50

Shark Joke Book Kit for Swapping

What do sharks eat for dessert? Octo-pie! and more corny jokes to make you chuckle.

Kit makes 30

The Duck Song Book Kit for Swapping

The Duck Song is everyone’s favorite camp song. Share These Duck Song SWAPs will be the most popular SWAP at camp!

Kit makes 30 SWAPs

Fred the Moose Song Book Kit for Swapping

Sing-a-long with Fred the Moose at your next event and hand out crafts everyone will remember.

Kit makes 30

Ladybug Kit for Swapping

At just $.12 each these crafts for swapping are very economical, very easy and very cute. Perfect for any event.

Kit makes 60

Aint it Great to Be Crazy Kit for Swapping

Your girls will love these giggle-worthy crafts for swapping!

Kit makes 30

Lantern Kit for Swapping

How much fun is this? An actual working lantern craft with an on off switch.

Kit makes 24

Ant Maze Science Kit for Swapping – LIMITED SUPPLY !

This kit features 10 different mazes (3 of each) so your friends can have some fun while swapping with you.

Kit makes 30

Seeds of Friendship Kit for Swapping

Daisy seeds with silver and gold stars make this the perfect friendship crafts for Scouts. Very economical for big events and recruitment.

Kit makes 96

Ashes of Friendship Kit for Swapping

Store your ashes of friendship in little vials to bring with you to your next Scout campfire.

Kit makes 24

Camping Lizards Kit for Swapping

Very economical craft for big camping events. Tag reads:

If your tent mates all are snoring
And you really need some sleep,
Let loose this little fellow
And out the tent they’ll leap!

 

Kit makes 30

Camping Snakes Kit for Swapping

Great camping craft for swapping! You can even choose the skin color for your girls. Tag reads:

Who says that snakes are scary?
I think they’re kinda fun
I bring my pet snake camping
But everybody runs!

 

Kit makes 30

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Camping Spider Kit for Swapping

Great camping craft for swapping! Tag reads:

I found this little spider
Who wanted me to hide her.
So off we went
To my friend’s tent
And now she sleeps beside her.

 

Kit makes 30

Sunshine Kit for Swapping

This “feel-good” craft is easy and economical. No scissors or glue needed!

 

Kit makes 24

Mini Pancake Kit for Swapping

Yummy little crafts every Girl will want to trade or receive.

 

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SWAP tags are not included.

 

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Ants on a Picnic Kit for Swapping

Going on a picnic or eating outdoors? You know the ants will be there to clean up the scraps!

Kit makes 24

 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Kit for Swapping

Little tiny sandwiches you will love to make and trade.

Kit makes 30

 

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Wish Upon a Star Kit for Swapping

Got a big event coming up? This is the perfect kit for your encampment or any other event where you’ll need a lot of crafts to swap. They are easy to make, economical and eye catching. Also makes a great SWAP for Cadettes* working on the Night Owl badge or Seniors* working on their Sky badge.

 

Wow! Kit makes 96

Bacon & Eggs Kit for Swapping

These crafts will make everyone smile.

 

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SWAP* tags are not included.

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Ooey Gooey S’Mores Kit for Swapping

This cute little craft looks just like an itty bitty melted s’more ready to eat!

Kit makes 24

Pool Party Kit for Swapping

These are great crafts for camp or anytime you want to make people smile!

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SWAP* tags are not included.

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Constellation Kit for Swapping

Learn to recognize constellations while you make these crafts for swapping. Since there is no scissors or glue needed, there are perfect to take along for an activity on your camping trip.

 

*Patch no longer included*

 

Kit makes 24

Mini GS* Song Book Kit for Swapping – LIMITED SUPPLY !

GSUSA® feels that this product was infringing on their intellectual property. In response, we are discontinuing this product. Supplies are limited.

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Bee a Sister Kit for Swapping

The GS law reminds us to be a sister to every girl. These crafts are a cute reminder.

 

Kit makes 24!

Mini First Aid Booklet Kit for Swapping

The perfect craft to make when you are learning about first aid. No scissors or glue needed.

Kit makes 30

 

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Animal Tracks Kit for Swapping

The perfect craft for hiking or camping. Make it into a matching game (cheat sheet is included!)  See if your girls can spot any of the animal tracks from the trail that match the tags. No scissors or glue needed.

 

Kit makes 24

 

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Mini GS Canteen Kit for Swapping

Make and swap these mini canteen crafts as reminder to stay hydrated on your next hike! They are also a reminder that re-usable canteens and water bottles are also better for the environment.

 

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Add SWAP* Tags to help remember your trip.

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Summer Cooler Kit for Swapping

Make a mini fresh fruity drink. Perfect for summer Swapping. It looks good enough to drink but is made from gel glue and beads. You will have the best time making these crafts and trading them at summer camp.
Clear Gel Glue sold separately.
Kit may be made in gold or silver pins.

 

Kit makes 24

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Updated! First Aid Booklet Kit

Teach your girls about basic first aid with our first aid cards. The clip makes this first aid booklet easy to carry around. Blisters, bee stings, nose bleeds, sprains and more.

 

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Hole Punch is not included.

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Mini First Aid Kit for Swapping with First Aid Supplies

Fill our itty bitty first aid kits with supplies and swap with pride. Kit includes free first aid supplies. No coupon needed.

 

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Mini Dunk Bag Kit for Swapping

What a great craft for campers! These little dunk bags are easy too!

 

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SWAP* Tags are not included.

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Love 2 Camp Kit for Swapping

Make these camping crafts on your camping trip or swap them at an encampment. No scissors or glue needed so you can take them right along on your camping trip.

 

Kit makes 30

Foamie S’more Kit for Swapping

Who doesn’t like a s’more to eat or even a s’more to swap?

 

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SWAP Tags are not included.

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Compass Kit for Swapping

Find your way with these cute pins and you will never be lost again! Pins may be in gold or silver based on availability. Glue dots not included

 

Kit makes 24

Caterpillar Kit for Swapping

Kit may be made in silver or gold pins based on availability.


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SWAP* Tags are not included.

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Assorted Compass Clips– 12 Pack

Learn how to use a compass and go on a hike or search for a letterbox.…

Binocular Kit for Swapping

Trade these cute little pins to swap at your next outdoor event. While the girls are working you can remind them binoculars are a great way to observe wildlife from a distance and they should never approach animals during your outdoor adventure.

 

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SWAP* tags are not included.

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Beadie Snowman

A fun activity for a holiday or winter party, camping, fundraising or for swapping with other scouts. …

Mini Birdfeeder Pins for Swapping

Make little tiny birdfeeders for your next Girl Scout SWAP event.…

Bag of S’more Pins for Swapping

Put foam pieces in a mini zip-lock bag to create s’more Girl Scout SWAPS.…

First Camp Out Pins for Swapping

This Girl Scout SWAP is so cute that even first time campers will smile through any apprehension about things that go bump in the night. With our simple instructions make this SWAP to remember your first camp out or welcome new friends on theirs.…

Bags for Swapping

Bag Girl Scout SWAPs are a great way to share a piece of your world or items to represent a theme.…

Mini Bandanna Pins for Swapping

So cute but so simple! Make eight adorable Girl Scout SWAPs from just one bandanna, eight safety pins and eight pony beads. Post includes a color photo and easy-to-follow instructions.…

Hiking Pins for Swapping

To assemble this Girl Scout SWAP to create a special momento,…

Pocket Dream Catcher

With embroidery floss and pony beads, turn a key ring into a tiny dream catcher to use as a SWAP or back pack clip-on.…

Camping Crafts

Paper Bag Safari Vest

Paper Bag Safari Vest, Great recycled craft. Pretend your are going on a safari for hikes and camping. Great for Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe for Thinking Day*. Fun for Hiker and Animal Habitats Badge. …

Duct Tape Treasure Box

A fun recycled craft for keeping camping keepsakes. Your Girl Scouts can adapt this treasure box to use for letterboxing. …

Macrame Patriotic Bracelet

Fashionable and patriotic, this macramé bracelet only uses one knot. Great for beginners. It also makes a great scout camp project.

Make A Fossil Print

Scouts can make a Fossil Print From Kitchen Ingredients and to explore nature.…

Decoupage Rock

Craft project for the Girl Scout Junior Agent of Change journey or for a camping activity…

Outdoor Paper Doll Friends

Get ready for your camp adventure with this craft…

Handprint Campfire

A cute pre-camping craft project your Girl Scouts will have fun with…

Nature Fairy

Great the for Girl Scout Junior Camper badge or any camping or hiking trip. Also makes a fun fall craft project…

Hiking Necklace

Make your next Girl Scout hike a safe — and fun — adventure!…

Lint and Egg Carton Campfire Starters

These recycled Lint and Egg Carton Campfire Starters will take the frustration out of starting the campfire on your next Girl Scout camping trip…

Breast Cancer Awareness Water Bottle Holders

Girl Scouts can make one for your walkathon or to give as a gift.…

Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder

Try this recycled craft for the Girl Scout Junior Animal Habitat Journey…

Easy Water Bottle Sock Dog

This Easy Water Bottle Sock Dog is an easy beginning sewing project for any Girl Scout that can handle a needle and thread. The craft then becomes a useful project that helps you hold your water bottle and is fun too.…

Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder Craft

Use fun fashion print Duct Tape to create a stylis…

Beaded Compass

A few bright pony beads make your compass not just functional but a fun accessory for any Girl Scout.…

Pocket Dream Catcher

With embroidery floss and pony beads, turn a key ring into a tiny dream catcher to use as a SWAP or back pack clip-on.…

Patriotic Key Ring

Red, White and Blue Key Ring Craft. Make a bunch and give them to Veterans for Memorial or Veteran’s Day or use them as a Girl Scout SWAP. Fun craft for camping too.…

Camping Fun

Star Gazer Patch

Your girls will have a great time studying the stars at night or on your troop trip to the planetarium. This patch is an eye-catching reminder of their fun and educational experience.…

Stand Up Paddling Patch

Girls who love to get outdoors and try something new will have a great time while learning Stand Up Paddleboarding! Show off your fun adventure with a Stand Up Paddling patch.…

Horseback Riding Patch

If your girls enjoy the outdoors they will probably have a great time with a trip to ride horses. Don’t forget to our Horseback Riding patch!…

Fairy House Build Patch Program

Your troop will have so much fun using their imagination to build fairy houses! Try this fun, no prep activity on your next camping trip. However your girls decide to build their fairy houses, this colorful Fairy House patch from MakingFriends®.com is sure to please your girls!…

Night Hike Patch

Make sure your girls bring a flashlight on your next camping trip or overnighter and head outside for a night hike. Listen for the sounds of the night animals and take some time to look at the night sky. Remember the night time adventure with this patch from MakingFriends®.com.…

Bird Watching Patch

Whether your girls are interested in bird watching while on a hike or taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, this eye catching Bird Watching patch is a great addition to any girl’s vest!…

Rock Painting and Hiding Patch Program

Rock Painting and hunting for painted rocks has quickly become a popular trend. It’s a fun and creative way to combine art, outdoor activity and community spirit.…

Fishing Patch

For your camping, girl and special guy event or family fun fishing trip, our Fishing patch is a great reminder of your troop or service unit event.…

Nature Scavenger Hunt Patch Program

This colorful Nature Scavenger Hunt patch is a great reminder of the fun your Girls had during your hike, camping trip or wherever you held your scavenger hunt.…

Letterboxing Patch

Letterboxing is a fun activity for scouts of all ages.

New to letterboxing? Take a look out our page Ideas for Earning the Letterboxing Badge. You’ll find fun ideas and the Letterboxing Badge In A Bag® kit from MakingFriends®.com

 

 

 

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Horsing Around Patch

Plan a trip to the ranch! Explore the ranch and have this patch as a memory.…

First Asleep Patch (Panda)

Get those girls quieted down and asleep at a reasonable hour during your camping trip, lock-in or sleep-over. Award the first sleeping girl with our First Asleep patch.…

Canoeing Patch

Head out to the river with your troop for fun day of canoeing! Your girls will love to get this patch as a reminder for a memorable time outdoors.…

Paper Bag Safari Vest

Paper Bag Safari Vest, Great recycled craft. Pretend your are going on a safari for hikes and camping. Great for Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe for Thinking Day*. Fun for Hiker and Animal Habitats Badge. …

Beadie Snowman

A fun activity for a holiday or winter party, camping, fundraising or for swapping with other scouts. …

Rustic Silver Twig Candle

A fun craft for teens for holiday, camping or ceremonies. Directions available at FreeKidsCrafts.com, a member of the MakingFriends®.com family.…

Duct Tape Treasure Box

A fun recycled craft for keeping camping keepsakes. Your Girl Scouts can adapt this treasure box to use for letterboxing. …

Ways to Choose Girl Scout Parents for Chaperones

Leaders offer advice about how to select parents for chaperones when a few are interested.…

Brownie Outdoor Journey

Brownie Outdoor Journey. A troop leader shares information about the national park service programs her girls attended while working on the outdoor journey. …

Camping at the Zoo to Earn the Animal Habitats Badge

Camping at the Zoo to Earn the Animal Habitats Badge. A troop leader shares how her troop earned the Animal Habitats badge while camping at the zoo.…

Outdoors Badges for Multilevel Troop

A Scout leader shares how her Cadette and Senior girls held an event to earn outdoor badges for multilevel troop during a fun outing in a park.…

GS Journeys with Water Rockets

This fun rocket project is great if you are working on the Journeys. While working on this project you’ll use recycled materials and found objects to use resources wisely.…

Beginning Camper Tips

The colorful animated graphics make this beginner camping guide a great read for scouts and leaders of all ages.…

GS Indoor Camping Sleepover

A leader shared how their troop planned a GS Indoor Camping Sleepover.…

Choosing Chaperones for Troop Activities

Leaders shared helpful tips for choosing chaperones for GS trips, events and activities.…

What is Fun Outdoors?

Reader submitted outdoor fun activities their GS troops enjoyed.…

What to do if all my Scouts Can’t Attend a Brownie Camporee?

Ideas for making camp sleeping arrangements and bunk assignments for scouts…

Camp Sleeping Arrangements for Scouts

Ideas for making camp sleeping arrangements and bunk assignments for scouts…

Camping with Cadette Scouts

camping experiences with Cadette girls…

Scout Camping… How much fun can you have in a weekend?

How much fun can you have in a scout camping weekend? …

Decoupage Rock

Craft project for the Girl Scout Junior Agent of Change journey or for a camping activity…

Dad and Daughter Campout

Dad and Daughter camping trip ideas…

Celebrating Community Brownie Badge

Ideas from a ready to earn the Girl Scout Brownie Celebrating Community badge while camping…

A “Minute To Win It” Camp Out

A leader shared these ideas for camping activities…

Favorite Snack to Share – Slinky Apples

Girl Scout leader shares healthy snack idea. This snack is a big hit at camping too.…

Camping is Fun — Even When It Rains!

Camping ideas adaptable for indoors if it rains.…

Nine Camporee Ideas from Leaders

Leader suggestions for planning a Camporee…

Camping Fun – Balloon Flip Flops, Tacos in a Bag, Beach Sand Candles

A leader shares some fun Girl Scout camping and summer craft ideas…

Fundamentals of Camping Bronze Award

Explore activities beyond what is in the Girl Guide. A leader shares how her Girl Scout Junior troop taught camping skills to local Girl Scouts to earn their Bronze Award…

Girl Scout Camping Mad Lib

Print this Girl Scout camping themed Mad Lib to get your troop giggling (and practicing their parts of speech). This is a great activity for during the drive to camp, at your pre-camp troop meeting or around the campfire.…

Mini Bottles for Camp Fire Ashes

Instructions and photo to make containers to keep ashes from your Girl Scout campfire.…

Pocket Dream Catcher

With embroidery floss and pony beads, turn a key ring into a tiny dream catcher to use as a SWAP or back pack clip-on.…

Camping Bingo

Print our camping themed BINGO game with 12 unique cards featuring words and pictures of camping gear. This is a great rainy day Girl Scout camp activity for any level or a pre-camp progression activity as Juniors begin to earn their Camping Badge.…

More Camping Fun Patches

Camping 2019 Patch

Commemorate this year’s camping trip with the Camping 2019 patch!

You’ll find plenty of great ideas to make this trip a success on our page Camping and Hiking.…

Over Nighter Patch – Flashlight

Your troop will love this patch from MakingFriends®.com to remember their camping trip, lock-in or sleep-over.…

Day Camp Patch – Arrow

The Day Camp patch from MakingFriends®.com is the perfect patch for your girls to remember their day camp adventure.…

Camp Patch

This Camp patch from MakingFriends®.com is sure to be a hit with your scouts or youth group after a fun trip together. Perfect for boys and girls of every age level.

We have lots of ideas to make your troop or service unit camping trip fun on our page Camping and Hiking.…

Tent Camping Patch

After your camping trip, the Tent Camping patch will look great on the back of your girls’ vests!…

Camp Like a Girl Patch

Your girls will love this cute patch after their camping trip.…

Beach Camping Patch

What’s more fun than camping at the beach? This adorable Beach Camping patch is a great reminder of your beach camping trip.…

Rainy Day Camping Patch

It rained during your camping trip but your girls had a great time anyway! Show your girls can have fun even when the weather doesn’t co-operate with the Rainy Day Camping patch.…

Glamping Patch

Just because your girls don’t want to rough it doesn’t mean they won’t have fun while Glamping! Experience nature with the comforts of home. Your girls will love to get this patch after their trip.…

Winter Camping Patch

Find a cozy cabin, make sure the girls dress for the cold and have fun winter camping! Remember your fun trip with this awesome patch!…

Backyard Camping Patch

This patch from MakingFriends®.com is too cute! Backyard camping is fun! It’s a great way to introduce your girls to camping or to do a weekend JOURNEY*.  Award our backyard camping patch to your girls and see the smiles on their faces.

 

*MakingFriends®.com is not affiliated with, endorsed by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA.…

Family Camping Patch

Family camping is especially good for new campers but everyone has fun the whole family is included. Give your scouts the family camping patch from MakingFriends®.com to remember the event.…

Spring Encampment Patch

Welcome Spring with this great patch!…

Overnighter Patch

Your troop will love this patch to remember their camping trip, lock-in or sleep-over.…

Fall Camping Patch

Fall is a wonderful season to take your scout troop camping! Add this fall camping patch from MakingFriends®.com to your collection after this year’s trip.…

Encampment Patch

Get a group of girls together to go camping — the more, the merrier! Your troop, or service unit will love to have this encampment patch from MakingFriends®.com to remember the good times.…

Day Camp Patch

Commemorate your group’s day at camp with the day camp patch from MakingFriends®.com!…

Custom Encampment Patch

Is your group planning an encampment? Here is an opportunity to get custom patches at low prices. These are beautifully embroidered 2″ iron-on patches. Your girls will love them!

*Note: Minimum quantity is 25 patches. Lead time is 8 weeks. Custom patches cannot be canceled or returned.

Camping Patch

The “Camping” patch from MakingFriends®.com is great way to commemorate a camping experience. One that will bring back great memories.…

Cabin Camping Patch

The cabin camping patch from MakingFriends®.com is the perfect way to commemorate your group’s camping trip especially if its their first one.…

*MakingFriends®.com is not affiliated with, endorsed by or a licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA

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