Girl Scouts has been blazing the trail for girls’ leadership in the outdoors for more than a century, and their Outdoor Badges continue to be one of its most popular badge categories. Spring of 2018 is an especially exciting time as they announce a national partnership with The North Face through which girls will challenge themselves, learn about their natural world, and continue the Girl Scout tradition of having life-changing outdoor experiences.

By partnering with The North Face as it launches its first-ever global initiative focused on women, Girl Scouts is taking its outdoor programming to the next level. Over the next couple of years, 12 new Outdoor Adventure Badges will be added that could range from mountaineering and climbing to backpacking, hiking, and trail running. The new badges will encourage and instruct young women in the Girl Scouts of Eastern WA & Northern ID (GSEWNI) about the benefits of exploration as they build outdoor leadership skills.

But girls in Eastern Washington and North Idaho don’t have to wait for the new badges to experience the outdoors or to take their outdoor adventures to the next level. With a slate of outdoor adventure programs at Camp Four Echoes and outdoor programming offered throughout the year, girls can experience a wide range of outdoor adventure in the immediate area.

“Girls don’t need to be a Girl Scout to attend our camp or any of our summer day-camp programs,” says Lani Nachtseim, Girl Experience Director for GSEWNI. “Whether it’s your first time getting outdoors or you’re a seasoned pro, our outdoor programs are designed to grow with you. Our programs are designed for girls of all skill levels.” To learn more about their outdoor programming, please visit their website, gsewni.org, or contact their council headquarters at customercare@gsewni.org. //

 

Feature photo:  Courtesy of the Girl Scouts