Do you enjoy the outdoors? Well, we do! So come and explore the world around you, whether in your own backyard, a mountain range, the deserts in Utah, or at one of Girl Scouts of Utah's awesome summer camps, year-round minicamps, or rental opportunities. Whether you are new at this or a seasoned Nature aficionado, GSU is here with resources and training to make you confident in the Outdoors!
Why are the outdoors important?
- 88% of children report using a computer every day, while only 11% of children report visitng a local park or natural area every day.
- 90% of children who spent time outside said being in nature and taking part in outdoor activities helped relieve stress.
- Spending time in Nature has proved to reduce behavioral problems and improve moods, attention spans, and short-term memory.
Journeys that align with the Outdoors
All programming is enhanced when done in Nature. Whether a Journey is directly linked to the outdoors or not, all Journeys can be done outside, which will increase the associated benefits.
Badges that align with the Outdoors
- Animal Habitats
- Staying Fit
- Trail Blazing
- Animal Helpers
- Night Owl
- Good Sportsmanship
- Voice for Animals
- Public Policy
Girl Scouts of Utah Sponsored Patch Programs that align with Outdoors