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Outdoor Basics

Sat Aug 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
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Adult Fee:

Join this hands-on, small group learning experience to sharpen your outdoor skills. Focuses on outdoor skills, fire building, outdoor cooking and providing a positive outdoor experience for girls.

Required before the first camping, fire building or outdoor cooking adventure.

It is recommended to complete GS101 and Trip Planning Basics before Outdoor Basics. They can be completed online and found under the Volunteer tab, Volunteer Learning.

Dress for the weather. It is always suggested to dress in layers. No open-toed shoes. Insect repellent is suggested. This training takes place out-of-doors. Bring a dunk bag with boilable plate, bowl, cup and silverware. Please no paper plates. A dunk bag is a lightweight mesh bag which will hold your washed dishes and table wear. A lingerie bag with a string handle works well.


Optional Friday night overnight in the Lodge at McMillen for an additional $5. Sleeping with be on mattresses on the floor. Arrive after 6:30 pm. Eat dinner before you arrive. An evening snack and Saturday breakfast will be provided. Outdoor Basics will begin Saturday morning at 9 am.