Sasquatch Playground

A Volunteer-Led Initiative Providing Outdoor Resources and Support for Girl Scouts of Western Washington

We value Outdoor Experiences, Outdoor Skills, Playing for the JOY of Playing, the Healing Power of Nature, Making the World a Better Place, and being a Sibling to Every Girl Scout.

Congratulations! You've found the Sasquatch Playground, an unofficial resource page for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Outdoor Champions. We're dedicated to helping Girl Scouts of all ages fall in love with the outdoors, and herein you'll find everything from simple backyard or city park observation ideas to full primitive camping resources. Stay and explore, more is added regularly!

-- For Girls, Leaders, and Volunteers!

Outdoor Champions are wonderful volunteers dedicated to helping Girl Scouts get OUTSIDE!

Need help with skills training? Planning a camping trip? Leading an outdoor adventure?

Position Descriptions:

Outdoor Champion - Advocate

  • Attend Service Unit Meetings regularly to promote outdoor opportunities and share experiences.

  • Connect Girl Scout Troop Leaders with Guides who can provide the needed support.

  • Answer questions about outdoor programming and resources, including GSWW sites.

  • Actively champion nature and outdoors, including "unstructured playtime."

  • Understand the benefits of outdoor experience.

  • Promote, host, or facilitate outdoor opportunities.

  • Keep an up-to-date resource list for your Service Unit and Region, and Masterlist.

  • Attend one in-person meeting per year.

  • Actively participate in an online forum for all Outdoor Champions.

  • Complete activity reporting online.

  • Must be a currently registered and background checked member of Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

This position is perfect for someone with enthusiasm, passion, and organization!

Outdoor Champion - Expert

Support Troops and Service Units with your outdoor skill expertise.

Possibilities include:

  • Offer clinics to train up to 10 adults (upon request) in outdoor skills.

  • Help troop leaders or program leaders plan outdoor activities.

  • Lead or accompany troop camping trips or hikes.

  • Host, plan, and lead outdoor activities for girls.

  • Support Service Unit, Day, and Twilight Camps with outdoor programming in your area of expertise.

  • ... unlimited ideas!

Agreements:

  • Keep all certifications and training up-to-date.

  • Complete activity reporting online.

  • Must be a currently registered and background-checked member of Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

This position is perfect for someone with outdoor skills who would love to share their wealth of knowledge!

Outdoor Champion - Resource

An business, organization, or individual that is not registered with or background checked by Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

We will begin collecting Resource Persons in a future phase of this initiative.

Seeking representatives for:

  • Seattle

  • South King

  • South

  • Peninsula

  • East King

The Outdoor Champion Advisory Board is a group of passionate, devoted volunteers who actively support getting Girl Scouts outdoors by building the structure, recruiting and championing outdoor participation, developing programs and opportunities, and minimizing barriers by empowering Girl Scouts and their leaders.

Also, we are fun and hilarious. We work hard and smart!

Positions on the Advisory Board are open -- from ALL geographical areas.

Application here.

After your application is complete, please expect an email or phone call to schedule an interview with Frances Boyens, Sr. Director, Volunteer-Led Camping.