Articles & Education
Resources, articles and education supporting Girl Scouts outdoors!
Girl Scout, Youth, & Adult Programming
For decades the National Wildlife Federation has worked to connect children and youth with nature, inspiring children through Ranger Rick® magazine, working with educators to get kids learning outdoors, and helping parents find new ways to engage their children outside. https://www.nwf.org/Kids-and-Family/Connecting-Kids-and-Nature
Gear, Cool Tools, Apps, Science
Outdoor Gear Lab – have you ever wanted to buy an outdoor product and been stumped about which product is best? Outdoor Gear Lab provides trustworthy reviews and side-by-side comparisons of latest high-quality outdoor gear. Reviews are not sponsored by manufacturers. http://www.outdoorgearlab.com
US Topo Maps – free topographic maps covering nearly entire US. Maps include most of the feature classes of traditional topographic maps. A great tool for anyone planning a longer hike or backpacking trip in the wilderness. Topo maps can be downloaded free of charge at: http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo
It’s a challenge for parents to keep their children entertained over the long summer break. To reduce the times you hear, “I’m bored,” you need to plan ahead. Check out these 60 outdoor activities and choose the ones that will keep your children smiling all summer long: https://www.signupgenius.com/home/outdoor-activities-for-kids.cfm