Prepare for your Adventure!
We are an adventure-oriented group for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, who are seeking exciting outdoor-based adventures to challenge their abilities, broaden their horizons, increase their self-confidence, build long-lasting friendships and have a whole lot of fun!
Sasquatch Trailblazers may be active in regular Girl Scout troops or be individually registered Girl Scouts (known as IRMs or Juliettes). Either way, they just need to be registered Girl Scouts with GSWW.
Trailblazers also need Adult Advisors and Adventure Patrol Leaders and to help lead unique, high-adventure events. We are creating a specialized nook for recently Bridged to Adult Girl Scouts, ages 18-21, to act as Assistant Patrol Leaders and to also engage and participate in the fun activities.
What do Sasquatch Trailblazers Do?
Sasquatch Trailblazers is a Girl Scout- led program when it comes to choosing our adventure paths, but options can include:
Archeology - Kayaking - Scuba Diving - Archery - National Park Tours - Service Projects - Backpacking - Orienteering - Skiing - Outdoor Cooking - Snorkeling - Biking - Camping - Outdoor Skill Building - Snow Shoeing - Canoeing - Paddle Boarding - Snow Tubing - Caving - Photography - Geology - Swimming - Challenge Courses - Rafting - Fossil Hunting - Rock Climbing - Inner Tubing - Hiking - Ropes Courses - Windsurfing - Horseback Riding - Sailing - Wildlife Studies - Bird Watching - Foraging - Ziplining - and Lots More!
What kind of Girl Scout belongs in Sasquatch Trailblazers?
Any Kind of Girl Scout! ALL Kinds of Girl Scouts!
Young Humans - Learners - Careful - Tough - Risk takers - Explorers - Carefree - Soft - Seekers - Determined - Worried - Loud - Leaders - Uncertain - Sensitive - Quiet - Followers - Confident - Willing - Understanding - Questioners - Unsure - Able - Discoverers - Impulsive - YOU!
Information Sessions - RSVP here!
For both Teens, their Grown-ups, and Adult Girl Scouts (Potential Leadership)
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30
Friday April 16, 7:00 - 8:30pm
How do I participate?
Step 1: Attend an information session.
Dates are listed here on the website and advertised throughout GSWW.
Step 2: Submit Application (Teen or Adult).
Girl Scouts are not excluded from participation based on their answers. The application process helps us to get to get to know each Girl Scout and set them up for success.
Step 3: Reference Form x 2 (Teen or Adult)
Please submit 2 Non-Family References, with at least one being from a Girl Scout context.
Adults - Please include at least ONE from a Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, or Young Adult that you've worked with recently.
Step 4: Teen - Outdoor Skills Survey
Step 4: Adult - Outdoor Champion Expert Form
Step 4: Adult - Outdoor Champion Expert Form
Teens: Compete this form to let us know what your comfort level is with each skill, and what you'd like to explore.
Adults: Complete this form to let us know the details of what your specific skill sets, trainings, interests, and comfort levels are for GSWW approved adventures.
Step 5: Adult - Complete any additional trainings
Examples include: LGBTQ+, First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Leader Trainings (Getting Started, Indoor Overnight, Outdoor Overnight), Event Planning/Weekend Camp Planning.
Specialized trainings may include: Watercraft Safety, Archery Instructor, Backpacking and other Advanced Outdoor Skills.
Note: Adventure Patrol Leaders do not have to be certified in everything, just a member of the event team needs to be certified for activities. For complete details please see: Onboarding.
Outdoor Skill Inventory
Compete this form to let us know what your comfort level is with each skill, and what you'd like to explore.
(Link to come!)
Outdoor Champion - Expert
Outdoor Champion Application, select "Trailblazers: Committee or Advisor" (along with anything else!) This form to let us know the details of what your specific skill sets, trainings, interests, and comfort levels are for GSWW approved adventures.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington and Sasquatch Trailblazers are an inclusive program. All Adult Advisors and Adventure Patrol Leaders must complete GSWW's DEI and LGBTQ+ training programs.
Your Girl Scout is safe here. You, as a Girl Scout, are safe here.
Here is GSWW's Inclusivity Policy.
We invest in our community through Girl Scouts. Our community represents every race, ethnicity, income level, sexual orientation, ability, and religion; reflects a spectrum of gender identity; and connects across geographic locations. By focusing our attention on community members who are furthest from racial, economic, and social justice, Girl Scouts can be an instrument of change, promoting equitable outcomes for all. We wholly commit to taking action to grow as an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization so that, through Girl Scouts, our members are affirmed as they strive to make our community and world better.
Handbook: 21st Century Guidelines - Published by GSUSA
This handbook is the underlying foundation of our program. We are so excited to offer programming above and beyond what is outlined here!
Connect With Us!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SasquatchPlayground
Facebook Group: GS Trailblazer Troop Discussion