Did you know that the average American child spends about 44 hours each week in front of electronic media? And with school just about out and long summer days ahead, it’s all too easy to turn to screens for entertainment. But there’s no show on earth as fun, challenging, or immersive as the great outdoors.
The Proof Is in the Research! Did You Know?
- Camp builds problem-solvers! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems—qualities that will help them embark on a lifetime of leadership, both academically and personally.
- Camp exposes girls to new experiences! Of girls surveyed, 72 percent said that Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities.
- Camp builds courage and confidence! Spending time in nature improves a girl’s concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increase her self-esteem.
We want your Girl Scout to love the outdoors and camp as much as we do! To build that love, a progression into the outdoors and camp is important. Progression allows girls to learn the skills and become comfortable in the outdoor activities. This progress is to happen at a girls pace, let her tell you when she is ready for the next step. It could be next week or next year. Check out the 2020 Summer Camp Guide.