Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Girls benefit from time spent outdoors

According to a study by the Girl Scouts Research Institute (GSRI), Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers who spend less time outdoors in environmental stewardship, challenge seeking and problem solving—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership.

But camp gives girls benefits beyond problem-solving and leadership skills—here are what Girl Scouts had to say about their camp adventures:

“Camp helped me be brave. It was the first time I was on my own and away from my parents for that long.”—Libby H. 
“Going to camp has helped me make new friends, become more adaptable to change, become a leader and talk more and not be shy.”—Cheyenne R. 
“The thing I love most about Girl Scout camp is meeting new people and getting to go on a mini-vacation! Each time I go camping I come back with a thousand new memories.”—Brittany M.
Girl Scouts keeps up-to-date with the interests of today's girls, which is evident in its wide range of camp offerings— everything from beginner horse camps to high-adventure rafting trips.

GSWPA is committed to pursuing its mission through the camp experience, offering an astounding array of innovative, fun, and memorable camp activities that allow girls to build courage, confidence, and character, and make the world a better place.

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Source: National Study of Girls & the Outdoors (Girl Scouts Research Institute, 2014)