A 2019 report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Girls Soar in the Outdoors, shows that when girls participate in Girl Scout outdoor programming, they become more interested in the outdoors, feel more confident in their abilities, are more committed to environmental stewardship, and develop stronger outdoor competence.
Outdoor programs transform girls’ understanding and appreciation of nature, while helping them build a unique set of skills. They gain confidence in their ability to take on new challenges and succeed in life. With environmental stewardship, girls understand how their behaviors impact the environment and what they can do to protect the natural world.
One example of a wonderful outdoor activity that will be possible with a revitalized, safe boardwalk and new pavilion: our younger girls will have a chance to experience the joy of camping out for the very first time.