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Summer fun ideas.

Summer Fun Ideas

Girl are forces of nature. And they were meant for outdoor adventures.

Whether they’re swimming in a lake, discovering the wildlife in their own backyards, or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in their local park, every outdoor adventure grows an “I’ve got this” attitude. And once they unlock that confidence, they’ll aim as high as the stars they see outside their cabin window.

Here are our ideas for some inexpensive summer fun!


1. Start a collection.

Summer is the perfect time to start a collection of feathers, rocks, insects, or other natural things.

Learn to make a bug box!

4. Learn a new skill.

Embroidery, woodworking, sewing, kayaking, or anything else.

Learn how to tie all the knots.


2. Cook over a fire.

Use a stick, a (pudgie) pie iron, pot, or grate

Check out or favorite recipes starting on page 91.


5. Go on a picnic

Take your lunch to a park, trail, or backyard.

Here are some ideas for filling your basket.

3. Add songs and games.

The perfect tools to spice up your hikes and playground adventures.

Learn new songs and games.


6. Explore more.

We have lots of ideas for places perfect for girls to explore.

Meet our program partners.


Studies show that girls today are not spending nearly enough time outdoors. Technology and structured activities leave less time for girls to get outside and enjoy nature. But as a Girl Scout, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to create her own outdoor adventures and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors—whether with her troop, at camp, or with friends and family.

And that’s great news—because when Girl Scouts get outside, they:

  • Discover that they can better solve problems and overcome challenges
  • Develop leadership skills, build social bonds, and are happier overall
  • Become team players and care more about protecting our environment