Newest: The Outdoor Foundation helps youth group leaders get youth outdoors. From their site: "Getting Youth Active Toolkit for the Trade is maintained by The Outdoor Foundation to help grow participation in active outdoor recreation and improve the health of young people in America. The growing concern among outdoor businesses and enthusiasts over youth inactivity and obesity makes this initiative a top priority for the outdoor community." Read their tips about Paddling, Orienteering, Climbing, Camping, Hiking and Biking here. And make sure to check current GSUSA Safety rules and training too, of course.
US Government Forest Service brochures and more at the National Symbols Cache page: Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, Junior Ranger Programs, and more. These look like great additions to your Girl Scout Outdoor Program.
Become a Girl Scout Ranger at a National Park! http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/girlscoutranger.htm. Here is their flyer on Resource Stewardship: http://www.nps.gov/cuva/forkids/upload/Girl-Scout-Ranger-Flyer.pdf.
Find Girl Scout outdoor activities here on the Girl Scouts of Northern California Page "Leader Resources Downloads". Scroll down to the heading "Outdoor Resources" and you will find activities like a Chart for Planning with Girls, an Edible Fire, Leave No Trace Principles, an Edible Bedroll, Progression in Girl Scouting, Troop Camping Gear, and more. There are pages done by their volunteer Learning Facilitators.
NEW! Groups can join the Captain Planet Foundation and learn about the environment, clean air, recycling, and energy conservation, and more. Get patches too! http://captainplanetfoundation.org/planeteers/
Girl Scout Games and Outdoor Activities on Pinterest by Leigh-Anne Benson
Do fun activities from NASA
Girl Scout Camping on Pinterest by GSLakeMom
VIRGINIA: the Green Adventure Program at Triple C Camp - Badge Days for Girl Scouts - Journey Opportunities, plus Expeditions and camping.
Team Building Activity links from the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
Outdoor Cooking Safety Activity Checkpoints - from the Girl Scouts Bay Area Council
The Ultimate Camp Resource site
Daisy Girl Scout Patches from Girl Scouts of Maine - scroll down to see their Outdoor Knowledge patch.
Junior Girl Scout Outdoor Creativity - made for Huntington Gardens, this patch program would be good for any garden location. Just customize this for your troop.
Girl Scout Patches on Pinterest by Cathy Braun (Fun and Council's Own)
"Discover your national parks; learn about the mission of the National Park Service; help protect the nation's natural, cultural, and historical resources. Earn a certificate or patch by participating in educational programs or volunteer service/action" http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/girl_scouts.htm