What is Troop


Troop camping is camping together with your own troop and should be planned and carried out by older Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior troops as part of their on-going activities.

Troop camping should be inexpensive, simple, and fun.  It is the kind of fun girls expect and look forward to in Girl Scouting.  The planning, the anticipation, the preparation, the camping itself make troop camping a memorable event in a girl's life.  Each older Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scout is entitled to such an even at least once, and better still, two or three times a year.

Forty-eight hours spent camping provide an experience which cannot be duplicated in troop meetings spread over several months -- a concentrated period of living and working together in which the Promise and Law can really be put into practice in everyday situations.  To gain the utmost from the experience, troops should camp for at least two nights, longer if possible.

Troop camping is an isolated experience, separate and apart from everything the troop does before and after it.  The success of troop camping depends on the past experiences and training of the troop.  The things that happen to the troop while they are camping inevitably lead to more stimulating activities back home.