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More Outdoor Adventures

When girls spend quality time outdoors, they thrive physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It’s a win-win!

Our Girl Scout volunteers, often experienced Girl Scouts themselves, pour their heart and soul into passing on valuable Girl Scout traditions, providing outdoor experiences by way of skill-building competitions, sailing, canoeing, and flag folding just to name a few. 

At Girl Scouts of Orange County, we are fortunate to have the following volunteer-led outdoor events available to girls. Events run like clockwork. They are organized and full of girl adventure! 

Here’s a snapshot of a few GSOC volunteer-led outdoor Girl Scout adventures:

Junior Jam

A Service Unit specific event, Junior Jam is a skills competition for Junior Girl Scout troops. Please see your local Service Unit for details.


Girl Scout Cadettes (along with some Junior Girl Scout Lookie-Loos) gather every fall for a weekend of outdoor skill-building competitions, community service opportunities, and sisterhood ceremonies.

GAM (“Gathering of All Mariners”) 2023
May 5 - 7, 2023

Levels: Seniors, Ambassadors
From sailing and canoeing to knot tying and flag folding, this annual volunteer-led event at the Newport Dunes provides Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors opportunities to have fun and build their nautical skills.

OD Meeting will be held in person on February 12, 2023 at  10am at the Anaheim Program Center. A Teams/zoom link will be provided for those that are unable to meet in person.
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Levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Want to learn to hike safely, backpack, read topographical maps, or learn CPR/FA?
Then GSOC Trailblazers group is for you. The Trailblazer program provides teen Girl Scouts an opportunity to engage deeply in outdoors activities in a broad range of modalities, geographies, and climates. Trailblazers meet the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3:00 - 5:00PM to plan activities. 
Activities include: All items relating to Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Safety, and more.
GSOC Trailblazer Interest Form
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For more information: Trailblazers Guidelines
For questions:


Levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
The Mariners learn to sail & paddle, tie knots, and preserve marine life. Mariners meet the 4th Sunday of each month at 6:30PM to plan activities.
Activities include: All things related to water! Boating, land skills (knots, code flags, compass), marine science & conservation, field trips, overnights, and more!
Find more information about the Mariners program
Participation Interest Form

For questions please contact Addy Lerner
Learn about more outdoor opportunities for Girl Scouts below:

Events, Field Trips, Community Service, & Take Action

We are proud to work with local organizations and businesses that welcome individual Girl Scouts, troops, and groups for field trips and events.

View the Field Trip Resource Guide and learn more about local community service and Take Action opportunities for Girl Scouts of all ages.

View the Girl Scouts of Orange County calendar to stay up to date on all the latest workshops, trainings, and events. Use the search function in the Events List to find your favorite happenings!

Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center (GSLC)

The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center is Orange County’s hub for Girl Scout Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs. Girl Scouts can also kayak, toast s’mores on the patio, and participate in beach activities. The GSLC is located in Newport Beach. Learn more

Program Centers in Orange County

Program Centers are local facilities where Girl Scouts, Troops, Volunteers, and Service Units can host meetings, events, and workshops. There are four locations open for booking: Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Seal Beach, and Laguna Beach. Learn more

High Adventure Opportunities

Are you and your fellow Girl Scouts interested in taking your next outdoor adventure to the next level? White water rafting? Horseback riding? Scuba diving?

View the High Adventure Activity Guidelines for more information about these special outdoor opportunties for Girl Scouts--including the approved High Adventure Company List and Application.

Girl Scout Travel and Destinations

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

Plus, learn more about the Girl Scouts of Orange County Travel Patrol.


Girl Scout Stories

We’d love to know more about which outdoor experiences your Girl Scouts enjoy this year! Share your outdoor adventure stories and photos at