Saturday, August 22nd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
When girls are given the opportunity to explore the outdoors, their confidence soars. Explore the outdoor progression opportunities from parks to simple hikes and backpacking, while learning about bugs, critters, and plants that live in different biomes, coastal chaparral to sub-alpine and alpine.
We will review the “Ten Essentials” for hiking, backpacking and outdoor adventures, how to dress for the outdoors (moisture, wicking, wool, SPF), as well as discuss, plan and brainstorm ideas on how to explore the outdoors virtually.
To attend this workshop, you must register for the 2020 Volunteer Conference. Confirmations to your individual workshops will be emailed to you prior to your session date.
Presenters: Ted Oyama, Steffan Slater, Elaine Murphy and Jill Patterson
Ted Oyama is an architect and college lecturer who has been a volunteer instructor for the Red Cross in CPR/FA/WRFA for the past 37 years as well as a volunteer council trainer and troop leader for over 16 years. Additionally, Ted served as a National Delegate to GSUSA’s convention in Atlanta, GA in 2005.
Steffan Slater is an avid hiker and backpacker whose love of the wilderness began with a Boy Scout backpacking trip to New Mexico. He is an Eagle Scout who has been backpacking for over 10 years and currently volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Orange County Hiking group with a goal of expanding girls’ access to and comfort in the outdoors. He works as an aerospace engineer designing rocket engines and also volunteers with the GSOC STEM Patrol.
Elaine Murphy is on the GSOC hiking committee, and enjoys hiking, camping, boating, and sharing her love of the outdoors with others by teaching outdoor skills. A lifelong Orange County Girl Scout, she is also a troop leader at the OC Rescue Mission, a WAGGGS World Centers volunteer, and a GSUSA National Volunteer Partner.
Jill Patterson has been a volunteer council trainer for 13 years. She has led Girl Scout Brownie through Ambassador level troops in the Brea Service Unit and has been a Day Camp Business Manager, Unit Leader, First Aider and Director.