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High Adventure

Safety Activity Checkpoints | High Adventure at Our Camps | High Adventure for Your TroopApproved High Adventure Vendors FAQ

Girl Scouts, participate in high adventure experiences that are truly transformative.  Paddle a canoe, shoot a bow and arrow, or challenge yourself on our high ropes course above the tree tops. The experiences will build your confidence as you take-risks and get outside your comfort zone. Challenge yourself at your level and learn new skills as you progress in the outdoors.

What is High Adventure?

High Adventure is any activity that requires special training or skills to participate safely and effectively. High adventure activities include horseback riding, archery, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and many, many more. For a full list of high adventure activities and what you need to do to participate in them safely, please read the Safety Activity Checkpoints section below.

Safety Activity Checkpoints 
Girl Scouts USA provides all Councils with guidelines and regulations for high adventure activities called the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SACs). Each Council can modify the SACs to fit their specific needs. Please familiarize yourself with the Safety Activity Checkpoints of any high adventure activity you intend to partake in, whether it is through the Council or an outside vendor. 


Paid High Adventure Opportunities

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has currently filled all vacancies for the challenge course paid facilitator position. Please check back in the fall for openings.

Volunteer High Adventure Opportunities

GSCNC is looking to expand our list of volunteer high adventure facilitators!

If you are certified in a high adventure activity and would like to share your skills beyond your own troop, please fill out this facilitator interest survey. 

*If you are not currently certified in any high adventure activities but would like to become a volunteer trained facilitator, you are also encouraged to fill out this survey.