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High Adventure

Challenge yourself at your level and learn new skills as you progress in the outdoors through high adventure. Girl Scouts can participate in experiences that are truly transformative: paddle a canoe, shoot a bow and arrow, or be challenged on a high ropes course above the treetops! High Adventure builds confidence and life-skills as girls take-risks, get outside their comfort zones, and have fun! 

What is High Adventure?

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

Safety Activity Checkpoints 
Safety Activity Checkpoints (SACs) is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for approved Girl Scout activities. Review the SACs of any high adventure activity you intend to partake in, whether through the Council or an outside vendor.  

High Adventure as a Progression Chart
Paid High Adventure Opportunities

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is currently hiring  part-time, weekend challenge course paid facilitators. Positions are available at both of our high ropes challenge courses: Camp Crowell in Oakton, Virginia and Camp White Rock in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Facilitators can work at one or both camps. This is a part-time, seasonal position and if hired, applicants should expect to work 3-5 weekends per season (spring and fall for Crowell; spring, summer, fall for White Rock). For more information or if interested in applying, please email

Volunteer High Adventure Opportunities

Our Council 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 email