Brownie Cabin Camper Badge Activity


Plan a Camping Trip

Talk to someone who has experience with cabin camping.

Activity Details

Time needed: 30 minutes

Materials needed:

  • A pencil  
  • A piece of paper or notebook 
  • A phone or computer to connect with the internet, family, friends, or an older Girl Scout

Setup: Cabin camping is so much fun! But before you go, you and your camping buddies have some choices to make and things to learn. Then you can learn how to plan the ideal local camping trip with your family and friends!

Activity: Do you know someone who has tried cabin camping before? Find a family member, a friend, or an older Girl Scout who has experienced cabin camping and interview them.

You can ask questions such as:

  • Where did you go?
  • What time of the year did you go?
  • How did you pack? What kind of gear did you bring?
  • How did you get there?
  • How did you eat and prepare your meals?
  • What fun activities did you do?
  • What is important to know about cabin camping?
  • How much did the trip cost, and how did you pay for it?

Now pretend that you’re going on a local camping adventure with your family. Ask an adult in your family to go online and find some cabin camp locations near you. Look at them together and discuss:

  • Where will you go?  
  • When will you go?  
  • How will you pack? What kind of gear will you bring?  
  • How will you get there? 
  • How will you eat and prepare your meals?
  • What fun activities will you do on your trip?
  •  How much will the trip cost, and how will you pay for it? 

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from Step 1 of the Brownie Cabin Camper badge. Purchase the official badge booklet to complete all requirements and earn the badge