1. Visit the DoubleKnot reservation system and reserve your site, dates, etc. Full payment is due at the time of reservation in Doubleknot, so have your troop debit card handy!
2. Complete the Travel Roster for your troop (Excel file – click to download).
3. Confirm your group meets safety ratio and First Aid/CPR requirements.
- After completing your roster, confirm that your group has the proper girl-to-adult ratio based on Volunteer Essentials and the Safety Activity Checkpoints. Additionally, troops are required to provide at least one First Aid/CPR certified adult when camping on a troop camping trip.
4. Confirm with council that all adults have completed background checks and are an approved volunteer.
- Any adult who is fulfilling the girl-adult ratio and will be working directly with the girls must fulfill the requirements to be an approved adult which includes a background check and Girl Scout membership.
5. To enhance your troop's camping experience, consider attending in-person adult training session. See below.
6. Confirm specially trained staff for optional activities, if necessary.
- Some activities at camp (swimming, archery, boating, ropes course, etc.) require specially trained facilitators in order for troops to participate. Troops/Service Units provide their own certified lifeguards, archery, and boating instructors -GSWNY must receive a copy of that individual's current certification.
- Reconfirm that you are adhering to the Safety Activity Checkpoints (see Step 5) for your chosen optional activities. Reach out to council if you need additional assistance or information about optional activities.
7. Work with your girls to plan your adventure.
- Find out what your girls want to do when they're camping: hiking, nature observation, outdoor challenges? Use their ideas to drive programming.
- Check out the Outdoor badges and Journeys for your level in the VTK/your MyGS Girl Scout account.