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Get Your Troop Outdoors with Moon Travel Guides


Get Your Troop Outdoors with Moon Travel Guides

Outdoor experiences and camping are a core part of who we are as Girl Scouts. That’s why we’re super excited to be partnering with local publishing company Moon Travel Guides to bring you some useful camping resources and a fun photo and story contest during the month of August!

Moon Travel Guides is committed to inspiring people to get outside, find their adventure, and explore the world. Publishing is one of the few women-dominated industries, and Moon Travel Guides knows how important it is to support the passions of young women. In conjunction with their author Tom Stienstra’s renewed focus on encouraging young people to experience the outdoors, the folks at Moon Travel Guides hope to empower a new generation of girls to get outdoors and explore their world their way.

From August 1 to August 31, our Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers can share their outdoor experiences with us for a chance to win awesome resources for their next camping trip.

To help plan their next outdoor adventure, the top 25 entries (as chosen by user votes) will receive a copy of the 20th anniversary edition of Moon California Camping by Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling author of outdoor guidebooks and an Emmy award winner. And thanks to a generous donation from Moon Travel Guides, the qualifying entry with the most votes will also be awarded $500 for their troop to use toward a troop camping trip!

And on top of that, Moon Travel Guides is donating $500 to our Camp Champions campership fund to help provide the camp experience to under-resourced girls.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is submit a photo and at least three sentences answering one of the questions below via the contest app on our Facebook Page:

  • What is a new outdoor activity you are trying this year and why?
  • What is your favorite place to go camping in California and why?
  • What has your troop learned from getting outdoors?

Share your entry with all your friends and family so they can vote it up. You can vote on as many entries as you want, so remember to share the love and support your Girl Scout sisters. The last day you can enter is August 31, but we suggest submitting a photo and story by mid-August, that way there’s time for people to vote for it.

Click here to enter the contest.

To participate, you must be a currently registered Girl Scout or Girl Scout volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Parents/guardians who are not volunteers can assist their Girl Scouts in entering by using their Facebook account, but the entries must be girl-led and in the girls’ own words. To be eligible to win the grand prize, entrant must be associated with an active GSNorCal troop. Girls can enter as individuals for their troop, or as a troop, knowing that the grand prize is to go towards a troop camping trip. The grand prize will be designated toward a camping trip for the winner’s troop, whether the winner is an individual or group entrant.

Be sure to read the Contest Rules and Grand Prize Eligibility Details to make sure your entry will qualify for $500 troop fund.

Need fresh inspiration to #getoutdoors? Check out The Trailhead for a Q&A with outdoor expert, Tom Stienstra, where he shares advice for camping with kids, helpful tips for first time campers, and suggests new campgrounds to explore in California.