8 Cities That Need Your Help to Get Girls Outdoors

Two Girls Kayaking via Pixabay

We’ve teamed up with the Girl Scouts to place interns across the country!

Surveys show that up to 60% of girls do not regularly spend time outside in Girl Scouts – and we’re looking for interns who can change that. The collaborative effort between SCA and the Girl Scouts is designed to expose more girls to the benefits of spending time in nature. We know that girls are excited by the possibility of getting outside, but in urban centers there are barriers that prevent them from participating.

That’s why we’re looking for leaders with special outdoor skills and knowledge! Interns in these eight cities will work with local Girl Scout Councils to develop outdoor and conservation activities for girls. They’ll prepare volunteers to lead with confidence. They might write curriculum, plan a backpacking trip, or build bat boxes with the community. Ultimately, these interns will be at the core of efforts to increase participation of volunteers and girls in the outdoors.

You could live in one of these places while combining adventure with education. It’s the best of both worlds!

1. Anchorage, Alaska

(Turnagain Arm near Anchorage in Alaska by Murray Foubister.)

“It was awesome to be able to put on a Winter Fun Camp for girls. It was so great to see their smiling faces having a chance to play outdoors in the snow. I loved seeing them grow in confidence and leadership at the camp.” Lynda Jones – Girl Scouts of Alaska

2. Phoenix, Arizona

(A view of Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona just outside of Phoenix by Michael Wilson.)

“I know the work that I am doing is good.” Sarah Pritchett – Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine

3. New York City, New York

(Participants of the SCA Community Crew in New York.)

4. Charleston, West Virginia

(Greenbrier River in West Virginia by Mobilus In Mobili.)

5. Portland, Maine

(The Portland Maine Headlight located on Cape Elizabeth by Kim Seng.)

6. Billings, Montana

(Late afternoon photo of rimrocks to the west of Billings by Rich Herrmann.)

7. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(Intern Ariel Barasch leading volunteers at an Outdoor Summit.)

“My SCA experience was my first step into the working world, and it will hopefully help me to get a job in the future.” Ariel Barasch (pictured above) – Curriculum and Training Intern, Girl Scouts of Western PA

8. Detroit, Michigan

(Sunrise from the rooftop in Detroit by Mike Boening Photography.)

“Teaching young girls about the importance of protecting animals, especially an animal with a general bad reputation (bats)…was important ground work.” Megan Lowlor – Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan