“It’s never too early - or late - to raise girls to be fearless and adventuresome.
I want girls with life lessons of bravery and resilience before puberty, before the real pressures kick in: to be liked at all costs, to look pretty, to be perfect. Going outdoors gives you confidence and self-esteem to handle the teenage years, and it carries into womanhood, too...
Nature doesn’t care what you look like or if you’re popular or nice. What it cares about is if you’re a good team player...”
— Caroline Paul (Author of Gutsy Girl)

CALL TO ADVENTURE

WHAT:

Where Courageous Girls explore the outdoors and plan adventure trips that help stretch their limits and gain a deeper connection with nature, while promoting environmental awareness and activism in order to learn how to protect our Earth.

 (Some options are: hiking, climbing, biking, camping, sailing, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, skiing, horse-back riding, dog-sledding, ropes/challenge-courses, orienteering, etc.)  

WHEN:

At least one organized trip each season (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer), with at least 1 overnighter (out of the 4 trips.)

HOW:

Courageous Girls decide what excites them to accomplish, and also what would push their limits (e.g.: hike around lake, climb hill/mountain), and work towards accomplishing it as a team. 

 

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CALL TO ADVENTURE IDEAS:

DIY your own Courageous Girls Club Color Run... Perfect for Call to Adventure, and maybe even as a fundraiser.

Details on how to make a Color Run.

How to make your own Color Powder. 


Some websites to help with preparing activities/gear/food for your hiking trips, so that you don't forget about sunblock, first aid kits, bug repellent, maps, plenty of snacks, weather forecast, post-hike tick checks, and activities to help through the last mile(s), among other things.

Tricks for hiking with kids. 

Top 10 children's hikes in the US.

10 tips to make the adventure fun.


If you are looking for a new adventure that will take you, literally, off the beaten path, constantly challenge you, and let you discover new things about yourself and what you can do, orienteering may be the sport for you. Orienteering is often called the thinking sport, because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to a great workout. It's a sport that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of running through the woods at top speed, while the non-competitive orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and the sport has been adapted for small children and people in wheelchairs. Courageous Girls Clubs can also make up their own paths/courses through their local woods/nature parks/streams and organize their own orienteering adventures on foot, by bike, or even with kayak/canoes. 

Learn all about Orienteering.