One of the most cost effective way of planning a cool summer field trip for Girl Scouts is to advantage of the many local parks, nature centers and outdoor activities.
In fact, a trip to a local park or nature center is also one of the least expensive summer field trip ideas for Girl Scouts ever. Most parks or nature centers offer admission for free or for a small donation, which makes them an ideal summer field trip idea for Girl Scouts and leaders who are on a tight budget.
Visiting the Park
A field trip to park or nature center can offer both mental and physical exercise. Most have trails or walkways to follow and many will offer guided tours at specific times of day or upon request. When looking for parks to visit, consider arboretums, gardens, nature centers, reserves, regional parks and play areas. Make sure you check ahead to determine if food and drink may be brought into the park, or may be purchased on site. Many parks have limited covered areas and water resources, so it is best to be prepared.
Other Field Trip Ideas for Summer
If parks or nature centers aren’t exciting enough for your troop, another great summer field trip idea for Girl Scouts is the various outdoor activities that are available in the summer. These can be as simple as a trip to the beach or as complex as a hot air balloon ride. Determine your budget first, and then check in to any discounted activities that may be offered to a group like the Girl Scouts. Many outdoor activities that offer training, such as horseback riding or sailing, often are amenable to discounting for groups, making them an ideal summer field trip idea.