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Established Groups


Are you a part of an existing group of backpackers affiliated with and dedicated to advancing the Girl Scout mission? Do you work directly with Girl Scouts educating and/or leading them on backpacking trips? Then we want you to join us! Have access to all of our events, share your resources, bolster your own, and enjoy fellowship with other outdoorswomen and men.

Please use our contact form to let us know about your group and a representative from CAGS Backpackers will be in touch shortly regarding membership.


Are you a backpacking enthusiast who wants to share their knowledge and passion with Girl Scouts? Then we want you too!


If you are looking for a group to join, please visit our Member Groups page and contact the group that feels right for you. We have official council trainer groups, resident camps with backpacking programs, volunteer based interest groups, and troops as members. Each group has its own membership requirements and training progressions; being a registered adult Girl Scout with a completed background check is a national volunteer requirement.

If you want to help and have no idea where to start, please use our contact form to let us know your interests and a representative from CAGS Backpackers will be in touch shortly.

Want to start your own group?

Can't find a group in your area? Can't a find a group that fits your interests? We can help you! CAGS Backpackers can connect you with Girl Scout backpacking trainers, interest groups, troop leaders, and members who have built backpacking programs from the ground up. Part of our mission is to engage more Girl Scouts in backpacking and strengthen the national program by helping other volunteers build new programs across California and beyond. 


We can provide you with start-up strategies, training outlines, manuals and materials, and help you connect with your local council. We will be here for you whenever you may need our assistance.

Please use our contact form to let us know about your vision and a representative from CAGS Backpackers will be in touch shortly.

Benefits of Membership

  1. Member Group profile on our website with links for potential volunteers to reach out.

  2. Invitation to attend our annual CAGS Backpackers Summit for you and all adult members of your group.

  3. Full access to an entire roster of experienced backpacking leaders for support and camaraderie.

  4. Help advise and guide our organization in our mission to bring backpacking to as many Girl Scouts as possible.

Membership in CAGS is Completely Free

Girl Scouts Backpacking Next to a Lake

Are you ready to train the next generation of leaders?

Let us know!

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