MANUALS AND DOCUMENTS

CAGS Backpackers are all about sharing! Several Girl Scout councils and member groups have allowed their program materials to be publicly shared in order to advance our mission of getting girls into the wilderness! Although anyone can view and download these materials, please do not alter and distribute without contacting the appropriate organization for permission.

Girl Scouts San Diego

Backpacking Nuts and Bolts
Course materials for participants.

Basic Backpacking Course Trainer's Notebook

Course materials for lead trainers.

Wilderness Hiking Course Handbook
Course materials for participants.

Wilderness Hiking Course Trainer's Notebook

Course materials for lead trainers.

Wilderness Hiking Course Trainer's Guide
Course materials for assistant trainers.

Advanced Trip Checklist

Timeline checklist for organizing advanced trips.

Comprehensive Gear List
Also contained in Backpacking Nuts and Bolts.

Advanced Comprehensive Gear List
For more advanced backpacking trips.

Trip Rating System
Also contained in Backpacking Nuts and Bolts.

Safety Management Plan Form
Risk management trip information for distribution.

High Adventure Health History Form
For all participants to fill out and submit to trip leader.

Trip Summary Submission Form
For trip leaders to fill out and submit for approval.

Bear Safety/Bear Canister Presentation
Information on best practices in the wilderness.

Menu Planner
A template to use when planning meals for a trip.

NorCal BIG

Training Handout

For participants preparing to go on a trip.

Packing List

For participants.

On-Trip Training Outline

For trainers to use while on the trail.

East Bay BIG

Training Handout

For participants preparing to go on a trip.

Packing List

For participants.