MEMBER GROUPS

CAGS Backpackers membership primarily consists of organized volunteer groups of backpacking enthusiasts across California - all Girl Scouts affiliated. If you would like to find out more information about any of our member groups, or would like to join, please use the contact buttons below.

GSSD Backpacking Trainers

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts San Diego

Type of Group: Official Council Trainers (Volunteers)

We serve 300-400 girls and adults in our hiking, backpacking and advanced backpacking progression leading trips from the High Sierras to Appalachia. Our girls in our highly developed Youth Leader program lead right alongside us.


Contact: Valerie Ross, Trainer

GSGLA​ Backpacking Trainers

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Type of Group: Official Council Trainers (Volunteers)

We might be small in number, but we are huge in heart. We are focused on training adult Girl Scouts so they can take their troops backpacking and teach girls how to safely navigate the wilderness.

Contact: Susan James Stahl, Trainer

Two Sentinels Girl Scout Camp

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Northern California

Type of Group: Resident Camp, Council Sanctioned, Volunteer Run

Founded in 1936, Two Sentinels is a volunteer-run resident camp focused on backpacking and rustic camp experiences nestled among the pine trees, granite slopes, and clear waters of the Sierra Nevada. 

Contact: Kathy Gallagher, Backpacking Coordinator

Butano Creek Girl Scout Camp

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Northern California

Type of Group: Resident Camp, Council Sanctioned, Volunteer Run

Located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Butano Creek offers three backpacking units for girls entering middle school through high school with one, two, or three night trips through Big Basin State Park.

Contact: Linda "Cookie" Coensgen, Camp Director

NorCal BIG

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Northern California

Type of Group: Backpacking Interest Group, Council Sanctioned, Volunteer Run

 

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we teach backpacking and wilderness hiking skills to girls (sixth grade and up) and adults - no prior experience required. We lead overnight trips, a two night trip, and an extended summer trip.

Contact: Christine Fawcett and Robin Johnson, Co-Leaders

East Bay BIG

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Northern California

Type of Group: Backpacking Interest Group, Council Sanctioned, Volunteer Run

 

Run by the Cresta Blanca service unit, we serve girls grades 6 and up and adults of all experience levels. Based out of the East Bay near San Francisco, we’ve trekked the Santa Cruz Mountains, Angel Island, and other Bay Area locales. 

Contact: Jenny Davies, Leader

Trek Wild

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast

Type of Group: Backpacking Interest Group, Council Sanctioned, Volunteer Run

 

Trek Wild offers volunteer led hiking and backpacking opportunities in the central and southern regions of the GSCCC Council.

Contact: Marin Sigurdson, Director

Shark Bait

Council Affiliation: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Type of Group: Troop

 

Shark Bait is a legacy troop of around 100 scouts in grades 6-12. We have a robust outdoor program including participation in Tambu (backpacking competition) and backpacking progression from beginner to advanced with a summer long-term.


Contact: Renee Jensen, Anchor (Co-Leader)

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