Camping With Cedar and Sound

This page will help you understand the different camping opportunities for the girls in Service Unit 245.  Our Service Unit has equipment that you can check out and use, Click Here.

See the Learning Resources Page on the GSWW Website for useful information on outdoor activities: Click Here to be directed.



Community Camp is a volunteer run week long resident camp program held at Camp Lyle McLeod during the first part of July. Girls going into 2nd grade through 12th grade next fall are eligible to attend. Girls who are going into 10th – 12th grade and have P.A. core training may come as Program Aides. Girls register as individuals (this is not a troop event). They are placed in units by grade level. Activities at camp include cooking two meals a day in units, swimming, boating, crafts, campfires, singing, and much much more. A registered nurse is on duty at all times, and all waterfront staff have Red Cross training’s. All unit staff are out door camping trained. The flyers for this camp come out at the March leaders meeting (3rd Monday of the month). Each leader is responsible for picking up the flyers and giving to every girl in her troop.  For More Information Click Here to be directed.

Cascade Challenge

Cascade Challenge weekend is an outdoor skills competition event for teen Girl Scout Troops/Groups (Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors) that like to get outdoors, really outdoors, that like to sleep in tents, cook meals over a Coleman or in a Dutch oven, and use those traditional outdoor living skills, ….oh yea and maybe get a little dirty.   For More Information Click Here.


Encamporees are individual troops from our area (Cedar and Sound Service Unit) camping with other troops from the area. Our Service Unit hosts a Spring and Fall Encamporee.  Troops are responsible for some meals and activities. Reservations for the camp, program and a meal are planned for the troops; usually by older girls earning leadership hours or their silver award.  For More Information Contact Linda Otto or our Service Unit Managers,

Paula Bunyan

Paula Bunyan is the Encamporee for our Service Unit’s teen scout troops: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This is their weekend to be outdoor campers where they get to see friends from other SU 245 troops they know from summer camp, sports, church, or school. We leaders get to mix and mingle too!  For More Information Click Here


Resident Camp is a week to two week long resident camp program run by Girl Scouts of Western Washington at River Ranch, Robbinswold or St. Albans. Girls choose an interest program such as water, hiking, crafts, and horses. They also do swimming and boating along with meals in a lodge and campfires. A camping brochure is mailed to each home in late January or early February with registration information. Call Totem Council to request a brochure 206-633-5600.  For More Information Click Here


Individual troops plan and carry out a weekend camping trip, usually at one of the Council operated camps. Camp River Ranch, Camp Robbinswold, Camp St Albans, and Camp Lyle McLeod. The troop would plan all meals and activities for the weekend.  For More Information Click Here to be directed.


Volunteer-led day and twilight camps are planned and run by volunteers and are held throughout western Washington. These fun, enriching, low-cost camps allow girls to extend their Girl Scout experience into the summer months and also offer leadership opportunities for girls in grade 7 and above as Program Aides.  For More Information Click Here

YAYA Hiker

Do you like. …Being out of doors? Exploring a forested trail and wondering what is around the next corner? Seeing cool wildlife? Stretching yourself physically sometimes? Hanging out with other teens that like the above? Getting away from stress and strife?

Then the YAYA Hiker outings are for you. We offer monthly hikes to GS
teens in 6th Grade and up, adults can come if space is available. Transportation.
and trained GS leaders are provided for each hike.  For more information Click Here 

Camp Names

Ever wonder why the counselors have such fun names? The relationship between counselors and campers is a special one. Calling the counselors ‘Mrs.’ is too formal for the camp setting, and counselors are advisers/teachers/helpers/guardians and so calling counselors by their first names is too familiar.
Current Camp Name List:  Camp Names (these are names already taken)

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