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Get Outdoors Challenge

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The winter edition of the Get Outdoors Challenge is back! Pull out your mittens, throw on your coat, grab your boots, and explore the winter wonderland of western Pennsylvania. Migrating is for the birds, and we’re leaving hibernation to the bears!

Check out the winter activity checklist!

Save The Date: G.O. Live with GSWPA on Saturday, Jan. 19!

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Don't forget to share photos of your girls completing activities from the winter edition of the Get Outdoors Challenge!

Check out photos of Girl Scouts learning new skills and having fun during GSWPA's Get Outdoors Challenge!

G.O. Live with GSWPA event - walking barefoot in the grass council-wide!
Summer 2018 photo gallery | Photo gallery Part II
Winter 2017 photo gallery
Summer 2017 photo gallery—the first-ever Get Outdoors Challenge!

Challenge Dates & Deadlines

The challenge is open to current girl and adult members of GSWPA and other Girl Scout councils. Family members may participate in activities, but are not eligible for patches.

Girls and adults may only submit one patch request. All entries must be submitted by April 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM.  

Out of council? Out-of-council participants can purchase their patches from this page (coming soon). 

All entries must be submitted individually and must be sent to the home address of the participant.

Rules & Guidelines

Girls and adults are only eligible to earn one patch per challenge. Participants can earn a winter leaf if they have already earned the Get Outdoors Challenge patch through the previous challenges. The design of the winter leaf is new for 2018-19!

Girls and adults must follow Safety Activity Checkpoints for all activities.

Girl Scouts from outside of GSWPA are welcome to complete the Get Outdoors Challenge, but will need to pay for their patch and the shipping costs. The link to purchase the patch will be available on this webpage in the near future. 

Activity Requirements

Activities required per grade level include:

  • Daisy - 20
  • Brownie - 25
  • Junior - 30
  • Cadette - 35
  • Senior - 40
  • Ambassador - 45
  • Adult - 50

Girls and adults must complete the required number of activities for their grade level found on the Winter Activity Checklist and register for the appropriate patch by April 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM to earn the patch. 

Girls and adults may complete activities individually, but each girl and adult should only count activities that they participated in. There will not be a troop entry for this challenge.

 

Out-of-Council Participants

Girl Scouts from outside of GSWPA are welcome to complete the Get Outdoors Challenge, but will need to pay for their patch and the shipping costs. The link to purchase the patch will be available on this webpage in the near future. 

Girls and adults are only eligible to earn one patch per challenge. Participants can earn a seasonal leaf if they have already earned the main patch through the previous challenges.

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Questions? Contact us at customercare@gswpa.org, subject line Get Outdoors! Challenge.