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Get Outdoors Challenge

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The Get Outdoors Challenge is coming to you with twice as much outdoor fun! Western Pennsylvania is full of outdoor adventures in every season—so the new challenge will bring activities for both the fall and the winter.

Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Get Outdoors Challenge

Patch registration is open March 16-April 30, 2020.

How to participate:

  1. Download the fall and winter activity checklist.
  2. Complete the required number of fall activities for your level between October 1 and December 31.
  3. Complete the required number of winter activities for your level between January 1 and March 31.
  4. After completing the fall AND winter activities for your level, girls and adults can register to purchase their Get Outdoors Challenge main patch or fall/winter leaves for $4. 
  5. Don't forget to share photos of your girls completing activities from the fall and winter edition of the Get Outdoors Challenge!

The design of the fall/winter leaves is unique to this 2019-2020 challenge!

Please note: The challenge was updated to include two seasons for the Spring and Summer. Everyone enjoyed it so much, we are bringing you another two-season challenge for the Fall of 2019 and Winter of 2020. You should complete the required number of activities for BOTH the fall and the winter before purchasing your patch.

Challenge Dates & Deadlines

The challenge is open to current girl and adult members of GSWPA and other Girl Scout councils.

You should complete the required number of activities for BOTH the fall and the winter before registering to receive your patch. You must complete your registration between March 16 and April 30, 2020 and pay the $4 fee for each patch.

Out of council? Please read instructions on how to purchase the patch under the Out-of-Council Participants category listed below.

Rules & Guidelines

If this is your first Get Outdoors Challenge, participants can purchase the Get Outdoors main patch. If you already have the main patch from a previous challenge, participants can purchase the fall/winter leaves “bumper” patch to add on to their main patch. The design of the fall/winter leaves is unique to this challenge!

From October 1 to March 31 complete the required number of fall AND winter activities for your grade level.

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

Girl Scouts from outside of GSWPA are welcome to participate in the Get Outdoors Challenge. Please read instructions on how to receive the patch under the Out-of-Council Participants category listed below.

Activity Requirements

Activities required per grade level include:

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

You should complete the required number of activities for BOTH the fall and the winter before registering to receive your patch. Registration will be open between March 16 and April 30, 2020 to purchase your $4 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 $4.00 per patch (includes shipping cost).

To receive the patch:

  • Send a check to:
    Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania 
    ATTN: Marlene Lyon
    5681 Route 6N
    Edinboro, PA 16412
  • Include your Girl Scout's name, address, and if you are purchasing the main Get Outdoors Challenge patch or fall/winter leaves bumper patch (for returning participants).
  • For troops: You may send one check per troop, but please include all girls' names, address, and which patch they wish to purchase.

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

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Get Outdoors Challenge Photo Galleries

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

Fall 2019/Winter 2020 photo gallery (NEW!)

Spring/Summer 2019 photo gallery 
Winter 2019 photo gallery
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!

 

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