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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 spring and the summer.

Spring & Summer 2019 Get Outdoors Challenge

How to participate:

  1. Download the spring and summer activity checklist.
  2. Complete the required number of spring activities for your level.
  3. Complete the required number of summer activities for your level.
  4. After completing the spring AND summer activities for your level, girls and adults can register to receive their Get Outdoors Challenge main patch or spring/summer flower. 
  5. Don't forget to share photos of your girls completing activities from the spring and summer edition of the Get Outdoors Challenge!

The design of the spring/summer flower is unique to this 2019 challenge! You must complete your registration between August 22 and October 21, 2019 to be eligible to receive the free patch.

Please note: The challenge has been updated to include two seasons. You MUST complete the required number of activities for BOTH the spring and the summer before registering to receive your patch.

First time participants: Register for the Get Outdoors Challenge main patch, featured above (link will be available beginning August 22).

Returning participants: Register for the 2019 spring/summer flower (link will be available beginning August 22).

Can’t get enough of the Get Outdoors Challenge? Join us at the Get Outdoors Challenge Blitz! We’ll have all of your favorite Get Outdoors Challenge activities jammed into three action-packed days at Camp Conshatawba, June 30-July2.

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. You MUST complete the required number of activities for BOTH the spring and the summer before registering to receive your patch. You must complete your registration between August 22 and October 21, 2019 to be eligible to receive your patch.

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 spring/summer flower if they have already earned the Get Outdoors Challenge patch through the previous challenges. The design of the spring/summer flower is unique to this challenge!

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 Launch - 10
  • Daisy - 20
  • Brownie - 25
  • Junior - 30
  • Cadette - 35
  • Senior - 40
  • Ambassador - 45
  • Adult - 50

Girls and adults may only submit one patch request. You MUST complete the required number of activities for BOTH the spring and the summer before registering to receive your patch. You must complete your registration between August 22 and October 21, 2019 to be eligible to receive your 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 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!

Spring/Summer 2019 photo gallery (NEW!)

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.