The Great Outdoors Challenge is all about getting outside and getting excited about the amazing natural world around us! Each month, complete a challenge like day hiking, geocaching or gardening and document it in your nature journal. Complete the challenge by June 2021—National Great Outdoors Month—and you'll earn a special fun patch! Patches are available for purchase at any GSOSW Shop.
Outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts provide opportunities for girls to discover, connect, and take action in ways that build courage, confidence, and character. These experiences increase girls’ understanding and curiosity about the natural world and shape girl leaders who are environmentally conscientious.
Spending time in the outdoors is a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The all-girl environment and proven programming show girls the benefits of outdoor experiences in ways that encourage them to take healthy risks and overcome their fears. Explore all the outdoor experience that Girl Scouts has to offer!
Outdoor Progression with Girl Scouts
Progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent in the outdoors, including how to plan and organize outdoor activities. This valuable chart can help adults acknowledge a girl’s mastery of an outdoor skill and invite her to challenge herself further.
The Great Outdoors Challenge
Outdoor Career Exploration: Trails to Your Future Patch Program
Outdoor Badges and Journeys
Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scouts State Parks Passport
Hike Selection Guide
Get Outdoors Map
This map is an interactive resource made just for you. Click on the icons on the map below to check out local, fun things Girl Scouts can do outside.
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