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Get Outdoors Challenge

“It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was a famous lover of nature. Today, Girl Scouts honors her legacy by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide.”
– Girl Scouts USA


March 1 - September 13, 2021

Join us for the fourth annual Get Outdoors Challenge! Take part in this friendly competition in which individual girls, troops, and families complete outdoor activities to score points and earn patches!

Get Outdoors Challenge activities support girls’ work towards badges, Journeys, and Take Action Projects. Most importantly, they get us unplugged and outdoors, where the mind, body and spirit grow in ways no mobile app could rival! The challenge begins March 1 and ends on September 13.  Make sure to check Safety Activity Checkpoints before starting activities.

Register your team online. Every registered participant will receive a Get Outdoors Challenge patch. Earn a single rocker for 500+, 1,000+, 1,500+, or even higher based on the points submitted during the challenge! Earn an additional rocker for sisterhood by joining another Get Outdoors Challenge team for at least one activity.

 Check out the 2021 Activities List 
  Download the 2021 Flier
 Get Outdoors Challenge FAQ

2021 Updates

Here are a few changes to the 2021 Get Outdoors Challenge:

  • Patch Contest: Participate in our patch contest to have a hand in designing the Get Outdoors Challenge 2021 patch! Templates and submission instructions can be found here. Submissions due by July. 1, 2021.
  • Refreshed Activities: Our fantastic Get Outdoors Challenge Committee has brainstormed a whole new set of activities for the challenge!
  • Registration Cost: There will be a $5/participant cost for registration to offset the cost of the patches.
Key Dates

Registration Begins — March 1, 2021
Challenge Begins — March 1, 2021
Patch Contest Ends — July 1, 2021
Registration Ends — September 1, 2021
Challenge Ends — September 13, 2021
All Points Due — September 16, 2021

STEP 1 – Register

Form your team! This can be your troop, your fellow sisters, or just you and your family. 

STEP 2 – Get Outdoors

Starting March 1, take your team and get outdoors! Start tracking your team’s activities with the new user-friendly online activity log. Each team contact will receive an email at the start of the challenge with a link to their team’s tracker. Activities can be completed more than once! Some bonuses are available.

Keep an eye on this page over the course of the challenge – new information may be added!

STEP 3 – Submit Points

Make sure all activities have been entered into your team’s activity log by noon on September 16 to receive your patches and rockers. 

Your team's activity log link was sent via email at the time of registration.

  At a roadblock?

If at any time during the course of the challenge you have questions, view our FAQs or email us.