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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 - July 31, 2023

Join us for the sixth 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 July 31.  Make sure to check Safety Activity Checkpoints before starting activities.

Register your team online. Registration is $5 per participant. Every registered participant will receive a participant designed 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.

Patch Contest

Participate in our patch contest to have a hand in designing the Get Outdoors Challenge 2023 patch! Templates and submission instructions can be found here. Submissions due by April 1, 2023. 

Key Dates

Registration Opens — February 1 
Challenge Begins — March 1                                                                March Points Submissions Due – March 31                                              Patch Contest Ends — April 1                                                               April Points Submissions Due – April 30                                             May Points Submissions Due – May 31                                                    June Points Submissions Due – June 30                                           Registation Ends — June 30                                                                Challenge Ends — July 31                                                                     All Points Due — August 15                                                                  

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 activity log. View and print the activity log below. Activities can be completed more than once! Some bonuses are available.

STEP 3 – Submit Points

Make sure all activities have been entered into the submission form by August 15 to receive your patches and rockers. 

  At a roadblock?

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