Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois wants to make sure that there is no girl left inside! Exploring nature and learning outdoor skills is vital to each Girl Scout's mental and spiritual development. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' Outdoor Patch Programs help introduce girls to exciting outdoors adventure!
Get outside, have fun, earn a patch.
Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the great outdoors. You have so many options for how to explore—from your window, a campsite, the sidewalk, or an open trail. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities to earn an awesome new patch. Download the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge Worksheet to get started.
In partnership with the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, American Forests, and Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Girl Scouts are launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative. Girl Scouts across the country are setting out to plant five million trees in five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. Not only is this great for wildlife, it will also help ease the effects of climate change. Girl Scouts have planted thousands of trees in all 50 states and globally. Let’s keep going! Download the Girl Scout Tree Promise Toolkit to get started.
When you make the Girl Scout Tree Promise, you are part of a global movement to address climate change, benefit wildlife, and make the world a better place—one tree at time!
To earn the patch girls should do at least one of the following:
1. Take the GS Tree Promise and plant, protect, or honor trees.
2. Record the trees they plant on the online tree tracker.
3. Honor a tree at camp or in your community.
Learn more about planting, protecting, or honoring a tree at www.girlscouts.org/treepromise to choose your Girl Scout Tree Promise project.
There are so many awesome badges that Girl Scouts can earn in the great outdoors! Check out this video about earning a Snow or Climbing Adventure Badge! Learn more about Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois badges.