Adventure Club is being announced in summer 2019, do I have to wait until October 2019 to begin counting Adventure Club activities?
For our inaugural year we will accept Adventure Club activities that happen July 1st, 2019 through September 30th, 2020. After this first year Adventure Club activities will only be counted for the Girl Scout year they occur in (October 1st- September 30th)
What types of activities count towards Adventure Club?
An Adventure Club activity is one that is mostly outdoors, engages with the natural world, and challenges you to try something new or go further. Here are a few examples of Adventure Club type activities:
- Rock/Mountain Climbing
- Plein Air Painting
- Ice Skating
- Biking (city or mountain)
- Horseback riding
Who should track participation and the number of activities completed?
Participation is “on your honor”. Troops and/or girls and families are responsible for tracking number of Adventure Club activities completed.
Can girls participate in Adventure Club activities on their own/with their family?
Girls are encouraged to participate in events at the troop, service unit, or council level. However, if a girl’s troop is not participating in Adventure Club (or she is a Juliette Girl Scout), she may plan Adventure Club activities on her own. Please remember that individual girls (with a parent chaperone) can attend council events! Check out our Activity Calendar for lots of Adventure Club activity options!
How much do the patches cost?
Thanks to a donation, patches at this time are FREE.
How often are the patches mailed if the program goes all year?
You can turn in your completed passbook year-round. The patch request form is open year-round. Due dates for each mailing are listed below. If we receive your passbook after one of the due dates, your patches will simply be mailed the next time around.
May 31 – Mailed in June
September 30 –Mailed in October
What if an outdoor-type activity is being done indoors (example: rock climbing at an indoor facility) – does that count towards Adventure Club?
Yes! If you are participating in an activity that prepares you to take it outdoors next time, such as indoor rock climbing, then yes – we’d consider that a great fit for Adventure Club!
If we do the same activity three times does that count towards our three activities for Adventure Club?
While we encourage girls to try three different activities for Adventure Club, we know there may be a time where girls want to expand on the skills they started. For example, if a troop goes indoor rock-climbing first, then on another date tries out-door rock climbing – that would be a good way to push themselves further in the same activity and both sessions could count towards Adventure Club. If a troop went skiing and did the same trail three different times, that should only count as one Adventure Club activity, and not three.