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Troop and Family-Led Outdoor Programs

Another great way to get outdoors are through our programs for families and troops! These are on your schedule and help you design your outdoor experience.

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Off-Site Camping

Looking to take your girls camping offsite (not on our four GSWNY camp properties)? No problem! Just be sure to plan ahead and complete the application. 

Outdoor Badges and Patches

Outdoor adventures are an epic way to earn new Girl Scout badges and patches. Explore nature, discover what interests you, learn new skills—and show the world what you can accomplish. 

GSUSA Outdoor Badges

Using the badge finder you’ll be able to explore the wide variety of outdoor badges that Girl Scouts has to offer. You can even filter your view by choosing “outdoor” in the topic option. 

GSUSA Tree Promise

Join our mission to protect the planet from the effects of climate change. With the Elliott Wildlife Values Project and American Forests GSUSA is launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative. Girl Scouts is setting out to plant five million trees across the country 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. Girls can earn a patch for their participation. Click here for more information!

GSWNY Mileage Patches

GSWNY highly encourages our girls to go out and take a hike! It doesn’t require much gear and there are tons of green spaces throughout the Western New York area to explore. Keep track of your mileage and then order your patches. There are 5, 10, 50 and 100 mileage patches. Other mileages may be available upon request.

Western New York Hiking Challenge

Outside Chronicles has developed a robust Hiking Challenge. The challenge helps Western New Yorkers explore a wide range of outdoor spaces. GSWNY has teamed up with Outside Chronicles to provides girls with a special rate. Click here for more information!

We have a special Hiking Challenge Rocker Patch you can earn, in addition to this patch! Learn more in the dropdown below.

GSWNY’s WNY Hiking Challenge Rider Patch

Take it to the next level and add a rocker patch. Once you’ve completed the WNY Hiking Challenge, use the reflection below for your Girl Scout level/grade level to think about this challenge.

Email your name, grade level, and answers to outdoor@gswny.org. Once you have received confirmation of completion from the Outdoor Department, you can use this verification to purchase the rocker patch from our GSWNY shops. Rocker patches are .96 cents each. 

Download Reflection Questions


Questions? Contact Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or customercare@gswny.org.