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 Climbing
- Ice Skating
Regardless of the activity, make sure to check the Girl Scout Safety
Our troop went backpacking last year – can that count as one of
our three Adventure Club activities?
No. Only activities that were completed after April 1st,
2019 count towards Adventure Club.
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 an Individual 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 events page for lots of Adventure Club activity options!
Do activities at Girl Scout Camp or Encampment count towards
Yes! Activities like rock climbing at encampment or kayaking at
Togowoods are great fits for adventure club as long as they challenge
you to try something new or progress your skills.
Is there a cost for the patch(es)?
Adventure Club patches are $2.50 each
Pro patches are $1.50 each
Will Adventure Club be offered next year? Is the Adventure Club
patch the same every year?
Adventure club is designed as an ongoing patch program. Future
versions of the patch will be released as need arises.
Do we have to request the Adventure Club and the Adventure Club
Pro patch at the same time? Or can we request them as they are earned?
That is up to you! Once you complete three Adventure Club
activities, you may request the Adventure Club patch. If you have six
Adventure Club activities (3 for Adventure Club and 3 for Pro) planned
you may want to wait and complete them and order both patches together.
What if an outdoor-type activity is being done indoors (example:
rock climbing at an indoor facility) – does that count towards
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 are times when girls want to expand on
the skills they started. For example, if a troop goes indoor
rock-climbing first, then on another date tries outdoor rock climbing
– that would be a good way to increase skills 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.
What do I do if I (troop leader/parent) don’t have the
certification or experience to take my troop on the adventure they
want to do?
Girls are the leaders and the troop leader’s role is to facilitate
and help support girls along the way. You do not have to be an expert
in everything your troop wants to explore. Empower your girls to
problem solve and use their resources by finding the people in their
community who have the skills or experience. This may be through going
to Girl Scout Camp, finding a qualified guide, using troop funds to
pay for a wilderness first aid certification, or other options.
Is there a timeframe that the 3 or 6 activities need to be
Adventure club activities should be completed during one program
level. If you move from being a Cadette to being a Senior Girl Scout,
you can earn another patch by challenging yourself with new or
progressing adventure activities.