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earn awards outdoors! New! GIRL SCOUT OUTDOOR AWARDS You are a strong, courageous, and confident Girl Scout. You seek challenging experiences. Not only do you thrive in the outdoors, but you’re committed to conserving the environment and making the world a better place. Take the next step and challenge yourself with the new Girl Scout Outdoor Awards program. Who: Juniors through Ambassadors When: Starting this summer How: Pair your Girl Scout Journeys and badges with outdoor and skill-building experiences to earn this brand- new collection of Outdoor Awards. While you’re at camp and outside enjoying the beauty of nature, track your accomplishments while you’re conquering things like: » » 25 hours of conservation work GOLD AWARD Girl Scouts are making the world a better place and now you have even more options to bring your Gold Award project to the outdoors! Starting this year, Gold and Silver Award projects may now benefit the Girl Scout community, including your favorite camp. Do you want to create a bioswale for storm water runoff or a native plant trail to educate younger girls about the benefits of native plants in the ecosystem? Maybe you are passionate about the impact of local pollution on the waterways flowing through your favorite camp. Gold Award Girl Scouts are inspiring leaders whose Gold Award projects are impacting the worlds of STEM, education, agriculture, medicine, and more on a local, national, or global level. Now you can address the root cause of an issue you are passionate about and benefit your Girl Scout community at the same time. Learn more at gswpa.org/gold. GE T Outdo E o N r G s E CHALL » » 25 nights of camping » » 100 miles of hiking » » 25 hours of water activities » » 50 miles of canoeing, kayaking or sailing » » 10 hours of shooting sports (archery, rifle, or shotgun) » » 50 geocaches » » 35 hours of service outdoors and at camp Become more adventurous. Skilled. Independent. Capable. Impactful. Think you’re ready to take it on? We think so, too! Get a jump start—check out the Outdoor Awards Extravaganza resident camp session on Page 11, and find more details about this new opportunity at gswpa.org/outdoors. You don’t need to stay inside all winter—the Get Outdoors Challenge winter edition is back! The Get Outdoors Challenge winter edition began in December, and there’s still plenty of time for you to start checking activities off of the winter activity checklist. Last year, we had over 1,300 participants in the first winter edition of the Get Outdoors Challenge, so don’t wait any longer! The checklist can be found at gswpa.org/getoutdoors. Grab your mittens, pull on your boots, zip up your coat, and have a blast this winter! 29