The Girl Scouts Are Getting More Adventurous

The Girl Scouts Are Getting More Adventurous
Long associated with cookie sales and friendship bracelets, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) recently announced a new adventure-oriented collaboration with The North Face. With 12 new adventure badges, it will be the largest national organization to offer skills like trail running, mountaineering, rock climbing, and backpacking specifically for girls.

Still in the development and piloting phase, the badges will be available to earn as early as summer 2019 for girls from kindergarten to senior year of high school. The North Face is developing the programming alongside GSUSA, offering its outdoor expertise to the 106-year-old organization. The partnership bolsters The North Face’s Moves Mountains initiative, which aims to elevate the stories of female role models in the outdoors and beyond. GSUSA, for its part, seem to be responding to continued requestsfor more adventurous and skill-based curriculum.
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  1. I am avid Girl Scout leader who grew up with Girl Scouting. I also directed a summer camp for 7 years. That camp now offers a High and Low Rope course. Our council always did offer many types of outdoor experiences for girls and parents who attended overnight programs with their daughters. I am happy to see this partnership develop.

    • So exciting! Peak2Pacific offers outdoor adventures and environmental education in Terrestial & Creek ecology, Hiking, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Marine Biology,Sailing, Surfing, Kayaking, SUP, Snorkeling, SCUBA, Team Building, Ropes Courses, and Sustainability. We would love to support the Girl Scouts in their future adventures!

  2. This is great news! I work for Trout Unlimited’s Youth Program and we have introduced a patch program within the Girl Scouts called STREAM Girls which is an outdoor STEM program that focuses on watershed education and fly fishing. It’s growing and is now offered in six different Girl Scouts councils across the country! We love making new connections with GSUSA and love hearing of other organizations doing the same.


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