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 Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Beginning this May, take the national Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge, made possible by funding from Hydro Flask! Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the outdoors. While adhering to local public safety guidance, explore the outdoors from your front step, backcountry, laptop, or the wide open trail!

The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge kicks off in May and ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on Sept. 11-12, 2021. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities on the activity sheet to earn a snazzy new patch, available for purchase through the GSSD shops.

Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge!

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Girl Scouts San Diego and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are excited to announce the third annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend September 11-12 for girls to gain important life skills as they explore the great outdoors, which is an integral part of Girl Scouts.

Fun, adventure, and discovery await during this epic celebration of the great outdoors! Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend by exploring the unique, beautiful and historic State Parks in our Council. 

Option 1: Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center Event

Join fellow Girl Scouts and their families at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary) for guided tours of the largest coastal wetland in Southern California. Girls will Discover, Connect, and Take Action at this important wildlife habitat, comprised of sand dunes and salt marshes.

Register online.

Option 2: Visit Another State Park

Explore one of the many California State Parks in San Diego and Imperial County on your own during Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, Sept. 11-12. Check out a park close to home or one you have never been to before.

Summer is the high-season for California State Parks. Many parks fill to capacity early in the day. Park entrance, permits, and/or spots in public programs are issued at the discretion of each California State Parks. Note: Groups under 25 people total with no water activities would be permitted to visit the beaches/parks without a permit. Please plan your self-guided adventure accordingly.

Self-Guided Steps to Earn the 2021 Girl Scouts Love State Parks Patch

  1. Learn about the history of a local California State Park.
  2. Observe the nature and wildlife specific to our local ecosystems.
  3. Give back with a hands-on activity to keep our state parks clean and beautiful.

Let's leave our parks better than we found them!

Purchase your exclusive Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch from one of our GSSD shop locations.

 Girl Scouts San Diego Eco Patch Challenge

Earth is a place of many wonders, from vast oceans to beautiful little butterflies. Getting out to explore natural spaces is fun, educational, and healing. But who will lead the way in healing our planet? Girl Scouts! Take the Make the Earth a Better Place Patch Challenge by choosing your favorite activities. You can take action in nature, around town, in your own home, or virtually! Share your achievements using hashtag #ecochallenge to inspire others. Contact to order your patch.

  Summer Day Camps

Enjoy all the fun of summer camp without spending the night. At day camp, girls get a taste of camp, make new friends and work toward badges. Each day camp features a program theme with specialized activities. Open to all girls entering grades K-12. Registration for summer camp will open spring 2022.

    Summer Resident Camps

At our summer resident (overnight) camps, girls learn about science and space, the environment, hiking, canoeing, leadership and much more! Open to all girls entering grades 2-12. Registration for summer camp will open spring 2022.

  Make Camp Possible

Thanks to generous donations, we can provide financial assistance to girls in need, subsidize camp fees for all girls, and provide high-quality programs at top-notch facilities. When you make a gift to Girl Scouts, you help us keep camp running!

  More Outdoor Fun

Interested in outdoor fun on your own or with your troop? Check out our new badge kits, available in the shop.


Registration:, 619-610-0821
Programs:, 619-298-8391