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Introducing New Winter Challenge—Presented by GSRV Girl Leadership Board

Girl Leadership Board Presents a New Winter Challenge for GSRV Girl Scouts

Due to the high demand, we are working to have the patch be available for purchase in our shop. Please check back the week of February 8 for more information.

The Girl Scouts River Valleys Girl Leadership Board challenges all River Valleys Girl Scouts to a winter of fun adventures and cozy moments by participating in the Girl Leadership Board Winter Challenge.

Starting January 4, all Girl Scouts River Valleys members can participate in this winter challenge. We know we have a long winter ahead of us and Girl Scouts River Valleys' own Girl Leadership Board is here to make Girl Scouts and their families avoid the winter blues by staying active and connecting with fellow Girl Scouts over the winter months.

How to Participate

Light blue circle patch with purple border and a snowflake with a trefoil center in the middle with text Girl Leadership Board Winter Challenge.

All Girl Scouts River Valleys girl members are eligible to earn the patch after completing four activities from Activity Category 1 and two activities from Activity Category 2. The first 100 Girl Scouts to complete the challenge and the online patch fulfillment form will receive a free Girl Scouts River Valleys Winter Challenge patch. Once the limit is reached, patches will be available for purchase in the shop after February 8. The challenge runs January 4 through March 20 or while supplies lasts.

Winter Challenge Activity Categories

Activity Category 2

(Complete two or more)

  1. Go downhill skiing
  2. Go snowboarding
  3. Go snowshoeing
  4. Go cross country skiing
  5. Go dog sledding
  6. Go winter camping
  7. Go ice fishing
  8. Go snowmobiling
  9. Bulid an ingloo or (Quinzee)
  10. Write a winter themed song, poem, and/or dance, and perform it for your family
  11. Make an indoor obstacle course
  12. Decorate your house for the winter
  13. Knit/crochet a scarf, mitten or a hat
  14. Spread some cheer by safely delivering a homemade surprise to a neighbor or friend
  15. Have a virtual dance party
  16. Attend one Girl Scouts River Valleys Event (Virtual or in person)
  17. Organize a virtual winter themed hang out for your friends or extended family
  18. Sell Girl Scout cookies!

Activity Category 1

(Complete four or more)

  1. Make a snowman
  2. Build a snow fort
  3. Make a blanket fort
  4. Go winter hiking
  5. Participate in a winter sport
  6. Go ice climbing
  7. Go sledding
  8. Have a snowball fight
  9. Go ice skating
  10. Make a hot beverage
  11. Make a bonfire
  12. Make a snow angel
  13. Decorate cookies
  14. Shovel a driveway or sidewalk
  15. Do a winter science project
  16. Stargaze
  17. Play board games
  18. Watch a winter movie
  19. Read a book
  20. Watch a blizzard
  21. Draw a frost picture
  22. Go animal watching
  23. Make some winter art


Can I participate with my troop?

We encourage girls to take on this challenge together while apart from their troop. Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines while completing the challenge and consider working on the challenge in virtual meetings. Girl Scouts may also participate on their own or with their family.

Is there a cost to receive the patch?

The patches are free for the first 100 Girl Scouts River Valleys members who complete the patch fulfillment request form.

Can I purchase a patch on my own?

The patches will be available for purchase after February 8. In the meantime, you can complete more Winter Challenge activities!

Do I need to provide evidence that I completed the challenge?

Earning this patch is “on your honor,” but we’d love to see images of you completing the challenge. You can do this by uploading a photo when you submit the patch fulfillment form.

Can adults earn the patch?

The patches are available only for Girl Scouts River Valleys girl members.

Can a Girl Scout request the patch more than once?

No. In the effort of fairness, Girl Scouts can only earn one patch each, while supplies last (100 patches available). However, through the patch fulfillment form or, you can submit as many photos as you'd like of different winter activities you've participated in over the winter months, we'd love to see how creative you can get!

Can I request patches for my troop?

Yes. However, you will need to submit one patch request form for each Girl Scout in your troop who completed the challenge requirements.

When will the patches be mailed?

The patches will be mailed at the end of March, 2021.