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Explore Camp Patch Program

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About the Explore Camp Patch Program

The Nation’s Capital “Explore Camp” Patch Program encourages Girl Scouts to explore the outdoors, take part in Girl Scout traditions, and discover the unique features of each of our eight camp properties. Girl Scouts completing this patch program will hone their eight basic outdoor skills, which help improve outdoor literacy and support positive, environmentally-friendly outdoor experiences. 

Girl Scouts first earn the main patch, which serves as an introduction to the eight basic outdoor skills & Girl Scout traditions. After completing the main patch, Girl Scouts can earn the other eight patches in this program, each of which focuses on one of the eight Nation’s Capital camp properties.

Adapting the Patch for Virtual Use

Volunteers interested in learning how to deliver main patch activities in a virtual format can visit  gsLearn and navigate to the content library. From there, click the learning path titled "204 Optional Enrichment Training: Virtual" and find the course titled "Explore Camp Main Patch Live Webinar" to register for a session.

Purchasing Patches

Explore Camp patches can be purchased at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital shops. To place a patch order, call 202-274-3312 or email


Contact the Camping Services Department with any questions about the patch program at