Gone Sasquatchin' 2020

An amazing  adventure awaits #GoneSasquatchin

WINTER UPDATE: Wombat updated our challenge with Fall and Winter Activities! 

Sasquatch Outdoor Challenge

Share your experience and fun at #GoneSasquatchin Ten photos will be selected to receive a free patch in August.  Use this opportunity to go outside, enjoy the summer we all need our nature balm. 

PDF File Here!

Complete the number of activities below:

Daisy: 15     Brownie: 15     Junior: 20   Cadette / Senior / Ambassadors: 25

Patch update: All orders placed before 2/16 have been fulfilled. Our final batch arrives Mid-February.  We have 8 patches remaining for purchase! 

#GoneSasquatchin' 2020 Patch

$2.75 per patch. Includes USPS United States shipping. 

Checks made payable to: GSWW Sasquatch Trailblazers

Mail to: 6925 70th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270
In your envelope, include a note with the:
(a) Quantity of patches you are ordering.
(b) Address where to mail the patches
(c) Contact name and  phone number for questions
(d) A check with the correct amount (# ordered x $2.75)

Patches are shipped quickly when we have stock. If we have to re-order, please add time for our re-order to arrive to us before we ship it. All orders paid by December 31 will be fulfilled. After December 31, patches are limited to stock-on-hand.

For shipping out of USA, please contact us for a quote

Make the world a better place: Pick up litter outside. 

Take nature photos, add to Instagram or email us - ocabgsww@gmail.com

Take a photo with your favorite Sasquatch in the woods

Flat Sasquatch B&W

Flat Sasquatch Color

Create art inspired by nature

Find and identify three kinds of insects


Create an iNaturalist account. Upload at least 4 pictures! 

iNaturalist is a great resource to identify and talk about plants and animals. Be a Citizen Scientist with this free app!  iPhone, Android, Computer

Get outside, and observe an individual organism. Pick something and take a clear, full frame photo,  add a photo you already have, and record observations!

Your page will show you comments and identifications from the community! Follow friends:  Frances: gswwfirebug and OCAB with sasquatchplayground.

Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. The prize: an image from a miniature piece of art known as a rubber stamp—usually a unique, hand-carved creation. 

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. 

€€€ Observe a wild animal from a safe distance

Learn about the animal you observed

Play outside with a pet

€ € €Make a bird feeder or bat box

Identify animal scat

Stay Tuned: Animal Scat Zoom Class!

PS: Coyote, right here in the PNW!

Make a meal using fresh grown fruits and vegetables

Trick question: Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?

Plant a flower, a tree or an herb

Visit a nursery or Farmers Market

Have an outdoor picnic

Make a hiking snack

Sip cool homemade lemonade in the shade.  Fancy or Plain!

Cook over a campfire

Make a S’more

Learn about Fire Safety

Learn a sweet camp song!

Stay Tuned: Singalong Date TBA!

Let's go fly a kite!

Ride a horse

€ Build a fort

Watch the sunset

Sleep under the stars

Watch the sunrise

Make and use a Sky Map

The Evening Sky Map (PDF) is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy. You can pick by month and hemisphere, then download the PDF you want. The Evening Sky Map is FREE for personal non-commercial use. Astronomy Education and Outreach groups may freely distribute printed handouts of The Evening Sky Map.  Sky Map even makes just fun reading.  http://skymaps.com/downloads.html 

Skymap June 2020.pdf

Lay on your back and find shapes in the clouds

Go climb something! (anything, safely!)

Toss a frisbee around 

Try slacklining!

When I was a naturalist and before this was "cool" I used to slackline with my camps every summer.  Below is a great article on how to do it safely even with the youngest Girl Scouts.  They advocate for a 2 inch flat webbing on the bottom, but I have used any sturdy webbing, without too much give.  It is a great experiment to to see what ropes work, add a second rope high for balance or even walk on two ropes.  ~ Firebug


Ride a bike

Learn how to use a pocketknife safely

Read a book about nature Any book! Here are some great suggestions!

Skip barefoot in the grass

Splash in a puddle

Swim  or play in a natural body of water

Explore the Beach: Build a Sandcastle, Take a Walk, Explore Low Tide

Learn about driftwood