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Zombie Survival Challenge Patch

We’ve been DYING to share our modified version of the Zombie Survival Challenge Patch program that was originally created by our Girl Scout sisters in Western Washington. While we wish we could be completing this patch together at one of our fun events, completing it on your own is still fun.

Natural disasters can be scary, but should not be feared if you are prepared! In this patch program, ghouls… we mean GIRLS… will complete activities to prepare themselves and their family if a natural disaster struck. This patch program is for all ages, including adults! And, as your girl(s) grow and advance, they can take on a new Zombie challenge for their new age level.

The first step of this challenge begins with girls identifying the types of disasters that are pertinent to their community. Girls will then work through the tools to help their Zombie (and their family) survive. These tools include:

  • Water
  • Light and Heat
  • First-Aid
  • Pets
  • Cooking
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Communications
  • Mutual Aid

As you work through this patch program, you will explore different tools that your Zombie needs to have to survive. Depending on your program level, you will need to complete a different number of requirements.

Download the patch guide here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/gsco_zombie_survival_challenge.pdf

Did you already complete the requirements? You can purchase the patch through Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Shop.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Zombie Survival Challenge: Be prepared, not scared

More than 350 Girl Scouts participated in Girl Scouts of Colorado’s first-ever Zombie Survival Challenge in events across the state in October 2019. Girls participated in stations that started the conversation of how they would be prepared in a natural disaster. They learned about shelter building, energy food choices, pet preparedness, water purification, and even practiced first aid scenarios… all with a zombie theme of course!

While all the zombie events are over for the year (YES, we will be back next year!), there are still steps you can take as a Girl Scout to be prepared, not scared.

  1. Discuss with your family what your emergency plan is. The American Red Cross has a great Family Disaster Plan (https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/PDF_s/Preparedness___Disaster_Recovery/General_Preparedness___Recovery/Home/ARC_Family_Disaster_Plan_Template_r083012.pdf) to guide you through questions to think about if there was a natural disaster in your area.
  2. Create an emergency supply kit. This should contain some nonperishable food and water, first aid kit, and other supplies that your family would need if they had to leave the house in a hurry.
  3. Have pets? Don’t forget about them! Just like you would create an emergency supply kit for your people, create one for your pets.

Want more information? Jefferson County has a great, in-depth Emergency Preparedness Guide: https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/478/Emergency-Preparedness-Guide-PDF?bidId=