for a brochure
describing the Walk-Together program in .pdf format.
non-competitive, organized walks, bikes, in-line skates, cross-country skis and
swims. Volkssports are recognized as one of the Girl Sports activities in the
Girl Scout program. The American Volkssport Association is the governing body
for the sport in the United States. It is part of the International Federation
of Popular Sports (IVV) which began in Germany and has affiliates in over 32
activities that ALL girls, leaders and family members can do together.
Most clubs recover the cost of
events through a nominal fee for event awards and fees for
internationally-recognized (IVV) "credit" in the form of an official stamp for
participating and completing an event.
collect these stamps in record books and redeem them for IVV pins, patches and
certificates recognizing individual achievements in our sport. These
recognitions are milestones of the number of events and distance covered over a
lifetime of participation. They are awarded for 10, 30, 50, 75 events and
beyond, and for 500, 1000, 1500 and more kilometers covered.
Click here to see information on the New Walker
Participation Patch for Girl Scout Walks-
Many AVA clubs have worked
with Girl Scout councils to have one of their sanctioned volksmarches (walks)
be a Walk-Together. This may be a regular, staffed weekend event or it may be
one or several year-round or seasonal events that the club has sanctioned that
may be done whenever the start location is open.
Some Girl Scout councils
choose to use their own patch for girls who participate in the
Walk-Together. However, each year the AVA Youth Program produces a national
"AVA Participation Patch for Girl Scout Walks", based on a Girl Scout's design,
that all AVA clubs can use at Walk-Togethers. Councils may choose
to use this patch which is the same for all USA Girl Scouts around the world.
to see the current and prior years'
The Walk-Together patch is a for sale item, sold only to AVA clubs for use at Walk-Togethers. However, if you are part of Girl Scouts Overseas, girls and troops/groups can earn the patch by participating in any IVV-sanctioned event during the year. To get the patch send the location of the event and date, number of
participating Girl Scout girls and adults, your name and address and
Girl Scout Walk Together Patch
1001 Pat Booker Road, Suite
Universal City, TX 78148
If you are overseas and have an APO or other US
address, there is no additional postage. If there will be additional postage
for an overseas address, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out what the postage will
To find events in your
area, click on "Locate Walking Events". To find out more information about
volkssports, click on "What We Are About".
For more information or
if you have any questions contact the AVA Youth Coordinator at