The National Park Service (NPS) and Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Through this program you are invited to explore the outdoors and learn about the history of national parks
Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects, such as interpretive tours, Junior Ranger programs, service projects and environmental education programs. They also can design their own experience or project to align with Journey work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project.
Girls Scouts participating in 5 hours of activities at parks get a certificate and those members participating in 10 hours receive a patch. It’s important to note that the patches are FREE to any girl who completes these hours. The certificates will be downloadable on the national park service website, so either a park ranger or a troop leader can download the certificates.
Another thing that should be mentioned is that next year is the National Park Service centennial. This could lead to even more oppo...