Go Find Your Park!
Girl Scouts is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) to launch the Girl Scout Ranger Program, a joint venture to connect girls with our nation's cultural and national treasures at National Park Service sites throughout the United States.
As Girl Scout Park Rangers, girls will explore NPS parks in their area, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites. Troop leaders and parents can arrange for activities like hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided interpretive tours. The Girl Scout Ranger Program will also allow girls to build their own unique park experiences, becoming experts on the sites and earning badges and patches along the way. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded Girl Scout patches and certificates from the National Park Service.
"Providing girls with access to the outdoors is one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout mission," said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "Through terrific partnerships and programs like the Girl Scout Ranger Program, we offer girls a chance to engage in outdoor activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle, and a respect for the environment. We are proud to be teaming up with the National Park Service to help more Girl Scouts in more places experience everything the outdoors has to offer."
Peggy O'Dell, NPS deputy director, echoed Anna's sentiments, "The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA have the same goal in mind: providing meaningful and memorable experiences for girls through unique outdoor experiences."
Make an Impact!
If you are interested in becoming part of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, a society that honors those who have included Girl Scouts in their legacies, and pledge your lasting support of Girl Scouts, please contact Cynthia Eubank DiLeo, Chief Individual Philanthropy Executive, at (212) 852-8054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.