Girl Scout Ranger Program –


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By DullesMoms, Sept 2017


The Girl Scouts of the United States of America and the National Park Service have teamed up to bring scouts great opportunities to purposefully interact with our country’s greatest natural environments! Through the Girl Scout Ranger Program, scouts can work collaboratively with National Park Service employees to fulfill requirements related to their chosen level of participation!

Scouts can choose to create and develop their own projects, complete Journeys, meet related badge or Take Action requirements, and even work towards receiving the highest honors in Girl Scouting.

Wondering what to do next? Girl Scouts should first determine whether they’d like to participate in an existing educational program or develop their own. Because many national park sites already have a variety of volunteer programs in place, Girl Scouts may choose to partake in Junior Ranger, Environmental Education, Web Ranger, or even Ranger-Guided Interpretive Tour programs.

Designing a new project is also a great opportunity for Girl Scouts. Along with an NPS employee, scouts will determine what project or development will best serve a particular location and carefully develop an activity.

Ready to start? Interested Girl Scouts are encouraged to brainstorm, research, and explore the details of national parks. Then, by selecting a National site (there are 407!), scouts can contact their chosen park and begin to plan a project or coordinate volunteer work with a coordinator.

The Girl Scout Ranger Program offers scouts an opportunity to earn either a certificate or a patch, depending on hours served. Certificates are issued by the park once the outlined program requirements have been fulfilled. For more information on this special opportunity, and to start the process to become an official Girl Scout Ranger, click here.

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