OMAHA – In about two months, an inaugural event will be held featuring Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend.
According to the Girl Scouts of Nebraska and Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the weekend of July 13-14 will be made for girls to experience the great outdoors. This is an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program.
Nebraska Girl Scouts will join thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States as they find adventure and explore nature.
The legacy of Girl Scouts and the outdoors is profound. Girl Scouts want to get even more girls outside through Girl Scouts Love State Parks.
In collaboration with the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) and Nebraska Game and Parks, Nebraska Girl Scouts will be able to participate in free programming July 13-14 at seven Nebraska state parks: Ponca State Park, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center (Gering), Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (Ogallala), Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area (Crofton), Ft. Kearny, Ft. Atkinson and the Venture Parks (Platte River State Park (Louisville), Mahoney State Park (Ashland), Schramm Education Center (Gretna) and Louisville State Recreation Area).
Girl Scouts also can earn the patch by completing several outdoor adventures on their own or with their troop at their local state park.
Free programming will be offered to 50 Girl Scouts at each participating state park July 13-14.
Girl Scouts and troops can register for the Girl Scouts Love State Parks events at GirlScoutsNebraska.org beginning June 3.