Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend 2020
Girl Scouts Love VIRGINIA State Parks!
Self-Guided Patch Program for the Weekend of Sept. 11-13, 2020
FREE PARKING at Virginia State Parks for this weekend! Click here for the scan bar code for free parking.
FROM VIRGINIA DEPT OF CONSERVATION & RECREATION
Welcome, Girl Scouts and families to Virginia State Parks! As part of this year’s national Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend we invite you use this activity guide to explore a park near you, find your nature connection, and earn a Girl Scouts Love Virginia State Parks patch.
How it works:
- Print or download this self-guided patch guide.
- Show the cover page for free parking in any Virginia State Park from Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, 2020. If no one is available to show, please put the cover page in your vehicle window. If you can’t make it to a State Park, any nature will do—even your own back yard! The free parking is for a Virginia State Park only.
- Complete at least three activities in each of the four categories and discuss the Leave No Trace principles on the last page.
- By September 26, 2020, send the following information to email@example.com: Girl Scout’s name, mailing address, and park visited.
- Patches will be mailed out after all entries are in.
- While you are at it, register for our Trail Quest program.
Know before you go! Come prepared for the weather and for exploring by wearing appropriate clothes and shoes. Bring water and snacks. Bring something to write with, and a notebook if you didn’t print the pages. You might want to have sunscreen and bug repellant as well. Please keep six feet from other groups, and wear a mask when you enter any building.
NOTE: You can also earn a patch by participating in any ranger-led or volunteer program offered during the Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend. Just log your visit in the same way.
VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FROM GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA
- Print the Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2020 Passport for activities you can do anywhere.
- Take a virtual tour of state parks from all 50 states.
- Participate in these awesome live virtual events hosted by various state parks and Girl Scout councils being offered throughout the weekend.
- You can earn a Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2020 patch by participating in any of this year’s virtual or in-person programs, or by completing a passport activity. Purchase the Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2020 patch from the online Girl Scout Store for $1.50 (free shipping).
- Participate in the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge (happening now through Girl Scouts Love States Park Weekend), and then purchase the fun patch from the online Girl Scout Store for $1.50 (free shipping).