Girl Scouts Being Outdoors
Girl Scouting has a long history of enjoying the Great Outdoors with camping, hiking, star gazing, bird watching, the list is practically endless.
This page celebrates those tangible reminders of the cooperation between Girl Scouting and governmental agencies in promoting good stewardship of the outdoors.
Do I note a tie-in with a Girl Scout product at the bottom of this page?
The Environmental Protective Agency developed a program called "Linking Girls to the Land" that asked Federal and State natural resource agencies to work with organizations such as Girl Scouts. This "Get With The Land" patch was the result. Program began in April 2001 and was still active in 2010. One method to earn this patch was to attended a National Public Lands Day event.
"Water Drop" was another Environmental Protective Agency
patch program working in cooperation with the Girl Scouts. This program explored watersheds, pollution, drinking water, wetlands, etc. Project Booklet was available online at the EPA. Patch sold for $1.00 through GSUSA. Active in 2008
This National Park Service (NPS) and Girl Scout patch program ended in 2003. Although details are vague, it appears that 12 hours of service as a volunteer in a national park setting was all the was required to earn this patch.