Girl Scouts of Western New York and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced their first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend July 13–14 for girls and their families and friends to experience the great outdoors, an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program.
The legacy of Girl Scouts and the outdoors is profound. Studies show that 71 percent of girl members ages 8–14 tried their first outdoor activity through the organization and half would not have had access to outdoor activities and programming if not for Girl Scouts. GSUSA’s cutting-edge environmental conservation; camping; and outdoor science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming is rooted in a passion for adventure and healthy risk-taking combined with taking action to protect the environment for present and future generations. Girl Scouts wants to get even more girls outside through Girl Scouts Love State Parks.
In collaboration with the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD), Girl Scouts of Western New York will host events on: July 13 at Letchworth State Park, Allegany State Park, Buffalo Harbor State Park and on July 14 at Beaver Island State Park; to sign up visit www.gswny.org. Participants can also purchase an exclusive Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch and other related merchandise from the Girl Scout Shop.