Every September, Girl Scouts lead the way at their favorite South Carolina State Parks. Girl Scouts participate in self-guided tours, family hikes, watersports, stargazing, and more; all while fostering a clean environment for everyone to enjoy with Pick Up America.
The next Girl Scouts Love State Parks events are September 14 and 15, 2024.
Girl Scouts love the outdoors and enjoy state parks year-round. Girl Scouts can earn the Scout Carolina patch by working to help protect the special places—our state parks.
The Scout Carolina patch is a way the South Carolina State Park Service will be recognizing Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Troops who work to help protect the special places that are state parks. Girl Scouts can only earn the patch by fulfilling the requirements while camping at a park, but may work on it over the course of several camping trips at different state parks. Girl Scouts may also earn the award by completing the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award at a South Carolina State Park.
Requirements are as follows:
Once the criteria is met by the Girl Scout, the patch may be obtained for a donation of $2 per patch.
For more information on the Scout Carolina Program contact the South Carolina State Park Service via email or phone at 803-734-0156.
Parks are perfect places for scouts of all ages to explore, work on badge requirements, learn, have fun and so much more! Our parks offer activities such as scavenger hunts, orienteering courses, group camping areas, access to outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and kayaking, and the list goes on and on.
We have assembled a list of parks and various activities that are perfect for scouts and scouting groups. Check our scout activities page or consider doing some of the activities below.
Over the years, scouts have contributed countless hours completing worthwhile projects throughout the South Carolina State Park Service. As scout projects are completed throughout the park service, we will highlight some of them on our scouting projects page. If you have recently completed a scout project at a park, ask the park ranger how you can have your project featured.