Girl Scouts Love State Parks

September 10 and 11, 2022

South Carolina State Parks have been involved in Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend since its inaugural year of 2019. Several state parks have offered programming including service projects, historical programming, wilderness skills, hikes and so much more. Join us this year for an amazing set of programs. Check back here frequently for details, and more events as they are added.

Pre-Event - September 9

Register Now Virtual Workshop: Create Your Own Leave No Trace Pack Out Bag   Date: September 9, 2022 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Best for grades K-6 + family, but open to all ages! ***You must be over 18 to register.

Featured Events:

  • Andrew Jackson State Park with Ranger Laura - Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Primitive Campout
  • Andrew Jackson State Park - Stewardship--Show The Love Program
  • State House Tours with Ranger Becca - details and information
  • Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site with Park Manager Dawn: Service project and a program on wilderness hygiene for girls.
  • Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site - Wisteria Basket Weaving Program
  • Lee State Park with Ranger Laura: Design your own “Reduce, reuse, recycle” nightlight using aluminum drink cans, stencils, craft paint and permanent markers.  All materials provided including an LED nightlight! Cost $1 per nightlight. Limit one per scout.  Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022  Time: Program will be offered twice. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Space is limited.  Call or email Ranger Laura 803.428.4988 to reserve space for your troop today.  What to wear and bring with you: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on and bring drinking water and YOUR CREATIVITY!  Camp at Lee and make a weekend of Girl Scouts Love SC State Parks!  Lee has 3 types of camping to offer your troop.  We have our modern campground with a variety of sites having potable water and electric and some have sewer. Modern bathhouses here offer flush toilets, showers, vanity sinks and climate control.  Our Overflow Campground in the Show Ring area of the park is what we call partially primitive.  Campsites are primitive (no water or power except for a event organizer campsite).  There are flush toilets and vanity sinks but no potable water or showers.  Our third option is the Primitive Youth Group Camping Area that is our most primitive.  No power and potable water is supplied by the artesian well.  The restroom facility is a single seater Eloo fancy outhouse.  For more information about camping, call Julie in the park gift shop at (803) 428-5307, Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Oconee State Park:  If you are looking to overcome fears or answer questions you have about our legless friends, this is the program for you.  We will visit with some snakes, learn some interesting facts, dispel some rumors, and confirm some truths.  You will have the opportunity to interact close-up with some native snakes or view from a distance, as well as see some interesting displays.  We will also be meet some of our shelled friends and talk about the importance and lives of turtles.  Our goal is to learn facts and overcome fears to better prepare you for any unexpected encounters you may have while exploring the beautiful outdoors in a fun and safe environment where the entire focus will be on education.
    Date: September 10  Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Location: The Barn
  • Sesquicentennial State Park with Ranger Stacey: Hiking Safety Program  Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022  Time:  10 a.m. to noon  Available to all ages.  Limit of 25 participants and children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with paid park admission. ($6/adults, $3.50 children 6 – 15, children 5 and under free)  Meet at the Park Office.  Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring water.  Pre-registration required.  Call 803-788-2706.   BOOK HERE.

While you are visiting a South Carolina State Park, consider doing some of these activities this summer:

When you visit a state park throughout the year, please be sure to:

  • Wear your Girl Scout vest or sash so that you will be recognized as a Girl Scout during your visit.
  • Take photos of your visit and share them on social media, to show how engaged Girl Scouts are at the parks!  Share using hashtag #SCStateParks and #GSLoveStateParks on all social media channels, or make sure to tag us on Facebook (@SC.State.Parks), Twitter (@SC_State_Parks), Instagram (@SCStateParks)  or TikTok (@SCStateParks).
  • Learn the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, and teach others how to protect and preserve South Carolina's state parks.