Girl Scouts Love State Parks
September 9 and 10, 2023
Every year, Girl Scouts explore the natural wonders found across our country and celebrate our shared love for the outdoors during Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend.
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. Stay tuned for more information about Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2023!
Cost: Free with regular park admission ($6/adults, $3.50 children 6 – 15, children 5 and under free.)
Meet: Park Office
What to Bring: Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring water, sunscreen & insect repellent
All Ages, Max. 25 participants
Note: *This program will include a one-mile trail walk on uneven terrain.
Adults must accompany children. Pre-registration online required.
- Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Campout at Andrew Jackson State Park September 9, 2023 - September 10, 2023. Register here.
Come out and camp at Andrew Jackson State Park's Primitive Campout. Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and registered Girl Scout adults are invited to stay overnight for a night of learning and stewardship mixed with a whole lot of SISTERHOOD and FUN! In a primitive setting with no running water or electricity, we will learn and practice Leave No Trace principles. We will cook our own supper and breakfast. We will gather around the campfire for Songs, S'mores and Stories. Cadettes will be earning their Primitive Camper Badge, but will have to help with some of the planning in advance with online activities. REGISTRATION DEADLINE September 4, 2023.
- Leave No Trace Principles and Service Project at Andrew Jackson State Park September 9, 2023, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Register here.
Join us for Girl Scouts Love State Parks at Andrew Jackson State Park. Girl Scouts are invited to join Ranger Laura for a fun filled afternoon. We will learn about and practice Leave No Trace principles. Show the love by participating in a service project. Discover and create art in the outdoors. Everyone will earn their Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch. If you are a Cadette, Senior or Ambassador, check out our Girl Scouts Love State Parks Primitive Campout link to register to camp with us. REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6.
- Walk with a Naturalist at Hunting Island State Park on September 9, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register here. (select the September 9 date)
Cost: Free with park admission
Meet: Hunting Island Nature Center
Items of Necessity: Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and bug spray.
This program is appropriate for all ages. Preregistration is not required but recommended.
- Girl Scouts LOVE State Parks @ Lee State Park ART EDITION on September 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register here.
Join our artsy Park Ranger Laura and learn how to create art from garbage. We will be focusing on making window hangings to help birds see and avoid colliding with windows.
What to Bring: gardening gloves or leather gloves, water bottle, and an open mind
Maximum 30 participants. Adults must accompany children. Pre-registration is required.
While you are visiting a South Carolina State Park, consider doing some of these activities:
- Become a Junior Ranger and participate in fun activities and programs that help you learn more about the parks and our mission.
- Ahead of your park visit, pledge to Pick up America. #PickUpAmerica
- Earn your "Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge" patch at South Carolina's state parks!
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), and Instagram (@SCStateParks).
- Learn the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, and teach others how to protect and preserve South Carolina's state parks.