Girl Scouts painted state parks green! Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) teamed up with the National Association of State Park Directors to host Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend. More than 30,000 Girl Scouts across 48 states (and Puerto Rico) were expected to visit nearly 400 state parks July 13 and 14, 2019 to find adventure, explore nature, and learn what Girl Scouts is all about. Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to offer nearly 500 local Girl Scouts, along with their friends and family, special events/activities at ten state parks. They included:
- Barr Lake, Brighton
- Castlewood Canyon, Franktown
- Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs
- Lake Pueblo, Pueblo
- Lory, Bellevue
- Mueller, Divide
- Ridgway, Ridgway
- Rifle Falls, Rifle
- Staunton, Pine
- Sylvan Lake State Park , Eagle
Activities at each park varied, but many included fly fishing, ranger-led hikes, making nature crafts, learning about Leave No Trace, sing-alongs, disc golf, and geocaching.
Events nationwide offered Girl Scout families the opportunity to experience the outdoors, an integral part of GSUSA’s girl leadership program. Our 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.