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Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

July 13-14, 2019

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Join thousands of Girl Scouts across the country at our first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend! Did you know that there are over 50 State Parks within the GSHCC council territory?

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California and California State Parks have teamed up to support girls, troops, and families in getting outside and exploring parks on July 13-14. All registered Girl Scouts in our council who visit a California State Park on July 13-14 are eligible to earn an exclusive Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch—and the first 100 Girl Scouts to claim their patch through our online form will receive them for free!

So, don't wait! Make plans to celebrate the outdoors Girl Scout style at one of our local State Parks and remember to share the fun on social media using hashtag #GSoutdoors!

Find a State Park

Fees: Vary by State Park. Check www.parks.ca.gov for information on the entrance or parking fees, as well as, activities available by the park, such as hiking, picnicking, paddling, family programs, ranger programs, camping, etc. Don't forget to follow Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Don't forget to wear your Girl Scout uniform when you visit the park!

RSVP to let us know you are participating by registering on MYGS. 

CLAIM YOUR PATCH HERE starting July 13th. T-shirts and additional patches can be found online or at your local GSHCC shop. 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend FAQ's

How do I get the Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch?

Participate in the Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on July 13/14! Then, purchase your patch through GSUSA OR fill out the Patch Request form online no later than July 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM and tell us about your weekend to qualify for a free patch from GSHCC. Free patches are first-come, first-served to the first 100 members to fill out the Patch Request form.

What is Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend?

Girl Scouts Love State Parks is a national movement aiming to get ALL Girl Scouts into their state parks on one weekend! Girl Scouts Heart of Central California girls are invited to attend any State Park on one or both days this weekend and connect with nature by doing something like going for a hike, attending a naturalist program, camping or working on a Take Action project!

Is there a cost for the patch?

The patch will be available through GSUSA for a nominal fee, but the first 100 GSHCC Girl Scouts to claim their patch through our online form will receive their patch for free!

How will I receive my free patch?

Patches will be available for pick up at your local GSHCC shop in August 2019.

Do I need to sign-up for Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend?

Registration is not required for this event, but is encouraged to help GSHCC track participation. Girls are invited to visit any state park at their own convenience over this weekend. Stay for an hour or spend the whole weekend-it’s up to you! If you plan to attend any special programming within the park or if you’d like to camp, we suggest contacting the park ahead of time to ensure space and availability for those activities.