Girl Scouts Love State Parks Initiative Aims to Get Every Girl Outside this Weekend

(INDIANAPOLIS) – This weekend, July 13-14, is the first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend for girls to experience the great outdoors, an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program.

Girl Scouts from central Indiana and thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States will find adventure, explore nature, and learn what Girl Scouts is all about. 

The legacy of Girl Scouts and the outdoors is profound. Studies show that 71 percent of girl members ages 8–14 tried their first outdoor activity through the organization and half would not have had access to outdoor activities and programming if not for Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of the USA’s 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.

 “Girl Scouts of the USA has always been a leader in getting girls outdoors, and we are excited to open our state parks specifically to the organization this July,” said Lewis Ledford, NASPD CEO. “Girls can flex their leadership and risk-taking skills while exploring the parks, learning something new, and, most of all, having fun.” 

Girl Scouts and their families who get out and enjoy the state parks this weekend are encouraged to share their experiences on social media by tagging Girl Scouts of Central Indiana on Twitter @girlscoutsIN, Facebook @GirlScoutsofCentralIndiana, and Instagram @girlscoutsIN and by using the hashtag #GSoutdoors.