Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Rangers
This an individual award for scouts who participate for a minimum of 10 hours in an organized education program and/or volunteer service project at a national park unit.
Qualifying organized educational programs include:
Qualifying volunteer service projects include any organized project that helps and enhances the natural and/or cultural resources of a park unit. Volunteer service can include - but is not limited to - performing trail restoration, campsite cleanup, and any activities for which the park identifies an appropriate volunteer opportunity.
Scouts can qualify for this patch as a part of a troop unit or as an individual.
Scouts are on their honor to report their activities and time accurately. Scouts will be awarded a patch upon verbally reporting their completion of the program requirements to a park ranger.
All volunteer service project hours will be recorded under the Volunteers in Parks Program (VIP).
All scouts will need to sign a volunteer agreement in order to participate in a volunteer service project.
All participants under 18 years of age will need parental permission in order to participate in a volunteer service project.
All scouts completing the requirements for the Junior Ranger program will also qualify for a Junior Ranger badge.
Contact Us to ask about the program and how you can participate!
Did You Know?
Rocks that make up the petrified forest in the park's South Unit came from huge dawn redwood, magnolia, ginkgo, cypress, date and palm trees that once provided shade from steamy heat 60 million years ago. More...