Programs for Girl Scouts

Welcome Girl Scouts! Fort Necessity National Battlefield offers both guided and self-guided programs for girls of all ages. If you would like more information please call 724-329-5811 or e-mail the park staff.
Cover of Fort Necessity Junior Ranger booklet
Fort Necessity's Junior Ranger booklet.


This is an excellent self-guided activity for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. The girls see the movie in the visitor center, visit the fort, and complete activities in the booklet. It is suggested the children 6 and under complete four activities, children age 7 to 10 complete six activities, and children 11 and up finish nine activities. The girls will earn a plastic Junior Ranger badge. The booklets are free. Have fun learning and becoming a Junior Ranger.

A patch with the National Park Service Arrowhead logo and the Girl Scout logo.
Girl Scout Ranger patch.
Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service
Girl Scouts can earn the “Girl Scout Ranger” certificate or the "Girl Scout Ranger” patch. Participate in 5 hours of organized education activities and/or volunteer service projects to earn the certificate or 10 hours to earn the patch. Girl Scouts can earn their hours at one park or at several. If you live in Western Pennsylvania there is a National Park not too far away.
For more information on the program go the Girl Scout Ranger website or contact the park staff.

Fort Necessity Learning to be a Leader patch

This self-guide program was developed by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Westmoreland-Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Although originally designed for Boy Scouts, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts will enjoy this activity. The girls and their leader read text, answer questions, and participate in self guided activities all contained in one booklet.

The program themes are leadership and stewardship. As the Girl Scouts work through the activities to earn "George Washington Learning to be a Leader" patch, they find how young George Washington learned lessons which he used throughout his lifetime, including as a general and as the first president of the Unite States.

One booklet per Girl Scout and one leader's booklet per group will be provided, or you can download and print the scout booklet and the leader's guide here. The activity take about 3 hours to complete.

The program is free, however, reservations are helpful. Upon completion the Girl Scouts may purchase the "George Washington Learning to be a Leader" patch through the Westmoreland-Fayette Council of the BSA.

Last updated: April 2, 2024

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1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437


724 329-5512

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