Girl Scout Activities

green circle with an NPS arrowhead and a GSUSA trefoil: RESOURCE STEDWARDSHIP GIRL SCOUT RANGER

Become a Girl Scout Ranger! Earn a Girl Scout Ranger patch! Participate in a volunteer service/action project or educational program and earn a certificate or patch.
Begin by learning about:

girls stand in a a group in an open ground playing old fashioned musical instruments.
There are many events your troop can come participate in and have fun with all year round at Fort Stanwix!
Just check our online events calendar to see what's happening.

National Park Service

What do Girl Scout Rangers Do?
You explore your national parks

You discover history and culture

You explore nature

You get a taste of environmental and
conservation careers

You help protect your national parks

How to Earn Your Certificate or Patch:
At Fort Stanwix National Monument you must participate in an educational program or volunteer service/action project and earn your Girl Scout Ranger certificate or patch.

To Earn Your Certificate: you must participate in 5 hours of an educational program, a volunteer service, or an action project.
Once you are finished you can download your certificate at the main National Park Service website here:
NPS Girl Scout Ranger Certificate
*Use of the certificate is on the honor system, as the certificate should only be downloaded after contributing five hours to project.

To Earn Your Patch: you must participate in 10 hours of an educational program, a volunteer service, or an action project.
Girl Scouts will be awarded a patch upon verbally reporting their completion of the program requirements to the Fort Stanwix VIP or Scout Program Coordinators at the Fort Stanwix NM visitor center.
a soldier in a tall hat directs young girls how to stand in a postion of a soldier while holding a musket. all are in a neat row
As a Girl Scout Resource Ranger you can explore the park as a troop or an indiviual scout!

Photo by Danielle P., Girl Scout Troop 245 of NYPENN Pathways Council


Educational Opportunities at Fort Stanwix Include:

Guided Field Trips

Junior Ranger Programs

Regular Scheduled Tours and Programming

Volunteer Service and Action Project Opportunities
can be found on the Fort Stanwix Volunteer Opportunities page for entire troops or individuals interested in helping.

Keeping Track
Girl Scouts interested in keeping a log of their experiences may use this Activity Sheet. This is not a requirement, but may be useful in keeping track of your hours completed.

Share Your Experience With Others
We would love to hear about your experience as a Girl Scout Ranger! Keep in touch with us. Send an email to the National Park Service at NPS Youth Programs. Be sure to include your name, age, and troop.
A parchment Revolutionary War recruitment poster, modified to enlist Girl Scouts to volunteer
Leaders: Fort Stanwix has many programs designed to teach your girls about their national parks and American History...and all of them are free! Reserve your spot by clicking on the picture today!

National Park Service


Last updated: February 26, 2015

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