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• Whether a boy or girl scout, Indiana Dunes National Park has something for you!
• To earn a Scout Ranger patch, Scouts should participate in one educational, one junior ranger, and one Drop-in Volunteering program.


Want to earn your Scout patch? Follow the steps below:

  1. Complete one activity from each category (for a total of three activities):
    1. Drop-in Volunteering
    2. Educational Programs, including hikes, nature talks, etc.
    3. A Junior Ranger Activity Guide, which can be picked up from the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center or printed out from our Junior Ranger webpage.
  2. Keep track of your hours and submit them to the Park Volunteer Coordinator.
  3. To receive your patch, present your hours sheet to the Park Connection office or email us at
  4. Most of all, have fun exploring our national park!
1) Boy & Girl Scout Patches
2) Girl Scout with Volunteer
3) Scouts attending program
Scout Patches / Girl Scout with Volunteer / Boy and Girl Scouts attending a program



The Park Connection

"Connecting People To The Park"
For more volunteer opportunities, contact The Park Connection Office by calling (219) 221-7098 or email us to connect with the Volunteer Program Manager.

Last updated: March 8, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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