Scouts

Scout Resource Stewardship Badge

The National Park Service, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and Boy Scouts of America have partnered to create the Girls Scout Ranger Program and the Scout Ranger Program. The goals of these programs are to encourage scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at National Park sites, to spark their awareness of the National Parks, and to provide scouts with the opportunity to explore the National Parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources.

The Road to Ratification: A Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment for Girl Scouts!

On August 18th, 2020, the United States will commemorate Tennessee becoming the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote in 1920. In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage in the United States, the National Park Service and the Girl Scouts are offering a special patch as a part of The Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch Program.

In order to commemorate this important anniversary and kick off this very special Scout Ranger program at Manassas National Battlefield Park, we will be hosting Girl Scout Day at the park on Saturday, August 15th. Join park staff for special activities and tours throughout the day that will get you on the path to earning your patch!

One of the highlights of this event is a special tour we will be offering twice that day that focuses on the lives and the stories of women whose lives were touched by the Battles of Manassas in 1861 and 1862. These tours will challenge participants to explore the stories of these women; and understand the daily realities that they faced within the context of the Civil War. On the tour, we will discuss women such as Fanny Ricketts, who defied convention to stay with her husband while he was a prisoner of war following the first battle of Manassas in 1861; Lucinda Dogan, a widow who provided care for men no matter what uniform they were wearing; and Mary Edwards Walker, a surgeon who volunteered in the field and who remains to date the only female Medal of Honor recipient in United States history. During this tour, we will also look at the roots of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States using the Declaration of Sentiments, which was written 13 years before the start of the war; and we will look at the lives and stories of women who were excluded from the narrative, such as free and enslaved African-Americans like Lucy Griffith and Susan Gaskins.

For more information, including the booklet for the Girl Scout Ranger Program, please visit the NPS Girl Scout Rangers & the 19th Amendment webpage. If you are a scout leader interested in completing the program remotely, please e-mail us. Liz Hokanson, the Education Program Coordinator at the park is coordinating this event.

Earn a Resource Stewardship Badge at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn a Resource Stewardship Certificate or Badge at Manassas National Battlefield by completing the following requirements:

To earn a Resource Stewardship Certificate, scouts must participate in organized education activities and/or volunteer service projects for a minimum of five (5) hours.

To earn a Resource Stewardship Badge, scouts must participate in organized educational activities or volunteer service projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours.

Opportunities to earn hours at Manassas National Battlefield Park include:

  • Attend a Ranger Lead Tour of Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Attend an environmental education program
  • Volunteer service projects
  • Junior Ranger programs
  • Hike a TRACK Trails

All ten (10) hours do not need to be completed at the same National Park site. Start your hours in Manassas and finish the program at another of your favorite parks!

Keep track of your participation in the program by using the downloadable Activity Log! Bring your completed log to the Henry Hill Visitor Center (or another NPS participating park) to receive your Certificate or Badge.

Girl Scouts Log
Boy Scouts Log

To schedule large group education programs or volunteer projects please contact the park’s volunteer coordinator 703-361-1339

Other ways for Scouts to become involved in National Parks:

Girl Scouts (ages 5-18)

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts (ages 7-18)

Please click here to download the Eagle Scout Award Certificate of Recognition. (Use of the certificate is based on the honor system, as the certificate should only be downloaded after advancing to Eagle Scout rank.

Please click here to download the Gold Award Certificate of Recognition. (Use of the certificate is based on the honor system, as the certificate should only be downloaded after earning the award).

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Last updated: August 7, 2020

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