What is the Girl Scout Ranger Program?
National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experience or project to align with Journey work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project.
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The Girl Scout Ranger Program is a partnership connecting Girl Scouts with National Park Service sites across the United States.
How Can You Earn a Certificate and/or Patch?
Girls can participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program through a troop, event, travel, or camp experience. Upon completion, Girl Scouts will be awarded a program certificate and/or patch for their Girl Scout grade level.
To earn a Girl Scout Ranger certificate, Girl Scouts should participate in organized education activities and/or volunteer service projects for a minimum of five (5) hours at one or more national parks.
To earn a Girl Scout Ranger patch, Girl Scouts should participate in organized educational activities or volunteer service projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours at one or more national parks. You may also be eligible to earn a Girl Scout Gold Award certificate, which needs to be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A special patch commemorating the 19th Amendment centennial was offered through March 31, 2021, and there are still some patches left. Learn more about the program here.
Are you a Girl Scout Adult leader?
Find out what you need to get started in our nation's public lands! Check out the Girl Scout Adult Leader Corner.
Girl Scout Ranger Opportunities
Find a park offering Girl Scout Ranger for your opportunity to participate in a variety of organized educational or service projects.
Girl Scouts Certificate
Girl Scouts join in or design projects that align with Journey work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award projects.
Girl Scouts Activity Log Tracker
Keep track of your participation in the program by using the downloadable Girl Scout Ranger Activity Log!
Last updated: March 12, 2022