Girl Scout Ranger Program

National Park Service Girl Scout logo. Arrowhead logo on the left and Girl Scouts of America logo on the right.
The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Through this program you are invited to explore the outdoors and learn about the history of national parks.

Time spent completing Girl Scout badges in the park can also be counted towards the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Be sure to check out the Badge Requirements You Can Complete at Valley Forge National Historical Park (PDF Document) for ideas.

How to earn a certificate or patch
To earn a certificate, Girl Scouts must participate in any of the programs below for a minimum of 5 hours. To earn a patch, Girl Scouts must participate in any of the programs below for a minimum of 10 hours. You can also count hours spent doing educational programs or service projects at other national park sites!
How to participate
  1. Visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park website to learn about the park.
  2. Print out a Scout Activity Sheet to keep track of your hours.
  3. Participate in the Valley Forge programs listed below.
  4. Go to the front desk at the visitor's center, turn in your Scout Activity Sheet, tell us what you learned, and receive your certificate or patch!
Valley Forge Scout Programs
Educational Programs
  • Attend a ranger-led walk.
  • Listen to a talk at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.
  • Watch the park film in the Theater.
  • Listen to Washington's Leadership talk at Washington's Headquarters.
  • Complete the Valley Forge Junior Ranger Program.
Volunteer Service Projects*
Special Programs
  • Walk the Valley Forge Historical Trail and fill out the accompanying guide.
  • Girl Scouts are also welcome to design their own experience or project in the park that aligns with Journey work or badge activities.
  • Attend a Valley Forge Park Alliance Speaker Series presentation.
*Volunteer Service Projects require a volunteer agreement form from all those volunteering, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please plan accordingly and visit the Valley Forge Volunteer website for more information. Plan your trip to Valley Forge in advance!

Last updated: April 26, 2017

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