Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend Council

“Girl Scouts Love State Parks” Initiative Aims to Get Every Girl Outside July 13

Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands encourages girls to have outdoor experiences in the Upstate and Midlands along with thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States.

Greenville, SC—Today Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced their first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend July 13–14 for girls and their families to experience the great outdoors, an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program. Join Girl Scouts of South Carolina and thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States to find adventure, explore nature, and learn what Girl Scouts is all about.

The legacy of Girl Scouts and the outdoors is profound. Studies show that 71 percent of girl members ages 8–14 tried their first outdoor activity through the organization and half would not have had access to outdoor activities and programming if not for Girl Scouts. GSUSA’s cutting-edge environmental conservation; camping; and outdoor science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming is rooted in a passion for adventure and healthy risk-taking combined with taking action to protect the environment for present and future generations. Girl Scouts wants to get even more girls outside through Girl Scouts Love State Parks.

In collaboration with the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD), Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands will take part in a council wide community service project for the South Carolina State Parks and then learn how we can use Leave No Trace practices to keep the parks great all year round. You will find the Girl Scouts Love State Parks program in the following parks on Saturday, July 13:

Andrew Jackson State Park, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720

Barnwell State Park, 223 State Park Rd, Blackville, SC 29817

Chester State Park, 759 State Park Rd, Chester, SC 29706

Croft State Park, 450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Jones Gap State Park, 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661

Kings Mountain State Park, 1277 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702

Lake Greenwood State Park, 302 State Park Rd, Ninety Six, SC 29666

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, 398 State Park Rd, Clinton, SC 29325

Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609

Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

Table Rock State Park, 158 E Ellison Ln, Pickens, SC 29671

We hope you will join us for Girl Scouts Love State Parks.

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For more than 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped girls develop positive values and become active, responsible leaders in their communities. With emphasis on personal growth and leadership development through service to others, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands serves girls and adults in 22 counties of central and western South Carolina, including Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Union.