The Scout Ranger program is presented in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Why become a Scout Ranger?
Being a Scout Ranger is another way to discover and explore your national parks.
Girl Scouts and Park Rangers have a lot in common! We are all inspired to act as good stewards of public lands and to learn more about our communities.
Participants in the Scout Ranger program can earn a certificate or a patch.
As a Scout Ranger you will:
- Learn about the mission of the National Park Service.
- Help protect the nation’s natural, cultural, and historic resources.
- Explore and learn about your national parks.
- Achieve unique recognition from the National Park Service.
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. A park might also be a great place to work toward a Journey or a Take Action or Highest Award project.
Feel free to contact us (Scouts@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org) to get started. We are able to answer questions you may have about this process. When you get started on your plan, we can provide further information to help you work toward a patch or certificate.
Be sure to reach out again when you have completed your requirements!
How to Earn a Certificate:
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. Use this log to track your hours.
How to Earn a Patch:
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. Use this log to track your hours. 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.
Volunteer at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park or another site in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Learn about the history of the Blackstone River Valley! Some ideas:
- Attend a virtual program hosted by the park.
- Take part in a ranger-led tour, or other activity hosted at the park or in the National Heritage Corridor.
- Watch an educational video on the Park’s YouTube page.
- Visit another historic site in the Blackstone River Valley and write a letter about that experience to a friend.
- Become a Gearhead, a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Junior Ranger.
Girl Scouts interested in working on a badge in the park or the national heritage corridor may get started with this list of ideas:
- My Family Story (Brownie) Celebrating Community (Brownie)
- Gardener (Junior) Playing the Past (Junior)
- Woodworker (Cadette) Book Artist (Cadette)