By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
Clara, a Girl Scout Junior from Troop 10934 in the Fayetteville Manlius Service Unit, recently took a family vacation where they camped in the Acadia National Park in Maine for a week. While there she earned the very first Girl Scout Ranger Patch from Acadia as part of the partnership between the National Park Service and Girl Scouts.
Clara put in 10 hours to earn the patch. That included four hours of Ranger programs including a night sky program, three and a half hours of raking and cleaning carriage trails in the park, half an hour completing the Junior Ranger Program and two hours working on a custom project. For her project she created an information wheel template with facts and drawings to color about the park’s raptor birds such as the peregrine falcon.
Girl Scouts and the National Park Service announced the partnership earlier this year which gives girls the opportunity to participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. To participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program you can visit the National Park Service website to locate a park near your home.
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