Take Action in Glacier Park Week 6 - Glacier (Grades 6-12)
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Glacier National Park in northwest Montana will be hosting troops from Montana and Wyoming during the summer of 2012. Troops will work alongside Glacier National Park staff performing service projects that may include removal of non-native plants, building picnic tables, painting historic structures, and other projects still to be determined.
Troops will be given entrance fee waivers and a free group campsite during their stay. Girls will arrive in the park on Sunday, July 29, perform 5 hours of service work each day, Monday through Wednesday, and will have Thursday and Friday to explore and enjoy the park. Troops will depart on Saturday, August 4. Troops are responsible for bringing their own camping equipment, tents, cooking supplies, food and for transportation in the park. As with all Girl Scout camping experiences, one adult must have outdoor training and be First Aid/CPR certified.
Each youth and adult will receive a special limited-edition Glacier National Park Centennial Service Patch as well as the Girl Scout Ranger patch.
These special service project opportunities are being offered first to Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. This special event is open to girls in both Montana and Wyoming as well as to Girl Scouts nationally. All participants are required to complete a National Park Service Volunteer Agreement form to Glacier Park. The Glacier National Park representative will inform troops where in the park they will be located and provide troops with the necessary paperwork.
Girls and adults must be in good physical condition and comfortable working in the outdoors to complete the service project that is assigned to their group. If girls have a friend who wants to join them for this special opportunity, they are able to participate by paying the Girl Scout membership fee of $12. Troops may join together for this project as long as they do not exceed the maximum number of girls allowed.
Gather your troop and have a fabulous week having fun and doing service in Glacier National Park this summer!
This event is open to girls in grades 6-12, friends, and supervising adults.
Registration deadline: July 13
Girl min/max: 6/12
Adult min/max: 2/6