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Girl Scouts LOVE State Parks - Feature Story

THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our first annual Girl Scouts LOVE State Parks program! From Cape May to Sussex County, hundreds of New Jersey Girl Scouts were guided through different outdoor adventures to help them explore and celebrate all our beautiful parks have to offer.

A special thank you to New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites for welcoming Girl Scouts across the state and running thirty-four fantastic programs this weekend.

View the 2019 Photo Album >>

SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd Annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks on September 13-14, 2020.

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Share your love of the great outdoors with your troop and the Girl Scouts of New Jersey on July 13 & 14, and revel in the magic and wonder of nature together. It’s the perfect chance to get some fresh air, see memorable sights, and get inspired. They can even bring friends along for the ride—who don't have to be Girl Scouts!

During your troop's epic state park adventure, girls can:

  • Have fun working on a hands-on nature project
  • Observe animal habitats
  • Meet Girl Scouts from across New Jersey

So come on. It’s time to celebrate the outdoors Girl Scout style at one of the twenty-four participating New Jersey State Parks!

Remember to share the fun on social media with us at @gscsnj and use the hashtag #GSoutdoors and #gsLoveStateParks.

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All girls who attend any of the thirty-four programs will receive a free 2019 Girl Scouts Love State Parks fun patch!

View 2019 Programs and SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd Annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks on September 13-14, 2020!

Burlington County
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt at Bass River State Forest

Saturday, July 13 | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Grades 2-8

  • Playing in the Past at Batsto Villiage

Saturday, July 13 | 10am - 12pm | Grades 4-5

  • Pinelands Nature Walk at Wharton State Forest/ Batsto Historic Village

Saturday, July 13 | 10:30-12:30pm | Grades K-12

  • Intro. To the NJ Pinelands at Wharton State Forest/ Batsto Historic Village

Sunday, July 14 | 10:30-12:30pm | Grades K-12

  • Pakim Pond Bug Buddies at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00-11:30am | Grades 2-3

  • Pakim Pond Bug Buddies at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

Sunday, July 14 | 2:00-3:30pm | Grades 2-3

Camden County
  • Walt Whitman’s Home and Garden at Walt Whitman House State Historic Site

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00-11:00am | Grades K-12

  • Walt Whitman’s Home and Garden at Walt Whitman House State Historic Site

Saturday, July 13 |  1:00-2:00pm | Grades K-12

Cape May County
  • Bird Walk/Nature Walk at Cape May Point State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 9:00-10:30am | Grades K-12

  • Bird Walk/Nature Walk at Cape May Point State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 9:00-10:30am | Grades K-12

  • Nature Walk at Cape May Point State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 2:00-3:30pm | Grades K-12

  • Nature Walk at Cape May Point State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 2:00-3:30pm | Grades K-12

  • Pond Study at Belleplain State Forest

Saturday, July 13 | 1:00-2:00pm | Grades K-12

  • Pond Study at Belleplain State Forest

Sunday, July 14 | 10:00-11:00am | Grades K-12

Hudson County
  • Natural Area Shoreline Cleanup at Liberty State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00-12:00pm | Grades K-12

Hunterdon County
  • Forest Hike at Voorhees State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00-11:30am | Grades 2-5

  • Walk in the Woods at Bulls Island Recreation Area

Saturday, July 13 | 10am - 12pm | Grades 4-5

Mercer County
  • Build a Rope Bridge at Washington Crossing State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00-12:30pm | Grades 4-12

Middlesex & Somerset County
  • Outdoor Adventure Scavenger Hunt at Cheesequake State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 9:00 - 12:00pm | Grades K-12

  • Walk the D&R Canal Path to Rockingham State Historic Site at D&R Canal State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 9:30-11:30am | Grades 4-12 

Monmouth County
  • Presentation & Kayaking at Leonardo State Marina

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Grades 2-8

  • North & South Tower Climb and Presentation at Twin Lights Historic Site

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00am - 12:00pm |  Grades K-3

Morris County
  • Trail Hike at Hacklebarney State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 1:00-2:00pm | Grades K-1

Ocean County
  • Double Trouble History Hike at Double Trouble Village State Historic Site

Sunday, July 14 | 9:00-11:00am | Grades 4-12

  • Island Beach Star Party at Island Beach State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 8:00-9:30pm | Grades 4-12

Passaic County
  • Bugs Badge at Ringwood State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 10:00-11:30am | Grades 2-3

  • Animal Habitats Badge at Ringwood State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 12:00-1:30pm | Grades 4-5

  • Butterfly Walk at Ringwood State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 1:00-3:00pm | Grades K-12

  • Garden Walk at Ringwood State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 2:00-3:30pm | Grades K-12

Sussex County
  • Mountaintop Exploration at High Point State Park

Sunday, July 14 | 2:00-3:30pm | Grades K-5

  • A Walk In The Forest at Stokes State Forest

Sunday, July 14 | 1:00-2:00pm | Grades K-12

  • Lenape Clothing Making Workshop at Waterloo Village Historic Site

Sunday, July 14 | 10:00am -3:00pm | Grades K-12

  • Watersheds & Stream Sampling at Swartswood State Park 

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Grades 4-8

  • Rid Litter Day at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Saturday, July 13 | 9:00-10:30am | Grades 6-12

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