Whether you’re discovering the wildlife in your own backyard, swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in your neighborhood park, every outdoor adventure grows your “I’ve got this” attitude. And once you unlock that confidence, you’ll aim as high as the stars you see outside your cabin window.
Canoeing solo across a lake. Learning to canter on a horse. Counting stars in the night sky.
Girl Scout outdoor badges are available for all Girl Scout grade levels, from Daisies all the way up to Ambassadors! Build problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork skills as you learn to be capable and confident in the outdoors, whether in your backyard or the backcountry.
The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experience or project to align with Journey work, badge activities, or Highest Award project. Check out the step-by-step guide to get started.
Are you hoping to expand your hiking and outdoor skills? Use this guide to help determine what an appropriate hike is for you at this time.