Off from work for a week or two? Are the kids on winter break from school? This holiday season, spend some quality time with family and friends in the great outdoors, Girl Scout style!
At Girl Scouts, outdoor experiences are offered to girls in a safe, all-girl space where they are free to stretch their minds, expand their skills and take on challenges. Specific to girls, research has shown that one outdoor experience a month benefits them. The outdoors is not just fun, it improves health and well-being—one of our favorite combinations.
Did you know?
- Girl Scouts partnered with the National Park Service to encourage girls to visit a national park, monument, historical site or seashore near them. While there, they are encouraged to earn the Girl Scout Ranger patch.
- Girl Scouts is actively involved with the National Park Service initiative Every Kid in a Park, which offers all fourth graders in the United States unlimited free admission to any national park, historic site, seashore or monument for one year.
- At Girl Scouts, girls have access to more than 24 outdoor- and STEM-related badges across Girl Scout grade levels, which encourage girls to become environmental stewards by exploring the natural environment around them.
Even the President recognized Girl Scouts’ commitment to outdoor education and healthy living for girls this year, welcoming us onto the White House lawn for the first White House campout. We couldn’t be more honored!
Now if that’s not enough reason to get outdoors and get active this winter break Girl Scout style, we don’t know what is. Join us outside!