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June 14 is National Get Outdoors Day!

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 7th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching currently underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors. GO Day is an outgrowth of the Get Outdoors USA! campaign, which encourages Americans, especially our youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters.

Along with getting outdoors and having a great time, every girl in Girl Scouts can show her nature, conservation and parks spirit with a colorful patch developed for National Get Outdoors Day. Check that out here.

What should you do to celebrate? Here are some ideas:

  • Take advantage of this deal for Salt River Tubing.
  • Take a hike with some friends.
  • Go for a bike ride.
  • Dust off that fishing pole and spend the day at the lake.
  • Pick up the Get Outdoors patch at the council shop.
  • Take a walk, play a sport, take photos, just get outdoors!

Remember to be prepared for outdoor activity. Drink plenty of water, wear necessary safety gear (helmets, life vests, etc.), and wear sunscreen!