Girl Scouts Love Kentucky State Parks
Join us for a mix of virtual and in person activities to celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks September 12-13, 2020.
This year our theme is Leave No Trace! We will share how to use Leave No Trace principles to safely and responsibly enjoy your Kentucky State Parks and beyond. Our virtual offering will include a Leave No Trace crime scene investigation. You will be introduced (or given a refresher) to the Leave No Trace principles and then you will be asked to put your new knowledge to work as you investigate a camp site where you can spot the “crimes” that don’t follow best practices.
In person activities will vary by park and current COVID -19 safety guidelines.
Girl Scouts Love State Parks Program Offerings
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Saturday September 12:
10am Guided Hike
1pm Craft Activities
4pm Live Snake Program
Sunday September 13:
10am Falls Tour
1pm Craft Activities
4pm Tour of Fire Tower
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Saturday September 12; 10:00am
Join us for a special Girl Scout only Nature Hik on Sept 12th at 10 a.m. We will be teaching the principles o Leave no Trace during this hike . Meet at the Lodge Pool Patio to begin your adventure through the woods. Wear comfortable shoes and insect repellant. All ages are welcome, but an adult should accompany children under 10. Trail rating: Medium. Estimated time of activity: 1 hour.
Columbus-Belmont State Park
Sunday September 13
Begin with a visit to the Museum
Special Rate ($2) Ask for a scavenger hunt.
Return the completed hunt for a prize.
Enjoy a Self-Guided Hike.
Stop by Snack Bar and receive
a free bottle of water, trail map, & liter bag for trash alone the trail.
A Special Box Lunch available ($5)
(hot dog, chips or fries, drink, ice cream)
Mini Golf Special Rate ($2)
Please practice social distancing
and wear a mask in Museum.
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Sept. 12 & 13, 2020
Self-guided $2 per person tours for Girl Scouts and family. Pick up the Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2020 Passport in the parks gift shop.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Saturday and Sunday September 12-13, 10:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy a self-guided visit to the Museum, Mounds and Woods Walk Trail.
Special rate ($2).
Ask for a Scavenger Hunt for Knowledge (with Leave No Trace Principles) and turn in to office for a prize:
A Leave No Trace Heritage Sites Ethics Reference Card Backpack Tag.
Remember to practice Social Distancing and Wear a Mask inside buildings.
Museum is 10 at a time, Welcome Center/Gift Shop is 2 people at a time.
Picnic areas are available first come, first serve.
For more information call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email [email protected]
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Cascade Cave and X-Cave Tours.
Available Daily between 10am and 4:30pm.
Join us for one or both of our scenic commercial cave tours. You can explore the underground world and check out natures picturesque formations that have formed over thousands of years. These are guided tours that will touch on history, geology and cave life.
Purchase Tickets at the Welcome Center.
Cascade Cave- $10/Adults $6/Child 3-12
X Cave- $8/Adults $5/child 3-12
EP Tom Sawyer State Park
o LNT / Geocaching
o Date: Sep 12th - Time: 10am
o This program will be a no touch program that will require some form of GPS (Phone or GPS unit). There will be 7 spots to find. Each spot will teach the girl scout a LNT principle.
Barren River State Resort Park
Saturday and Sunday September 12 & 13, 10:00am
Join us as the Highland Field Shelter for an ABC’s of Observation Hike: Ages 6-12
Take a walk in the woods with a Park Naturalist to discover how to observe nature with sight, sound, and feel. It’s easy to connect to nature and leave it as pretty as you found it! Distance ¾ mile.
Saturday and Sunday September 12 & 13, 2:00pm
Join us at the tennis shelter for a Pristine Stream hike: Ages 8+
Walk along high traffic trails then cross into a low traffic creek-bed to see the difference between wild habitat and maintained park trails. This off-trail experience will require close-toed shoes that can get wet, bug spray, a willingness to climb around natural obstructions, and a sense of adventure! Distance 1-1.25 miles.
John James Audubon State Park
As part of Girl Scouts Love State Parks, girl scouts can enjoy FREE admission to the Audubon Museum this weekend. Pick up a park scavenger hunt while you’re and see how many things you can find! The museum is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., closed between 1 and 2 P.M.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
DIY Bird Calls, Saturday Sep 12 available at front desk
Stop by the front desk in our Hemlock Lodge Lobby to purchase a DIY Bird Call!
Each call is $3, and can be decorated in your very own style!
Use your new bird call to see what birds you can find on your next adventure!
9/12/20 Turtle talk program 1:00 p.m. Hemlock Lodge
9/12/20 Leave No Trace discussion 10:00 a.m. Hemlock Lodge
Kenlake State Resort Park
Picking up a sport and playing on a team teaches social skills, promotes physical activity and good health, and is just plain fun. Tennis is a sport that can be played in all eras of one’s life.
Saturday September 12that the Kenlake Tennis Center. Join us for a morning tennis clinic with professional tennis player Mel Purcell and the Purchase Area Ladies Tennis League.
We will demonstrate some basics in holding racquets, serving and returning volleys and much more of the benefits that tennis has to offer. We will have balls and racquets available but feel free to bring your own!
Rain or Shine! This event will be indoors if the weather won’t cooperate.
Saturday September 12th from 9-12
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Saturday and Sunday
GIRL SCOUT SCAVENGER HUNT: Hey Girl Scouts, it is that time of year and no better time for a Nature Scavenger Hunt! Have you ever experienced a neat moment in nature and wished you had a camera to capture it? Most people forget that their smart phones have great cameras built in. Bring your phone camera out and take part in this scenic scavenger hunt. We will provide a list of items that you will need to capture with your camera.
COST: “Free Program”
* GIRL SCOUTS ARE ROCKIN’ ON: Put the electronics away and let’s make ART! We want your help to brighten the days of strangers and add a little color to our park – one colorful rock at a time! Put your imagination to work painting rocks and planting them around the campground, lodge and the park so guests may find them or take them home. Paint and supplies will be located at the Front Desk of the May Lodge and at the Campground Store. Bring your own or find a rock and create your masterpiece!
COST: Free Program
WHERE: Front Desk of the May Lodge and Campground Store
DURATION: This activity is a self-guided activity
LET’S TAKE A HIKE: Jenny Wiley has some amazing hiking trails with amazing views just waiting to be used. We want you amazing Girl Scout Leader to get out, pick a trail and after completing the hike, we want you to capture a photo of the fun you had. Post your fun/scenic photo with a short description to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park’s Facebook page. Be sure to use #girlscoutsloveJennyWiley in the description. We will choose one lucky winner for a special prize on Monday and announce it.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. Please wear appropriate footwear.
WHERE: Hiking Trail of your choice
DURATION: This activity is a self-guided activity
Sunday September 13th
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
* PONTOON BOAT RIDES ALONG DEWEY LAKE: Climb aboard for a leisurely view of the lake and surrounding hills. Also, this is a great time to have a chance to see some of the native wildlife. Keep your eyes open for one of our Bald Eagles! The boat has a limit of 9 people and we will make multiple trips to accommodate. Children under 12 must wear a lifejacket.
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