Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Love Kentucky State Parks

Join us for a mix of activities to celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks September 11 - 12, 2021.  

 

This year's theme is stewardship! We will share how to become good stewards to nature while responsibly enjoying your Kentucky State Parks and beyond.  

 

Interested in creating your own Kentucky State Park adventure this year?  Print the Discover, Connect and Take Action booklet HERE and visit any Kentucky State Park to celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend!

 

Here is a list of available programming happening Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend.

 

Breaks Interstate Park 
Join us at Breaks Interstate Park for a fun day of activities. You can choose to join one or more of the activities or do things on your own. Activities include Geocaching, Recycled Craft, Savenger Hunt, Camper Naturalist Program, eVscope, and a Service Project. Most activities take place on Saturday the 11th between 10 am and 5 pm. Activities are open to any girl and her family or troop. Some activities may have a maximum so be sure to inquire soon. 


1.    Geocaching – Free Activity - Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? Learn to use GPS, on a free downloadable app for your smartphone, to look for hidden containers called geocaches within our park. Join park staff to get involved in this free outdoor recreational activity that you can participate in all over the world!

 

2.    Environmental Craft – Free Activity – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Plastic bottles are abundant in our lives but instead of throwing them away, why not recycle them into something fun? Join park staff to learn how trash affects nature around us and how beneficial recycling can be before creating a neat ornament made from a water bottle!

 

3.    Don’t Go B-B-Batty Scavenger Hunt Hike – Free Activity – Meet park staff to pick up your scavenger hunt and figure out the answers to the clues provided. Here’s a hint, most of the answers will start with a “B”! You’ll have one hour to complete the hunt and bring it back to collect your prize. We wish you the best of luck!

 

4.    Service Project – Our theme is stewardship, so we will be doing a project to help take care of Breaks Interstate Park. 

 

5.    Camper Naturalist – Do you love the outdoors and want to learn some skills that are used in the out-of-doors? A naturalist has lots of different skills including how to take care of themselves in the outdoors. We will explore skills to take care of ourselves in the outdoor s and when hiking. Parts will be done with GS staff and parts on own. You can earn a patch which is $3. 

 

6.    eVscope – Do you wonder what the stars look like closer up? Join GS staff member to do some night activities and to view the sky through the eVscope. Starts around dusk.

 

7.    Camp overnight Fri and/or Saturday

 

For more information including times and locations and to register – contact the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council at [email protected] 

 

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park 
Join us at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park for a fun day of activities. You can choose to join one or more of the activities or do things on your own. Activities include a hike to the Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower, Potlatch Craft, Animal Talk and an Evening Program. Most activities take place on Saturday the 11th between 10 am and 5 pm. Activities are open to any girl and her family or troop. Some activities may have a maximum so be sure to inquire soon. 


1.    Hike to Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower – Free Activity

 

2.    Potlatch Craft – Free Activity

 

3.    Animal Talk – Free Activity

 

4.    Evening Program – Free Activity

 

For more information including times and locations and to register – contact the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council at [email protected]   

 

General Butler

Program Title: Leave No Trace for Girl Scouts
Description: Girl Scouts believe in responsible behavior and respecting the environment. That’s why Leave No Trace is such an important aspect of the Girl Scout way! Join us at the Recreation Center at 10am on Saturday, September 11th. This day will include a short presentation, games, and a chance to see a campsite where people left a strong trace, along with making it right.
Cost: Free
Minimum Registration: 10 scouts
Registration required: Call Melanie Evans at (502) 732-4384 ext. 2412

 

Wickliffe Mounds

Preserving the Past
Option 1 -- Guided tour of mounds and museum with emphasis of historic site stewardship along with a Mississippian culture pottery demonstration.  Scouts are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Games (hoop and darts, corn toss, stick ball) will be set up on park grounds for Scouts to use after the program. 


Option 2 – Self-Guided tour of the mounds and museum.  Scouts are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Games (hoop and darts, corn toss, stick ball) will be set up on park grounds for Scouts to use after the program. 

 

Times:  Saturday Sept. 11; 10:00 to 11:30 am for guided program; anytime between 10:00 to 3:00 for self-guided.  

 

Cost:  $4 per person for Option 1 Guided program.  $3 per person for Option 2 Self-guided.  
Maximum number of participants – Option 1 Guided – maximum 25, minimum 10. Option 2 Self-guided – no limit.


Registration is required by calling the park office at 270-335-3681 or emailing [email protected]  

 

Natural Bridge
Date:  September 11, 2021 at 2:00pm
Location:  Whittleton Campground Picnic Shelter a
We will focus on LNT, what it means to be a steward, how to be a good steward of a campsite area, and there will be a pledge card you can fill out and take home. 


To Register Contact:  Samantha Evans at 606-663-3575 or [email protected]

 

Watch this virtual learning segment about the Principles of Leave No Trace.