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Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2022

Date:
Sat Sep 10, 9:30 AM - Sun Sep 11, 4:00 PM EDT
Category:
Outdoor
Level:
Pre-K, Ambassadors, Seniors, Volunteers, Juniors, Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes
 

These events DO NOT require pre-registration.

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to participate in the annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks program for the fourth consecutive year!

We have partnered with six parks within our council’s jurisdiction to offer a weekend of events, designed for families or troops to attend together.

We are doing things a little differently this year.  

Participants will choose one of the six parks to attend during the hours of 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on one of the dates listed below. A small entrance fee of $5 or $6 (depending on each park) will grant each car load access to the park.

Each car load can include up to eight (8) people. It is important to tell the park staff at the gate that you would like to participate in the Girl Scouts Love State Parks Program and ask for an activity sheet. Notify park staff that you are with the Girl Scouts at the gate and they will provide each car with an activity sheet specific to that park. 

Participants will complete a scavenger hunt, go on nature trails, and learn “leave-no-trace” practices. Entrance fee does not include patches.  Patches can be ordered for $2 on the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida website the week following. Families and troops are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks. If you are attending as a troop, you must complete the "Day Trip and Activity Travel Form: https://girlscoutsofgulfcoastflorida.wufoo.com/forms/z1te7wt10e9pllt/

Please read through the details below, as a few of the parks will be offering guided activities during a specific time frames throughout the weekend.

Dates: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, 2022.

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  Please do not arrive before 9:30 am, and be sure you have completed your activities in time to exit the parks by 4:00 pm.

Locations:

*Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Rd, Sebring, FL 33872

*Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

*Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928

*Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

*Collier Seminole State Park, 20200 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114. They will also be hosting a Sun-gazing Activity on Saturday, September 10, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.

*Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. They will also be hosting a fossil activity on Saturday, September 10, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

The patch order form will be active on our website on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

These events DO NOT require pre-registration.