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Girl Scout at Giant City State Park

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois State Parks Patch Programs

All year long, Girl Scouts can earn patches by visiting three amazing Illinois state parks: Giant City State Park, Cache River State Natural Area and Beall Woods State Park.  Each of these locations has its own unique patch.

To earn a patch:

  • Visit one of the state parks listed. 
  • Go to the visitor's center and ask to check out a Girl Scout State 
    Park Patch backpack (for free!) which will include everything you
    need for your adventure.
  • Set off around the park and learn about the history, flora and fauna.
  • Complete the patch guide and return it to the visitor's center
    to get a signature.
  • You did it! Contact our Council Shop at 800-345-6858 or by emailing customercare@gsofsi.org and your new badge will be shipped out to you!

State Park Patch Program Guides:

Giant City State Park Booklet
Cache River State Park Booklet
Beall Woods State Park Booklet

More state park patch program guides are being planned! We hope to launch them later this year. 

Find State Parks Near You

Use our guide to find state parks in southern Illinois! Girl Scouts of the USA also has a map of state parks to explore across America!
 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Every year, Girl Scouts explore the natural wonders found across our country during Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend. This year on September 12 and 13, Girl Scouts from Southern Illinois explored area state parks with their families. 

While the chance to earn a limited-edition patch has passed, Girl Scouts can still use the fun resources to plan their own adventures at an area state park! 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Passport
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Get your Girl Scouts Love State Parks passport!

Download a free Girl Scouts Love State Parks passport to help guide your adventure throughout the weekend.

 Download Passport (PDF)

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Patch
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So sorry - the Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch for 2020 is sold out. We love that so many girls explored state parks this fall. Watch for news about the 2021 GIrl Scouts Love State Parks program! 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Coloring Page
Find State Parks Near You

Use our guide to find state parks in southern Illinois!

Girl Scouts of the USA also has a map of state parks to explore across America!

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Photo Contest

Congratulations to Sophia R. from Girl Scout Troop 155 for winning an outdoor prize pack in our Girl scouts Love State Parks photo contest! She had a great time exploring sandstone formations at Giant City State Park with her sister. 

See more photos of Girl Scouts exploring state parks!

 

                                             

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