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Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

On July 13 & 14 Girl Scouts across the country will participate in outdoor adventures in their local state parks. Here in western Washington, 8 local state parks are hosting events for our Girl Scouts! Come participate in service projects, fun activities, hikes, and more as we celebrate the beautiful public nature spaces in our council.

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Register for one, or several state park events and you will receive a free Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch in the mail!

 
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
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Letterboxing and Introduction to Compasses
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

Saturday, July 13, 10 AM - 2 PM

Girl Scouts and their families will have a chance search for some hidden letterboxes in the park's day use area using a compass.  We will have 6 groups of up to 5 people in each group.  Each group will have an opportunity to search for 1 or all 6 of the hidden letterboxes.  We will have some instruction from a Park Ranger on how to use a compass before the searching begins. Please bring a picnic lunch. 
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Cama Beach State Park

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Geocaching and Introduction to GPS
Cama Beach State Park

Saturday, July 13, 11 AM

Girl Scouts and their families can enjoy learning how to geocache with Ranger Tina. She will teach the families how to use a GPS unit and go on an adventure to find a couple geocaches in the park while hiking.
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Art in Nature
Cama Beach State Park

Saturday, July 13, 1 PM

Girl Scouts and their families will have a sketching session with Ranger Tina and learn some basic drawing skills.  After the drawing session, we will go on a short hike and stop and draw the things that we observe in nature. 
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Folk Arts in the Parks - Dancing
Cama Beach State Park

Saturday, July 13, 7 PM
Enjoy live music with experienced caller Alex MacLeod, who aims to get everyone on their feet and dancing at this family-oriented event. Open to all ages and all levels. Alex will teach circle dances, square dances, and contra dances.
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Larrabee State Park
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Tidepools
Larrabee State Park

Saturday, July 13, 9 AM
Girl Scouts and their families will learn how to tidepool with Mallory. Meet at Clayton Beach for a -0.9 tide and look for sea urchins, sea stars, chiton and more! Families will learn how to treat nature respectfully and leave no trace.
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Microplastics - Lesson & Service Project
Larrabee State Park

Saturday, July 13, 12 PM
Girl Scouts and their families will learn about microplastics: where they come from, the harm they are doing to our environment, and how they affect our local community. After we learn about the microplastics, we will all help clean up the beach by removing microplastics and litter!
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Bridle Trails State Park

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Horsemanship Activities & Service Project
Bridle Trails State Park

Saturday, July 13, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Junior Girl Scouts and their families are invited for a day full of horses, art, and nature! During this event, you will learn how to take care of a horse, how to talk to animals, approach them, and the basics of horseback riding. Join us for a morning hike, lunch, and a horse-themed art project prior to the 1:30 PM horse workshop.  (Girls may be allowed to ride the horses during this workshop, however, it is not guaranteed.)
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Fort Worden State Park
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Fun at the Fort
Fort Worden State Park

Saturday, July 13, 9 AM - 2 PM
Girl Scouts and their families are invited for a day of history education and service. The day will begin with a service project to help keep Fort Worden clean from debris so we may preserve this historic location for years to come. After lunch, Coast Artillery Museum staff will be giving Girl Scouts and their families a guided tour of the fort.
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Peace Arch State Park
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Gardening Lesson & Service Project
Peace Arch State Park

Sunday, July 14, 10 AM
Girl Scouts and their families will learn about the history of Peace Arch and about the gardens that adorn either side of the archway field. Learn the significance of the gardens and how much effort is taken each year to keep them looking their best. After the learning, girls and families can help with a service project to help weed the extensive beds. 
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Nolte State Park
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Hike and Scavenger Hunt
Nolte State Park

Sunday, July 14, 1 PM
Girl Scouts and their families can enjoy a 1.5-mile interpretive hike around Nolte's Deep Lake with a Park Ranger.  There will be a scavenger hunt for things in nature you will see along the hike.
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Saint Edward State Park
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Plant Science Service Project
Saint Edward State Park

Sunday, July 14, 1 PM
Girl Scouts and their families will do a service project for the park. Invasive ivy is taking over the park, and we need help pulling the ivy from the trees/bushes and other areas of the park. Girls will learn about non-native plants and how they can spread.
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