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Girl Scout Troop 10246 of Salem, NH, atop Mount Washington. (Courtesy photo)

BEDFORD, NH – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains and Girl Scouts of the USA are hosting their first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend July 13-14 for girls and their families and friends to experience the great outdoors, an integral part of the organization’s all-girl leadership program. Join Girl Scouts and thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the United States to find adventure, explore nature, and learn what Girl Scouts is all about.

The legacy of Girl Scouts and the outdoors is profound. Studies show that 71 percent of girl members ages 8-14 tried their first outdoor activity through the organization and half would not have had access to outdoor activities and programming if not for Girl Scouts. GSUSA’s cutting-edge environmental conservation, camping, and outdoor science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming is rooted in a passion for adventure and healthy risk-taking combined with taking action to protect the environment for present and future generations. Girl Scouts wants to get even more girls outside through Girl Scouts Love State Parks.

In collaboration with the National Association of State Park Directors, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is hosting hikes, fishing lessons, nature photography, colonial life experiences, a historic home tour and more at events on Saturday in Vermont and on Sunday in New Hampshire. Participants can also purchase an exclusive Girl Scouts Love State Parks patch and other related merchandise from the Girl Scout Mountain Top Shops in New Hampshire and Vermont.

“GSUSA has always been a leader in getting girls outdoors, and we are excited to open our state parks specifically to the organization this July,” said Lewis Ledford, CEO of the National Association of State Park Directors. “Girls can flex their leadership and risk-taking skills while exploring the parks, learning something new, and, most of all, having fun.”

See http://bit.ly/2NxJh9b for more details on the Girl Scouts Love State Parks event and to RSVP. Contact Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains at 888-474-9696 or customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org to learn more about Girl Scouts Love State Parks events in New Hampshire and Vermont.

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About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.