Opportunities for Girl Scouts
Linking Girls to the Land
If you're a Girl Scout or Scout Leader looking for great outdoor places sure to provide fulfilling experiences, BLM's public lands can offer a huge variety of settings for day hikes, overnight campouts, and hands-on service projects. Through such projects, girls can develop outdoor skills, learn about the land through environmental education and ecology studies, and explore careers in the outdoor and environmental fields. Girl Scouts regularly assist BLM with a variety of conservation and improvement projects, ranging from National Public Lands Day projects to those that continue throughout the year. BLM specialists can also help Girl Scouts work towards achieving a variety of merit badges.
Whatever the activity, getting to know your public lands is fun and educational. Want to find out how you can join in? Contact your nearest BLM office at http://www.blm.gov.
"Linking Girls to the Land" Program
Begun in 1995, "Linking Girls to the Land," a multi-agency program, encourages national and local partnerships between Girl Scout and Federal agency representatives in order to offer joint conservation and outdoor programs to 2.6 million girls nationwide. Workshops for Girl Scout leaders are a key component of the Linking Girls to the Land program. These one- and two-day workshops link Girl Scout representatives with Federal agency personnel to create relationships that enhance Girl Scout programs and also benefit the agencies. Interested Girl Scout Leaders should check back at this website frequently for information on upcoming BLM Leader workshops. Project grants for local councils are also part of the Linking Girls to the Land program.